Professor Ruurd Jaarsma

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (Level 5)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Ruurd Jaarsma is the Clinical and Academic Director of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery for the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. He works as an orthopaedic surgeon out of Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospital. His did his training in the Netherlands before moving to Adelaide in 2004. Professor Jaarsma is the Director of Orthopaedic Training, as well as the supervisor to several Australian Orthopaedic Association accredited fellowships at Flinders Medical Centre. His PhD was on the topic of rotational malalignment after femoral fractures.

  • MD University of Groningen, the Netherlands 1994
  • Orthoapedic Surgeon Dutch College of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2003
  • PhD University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands 2004
  • FRACS (Orth) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2009
  • FA(Orth)A Australian Orthopaedic Association 2012
Honours, awards and grants

2006 Burns Alpers Award, Flinders University for excellence in teaching

Teaching interests
Orthpaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Paediatrics
Topic coordinator
MMED8401 Clinical Performance
MMED8402 Clinical Performance
Supervisory interests
Biomechanical engineering
Musculoskeletal medicine
Orthopaedic surgery
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (11)