Dr. Jason Chinnappa
Dr Jason Chinnappa is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon focused on management of adult and paediatric patients with problems affecting their hips, knees, ankles and feet. He is an active member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Jason completed his orthopaedic training in NSW, Australia. He has since undertaken subspecialty adult Hip & Knee as well as Foot & Ankle surgery fellowships in Sydney, Australia before moving to Paris, France to complete a fellowship in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.
Jason grew up in Sydney, finishing his schooling at James Ruse Agricultural High School before moving to Melbourne for medical school at Monash University. Upon graduating with his medical degree, he returned to Sydney to work as a junior doctor and also studied part time at Sydney University to complete a Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics) postgraduate degree. After selection onto the Australian Orthopaedic Association Surgical Education and Training program, he rotated through various metropolitan (Prince of Wales Hospital, St. George Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, The Canberra Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Sydney Hospital Hand Surgery Unit) and regional hospitals (The Wollongong Hospital, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Port Macquarie Base Hospital) in New South Wales to complete his orthopaedic surgical training. Jason was awarded his Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2020. He then worked for 6 months as a locum consultant orthopaedic surgeon providing trauma services at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Jason has undertaken further subspecialty training:
- - Hip & Knee Reconstruction Fellowship with Dr. Michael Solomon, Sydney, Australia
Learning from Dr. Michael Solomon, one of Australia’s premier high-volume hip and knee joint replacement (arthroplasty) surgeons allowed Jason to further hone his skills in primary and revision hip replacement surgery (Anterior and Posterior approaches), primary and revision total and partial knee replacement surgeries, knee arthroscopy and reconstruction of meniscal and ligament injuries.
- - Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship with Dr. David Lunz, Sydney, Australia
Jason spent time working under Dr. David Lunz, the president of the AOA Foot and Ankle society, developing skills in treating bunions, lesser toe deformities, ankle instability and ankle/foot arthritis.
- - Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship at Hôpital Universitaire Robert Debré, Paris, France
Having always wanted to treat patients of all ages, Jason then spent additional time developing further skills in paediatric orthopaedic surgery. Jason moved to Paris, France to complete an international fellowship in paediatric orthopaedic surgery at Hôpital Universitaire Robert Debré, one of France’s biggest paediatric and maternity hospitals. His time there in one of the busiest paediatric units in Europe allowed him to gain skills in treating children with congenital and developmental deformities of the lower limb, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular developmental disorders, developmental hip dysplasia and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. His time in France also gave him valuable skills in appreciating pastries, breads, cheeses and wines!
Jason has now returned to his hometown of Sydney to begin treating children and adults for their hip, knee, foot and ankle problems.
Research & Education
Jason believes research is important in improving future medical care as well as validating and assessing our current procedures and treatments. He has presented locally and internationally at orthopaedic conferences and is a conjoint lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. A list of his published research works can be found here. Jason is happy to be contacted by students, doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health staff who wish to get involved with orthopaedic research.
Interests Outside Work
Outside work Jason enjoys travelling, cooking, playing football, watching sports- football (Real Madrid, Sydney FC and Socceroos fan), basketball (Dallas Mavericks fan), NRL (St. George Illawarra Dragons fan), rugby (Wallabies fan), playing video games and reading fiction.
Other than English, he can speak French and Coorgi/Kodava thakk (South Indian dialect similar to Kannada).
Hospital Appointments and Consulting Locations
- Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick
- Waratah Private Hospital, Hurstville
- Strathfield Private Hospital, Strathfield
- Gregory Hills Specialist Centre, Gregory Hills
- Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
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