Dr Terence Moopanar


Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Peter McMahon

Dr Terence Rae Moopanar is a diligent, compassionate and highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow, complex trauma, musculoskeletal infection, major limb reconstruction and complex arthroplasty (shoulder, elbow, hip and knee) surgery. He works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon across several hospitals including two of Sydney’s largest public hospitals – Royal North Shore Hospital and Nepean Hospital. He also operates at Ryde Hospital and several private hospitals including North Shore Private Hospital and Nepean Private Hospital.

Dr Moopanar has obtained prestigious orthopaedic fellowships at the Shoulder Research Institute (Royal North Shore Hospital) and the world renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (London, UK). His experience and sub-specialty training in these high-volume tertiary referral centres have provided him with a unique set of skills used to manage a variety of complex orthopaedic admissions, with a particular interest in the upper limb and complex arthroplasty in both the public and private sector.

Dr Moopanar is a Clinical Senior Lecturer (with qualification) at The University of Sydney and has been for several years now. He has lectured, supervised, demonstrated and facilitated junior medical staff and students and taught graduates and undergraduates in clinical settings. He has completed a PhD in musculoskeletal physiology with scholarship and prize and has a number of publications in leading journals and textbooks as well as subsequent presentations in national and international conferences. He is involved in high quality research and audits in the Orthopaedic Department – which he believes is necessary to ensure that his patients receive the best and most up to date treatment options available.

In his spare time, Dr Moopanar is a family man who enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 3 children. He is also a keen athlete and enjoys going to the gym as well as the occasional round of golf.


  • Doctor of Philosophy – 2006
    Supervisor: Professor David G Allen, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
    University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – 2009
    The University of Sydney
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) – 2017
    Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA) – 2017
    Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London – 2018 / 2019
    Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – London, UK                             
  • Fellow of the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute – 2018
    Sydney Shoulder Research Institute
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours – First Class) – 2003
    The University of Sydney
  • Post Graduate Anatomy Diploma
    Australian Orthopaedic Association

Professional Memberships


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Public hospitals:

  • Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Nepean Hospital.
  • Ryde Hospital.

Private hospitals:

  • North Shore Private Hospital.
  • Nepean Private Hospital.

Conjoint Associate Lecturer – 2018
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW