Dr Mark Horsley

Dr Horsley has been an orthopaedic surgeon since 1995. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987, completing his orthopaedic training in Australia and overseas at Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic hospital in Exeter, England.

He is the head of the Orthopaedic Department at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), a position he has held since 2007. The hospital is recognised as a world leader in healthcare excellence and innovation, and a leading medical teaching hospital. RPAH has one of the largest trauma units in Australia.

Dr Horsley is responsible for the orthopaedic teaching of the post graduate medical courses at the RPAH. He also personally delivers formal lectures to postgraduate students and teaches undergraduate medical students. He trains accredited orthopaedic registrars, both through elective orthopaedic clinics and in operating theatres.

Dr Horsley is the chairman of the clinical committee of the RPAH Institute of Rheumatology and Orthopaedics (IRO), a position he has held since 2001. The IRO is one of the largest joint replacement units in Australia.

Dr Horsley specialises in surgery of the lower limb including hip, knee, ankle and foot. His particular interests are surgery of the foot and ankle, including surgery of the diabetic foot. He has lectured and given presentations nationally and internationally on topics relating to this area. Furthermore, he has co-authored multiple publications in the field of foot and ankle surgery.

He is closely affiliated with the “High Risk Foot Clinic” at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. This is a world class multidisciplinary clinic that manages patients with peripheral neuropathies most commonly related to Diabetes Mellitus.

Dr Horsley’s other interest is in hip and knee joint replacement surgery including revision joint replacement surgery. Having performed over 3,000 joint replacements, his vast experience and skill is recognized by referring doctors, patients and staff.

He works through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital.

Dr Horsley is a member the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

He enjoys skiing, golf, and tennis and likes to think he is a proficient guitarist, being a member of the cover band “Dow Jones and the All Ordinaries” for over 25 years.