Academic Work

Dr Edward (Ted) Mah | Academic Work

Dr Mah been involved in the following academic activities:

Deputy Editor

  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Section Editor

  • Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedics & Trauma
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery – Elbow & Shoulder

Editorial Board member

  • EFORT Open Journal
  • The Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
  • The Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery
  • Clinics in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Assoc Newsletter
  • Indian Journal of Orthopaedics


  • Peer reviewed journals: Numerous
  • Conference papers: Over 50
  • Books
    • Editor: 2
    • Chapters: 9

Examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Adelaide University – undergraduate medical students
  • International Medical University, Malaysia – undergraduate medical students
  • PNG – Diploma of Surgery (Ortho)
  • Orthopaedic Outreach, Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (Conferred Emeritus Visiting Professor)

Current Appointments

Local & National

  • Professor, College of Medicine & Public Health
  • Flinders University of South Australia
  • Head, Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma
  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health
  • Chairman, Asia Pacific Ortho Assoc (Australian Chapter), NFO Member of Asia Pacific Committee, Australian Ortho Assoc
  • Director, Calvary Orthopaedic Hand Care Centre
  • Supervisor, Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship programme for LMHS and Calvary Nth Ade Hospital, Aus Ortho Assoc
  • Board Member, Panel of Clinical Experts, Department of Health & Aging, Australian Government
  • Medical Advisory Board member, Adelaide Day Surgery


  • President, Asia Pacific Ortho Assoc Hand & Upper LImb Society
  • Awards and Nomination Chairman, Asia Pacific Ortho Assoc
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Past President, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
  • Emeritus Visiting Professor, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Member of Editorial Board for 6 other International journals

Previous Appointments

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Federation Committee, APOA Immediate Past Board Director, Australian Ortho Association
  • Director, Dept. Orthopaedics & Trauma, LMHS (1998 – 2008)
  • Head Of Hand & Upper Limb Service, TQEH (1998 – 2015)
  • Expert Medical Panel member for WorkCover SA
  • Chairman, Heads Of Orthopaedic Departments in SA
  • Director of Training, Orthopaedic Outreach, Aus Ortho Assoc (3 years)
  • Justice of the Peace in and for the State of South Australia (12 years)
  • EMST Instructor, RACS (12 years)

Other Association/Organisation Activities

  • Immediate Past President, Salisbury & Elizabeth Medical Assoc. (2014-16)
  • President, Australian Chinese Medical Association (2002-4)
  • President, SA Hand Surgery Society (2001-3)
  • Treasurer, Australian Orthopaedic Assoc SA (1998-2014): longest serving Treasurer in AOA
  • EXCO member, Australian Chinese Chambers of Commerce (SA)

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 Australian Day Honour – Public Service Medal for “Outstanding Contribution to Public Health in South Australia”
  • 2019 Australian Medical Association (SA) Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Medicine”
  • SA Minister’s Innovation Award for the Allied Health Orthopaedic Substitution Clinic (on behalf of Dept. Orthopaedics & Trauma, NALHN) 2018
  • Honorary Life Fellow, European Federation of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (EFORT) 2018
  • Best Editor Award, Journal Of Orthopaedics & SAGE Publication 2018
  • Life Member of Turkish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2018
  • Corresponding Fellow, European Federation of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (EFORT) 2017
  • Honorary Fellow, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 2016
  • BB Joshi Oration, Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012
  • Australian Hand Surgery Society Best scientific paper prize 2002
  • Hong Kong Hand Surgery Society Scholarship 2001
  • Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship Scholarship 1998
  • Keith Dodridge Prize, S Australian Hand Surgery Society 1997
  • Ellen Price Surgical Research Award, Modbury Hospital, South Australia. 1994
  • RJ Bauze Prize, Australian Ortho Assoc (SA) 1992
  • AO Scholarship, Tubingen, Germany 1992
  • Aus. Soc. Emergency Med. Prize for the best Scientific Paper, ASM,
  • Aus. Col. Emergency Med 1991
  • Citation from the American-British-Canadian Travelling Fellowship,
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association 1991
  • Commonwealth Government HECSE Scholarship 1991
  • RJ Bauze Prize, Australian Ortho Assoc (SA) 1990
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Postgraduate Education Scholarships 1990 & 1995
  • R.J. Bauze Prize for the best Clinical Research Paper, Aust. Ortho. Assoc (SA) 1990
  • Citation from Board of Graduate Studies, Repatriation General Hospital, South Australia 1990


Dr Edward (Ted) Mah is dedicated to lifelong learning and is committed to enabling others to have a world class education.

Dr Edward (Ted) Mah

Doctor Edward (Ted) Mah is the Professor of the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University of SA and Head of Orthopaedics at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). He is the Director at North Adelaide Specialist Centre to provide specialised service in Hand and Microsurgery, as well as Elbow and Shoulder reconstruction surgery.

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