Dr Gordon Slater
MBBS FRACS (Orth) FAOrthA
Foot & Ankle Surgeon
With extensive experience in orthopaedic trauma, Dr Gordon Slater is a highly-skilled surgeon specialising in foot and ankle conditions and sports injuries. Graduating from the University of NSW in 1987, he completed his orthopaedics residency in 1991 and his Fellowship (Royal Australian College of Surgeons Orthopaedics) in 1997. Later that year he undertook advanced foot and ankle studies at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Dr Slater is one of the first foot and ankle surgeons in Australia to adopt minimally invasive surgical techniques. He routinely uses MIS to treat a range of conditions, including bunions. MIS has many advantages including shorter operating times, reduced post-operative pain, reduced risk of infection, minimal scarring and better cosmetic outcomes.
Dr Slater allocates 30 minutes for your initial consultation. If a surgical procedure is recommended, your appointment may extend to 60 minutes. He will discuss all of your treatment options, including minimally invasive techniques and will given you the information required to make an informed decision about what treatment is best for you.
Widely-published, Dr Slater has contributed to chapters in the Textbook of Ankle Arthroscopy and Arthritis Foot & Ankle Clinics of North America. He has also received publication honours in the Marquis Who’s Who in "Medicine and Healthcare "and "Science and Engineering" (2004-2006). Dr Slater acted as Associate Editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal. Dr Slater is a prolific contributor of papers and clinical letters in his sub-specialities and a regular presenter at international conferences.
Dr Slater has been approached to act as an Editorial Panel Member for EC Orthopaedics, whose journal, EC Orthopaedics (ECOR) serves as a publication platform for global researchers.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
- The University of NSW, MBBS (Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Medicine), 1983-87
- Part one: examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1990
- Basic AO course, Davos, Switzerland, 1991
- Advanced AO course, Sydney, Australia, 1992
- Early Management of Severe Trauma, St George Hospital, 1993
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1994 & 1995 conferences
- Part two: Fellowship Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics), 1997
- Advanced Study in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA, 1997
- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (Part 1), Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1998
- Work Cover: Permanent Impairment Assessment Course, The University of Sydney, 2005.
- Annual Australian Foot & Ankle Society Meeting
- MDAV RISQ assessment course; August 2005 “Missed Diagnosis”
- Annual MDAV RISQ assessment program 2002-2007 and ongoing
- Chair APOA: Melbourne, Foot & Ankle
- Global Foot & Ankle Congress (China)
- Pending: Editorial Panel member: EC Orthopaedics
Australian Orthopaedic Association: Accredited Training
- 1992: Wollongong Hospital & Pacific Private Hospital
- 1993: Sutherland Hospital & Wagga Wagga Hospital
- 1994: St Vincent's Hospital & Prince of Wales Hospital
- 1995: Concord Hospital & St George's Private Hospital
- 1988-89: Eastern Health Services, Intern
- 1989-90: Eastern Health Services, Resident Medical Officer
- 1990-91: Eastern Health Services, Senior Resident, Orthopaedics
- 1991-92: Wentworth Area Health, Orthopaedic Registrar
- 1992: St George's Hospital, Orthopaedic Resident