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                     Dr Ian D. Farey


                                             Dr. Ian Farey is a specialist adult spinal reconstructive surgeon, with over 25 years expertise in all aspects of                                                           cervical and lumbar spine surgery. He graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours, and                                                         obtained his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In addition, Dr.                                                     Farey undertook subspecialty training in spinal surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, and in the                                                          Departments of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.


Formerly the President of the Spine Society of Australia, Dr. Farey is actively involved in teaching and research both within Australia and internationally, having delivered many presentations at international meetings. He is passionate about medical education and is involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors and trainee surgeons, as well as fellow spinal surgeons.



  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 1st Class Honours, University of Sydney, 1978

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), 1986

  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA), 1990

  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA, 1987-1988


Special Interests

  • Cervical spine surgery:  complex reconstructive procedures

  • Lumbar spine: spinal canal stenosis, disc protrusion and degenerative disorders



  • Prosector in Anatomy, University of Sydney 1975

  • Zimmer Overseas Travelling Fellow in Orthopaedics 1987

  • Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine 1989

  • Bruce Shepherd Medal 2015






Spinal Surgery Implant  Design

  • Midline Occipital Plate for Upper Cervical Spine Stabilization


For more details, download Dr Ian Farey's CV here


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