Associate Professor Michael Reid

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Michael is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-specialist interests in knee, hip, sports injuries and trauma.

Michael studied Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and graduated as a doctor in 1999 with Thomas Lauder Carr Prize in Orthopaedics. Michael’s early medical years were spent in Glasgow and then completing a higher research degree in London. He then undertook specialist Orthopaedic Training in the South East Thames Region of the UK. Michael spent a further two years completing fellowships in lower limb and shoulder arthroscopy, sports injuries, and primary and revision joint replacement in Perth, Western Australia and Chelsea & Westminster in the UK. He trained in musculoskeletal cancer surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and trauma surgery at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit. In 2014 Michael was appointed as a consultant at the Princes Elizabeth Orthopaedic Center Exeter.

Michael was passionate about returning to work in Australia and commenced work at Cairns Hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in January 2015.

Michael is actively involved in teaching and has been appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at James Cook University where he continues to be involved in research and the advancement of orthopaedic surgery in the Far North Queensland region. Associate Professor Reid joined the ORIQL in 2016. His extensive research has been the basis for his ongoing work to improve postoperative outcomes for his patients with a faster return to normal activities and sport.


MBChB MRCS MD MSc Dip (SEM) PG Cert (MedEd) FRCS (Tr and Orth) FRACS (Orth) FAOrthA