Dr. Michael Kalamaras
BSc (anat), BMBS, FRACS (ortho), FAOrthA
Dr Michael Kalamaras completed a science degree majoring in anatomy at the University of New South Wales before graduating from medicine at the Flinders University of South Australia in 2000. He undertook medical internship and residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and later completed orthopaedic training in Queensland in 2009. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2010 in orthopaedic surgery, and became a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2014.
Following his orthopaedic training, Dr Kalamaras worked as a hand and orthopaedic surgeon interstate and overseas. He has worked with hand and upper limb surgical units at The National Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital in Dublin Ireland, The Canberra Orthopaedic Group in the ACT , and with the Department of Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at The Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He has also undertaken advanced hand, elbow and shoulder surgical courses in Italy, France, Japan, Ireland, and the United States as well as within Australia.
Upon returning to Queensland, Dr Kalamaras established a contemporary hand and upper limb practice on the Gold Coast. His main interests are wrist, elbow and shoulder arthroscopic (key hole) surgery and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, microsurgery and severe hand and wrist trauma, hand and upper limb joint replacement including standard and reverse total shoulder replacement, and hand and upper limb injuries in athletes and children. He uses experience and modern techniques developed internationally and within Australia.
Dr Kalamaras maintains his practice at the forefront of hand and upper limb surgery. He subscribes to international hand, shoulder and elbow journals, and attends and speaks regularly at national and international conferences and education workshops. He is a professional member of the Australian Medical Association, the Gold Coast Medical Association, the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Queensland Hand Surgery Society, the Australian Hand Surgery Society, and the Queensland Shoulder Society.
Dr Kalamaras undertakes research, has several publications and has presented many research papers. He is involved in teaching to surgeons, junior doctors and medical students. He has undertaken teaching roles at under and post graduate levels and has been an associate lecturer with the University of Queensland for many years. He tutors Anatomy to University of Queensland students and surgical trainees and teaches orthopaedic surgery to medical students at Bond and Griffith universities. He taught surgery to orthopaedic trainees through his previous work at the Gold Coast public hospital in Southport, and other public appointments in the past. In 2009, he was nominated for an award for “outstanding excellence in medical education” to junior doctors at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.