About Dr Lyons


Dr Lyons is a hip and knee surgeon with particular expertise in primary and revision arthroplasty.

Dr Lyons graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales with honours in Exercise Physiology in 2000. He completed his basic surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, after which he was selected for the Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Scheme in 2006. This training led him to the Mater Hospital and the North Sydney Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Practice where his talent for surgery and excellent rapport with patients was identified. He completed his training in 2009, after which he returned to undertake a fellowship at NSOSMC with Dr Mervyn Cross in Arthroscopic & Arthroplasty surgery of the Knee, and then with Dr Michael O’Sullivan in Hip Arthroplasty.

Most recently, Dr Lyons has returned from University Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, which is a world class centre. Here, he undertook subspecialty training in Primary and Revision Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee.

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Areas of Interest

  • Joint replacement surgery (Arthroplasty) of the hip and knee
  • Revision Arthroplasty for failed, painful or infected prosthetic joints
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the hip & knee, including-
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction
  • Sports knee surgery

Current Hospital Appointments

  • The Mater Hospital, Sydney
  • St Vincent's Private Hospital
  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
  • Dubbo Base Hospital
  • Dubbo Private Hospital

Subspecialty Fellowships

  • Hip & Knee Joint Replacement Fellowship (Primary & Revision Arthroplasty)
    University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
    Fellowship Directors – Professors Bob Bourne & Steve MacDonald

  • Sports Hip & Knee Fellowship (Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Surgery)
    North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre at The Mater Hospital, Sydney
    Fellowship Directors – Dr Merv Cross OAM & Michael O’Sullivan


  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2009
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Trainee- (Northside NSW) 2006-9
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Trainee 2001-5


  • University of New South Wales 1994 - 2000
    • Bachelor of Medicine
    • Bachelor of Surgery
    • Bachelor Medical Science Honours Class One

Academic Awards / Courses

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Masters Course in Hip Arthroscopy, Rosemont, Illinois, 2010
  • Australia Limb Deformity and Correction Course, 2007
  • Advanced Arthroscopy Workshop, Northern Clinical Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, 2007
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1, 2007
  • AO/ASIF Hand Course, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2005
  • AO/ASIF Hand Course, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2005
  • CLEAR Course (Critical Literature Evaluation and Research), 2005
  • AO/ASIF Advanced Fracture Treatment, Davos Switzerland 2004
  • Arthroscopic Skills Workshop, Northern Clinical Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, 2004
  • AO/ ASIF Basic Principles Course 2003
  • Resident of the Year, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney 2002
  • Surgical Anatomy by Dissection Course 2002
  • ATLS/ EMST (Early Management of Severe Trauma Course) 2002
  • CCrISP (Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient) 2002
  • Intern of the Year, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney 2001
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam, Step 2, 2000
  • Harvey Carey Scholarship for Honours Study, UNSW 1997
  • Academic Vice Chancellor’s Scholar for the award of Bachelor of Laws at Bond University, Queensland (not pursued) 1994
  • Cooper Scholarship to study classics (Latin & Ancient Greek) at the University of Sydney (not pursued) 1994
  • Dux of St Ignatius’ College, Riverview 1993


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