Peter Cundy

Peter Cundy

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters only (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


A/Prof. Peter Cundy MBBS, FRACS
Adult & Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Associate Professor Peter Cundy is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 25 years’ experience treating all forms of paediatric and adult orthopaedic conditions and injuries. He practises both privately, at Orthopaedics A (North Adelaide), and publicly, at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (also in North Adelaide), where he has headed the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2005.

After completing his original medical and surgical
training in Adelaide in 1980, Associate Professor Cundy undertook a Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School, USA). He returned to Adelaide, in 1989, and joined the Women’s and Children’s Hospital as a Senior Visiting Medical Officer in Orthopaedic Surgery and has since held many senior positions including President of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and Chairman of Orthopaedics SA.

In addition to his practice, Associate Professor Cundy has developed broad experience supporting surgery, developing standards of excellence, and sharing and promoting research in his field of speciality. He was an Examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2003-2012) and is on the editorial boards of several, major peer-reviewed paediatric orthopaedic journals in Europe and the United States. He is also a board member of MIGA, a leading medical defence insurer in Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
    2005 - 2018 Head of Orthopaedic Surgery Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1980 University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 FAICD AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS AUSTRALIA
    1988 FRACS ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS AUSTRALIA
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Fixation methods for acute syndesmotic injury – A systematic review and meta-analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Tom Jan Gieroba
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness of Selective Thoracic Fusion for Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Nathan David Eardley-Harris

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