Prof Leo Pinczewski AM





Orthopaedics - Knee

Areas of Interests

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Joint Arthroplasty
  • Juvenile Knee Injuries


German, Yiddish, Russian


North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre Mater Clinic, Suite G.02, 3 Gilles Street, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065


02 9437 5999


02 9437 9595




Prof Pinczewski specialises in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, ACL reconstruction, knee replacement surgery and clinical research in knee surgery. He is a co-founder of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre and is internationally recognised for his research and development in the field of ACL reconstruction and joint replacement surgery.

A graduate of Sydney University, Professor Pinczewski completed his orthopaedic training in arthritis surgery in Edinburgh before returning to commence practice in Sydney in 1984. 

Prof Pinczewski has performed over 15,000 ACL reconstructions and continues clinical research in the fields of arthroscopic reconstruction and knee arthroplasty. With more than 50 publications in internationally recognised journals, Prof Pinczewski’s commitment to research has resulted in many awards including the Evelyn Hamilton Trust Memorial Prize for Best Scientific Presentation at the Australian Orthopaedic Association annual scientific meetings on three occasions. He was awarded the Excellence in Surgery Award from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, being the only orthopaedic surgeon to receive this prestigious award. 

He was appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedics by the University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2010. In 2019, Prof Pinczewski was named as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to medicine, particularly to the advancement of knee surgery.

Professor Pinczewski has been invited to demonstrate his surgical techniques in 20 countries to date and is frequently invited to present his research at international forums. For three years he delivered an Instructional Course Lecture in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.