Prof William L. Walter



MBBS (Syd), FRACS (Orth), PhD (Surgery)


Orthopaedics: Hip replacement (including resurfacing) & Knee replacement (including part knee replacement)

Areas of Interests

  • Hip replacement: anterior or posterior approach
  • resurfacing and revision surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement: total and uni knee replacement
  • revision surgery


The Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic Ground Floor/North, Kolling Building, RNSH 10 Westbourne Street, St Leonards


9160 6662


9438 2278


Other practice locations

Mater Clinic, 25 Rocklands Road, North Sydney

Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen


Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery, The University of Sydney & Northern Local Area Health District (Royal North Shore Hospital)



Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is the Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. He also sees private patients at the Mater Hospital. He is an experienced surgeon and performs hundreds of hip and knee replacement procedures every year.  He uses proven effective surgical techniques and implants. This includes anterior surgical approach hip replacement, resurfacing hip replacement and the newest sagittally stable medial pivot knee. 

Professor Bill Walter uses precision equipment including robotic and sensor technologies. Combined with minimally invasive surgical technique, locally targeted pain control and a rapid recovery program, patients are able to mobilise early and recover quickly.

Bill supervises PhD students, Masters students and medical students.   He served as Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mater Hospital from 2011 to 2014. Professor Walter hosted International Society for Orthopaedic Centres meeting in Sydney in 2017. 

Professor Walter’s research is published in peer reviewed international arthroplasty journals; he is often invited to present his findings international scientific orthopaedic conferences as a member of faculty and as a member of the expert panel.
Professor Walter is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.