Led by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Kevin Woods, the Canberra Orthopaedic team has a proud history of providing quality services to the Canberra community for more than 25 years — Dr Woods first established his Canberra practice in 1989 and many of his current staff have been with him since then.
Our team takes pride in working to create a respectful, friendly and inclusive environment in which patients are placed at the centre.
Dr Kevin Woods
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
Dr Kevin Woods is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder and knee surgery. He trained as an orthopaedic surgeon in Australia and internationally, and since 1989 has worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Canberra, the city of his childhood.
Dr Woods completed his medical degree (Hons) at the University of NSW in 1979 and, following orthopaedic training in Newcastle NSW, was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 1986. He gained further experience in London working as senior registrar in orthopaedic surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
In 1988 he was awarded the AM Taylor Travelling Fellowship by the Australian Orthopaedic Association; this took him on a study trip to London, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield and Tours in France. In 1990 he was admitted as a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and he has been elected to membership of both the Australian Knee Society, and the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia.
Dr Woods has been in private practice in Canberra for 25 years and also consults to the Canberra, Calvary, National Capital and Calvary John James hospitals and the Canberra Specialist Surgical Centre.
He is the current Senior Examiner Orthopaedics for the RACS. In this role Dr Woods heads a team of fellow examiners responsible for assessing the knowledge, clinical skills, decision making and professional competencies of all Australian and New Zealand doctors who are training to become orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr Woods has been a lecturer for the Post-graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sports and instructor for the RACS Early Management of Severe Trauma course. He has an ongoing interest in teaching and training junior surgeons and has presented at many regional, national and international conferences and published a number of scientific papers.
As a committed sportsman with particular interest in cycling, skiing and fly-fishing, Dr Woods has an understanding of, and interest in, restoring people to healthy and active lives.
Dr Joseph Smith
Dr Joseph Smith is a Canberra-born orthopaedic surgeon who completed his medical degree at the University of NSW in 2003 and, following orthopaedic training in NSW and the ACT, was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011.
His specialist orthopaedic training, which he completed in 2011, was conducted under the Australian Orthopaedic Association in New South Wales.
In the two years following his training, Dr Smith was awarded three fellowships which enabled him to gain further experience in his chosen field of specialisation — knee and shoulder surgery.
In 2012 he was awarded both the Synthes Trauma Fellowship and the Canberra Orthopaedic Group Sports/Arthroscopy Fellowship, and in 2013 the Arthritis Australia Arthroplasty Fellowship. These fellowships were all completed in Canberra and provided Dr Smith with additional training in shoulder and joint replacements, upper limb surgery and management of trauma related conditions.
Dr Smith has been in private practice since 2013 and currently consults to Canberra and Calvary public hospitals, as well as Calvary John James, National Capital and Canberra Private hospitals. He is also a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He has tutored in anatomy and orthopaedic surgery at the Australian National University Medical School and has co-authored and presented a number of scientific papers at national and regional conferences.
Dr Smith has a passion for teaching, research and integrating the theoretical with the clinical to deliver the best outcomes for his patients.