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+64 027 930 6064
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Department of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
Research summary
I am passionate about the role of research in improving clinical practice.
I teach medical students, Trainee Interns, SET and non-SET trainees theoretical, clinical and practical surgery. I am also involved in teaching GP Trainees.
  • The New Zealand Hip Society
  • The New Zealand Knee and Sports Surgery Society
  • Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
  • The International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI, UK
  • The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSEd, UK
  • The British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
  • The British Hip Society
  • The European Hip Society
  • The British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • The AO/ASIF Foundation
  • The Caribbean Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Southland Teaching Hospital and Southern Cross Hospitals.

My clinical interests are as follows:

  • Primary hip and knee reconstruction
  • Complex hip and knee reconstruction
  • Revision hip and knee reconstruction
  • Periprosthetic fracture management
  • Prosthetic joint infection
  • Sports injuries

Additional details

I have a demonstrable interest in education, teaching and research. I am the co-founder and co-chair of the Southland Audit and Research Day, an annual research event held at Southland Hospital.

I also hold the roles of Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago and am Associate Editor for Hip international.


Atkinson, B. S., Oldfield, W. M., Sim, H. M. E., & Sandiford, N. A. (2024). Opiate prescription after hip and knee arthroplasty: A retrospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 137(1589), 59-66. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

McCall, M., Arnold, B., Ussher, J., & Sandiford, N. A. (2023). Disseminated Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae with secondary prosthetic hip joint infection: A case of successful identification and management in a regional hospital. JBJS Case Connector, 13(4), e23.00301. doi: 10.2106/ Journal - Research Other

Granger, L., Bolam, S., Sur, A., Mitchell, P., Hutt, J., & Sandiford, N. A. (2022). Five-year results after total knee arthroplasty in lymphoedema and lipoedema: Encouraging functional and clinical outcomes and low rates of infection. International Orthopaedics, 46, 2815-2820. doi: 10.1007/s00264-022-05575-y Journal - Research Article

McCall, M., Peebles, M., & Sandiford, N. A. (2021). Cancellation of elective orthopaedic procedures is not a benign practice and is often preventable. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1546), 70-78. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Sandiford, N. A., & Kendoff, D. O. (2021). Contemporary prosthetic joint infection management: Is there a role for suppressive antibiotic therapy? Arthroplasty Today, 10, 133-134. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2021.06.012 Journal - Research Other

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