Michael is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-specialist interests in knee, hip, sports injuries and trauma.
Michael studied Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and graduated as a doctor in 1999 with Thomas Lauder Carr Prize in Orthopaedics. Michael’s early medical years were spent in Glasgow and then completing a higher research degree in London. He then undertook specialist Orthopaedic Training in the South East Thames Region of the UK. Michael spent a further two years completing fellowships in lower limb and shoulder arthroscopy, sports injuries, and primary and revision joint replacement in Perth, Western Australia and Chelsea & Westminster in the UK. He trained in musculoskeletal cancer surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and trauma surgery at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit. In 2014 Michael was appointed as a consultant at the Princes Elizabeth Orthopaedic Center Exeter.
Fortunately for Cairns Michael and his family were determined to return to Australia and he started work at Cairns Hospital in January 2015. He was quickly made to feel extremely welcome by both patients and colleagues. Michael and his wife, a local GP in Redlynch, along with their two children have thrived in Cairns and are delighted to have put down roots here. Although retired from Rugby, Michael still enjoys sport and can be seen adorning Lycra and riding his road bike up Copperlode or hurtling around Smithfield tracks on his mountain bike.
Michael is actively involved in teaching and has been appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at James Cook University where he continues to be involved in research and the advancement of orthopaedic surgery in the Far North Queensland region. His extensive research has been the basis for his ongoing work to improve postoperative outcomes for his patients with a faster return to normal activities and sport.
A/ Prof Reid is a member of the following associations: