Professor Gary Hooper is Head of Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Christchurch. He is a past president of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and New Zealand Knee Society. He has been a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Canterbury District Health Board since 1985.

Professor Hooper is active in promoting Orthopaedic research within New Zealand and the Canterbury area.


His main areas of interest include knee injuries and adult reconstructive hip and knee surgery. He is active in undergraduate and postgraduate education and heads a research group specialising in bioengineering of tissues (in particular articular cartilage), implant development, 3-D printing of bio-active surfaces, joint replacement outcomes, rehabilitation following musculoskeletal disorders and fracture healing


MB ChB 1978 Otago; FRACS 1985

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

5 February 1980

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Gary Hooper is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch