MB ChB 2002 Auckland; FRACS (Orth) 2011


Murali was born on the sunny and sandy shores of the Fiji Islands and emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand as a 9 year old.

He completed his high school education at Auckland Grammar School in 1995 and completed his medical training at the University of Auckland Medical School in 2001. He went onto gain his Fellowship in Orthopaedics under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and New Zealand Orthopaedic Association in 2011. Thereafter, his family and he embarked on subspecialty orthopaedic fellowship training in all aspects of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, under the mentorship of Prof. David Sonnabend and Dr. Jeffery Hughes. He returned to a consultant post for a 6 month period in 2013 to Palmerston North, at the public hospital in Midcentral Health. The warmth of people’s hearts in the Manawatu, coupled with the excellent collegiality of the established orthopaedic department persuaded them to return permanently. After completing a second further fellowship in Shoulder and Sports surgery at the reputable Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic and the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario, Canada, Murali and his family returned to Palmerston North to take up his public hospital appointment in 2014.

His subspecialty interests are focused on all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery, especially arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery and joint replacements. Additionally, knee and sports surgery, and hip and knee replacements form the bulk of his current practice interests.

Murali is passionate about the training of trainee orthopaedic surgeons, and is currently the intern and registrar supervisor for orthopaedics at Midcentral Health. Additionally, he believes that Palmerston North is ideally placed to become a leading light in orthopaedic research. He has established academic relationships with Massey University and has current research projects in conjunction with the departments of Mechatronics and Microbiology.


  • Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement Shoulder and Elbow Surgery,
  • Sports & Arthroscopic Surgery,
  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacements

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

13 December 2002

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Murali Reddy is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

175 Grey Street, Palmerston North