Prof. Jegan Krishnan
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S., Ph.D.
Telephone: 08 8267 8233
Professor Jegan Krishnan commenced at Flinders Medical Centre as the Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1993 following a two-year period overseas as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon.
He progressed to being Senior Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1995 and was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1995. Professor Krishnan was appointed to the inaugural Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University in May 2001.
A major research interest is in the design of a prototype metacarpophalangeal finger joint for the rheumatoid hand. He was awarded his PhD in this topic, conferred in April 1999, from the Flinders University School of Science and Engineering. This project is being supported by an NHMRC grant and clinical trials are under way.
He is involved in the Graduate Entry Medical Program and post-graduate teaching.
His speciality surgical interest lies in shoulder and hand surgery and he has presented and has been invited to present at many national and international forums.
He is a member of several professional bodies including The Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Australian Hip Society and the Australian Hand Surgery Society.
Professor Krishnan was awarded the prestigious American British Canadian Travelling Orthopaedic Fellowship 2000.
Professor Krishnan sits on a variety of committees including the Heads of Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery South Australia. He is a member of the Court of Examiners for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.