Dr Michael Facek completed a bachelor’s degree and medical school at the University of Sydney. He undertook further orthopaedic training in Sydney and several regions of northern NSW, and went on secondment to The Shriner’s Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA. He undertook sub-specialty training in knee surgery with Associate Prof Leo Pinczewski AM at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic (NSOSMC) at the Mater Hospital, Sydney.

He has appointments at John Flynn Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, The Tweed Hospital and Murwillumbah District Hospitals.

He is an associate clinical lecturer with the University of Sydney, Griffith University and Bond University, and is Director of Training at The Tweed Hospital. He is involved in teaching of medical students and orthopaedic registrars. He is currently undertaking a large project looking into injuries in professional and amateur surfers involving collaboration between the Surfing Australia and Griffith University.

Consults are available at the Gold Coast Centre For Bone & Joint Surgery (Palm Beach, QLD) and First Light Specialist Clinics (Byron Bay, NSW)