Leo Pinczewki is internationally recognised in ACL reconstruction and knee joint replacement surgery.
A graduate of Sydney University, Leo Pinczewski completed his Orthopaedic training in Arthritis Surgery in Edinburgh before returning to commence practice in Sydney in 1984.
Professor Pinczewski is a co-founder of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre and is internationally recognised for his research and development in the field of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction and Joint Replacement surgery. He has performed over 12,000 ACL reconstructions and continues clinical research in the fields of arthroscopic reconstruction and knee arthroplasty.
Along with many publications in internationally recognised journals, Prof Pinczewski’s commitment to research has resulted in many awards including the Evelyn Hamilton Trust Memorial Prize for Best Scientific Presentation at the Australian Orthopaedic Association annual scientific meetings on 3 occasions. He has been awarded the Excellence in Surgery Award from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons being the only Orthopaedic Surgeon to ever have received this prestigious award. In 2014 he was awarded the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Scientific Research Award for his research into ACL injury and surgery in juveniles. He is a reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He was appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedics by the University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2010. In 2019, Prof Pinczewski was named as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to medicine, particularly to the advancement of knee surgery.
Prof Pinczewski has been invited to demonstrate his surgical techniques in 20 countries to date and is frequently invited to present his research at international forums. For three years he delivered an Instructional Course Lecture in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.