Dr Katherine Gordiev is a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon with particular expertise in Shoulder and Upper Limb surgery. She has over 20 years' experience in Orthopaedic surgery and has been in private and public practice in Canberra for the last 15 years.
Dr Gordiev’s areas of expertise include the management of arthritis, tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. This includes Total Shoulder Replacement, arthroscopic and open rotator cuff repair, instability reconstruction, the Latarjet procedure, and surgery for elbow, wrist and hand arthritis, fractures, dislocations and tendon injuries.
Orthopaedic surgery increasingly requires computer planning and patient specific instrumentation. Dr Gordiev uses these whenever they are likely to assist in achieving the optimal surgical
Dr Gordiev graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1993 with First Class Honours and the Sir John Loewenthal Prize in Surgery from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
She completed her Orthopaedic Training in Sydney and Canberra and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003 and Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic
Association in 2004.
Dr Gordiev’s advanced specialist training in Shoulder and Upper Limb surgery took place during a 15 month Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, under the direction of Professor
Joseph Iannotti and Dr John Brems. She commenced practice in Canberra in 2005 and gained Membership of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia in 2006. She regularly attends conferences
and surgical skills sessions in Australia and overseas to maintain her skills and familiarity with current techniques.
Dr Gordiev is a Visiting Medical Officer at the National Capital Private Hospital, Canberra Private and Calvary John James Hospital. She is a VMO in Orthopaedics with ACT Health, providing
care to public patients through Calvary Hospital. She also participates in the teaching of Orthopaedic Registrars and ANU Medical Students. Dr Gordiev served on the Board of Directors
of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (2008-2012) and the Australian Medical Association – ACT (2008-2012).
Her practice encompasses treatment of the young to the young at heart, and of sports participation from amateur to representative. Her aim is to restore function, alleviate pain, and to inform
and care for her patients through that process.