Prof Piers Yates

Prof Piers Yates

Prof Piers Yates


  • Orthopaedics

Prof Piers Yates has been practicing in WA as a specialist orthopaedic and trauma surgeon from 2006 with a particular interest in joint replacement and trauma.

His training began in the UK, in several leading orthopaedic centres. He then completed three fellowships in allograft and revision joint surgery under Professor Wood and Professor Nivbrant in Perth; the Advanced hip fellowship in Bristol UK, under Professor Gordon Bannister, Mr Evert Smith, Mr Tony Ward; and lastly he completed an AO trauma fellowship in the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Centre in Denver Colorado, USA with Professor Wade Smith and Dr Steve Morgan.

In 2007, he became Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma at Fremantle, Kaleeya and Rockingham Hospitals. In 2006 he set up the highly successful elective joint replacement unit in Osborne Park.

In 2013 he was appointed Co-Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He is also a founding member of Orthopaedics WA.

He is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Australia, and has published over 70 scientific papers as well as book chapters. He frequently presents at regional, national and international meetings.

Teaching is very important to Prof Yates, and as well as educating the undergraduate medical students, he teaches the orthopaedic training registrars, fellows, and other groups.

He has enjoyed working abroad through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon, and the Australian Government and other groups, in Papua New Guinea, India and Thailand.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Hip Society, and the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Arthroplasty Society of Australia.

In 2012, he was selected to represent the Australian Orthopaedic Association in the prestigious ABC fellowship.

He toured 15 academic orthopaedic centres in Canada and the USA with six other commonwealth orthopaedic specialists. They taught and were taught about the latest advances in orthopaedics.

He now specialises in joint replacement, revision joint replacement, hip resurfacing, trauma, and perioperative management of patients.

Prof Yates is a car enthusiast and rugby union fan.

MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth), FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA.