The Amazing Refugee Robo Surgeon
Dr Munjed Al Muderis, came to Australia on a boat from Indonesia in 1999, having fled Iraq after refusing an order from the Iraqi Republican Guard to mutilate deserting soldiers.
This has seen him make a new life in Australia as one of the country’s finest orthopaedic surgeons, which would include introducing robotic legs, the practice of osseo-integration into Australian medical practice.
Many of these experiences are chronicled in “Going Back,” about Munjed’s return to Iraq to provide robotic legs for some of the thousands of Iraqis ravaged by war.
Stephen Hill talked to Munjed about his experience escaping Iraq and his career as a surgeon.