Dr Alex Lee | Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgeon Alex Lee

Trust your orthopaedic surgery with
Dr Alex Lee, Orthopaedic Surgeon

As a proud Cantabrian, I have deep roots in Christchurch where I grew up and completed my primary and high school education.

I have a beautiful family with three children who keep me busy outside of work. I am an avid road cyclist and runner, and you will regularly see me exploring the beautiful hills of Rāpaki and Dyers Pass.


My journey in the medical field led me to obtain my degree from the University of Otago, and I honed my skills as a junior doctor at Christchurch Hospital for four years.

Following this, I was accepted into the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Training Program. I had the privilege of learning from exceptional teachers and surgeons across the country, from Dunedin to Hawke’s Bay and Nelson, ultimately returning to my beloved Christchurch to complete the final two years of my training.

After obtaining fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, I spent 6 months working as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Timaru Hospital.

Following this, I went overseas for further three years of sub-specialty post-fellowship training.

  1. The first year was at the University of British Columbia Hospital & Vancouver General Hospital, where I was mentored by world renowned surgeons, performing high volumes of complex hip and knee replacements.
  1. The second year was at the University of Cambridge Hospital, subspecialising in orthopaedic trauma with a special interest in pelvis/hip fractures. Being a quaternary hospital covering approximately 6.2 million people, I was involved in treating over 300 of the most complex trauma patients. I was involved in a BBC medical documentary, following the treatment journey of one of these 300 patients.

Dr Alex Lee on BBC documentary

  1. Lastly, I spent time at Bristol Royal Infirmary & Southmead Hospital subspecialising in sports knee surgery, including keyhole surgery, meniscus/ligament repair and reconstruction, robotic knee surgery, and treatments for arthritis including joint preserving osteotomy and cartilage regenerative techniques.

I see patients in the public and private sectors who are suffering from musculoskeletal problems.

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha Canterbury, working in both Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals.


My public practice mainly consists of treating orthopaedic trauma patients, and revision hip and knee replacements.

I am a member of the Complex Musculoskeletal Infection multidisciplinary team, offering treatment advice for patients suffering from infected joint replacements.

I am a New Zealand Medical Council approved clinical supervisor of prevocational interns, mentoring junior doctors and assisting with their learning.

My private practice is based in the Elmwood Orthopaedic Group.


  • MBChB 2010 Otago
  • PgradDipSurgAnat (Dist) 2012 Otago
  • FRACS (Orth) 2019

Sub-Specialist areas

  • Total Hip and knee replacement
  • Partial / hemi knee replacement
  • Robotic assisted joint replacement
  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Sports knee surgery
  • Knee joint preservation surgery
  • Orthopaedic Trauma and all related sequelae

Post-fellowship training

  • Hip and knee reconstruction fellowship, Vancouver General & University of British Columbia Hospitals, Vancouver, Canada
  • Pelvis/acetabular trauma fellowship, University of Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  • Sports knee and osteotomy fellowship, Royal Bristol Infirmary & Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
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9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday


03 390 0010


Elmwood Orthopaedics
Level 3, 11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans, Christchurch 8014