About Stephen

  • Stephen is the son of a Commonwealth Bank manager and was educated in public high schools throughout rural NSW.
  • He has lived on the North Shore of Sydney for 35 years in the suburbs of Lavender Bay, Kirribilli, Greenwich and Roseville.
  • He is married with five children, all were educated at Chatswood High School.
  • He graduated from the University of Sydney with a science degree that included a double major in mathematics and a degree in Medicine with first class honours.
  • He undertook surgical training in teaching hospitals in Sydney and Auckland.
  • He has been an orthopaedic advisor to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.
  • He has been an orthopaedic surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital for 30 years, specialising as a spinal injuries surgeon for the last 20 years.
  • Fourteen years ago he established a network of surgeons, based at the RNS Hospital, that has provided orthopaedic and trauma services to Dubbo Base Hospital. It provides an essential service to a significant portion of rural NSW. With his leadership, this service continues to flourish.