Doug North established Surgical Specialties in 2005 and is the major shareholder and Managing Director of the company.
With 30 years experience in the medical device industry, Doug held a number of management roles in Stryker (formerly Howmedica) and was the exclusive distribution agency for Smith & Nephew NSW/ACT from 2000-2005. Doug applied his broad range of experiences to develop Surgical Specialties into one of Australia’s leading independent medical device distributors.
Doug sits on the Board of Directors of Surgical Specialties and represents the industry on the Medical Technology Association of Australia Board of Directors. As Managing Director of Surgical Specialties, Doug oversees the function of the main business units – Arthroplasty & OR Products; Extremities, Biologics & Critical Care; and Therapy Specialties. This is in addition with the identification and introduction of new distribution opportunities.
With an initial aim to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and cutting edge orthopaedic medical devices, the company’s vision is to own a reputation for excellence with their customers, suppliers and staff that their competitors aspire to.