Dr Mike Mulder is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow problems. His private practice is based at Mediclinic Constantiaberg and Harbour Bay Clinic in Simonstown.
Mike is an active member of the South African Shoulder and Elbow Society and South African Orthopaedic Association. He has ongoing contributions to research and presents regularly at congresses.
Mike studied at University of Cape Town and graduated in 1998. He moved to Pietermaritzburg where he completed his internship and community service at Edendale Hospital. Mike successfully attained a diploma in Child Health through the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa, before turning his attention to orthopaedic surgery.
In 2001 Mike moved to the United Kingdom where he worked at a variety of hospitals including the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Unit in Exeter. After 3 years, he returned to South Africa. Prior to starting his formal, post graduate training, he worked a GF Jooste and New Somerset Hospitals in Cape Town, performing orthopaedic and trauma surgery.
His postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery took place at Groote Schuur Hospital, which is affiliated to the University of Cape Town. It was during this time that he gravitated toward his specialised field of interest: shoulder and upper limb surgery.
In 2010 Mike was awarded the Don Mackenzie South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship. This travelling fellowship provided him with an opportunity to further his knowledge and experience in shoulder and elbow surgery by visiting prominent shoulder and elbow surgeons based locally and abroad.
Mike is a keen cyclist and has been involved in the treatment of numerous fellow mountain bikers. He contributes regularly to cycling publications on common cycling injuries.
Mike is married to Rose, a specialist anaesthetist, and they have 2 daughters.