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Mr Salil Pandit


BHB (Auckland 2001), MBChB (Auckland 2004), FRACS (2012)


Current Appointment (Public Hospital)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Taranaki Base Hospital
 and Hawera Hospital

Current Appointment (Private Practice)
Southern Cross Hospital, New Plymouth


Description of Specialisation

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics

Specialist Experience

Fellowships training in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports and Paediatric Orthopaedics in world renowned centres:

  1. Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 2014

  2. Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2014

  3. Foot and Ankle and Sports Fellowship, Pan Am Clinic, Winnipeg, Canada 2013

  4. Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 2012



  1. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  2. New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

  3. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand

  4. New Zealand Foot and Ankle Society

  5. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

  6. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America



  1. Pandit S, Astley T, Ball C, Poon P. Distal biceps tendon repair: The two-incision technique. Upcoming publication.

  2. Pandit S, Frampton C, Stoddart J, Lynskey T. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of tibial tuberosity–trochlear groove distance: normal values for males and females. International Orthopaedics. 2011;35(12):1799-1803.

  3. Munro J, Pandit S, Walker C, Clatworthy M, Pitto R. Loss of tibial bone density in patients with rotating- or fixed-platform TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. 2009;468(3):775-781.

  4. Pitto R, Bhargava A, Pandit S, Munro J. Retroacetabular stress-shielding in THA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2008;466(2):353-358.

  5. Young S, Pandit S, Munro J, Pitto R. Periprosthetic femoral fractures after total hip arthroplasty. ANZ J Surg. 2007;77(6):424-428.

  6. Pitto R, Bhargava A, Pandit S, Walker C, Munro J. Quantitative CT-assisted osteodensitometry of femoral adaptive bone remodelling after uncemented total hip arthroplasty. International Orthopaedics. 2007;32(5):589-595.

  7. Reilly K, Munro J, Pandit S, Kress A, Walker C, Pitto R. Inter-observer validation study of quantitative CT-osteodensitometry in total knee arthroplasty. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007;127(8):729-731.

  8. Pandit S, Graydon A, Bradley L, Walker C, Pitto R. Computed Tomography assisted osteodensitometry in total hip arthroplasty. ANZ J Surg. 2006;76(9):778-781.

  9. Pitto R, Pandit S, Rossaak M, Faraj S. Computed Tomography assisted osteodensitometry of periacetabular bone in ceramic total hip replacement. Master Series on Ceramic Hip Replacement. 2004;10-11.

  10. Munro JT, Schmidt R, Kress A, Pandit S, Pitto RP. Periacetabular bone changes after total hip arthroplasty using quantitative computed tomography. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty. 2003;1:37-41.



Mr Salil Pandit graduated from the The University of Auckland, School of Medicine in 2004. He commenced Orthopaedic surgical training in 2008 and passed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship Examination in 2012. Following this, he completed two years of post-fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedics, working with world renowned experts in Auckland, Canada and Australia.   


Mr Pandit has an interest in academics and research, and has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals. He takes an active interest in teaching orthopaedic registrars and is a Supervisor for Surgical Training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has also been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer for Auckland Medical School.  

Salil Pandit Taranaki Orthopaedics
Salil Pandit Taranaki Orthopaedics
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