Sam completed his medical degree at the University Of Sydney in 1999 and was awarded the Sidney B Clipsham Memorial Prize in Operative Surgery. He completed his residency at The Prince Of Wales Hospital and was then selected onto the Sydney Southside Training Scheme of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He gained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008 and then completed three postgraduate fellowships in hip and knee reconstruction. These were administered by Arthritis Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Peninsula Orthopaedic Research Institute (PORI).
Sam is a Fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in surgery of the hip and knee and in particulat robotic joint replacement, sports inujuries (ACL) and trauma surgery. Sam also has a keen interest in research, with multiple publications in major orthopaedic journals and is a current director of PORI. He also enjoys participating in medical education and has an appointment as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.