Our Surgeons

Our surgeons are leaders in the orthopaedic field and are committed to providing a patient-focused plan of management, backed by surgical expertise.


MBBS. MS, MSurgicalEd, FRACS (Orth) Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, F.A.Orth.A

Martin Richardson is an internationally recognised surgeon with an interest in shoulder, knee and trauma surgery. He treats the whole spectrum of shoulder problems with expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery as well as total shoulder replacements, including reverse shoulder replacements. Martin also treats sporting conditions of the knee as well performing joint replacements of the hip and knee.

He is an acknowledged leader in the field medical education and holds the position of Associate Professor from the University of Melbourne through the Department of Anatomy and Cell biology. He is also a member of the Royal Australian Navy where he holds the rank of Surgeon Commander. He has actively served in Afghanistan.

Martin graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1986 and completed a Masters of Surgery in 1990. On completion of his orthopaedic training in 1994, he undertook fellowships with renowned knee surgeon Mr.John Bartlett and Prof. Simon Bell (Shoulder and Elbow). He also completed a research fellowship at The Shriner’s hospital in Portland,Oregon, USA.

Martin has been the Director of Trauma at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is the Australian Director of Education for AO trauma (Asia-Pacific) as well as being an international faculty member. He is on the Victorian State Trauma Committee and is a senior instructor and course director for EMST,DSTC trauma courses for the RACS. Martin continues to work closely with the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcome Registry. He is also a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society as well as the Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Martin has recently been awarded a Masters of Surgical Education from the University of Melbourne and is involved with multiple research projects and written a number of book chapters. He is an examiner for the University of Melbourne

Martin consults at the Epworth Richmond and Epworth Eastern in Box Hill. He is one of the founding members of Orthopaedics Victoria.

In the midst of his busy schedule, Martin finds time to ski, golf and supporting his beloved Richmond football club. He also has a keen interest in musical theatre and opera.

B.App. Sc., B.Sc., MBBS., MS., FRACS (Orth), F.A.Orth.A

David is one of the leading spinal surgeons in Melbourne. He has built a reputation as an expert surgeon with a careful and considered approach to the treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. David has particular expertise in microdiscectomy.

David has a unique perspective on the treatment of the spine, having qualified as a chiropractor from RMIT in 1980. He subsequently underwent medical training and graduated with Honours from the University of Melbourne. He also won the Stirling prize for Clinical Surgery in his final year. He underwent resident training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was subsequently accepted for the Orthopaedic Training program. He completed this in 1999 when he became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

David also completed a Masters of Surgery at the University of Melbourne.

He travelled overseas in 1999 and completed a spinal fellowship at one of the prominent spinal centres in the United Kingdom at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, England.

On his return from overseas, David held consultant positions at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (Trauma centre) and the Austin Hospital (Victorian Spinal Cord Service) where he specialised in complex spinal surgery.

David now operates exclusively at the Epworth Hospital. He is a founding member of Orthopaedics Victoria.

He is also a member of the Spine Society and a patron of Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) which promotes continuing education for Chiropractors and Osteopaths.

David is an avid car collector and restorer and is also passionate about rugby union.


MBBS., FRACS (Orth), F.A.Orth.A

Andrew is an orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in hip and knee surgery including anterior hip replacements, primary and revision joint replacements, knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstructions. He is an experienced orthopaedic trauma surgeon and also performs arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

He graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and undertook his surgical residency program through the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was accepted to the Victorian orthopaedic training program soon after and completed his training in 2005.

Andrew has undertaken international fellowships starting in the UK, working in the Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust, which is a high volume elective hospital undertaking further subspecialty training in hip and knee replacements as well as sports surgery in 2006.

Trauma remains a strong interest of Andrew’s and he spent one year as the trauma fellow at the Austin Hospital. On his return from overseas, he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Alfred Trauma Centre and continues to hold an honorary position there. He is part of the Australian teaching faculty for orthopaedic fracture management (AO Asia-Pacific) and is a member of the Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma society.

Andrew is involved in orthopaedic education, holding lecturer positions with the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

He is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Austin and Monash Health. Andrew started private practice in 2007 through the Epworth Group (Richmond and Box Hill) and also operates at Cabrini Hospital. He has recently joined Orthopaedics Victoria.

Andrew enjoys skiing, running and soccer (when he is injury-free).

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