• Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Knee surgery, Sports orthopaedic surgery

Areas of interest


Tim Whitehead is a Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon, recognised internationally, particularly for his research into ACL reconstruction. His focus is on knee surgery, with a special interest in sporting injuries, osteoarthritis management as well as complex knee procedures such as realignment osteotomy and the management of a dislocated knee. His dynamic practice caters for a wide variety of people, from elite athletes to weekend warriors and the elderly. Tim became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2003, and went on to complete two highly regarded orthopaedic knee and sports medicine fellowships in Canada, before returning to Melbourne to commence private practice in 2006. In 2008 he was awarded the APOA/ESSKA travelling fellowship where he visited and lectured at orthopaedic centres around Europe, and as a result is now a member of the prestigious Magellan Society. Tim is heavily involved in research, and is a member of the OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit. He has won several awards for research and speaks regularly at local and international meetings. His current research projects include a study into the long-term outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Tim holds positions within several professional groups and societies including ISAKOS, ACL study Group, AOA and Australian Knee Society.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Suite 5, Level 2
243 New Street
Brighton VIC 3186

Consulting Location

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre

Olympic Boulevard
Melbourne VIC 3000

Consulting Location

OrthoSport Victoria

Level 5
89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

Avani Building

Suite 2, Level 1
12 Nelson Road
Box Hill VIC 3128

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS, University of Melbourne, 1993
  • FA(Ortho)A, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, 2003

Education and training

  • Regular Registrar and medical student teaching
  • Clinical orthopaedic fellow


  • Outcome following ACL surgery
  • Three dimensional gait analysis
  • Outcome following osteotomy and total kne replacement

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Knee Society
  • Magellan Society
  • International Society of Sports and Knee Orthopaedic Surgery