Doctor Profile

Prof Richard de Steiger

Professor Richard de Steiger is the Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Surgery, The University of Melbourne. He has a special interest in hip and knee joint replacement. He is President Elect of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries and is the Deputy Director of the AOA – National Joint Replacement Registry.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Institute

Special Interests

  • Hip and knee joint replacement
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • Osteotomy


  • MBBS Monash University
  • FRACS (Ortho)
  • Dip. Biomechanics University of Strathclyde


  • NHMRC Grant with Professor John Hamilton and Dr Andrew.  Towards a rational strategy for osteoarthritis therapy​
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant with Professor Mari Botti - The investigation of best practices for pain management in joint arthroplasty patients
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant with Professor Marcus Pandy, Chair of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Melbourne. Patient-specific computational tools for evaluating functional performance of total knee replacements in vivo​

Contact Details & For Appointments

+61 3 9429 5580
+61 3 9429 6455

Consulting Address

    • 26 Erin Street
    • Richmond VIC 3121

Professional Associations

  • Deputy Director, AOA – National Joint Replacement Registry
  • Member, AOA
  • Fellow RACS
  • Member of International Hip Society
  • International Society of Arthroplasty Registries

Education and Training

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association - Vic/Tas Regional Training Committee
  • Lecturer – Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne