Speciality

Subspeciality

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spine, Sports orthopaedic surgery, Trauma

Areas of interest

About

John Cunningham is an internationally recognised and respected orthopaedic surgeon specialising in all spinal disorders. He is a recognised leader in his field, and works to bring the latest surgical technologies and techniques to his practice, with surgical navigation systems, sagittal balance and biomaterials three current areas of interest. His practice encompasses minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as traditional open surgery, depending on what the patient needs. He believes strongly in discussing all the surgical options with patients in a frank and open manner.Improving patient outcomes is at the heart of John's practice. Using his experience in the field of epidemiology, he helped establish the Australian Spine Registry. All of his operated patients are enrolled in the registry, contributing directly to the wealth of knowledge regarding spine surgery. John is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Melbourne Hospital where he treats many spinal injuries as a result of accidents, as well as elective cases. John has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to medicine.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

134 Templeton Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677

Consulting Location

The Epworth Centre

Level 7, Suite 7.8
32 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Education and training

  • Combined Spine Surgery Fellow, Foothills Hospital, Calgary
  • Spine Surgery Fellow, Auckland City Hospital
  • MClinEpi University of Newcastle
  • MBBS (Hons) UNSW
  • BSc (Hons) UNSW

Research

  • Epidemiology and functional outcome measurements
  • The development of surgical navigation systems within spine surgery
  • The theory and practice of 3D printed titanium interbody spacers
  • Ongoing development of the Australian Spine Registry

Qualifications

  • FRACS
  • FAOrthA

Professional Associations

  • Spine Society of Australia
  • North American Spine Society
  • International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Royal Society of Victoria
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Public Appointments

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital