Richard Angliss
Mr Richard Angliss is a Paediatrics and Adult surgeon, also specialising in lower limb reconstruction surgery.

Mr Angliss graduated from Melbourne University in 1987 and trained in Orthopaedics in Melbourne, gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1995. After post graduate fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedics in Oxford, UK and Joint replacement in Ontario, Canada, he returned to Australia to take up a position as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Geelong Hospital and St John of God Hospital in late 1996.

Mr Angliss maintains a strong interest in lower limb paediatric Orthopaedic reconstruction, treating congenital and acquired growth related conditions. He has established a regional screening and treatment clinic for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, and lectures extensively on the screening, early intervention and prevention of this condition.

Mr Angliss introduced the Ponseti method of treatment for infantile clubfoot to Western Victoria and maintains a strong interest in this area. He has visited Scope, Geelong in a clinical surgical role since 1997 and also runs clinics at Barwon Valley School for children with physical disabilities. The majority of the paediatric work is undertaken though the Paediatric Orthopaedic service located at University Hospital Geelong, which employs a universal team approach to the support and management of children with Orthopaedic conditions.

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  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1987
  • FRACS Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1995
  • FAOrthA Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association 1997

The Geelong Orthopaedics Group conducts regular auditing and feedback for quality assurance. Whilst research and teaching enhance the continuing professional development of surgeons, we also have weekly meetings to review all cases performed and those upcoming at the University Hospital Geelong. We participate in monthly literature review meetings to keep up with the latest scientific studies. A monthly audit takes place to review all difficult cases. In our private practice at Geelong Orthopaedics we also track our patients results and improvements using questionnaires and measurements using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry and the Geelong St John of God joint registry. This is designed to maintain the highest quality treatments and ensure there is constant feedback and improvement.


Mr Angliss has a large experience in adult Hip and Knee replacement surgery, operating at St John of God Hospital, Geelong, as well as University Hospital Geelong. This interest has been fostered by ongoing research into joint replacement clinical and population based outcomes. Other professional interests include teaching of musculoskeletal medicine at all levels of training from medical students to advanced specialty trainees, examining Orthopaedics and skills training for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Orthopaedic Outreach and supporting community disability services.

Professional Roles

  • Court of Examiners in Orthopaedic Surgery – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Clinical Instructor ASSET Course (Basic Surgical Skills) – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Advisory Member – Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network (VPON)


  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Girdlestone Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • St John Of God Hospital
  • University Hospital Geelong