Professor Page specialises in shoulder, upper limb and hand surgery, as well as academic musculoskeletal science.

Professor Richard Page is an orthopaedic shoulder and upper limb surgeon living and working in Geelong, Victoria. He was appointed as Foundation St John of God and Barwon Health Chair of Orthopaedics at Deakin University in 2014. He is Director of Orthopaedic Research at Barwon Health, the Barwon Centre of Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE) and Medical Director of the Barwon Health Bone Bank. He has been co-awarded over AUS$3.5M in research / educational grants and teaches medical students, registrars, surgical fellows and supervises higher degree students. He regularly presents invited lectures nationally and internationally. He has over 150 publications, is Specialty Editor for the ANZ Journal of Surgery, Associate Editor for the Journal of Wrist Surgery and reviews for multiple journals.

Prof Page is on the steering committee for the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR), the Advisory Committee of Medical Devices for the TGA and is a Deputy Director to the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR). He is Board Member and Scientific Secretary for the AOA, Board Member for the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust (VORT), Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australian (SESA) and Co-Chair of the International Shoulder Arthroplasty Consortium (ISAC).

Prof Page holds grants and awards from Deakin University, the Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation, the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust, St John of God Hospital Research and AFL Research. Research interests include outcomes of shoulder and wrist surgery, upper limb osteoarthritis and joint replacement surgery, biomechanics and a range of trauma and fragility fracture outcome topics. He manages two lab-based research programmes, the first investigating biofilms and biomarkers in prosthetic joint infections in orthopaedics, the second focussed on the genetics and potential intervention biomarkers in painful musculoskeletal conditions in a human shoulder model. He is a teacher of medical students, registrars, surgical fellows, as well as PhD and Honours completions with two PhD and three Masters students under supervision.

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  • BmedSci (UTas)
  • MBBS (UTas)
  • FRACS Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • FAOrthA Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association

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.


Professor Page is an active teacher of medical students, registrars and fellows.


He is also Director of the Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE) and the Fellowship Program at Geelong Hospital, Victoria, Australia. He is an Active Member of the Specialist Reserve of the Royal Australian Navy, with numerous overseas and operational deployments.

Research interests include outcomes of shoulder conditions and shoulder arthroplasty, national joint registry outcomes, biomaterials assessment, the molecular, genetic, and epidemiology of musculoskeletal disease.


  • Association of Academic Surgery (USA) member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Hand Surgery Society, international member
  • Asian Shoulder and Elbow Association
  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • Australian Military Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Outreach Program
  • Australian Sports Medicine Federation
  • European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
  • Victorian Hand Surgery Society
  • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • St John of God Hospital Geelong
  • University Hospital Geelong
  • Epworth Hospital Geelong

Professional Roles

  • Director – Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE)


  • Member Centre Molecular and Medical Research (C-MMR), Deakin University

Richard holds grants in trauma, upper limb and musculoskeletal molecular biology research. He has given invited lectures in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Europe and the UK including over 80 scientific papers at national or international level and100 peer reviewed publications. He has published on new pathologies and their arthroscopic management in the shoulder, new techniques for treatment, and a wide range of trauma and orthopaedic topics.

He is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow, The Journal of Veterans and Military Health, Journal of Injury, Journal of Orthopaedics, BMC Health and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Wrist Surgery.

Publications via Deakin University