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Dr John Trantalis is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions. 

Dr Trantalis is motivated and driven by the following:

  • Achieving optimal care for his patients which includes:

    • accurately and thoroughly assessing his patients

    • educating his patients regarding the natural history of their conditions and discussing all treatment options including treatment with and without surgery.

    • Supporting his patients as best he can throughout their treatment period. 

  • Education

    • Dr Trantalis teaches medical students through his appointment as a Senior Conjoint Lecturer at both the University of Sydney and The University of New South Wales.​

    • He usually has two fully qualified orthopaedic surgeons from around the world who spend 12 months with him learning the craft of sub-specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. This positions are known as "fellowship" training and are fully accredited by the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Further information can be found here.

  • Diversity & Inclusiveness

    • Dr Trantalis is very active in promoting diversity and inclusiveness in surgery and orthopaedics. His activities in this field include:​

      • Involved in the OWL workshops (Orthopaedic Women's Link)​

      • Member of the Diversity & Inclusiveness Workshop UNSW

      • Member of the Diversity and Inclusiveness Strategic Initiative as part of The Australian Orthopaedic Initiative.

      • Member of the Diversity and Inclusiveness Initiative as part of the Surgical Department of The Concord Hospital Local Health District.

Dr John Trantalis has dedicated his entire medical education to the goal of providing the best and latest care for his shoulder and elbow patients. Highlights of his medical training included:

  • Graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1996.

  • Completed formal orthopaedic training with the Australian Orthopaedic Association & The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Surgeon at Concord Public Hospital Dr Trantalis specifically sets aside time to work in the public health system, as he values the opportunity to provide care for both public and private patients, and particularly enjoys the teaching opportunities that he has in the public health system.

  • Dedicated eighteen months to international fellowship training specifically in shoulder and elbow surgery. This allowed him to become adept with the latest techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, particularly keyhole surgery (minimally invasive).

Dr John Trantalis has been appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Sydney and Adjunct Lecturer at The University of New South Wales.

Dr Trantalis has created video tutorials for the UNSW demonstrating the fundamentals of examining the shoulder and elbow. He was also asked by The University of Sydney to create a "Shoulder Examination Video", which can be viewed here. 

Dr Trantalis is honoured to have been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award (pictured) by the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association.

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