Professional Profile 

Dr. John Trantalis graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1996. He completed his Residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital and undertook orthopaedic training on the Sydney Training Program, gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2006. He was appointed to the Concord Repatriation and General Hospital  as a VMO Orthopaedic surgeon in 2008. 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.

After Dr Trantalis completed his general orthopaedic training, he then dedicated eighteen months to fellowship training specifically in shoulder and elbow surgery. This has allowed him to learn and become adept with the latest techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He has a particular interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques for the repair of massive rotator cuff tears, and recently presented on this topic at the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Biennial Meeting in Perth 2008.

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 is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder

and elbow surgery with an emphasis on advanced techniques in

arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine,

Surgery, and Science with Honours at the University of New South

Wales.

He is a Conjoint Lecturer at The University of New South Wales.

He obtained his FRACS in Orthopaedic Surgery through the Royal

Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic

Association. He has dedicated eighteen months to completing two

fellowships in shoulder and elbow surgery, both here in Sydney and also at The University of Calgary, Canada. During his training he has also had the opportunity to gain further experience by attending the Sloan Kettering Clinic in New York City, and The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr Trantalis is an active participant in "Orthopaedic Outreach", a recognised organisation committed to providing care to third world nations. He has recently visited The Solomon Islands as part of a team of volunteers (pictured) where he assessed and treated injuries and conditions effecting the local population. He currently holds a public hospital appointment at Concord Hospital, and private hospital appointments at Kareena Private Hospital in Caringbah and Sydney Private Hospital in Ashfield.

His professional values are optimum patient care, working in a team environment, teaching, research, ongoing self-education and clinical governance.

Dr Trantalis is committed to the ongoing research of the shoulder and elbow, disorders affecting these joints, and establishing the most effective yet minimally invasive forms of treatment.

Teaching

Dr Trantalis is actively involved in teaching at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Under-graduate teaching is conducted through the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and University of Western Sydney. Post-graduate teaching is conducted through the training programs of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Dr Trantalis is also involved in continuing education programs for general practitioners and physiotherapists. Any physiotherapist or allied health wishing to attend a clinic or operating list run by Dr Trantalis can contact him at DrJohn@shoulderandelbow.com.au.

Dr John Trantalis now appointed as Conjoint Lecturer at The University of New South Wales.

Please visit the "Medical Students" page for more information.

Volunteer Orthopaedic Work

Dr Trantalis is an active participant in "Orthopaedic Outreach", a recognised organisation committed to improving health care in less developed nations. He has recently visited The Solomon Islands as part of a team of volunteers, where in addition to providing teaching and training to the local surgeons and health care workers, he assessed and treated injuries and conditions affecting the local population.

Dr. Trantalis sees patients in Concord, Miranda and Balmain, and has both public and private hospital admitting and operating rights in these areas (please see Contact page).