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 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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).

 Other Educational Activity for Dr John Trantalis

Lecturer at Australian Orthopaedic Association COE Meeting, Adelaide July 2014.

Dr Trantalis was honoured to be asked to speak at the AOA COE meeting in Adelaide in July 2014. He lectured (pictured) to Orthopaedic Surgeons from both Australia and other countries on both shoulder and elbow topics, and was asked to sit on a number of panels to discuss difficult shoulder and elbow cases.

Co-Convener with Dr Jerome Goldberg of the Shoulder Component of The Inaugural International Congress on Joint Reconstruction, held at The Sydney Hilton, February 2014. Dr Trantalis lectured at this meeting on both shoulder and elbow disorders was honoured to present a video symposium with Dr Ian Lo on the Management of Difficult Shoulder Problems.

Dr Trantalis also runs a "surgical preceptorship". This is where shoulder and elbow surgeons from around Australia are invited to attend his operating lists to observe his advanced arthroscopic operating techniques to help them develop their own skills and assist in the care of their patients. Any surgeons wishing to attend this workshop can contact Dr Trantalis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Invited Guest Lecturer at Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium September 2014

Dr Trantalis has been lecturing on shoulder disorders to Medical Students from The University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, and University of Western Sydney. He is now honoured to be appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer at The University of New South Wales.




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