Mr Robert J Howells


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  • Orthopaedics

Areas of Interest

  • Joint replacement

St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne, VIC

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew, VIC

Suite 82
166 Gipps Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

T: (03) 9419 2811

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Mr Robert Howells is a Melbourne-based orthopaedic surgeon who employs arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques for the knee, hip and shoulder.

Mr Howells has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery, including revision surgery for loose or worn implants.

Robert studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1985. He worked as an intern and surgical resident at the Austin Hospital, and was a registrar on the Victorian orthopaedic surgery training program from 1989-1992.

He gained international experience working as an orthopaedic/joint replacement fellow at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, in the UK in 1993. In 1994, he worked at The Lipscomb Clinic at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, obtaining an Arthroscopy Association of North America fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Robert returned to Melbourne in 1995 and worked as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at the Alfred (to January 2005). He is now in private practice. Robert maintains a keen interest in sports medicine and has treated professional athletes.

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