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Mr Robert Steele

Orthopaedic Surgeon


Hip Knee

Robert (Bob) Steele is an internationally trained Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty areas of interest in Hip and Knee surgery.

Bob graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 going on to complete his Orthopaedic training here in Victoria prior to undertaking highly sought-after fellowships in the United Kingdom in lower limb joint replacement surgery and sports surgery of the knee.

Bob has researched and published internationally on partial knee replacements and continues to work with other leading Australian surgeons to develop new hip and knee replacement prostheses. In conjunction with this he is working with local and international companies to develop improved techniques for the optimal implantation of prosthetic joint replacements, including the use of robotics.

Bob has a healthy interest in teaching, having held faculty positions at the University of Melbourne and Stanford University California and continues to be very actively involved with the teaching of Surgical, Medical and Allied Health professionals. He was also recently appointed Director of Musculoskeletal Audit for Epworth Healthcare.

Bob has a strong commitment to the south-eastern suburbs, consulting and operating in Mulgrave and Berwick. Bob is a member of the St John of God Hospital – Berwick Medical Advisory committee.

Bob is a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Knee Society, The Australian Arthroplasty Society, the Australian Medical Association and the International society of arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.

Specialty Interests

  • Lower limb joint replacement surgery
  • Sports surgery of the knee
  • Sports surgery of the hip
  • Revision of joint replacement surgery
  • Partial knee replacement surgery
  • Robotically assisted surgery