Evidence Based Treatment

Dr Ralph Stanford is an experienced Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon in Sydney.  He provides a specialised diagnosis for surgical and non-surgical treatment of spinal conditions for the best possible outcome.

Due to Dr Stanford’s commitment to the highest quality of care for his patients he ensures that he spends time with his patients.  He does this to make an accurate assessment of your condition as well as to provide a clear explanation of treatment options he proposes.  He wants his patients to be fully informed and able to make the best decision for their long-term health and wellbeing.

In addition to his exceptional qualifications and wide experience, he ensures that he is up to date with the latest techniques and technology.  He makes use of computer aided surgery and will recommend a minimally invasive approach when it is of benefit.


Dr Ralph Stanford

Dr Stanford is a spinal surgeon in Sydney with extensive experience and expertise. He commenced specialist practice in 2001 after undergoing advanced training here in Australia and overseas.



As an Orthopaedic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Stanford deals with a wide range of spinal conditions. He is committed to delivering the highest quality service in management of your spine complaint, no matter the condition or your preferred treatment.


Spinal Network

Dr Stanford is currently chair of the board of the Spinal Cord Injury Network which is an organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury. The Network brings together a wide range of experts to enhance research through collaboration and provision of grants and scholarships.

Endeavoring to achieve best possible outcomes…

Dr Ralph Stanford has been practicing as a specialist spinal surgeon in Sydney since 2001.  He deals with all types of spine problems in adults and provides evidence based treatment.

Dr Stanford completed advanced surgical training in orthopaedics with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2000.  He then further developed his skills by undertaking a spinal fellowship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland Medical Centre in the USA.  Subsequently he was awarded a higher degree in research, a PhD from University of New South Wales in 2002.

He is committed to teaching and has a conjoint appointment as a Senior Lecturer with the University of New South Wales which enables him to share his knowledge and experience with future orthopaedic surgeons. He holds weekly student tutorials at POWH for students enrolled at UNSW.  These are very popular; he has previously won best teacher award at the Prince of Wales Clinical School and in 2017 the Clinical School prize for long term service to teaching.

In addition to teaching, Dr Stanford conducts research and is an honorary Senior Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).  He is well trained in research; starting his career with a laboratory based higher degree (PhD) and is currently Australian principal investigator for an international clinical trial in spinal cord injury. His laboratory work included bone graft substitute materials, spinal screw analysis, graft contamination and bio-resorbable bone anchors.

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We welcome the opportunity to provide the expertise and solutions that your condition may require.

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Consultations available at:


Suite 11, Level 7
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Barker Street
Randwick NSW


Gallery Arcade
Level 2
445 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW


T: 02 9650 4893
F: 02 9650 4179
E: info@spinalsurgeonsydney.com.au