Dr Ralph Stanford

Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon

Dr Stanford specialises in surgery of the spine. He deals with all types of spine problems in adults and operates on all levels of the spine from the neck to the low back. He commenced specialist practice in 2001.

Dr Stanford is committed to delivering the highest quality service in management of your spine complaint. He allows 30 minutes for your initial consultation and provides individual attention and an analysis of the issues causing your back or neck problems.


  • Medical degree from the University of Tasmania, 1988
  • Surgical fellowship in Orthopaedics with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2000
  • Advanced spinal fellowship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, 2001
  • Higher degree in research, PhD from University of New South Wales, 2002

Hospital appointments and responsibilities:

Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Operating
  • Teaching students and surgical trainees
  • Outpatient clinic
  • On call for spinal cord injury
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Operating
  • Consulting

Research and teaching appointments:

  • Honorary Senior Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales

Professional memberships:

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Spine Society of Australia
  • Spinal Cord Injury Network
  • International Spinal Cord Society
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Medical Indemnity Protection Society
  • Post Fellowship Education and Training (spinal) committee
  • Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry steering committee