Shepparton Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Shepparton Private Hospital specialist Alasdair Thomas

Mr Alasdair Thomas

MBChB, Dip MSK Med, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), FRACS, FAOrthA

Orthopaedic surgeon

Alasdair provides a general orthopaedic service with a special interest in surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, sports injuries and fractures. Alasdair consults and operates at the Shepparton Private Hospital where he shares rooms with Ian Critchley.

Alasdair completed his basic surgical training in the UK becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. He then undertook further training in Adelaide, Australia from 2004 to 2006, including the Villis R Marshall Orthopaedic Fellowship. Whilst in Adelaide he also gained a Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine from Flinders University, which gave him valuable knowledge in the non-surgical treatment of orthopaedic conditions. From 2007 to 2013, he undertook his specialist training on the Royal London Hospital Training Program, being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. From 2014 to 2017, Alasdair returned to Adelaide and undertook sub specialty hands on fellowships in Trauma, Shoulder, Knee, Hip and Foot & Ankle surgery at Flinders Medical Centre and The Repatriation Hospital. In 2017, Alasdair moved to Shepparton to take up an Orthopaedic Consultant role at GV Health and in 2018 was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Australia.

Alasdair has been committed to delivering high quality medical education and training throughout his career. He is currently an Instructor on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Course and an Honorary Clinical Tutor with the Rural Clinical School of The University of Melbourne.

Alasdair is a keen sportsman playing competitive hockey until 2004 and since then enjoying various sports including running, swimming, golf and windsurfing. Currently he is thoroughly enjoying coaching one of the local junior hockey teams.

Qualifications and Memberships:

• Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, FRACS (Orthopaedics)
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)
• Diploma in Muskoskeletal Medicine, Flinders University Australia
• Member of AO Trauma
• Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Referrals
To make an appointment with Alasdair at Shepparton Private, patients must have a written referral from their GP and have:

• Private Health Insurance
• A valid Work Cover claim
• A valid Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) claim
• Gold Card, Veteran’s Affairs

Patients may then contact the Practice Manager, Vern Taylor, on (03) 5821 6877 to arrange an appointment.

Please note that Alasdair will not see:

• Public Patients at Shepparton Private. Alasdair sees public patients at Goulburn Valley Health in his public appointments.
• Spine conditions.

Shoulder, hip, knee, sports injuries and fractures