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Mr John Swan

Orthopaedic Surgeon

After completing his medical degree at The University of Melbourne, Mr John Swan completed his orthopaedic training in the Victorian program of the Orthopaedic Association. He was then appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the public system at both Box Hill Hospital and the Northern Hospital for a number of years and was actively involved in managing elective upper and lower limb conditions and orthopaedic trauma.

He then undertook sub-specialty clinical fellowship training in shoulder and knee sports injuries and joint replacements at the Clinique Des Cédres, Grenoble France, with Dr Johannes Barth, as well as spending time with leading shoulder and knee surgeons in France. This was followed by a clinical fellowship at L’Hôpital de la Croix Rousse, Lyon France with Professor Sébastien Lustig. There he gained further experience in arthroscopic, robotic-assisted surgery and complex revision surgery of the shoulder and lower limb. His broad experience at multiple Australian and international centres gives him a wide practice scope and the ability to treat patients with a variety of complex problems of both the upper and lower limbs. He is accredited as a fellow of the Royal Australian Orthopaedic Association. Mr John Swan is a member of the Knox Orthopaedic Group and operates at Knox Private Hospital.

Mr John Swan is actively involved in orthopaedic training supervision and research. John has achieved a Master of Surgery by Research through The University of Melbourne and was the recipient of multiple research scholarships. He has authored over 30 original research publications and has had the honour of writing 6 book chapters on shoulder and knee surgery. Mr John Swan is engaged in the latest leading-edge research and knowledge to ensure his patients are always provided with the most current information and treatment for their conditions.

Beyond his passion for orthopaedic surgery, Mr John Swan likes to spend time with his young family and when time permits, he pursues his hobbies of motorsport, cycling and alpine skiing.


John is a Fellow of

  • Royal Australian Orthopaedic Association