Stephen Graves


Stephen Graves

1988 Scholar in Medicine

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Stephen Graves graduated from the University of Adelaide with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery in 1979. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1988. Stephen completed his internship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before completing his advanced training in Orthopaedics at the Adelaide Children’s and Royal Adelaide Hospitals.

Stephen was awarded the scholarship to study the development of a tissue culture model called osteoinduction – one of the process by which bone is formed – at the University of Oxford’s unit of orthopaedic surgery. His study aims to provide insight into how fractures may heal more rapidly and how to increase the longevity of prosthetic joint replacement.

Studied at: University of Oxford

Current Biography

Professor Graves’ is an orthopaedic surgeon. He qualified in 1988 and received a D.Phil. from Oxford in 1991. He is the Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry which he established in 1999. He is a founding member and the inaugural President of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registers. He remains on the executive of that Society.

He is a member of numerous Professional organisations including the International Hip Society and an honorary member of the British Hip Society. He is Chair and / or member of a number of Australian Government committees related to regulation and pricing of prostheses as well as health care delivery. He provides advice to Governments and Regulatory authorities around the world including the FDA on health care monitoring particularly in relation to the use of registries.

He runs a number of major research projects both in Australia and internationally. He has received over $30 Million US funding support in the last 10 years.

He has presented and published extensively on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery, registries and basic musculoskeletal biology.

Scholarship Year: 1988

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