Associate Professor Sumit Raniga


Associate Professor Sumit Raniga is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a subspecialist orthopaedic shoulder and elbow surgeon with three years of dedicated post-fellowship training in world renowned centres of excellence. Assoc. Professor Raniga is an excellent communicator with world-class training that allows him to provide the latest evidence-based care with a patient centred approach. He specialises in shoulder & elbow reconstruction, arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

Assoc. Professor Raniga is the first fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to complete a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the prestigious Bern University Hospital. He was mentored by Professor Matthias Zumstein, who is widely regarded as one of the top shoulder and elbow surgeons in Europe. He had the privilege to receive intensive training in arthroscopic and open reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow, as well as joint replacement surgery. Assoc. Professor Raniga published numerous research articles in international peer reviewed journals during his time in Bern. He also the first fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to be awarded the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society in 2016. This is the highest honour in shoulder and elbow surgery research in the world.

The Roth MacFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) is a truly unique facility with a worldwide reputation as one of the best institutions of its kind. The HULC is a world-renowned centre of excellence in education, research, and the treatment of patients with complex conditions affecting hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Sumit had the privilege to work with Professor Graham King, who is regarded as one of the preeminent elbow surgeons in the world. His time with Professor King allowed him to focus on open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the elbow, as well as elbow replacement surgery. He also worked with Professor George Athwal, who has earned the reputation of being one of the best shoulder surgeons in North America. Assoc. Professor Raniga focussed on learning novel joint preserving surgery for the treatment of high demand patients with unrepairable rotator cuff tears. He also gained further experience in arthroscopic and open surgery, as well as more complex shoulder replacement surgery.

With a background in molecular medicine as well as biomechanical research, Associate Professor Raniga joined Macquarie University Hospital with a vision to develop a world-class orthopaedic research program that focuses on basic scientific research that improves prosthesis design, surgical techniques and rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes.To this end, Associate Professor Raniga has been awarded a research grant of $600,000 to build a the MQ Health Translational Shoulder Research Program. This funding has allowed the assembly of a multidisciplinary team that enables an intensive collaboration between academic shoulder surgeons, radiologists, physiotherapists, biomechanical engineers, basic scientists and industry to improve patient outcomes through translational orthopaedic research. His team has now built the most advanced six degree of freedom, eight muscle actuated, in vitro cadaveric shoulder simulator in the world. This sophisticated shoulder simulator will improve our understanding of shoulder biomechanics, develop new surgical techniques and rapidly evolve shoulder prosthesis design to improve patient outcomes.


Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
Professional Associations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society Australia
  • Member of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science in Medical Science with 1st Class Honours
  • Bachelor Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian Orthopaedic Association
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Suite 303, Level 3, 2 Technology Place,MQ Health Shoulder and Elbow Clinic, Macquarie University, NSW, 2109, AustraliaP: (02) 9812 3583F: (02) 9475 0380E: [email protected]W:
Suite 202, Level 2, 172 Fox Valley Road,Ace Specialists, Parkway San Clinic, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076, AustraliaP: (02) 9812 3583F: (02) 9475 0380E: [email protected]W:
Suite 209, Level 2, 10-14 Market Lane, Rouse Hill Town Centre,MQ Health Rouse Hill Specialist Clinic, Rouse Hill, NSW, 2155, AustraliaP: (02) 9812 3583F: (02) 9475 0380E: [email protected]W: