About Mr Daniel Robin

MBBS (Hons), MS, FRACS (Orth), FA Orth A
Mr Daniel Robin - Hip & Knee Surgeon
Mr Robin is a Melbourne-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who treats all elective and traumatic orthopaedic conditions. He has developed a lower-limb subspecialty interest, specifically in the treatment of sports-related and degenerative conditions of the hip and knee as well as hip dysplasia and patellar stabilisation in the young and sporting adult population. Mr Robin is an advocate and proponent of the latest early mobilisation and rapid recovery techniques in appropriate and motivated patients.

Sub specialty interests include:

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Dr Daniel Robin Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr Robin achieved his MBBS (graduating with Honours) from Monash University in 1998. He then completed a Master of Surgery Degree in 2003 at St Vincent’s Hospital with Prof Peter Choong, conducting research into the spread of bone tumours.

In 2006 Mr Robin commenced Advanced Orthopaedic Training and completed his Fellowship in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Northern Hospital and Maroondah Hospital. During his training and consultancy he gained expertise in treating a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions as well as establishing his subspecialty interest in degenerative conditions and sports injuries of the hip and knee.

Daniel has since undertaken two further years of sub-specialty training in the UK. In 2011 he undertook a prestigious fellowship with Prof Fares Haddad and Johan Witt, (two of the UK and Europe’s pre-eminent hip surgeons), at University College London Hospital. There he honed his skills in hip arthroscopy, complex total hip replacements, revision total hip replacement and learned the technique of minimally invasive peri-acetabular osteotomy (MIS PAO) for hip dysplasia. Whilst on fellowship here, Daniel was initially exposed to the Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement and has subsequently undertaken further research and training using this technique.

In 2012 Daniel trained at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol, where he refined his skills in hip arthroscopy, primary and revision total hip replacement, primary and revision total knee replacement surgery and knee ligament reconstructive surgery. This was done under the auspices of Prof Ashley Blom and Robert (Bob) Spencer (one of England’s leading hip arthroscopists) and international experts Andrew Porteous and Jonathan Eldridge (arguably two of Europe’s most highly respected knee surgeons with regard to patello-femoral stabilisation).

Daniel has a keen interest in medical education, having spent a year as Anatomy Tutor and Prosector at Monash University, and he still tutors undergraduate and Advanced Orthopaedic Surgical trainees, as well as GPs and physiotherapists. He is on the article review panel for the journal “Hip International” - Official Journal of the European Hip Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.


Daniel Robin, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rishi Mehra, Head of Perioperative Masters at Monash University, joined Brett Phillips for one of the Feb 2015 editions of In The Medical Room on SEN1116 Radio, Melbourne.

Research, Publications and Presentations  

1. Thesis for Master of Surgery Degree

  • “The Effects of Antisense Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor in the UMR106-01 Osteosarcoma Cell Line”.
    Supervisors: Professor Peter Choong and Dr. Joseline Ojaimi
    Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

2. Peer Review Publications

3. Abstracts presented/published

  • Downregulation of uPAR confirms link in growth and metastasis of osteosarcoma.
    Dass CR, Nadesapillai AP, Robin D, Howard ML, Fisher JL, Zhou H, Choong PF.
    Clin Exp Metastasis. 2005;22(8):643-52. Epub 2006 Apr 29.

  • Anti-Sense uPAR As An Inhibitor To Osteosarcoma Metastasis And Primary Tumour Spread In A Nude Mouse Model.
    Robin D., Ojaimi J., Nadesapillai A., Quan G., Choong P.
    Presented at Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, October 2003

  • Osteosarcoma Metastasis And Primary Tumour Inhibition By Anti-Sense uPAR - A Nude Mouse Model.
    Robin D., Ojaimi J., Nadesapillai A., Quan G., Choong P.
    Presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Victorian State Committee Annual Scientific Meeting, Geelong, October 2003.

  • Histopathology Of UMR106-01 Tumour Cell Line – Histological Comparison Of Tumours With And Without Antisense Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor.
    Poster presentation at St. Vincent’s Research Week, Melbourne, October September 2003

  • Menopause Awareness In Richmond.
    Belleli E, Lam Q, Robin D, Stolyarksy K, Yap K.
    Published in Internet Journal of Health Promotion, 1996.

4. Manuscript – Master of Surgery Thesis

  • “The Effects of Antisense Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor in the UMR106-01 Osteosarcoma Cell Line”
    Robin D.

5. Invited to Present at Lectures and Workshops

  • Advances in Musculoskeletal Imaging: Investigating and Managing Hip Complaints – GP Education Seminar - October 2014
  • Plastering techniques - The Valley Private Hospital GP Education Workshop, April 2014
  • Orthopaedic Injuries for Remote and Rural GPs – presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons GP skills course – March, July, November 2014
  • Hip Arthritis – presented to members of Rotary Clubs of Altona, Elsternwick Bowls Club, November 2013
  • Young Adult Hip Pathology – presented at Ramsay Health GP Education Seminar, April 2013 / The Valley Private GP Education Seminar, November 2013
  • Suturing: Technique, Tips and Tricks – presented at The Valley Private GP Education Workshop, August 2013
  • Plastering Techniques – presented at Epworth Healthcare GP Conference, August 2013 / The Valley Private Hospital GP Education Workshop, November 2013
  • Orthopaedic Injuries for Remote and Rural GP’s – presented at RACS GP Skills Course, March, July and November 2013

6. Peer Reviewer for the Journal “Hip International”

  • Official Journal for the European Hip Society – 2012 - current

Recent Courses & Conferences Attended  

Courses/Conferences attended:

  • February - Stryker Mako Bioskills Training for Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, Sydney, Australia
  • August - Zimmer Hip and Knee Masterclass, Gold Coast, Australia
  • August - Smith and Nephew Navio Robotic Surgical System Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty and Patello-femoral Joint Arthroplasty Cadaveric Course, Melbourne Australia
  • July - Zimmer Biomet Taperloc G7 Visitation and Cadaveric Workshop – Oshkosh, Wisconsin / Warsaw, Indiana / Colombus, Ohio, USA
  • July - “The Final 20” Knee Replacement Symposium, Melbourne, Australia
  • October - Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia
  • August - DePuy Synthes Attune Knee System and Revision Knee Solutions Cadaveric Workshops
  • July - Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting – Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Brisbane, Australia
  • May – Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Orthopaedic Education – Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Sydney, Australia
  • May - LARS Cadaveric Lab Hip and Knee reconstruction course, Melbourne, Australia
  • November – Triathlon Total Knee Replacement Masters Course, Brisbane, Australia
  • October – Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia
  • July – Smith and Nephew, Advanced Hip Arthroscopy Instructional Course, Sydney, Australia
  • July – Stryker Hips and Technology Meeting, Sydney, Australia
  • June – Smith and Nephew, Knee – Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Instructional Course, Sydney, Australia
  • May – Medartis, Upper Limb Fracture Fixation Instructional Course, Melbourne, Australia
  • April – Smith and Nephew, Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Instructional Course, Sydney, Australia

  • November - Arthrocare Hip Arthroscopy Course, Sydney, Australia
  • August – Zimmer Revision Knee Masterclass, Sydney, Australia
  • August – Zimmer Revision Hip Masterclass, Sydney, Australia
  • May – AOA Trauma COE – Melbourne, Australia
  • April – Medacta Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Course, Sydney, Australia
  • February – AOA Victoria Branch Meeting, Lorne, Australia
  • October – Oxford - Bristol Unicompartmental Knee Arthritis Meeting, Bristol, UK
  • October – London Knee Meeting, London, UK
  • September – British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, Manchester, UK
  • June – Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Course, Warwick, UK
  • March – Oxford Medial Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Course, Oxford, UK
  • October – London Knee Meeting, London, UK
  • September – Biomet Vienna Knee Meeting – Primary and Revision, Vienna, Austria
  • September – Smith & Nephew – Polar Stem / Accord Cable / Echelon Cadaveric Hip Course, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • June – EFORT, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • June – Furlong Saw Bones Course, London, UK
  • March – British Hip Society Meeting, Torquay, UK

Community Work  

  • Previous board member of Australian Medical Association, Doctors in Training Subdivision.
  • Monash University Medical Undergraduate Interview Panel member, involved in selection of medical undergraduates
  • Demonstrator and Tutor in Anatomy - Monash University, Clayton
  • Previous advisor to Lupus Australia Foundation on matters relating to publicity/awareness, and general medical advice/editing of publications.

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