About Mr Shane Barwood

Shane Barwood is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has undertaken international sub-specialty training in all aspects of shoulder reconstructive and joint replacement surgery. He has a particular focus on arthroscopic techniques for shoulder tendon (rotator cuff) and stabilisation surgery and also on modern shoulder reconstructive surgery.

Shane attended schooling locally at Mentone Grammar School and undertook his medical undergraduate training at The University of Melbourne. After completing his residency at St Vincents Hospital, he undertook a research fellowship at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne, studying the orthopaedic surgical aspects of several neuromuscular diseases. He then completed orthopaedic training in Victoria and during 2003, he obtained fellowship of the Australasian College of Surgeons.

He was awarded the Freeman Foundation Post Doctorial Shoulder Fellowship in 2004, which enabled him to complete specific shoulder replacement fellowship training at the prestigious New York- Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University, Manhattan, USA. Shane subsequently completed further fellowship training at the Sports Medicine Department of the University of Calgary, Canada, focusing on the advanced techniques of arthroscopic keyhole surgery of the shoulder.

He has a keen interest in student teaching and research. His research has been published in peer reviewed literature and presented both internationally and nationally. He has been invited to contribute to several textbook chapters regarding shoulder surgery and invited to instruct at shoulder arthroscopy courses in North America. In 2012 he was awarded the European travelling fellowship by the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia.

Hospitals Practising at: The Avenue,
Windsor; Cabrini Brighton; Glenferrie Private Hospital, Hawthorn

Gender: male


Areas of Special Interest
Shoulder Surgery; Specialising in arthroscopic surgery and sporting injuries
Dr Barwood works purely in the Private Healthcare sector. He is currently not able to assist in Work Cover or TAC related injuries.

Description of Specialisation
Shoulder surgery only. Specialising in arthroscopic surgery including Rotator Cuff repairs, Shoulder Labral reconstructions, Frozen shoulder treatment and Bicep repairs. Sporting Injuries including clavicle fractures and injuries of the AC joint.

Specialist Experience
Dr Barwood has provided subspecialist shoulder surgical care since 2006, when he joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group. He currently assists many elite level athletes and teams with shoulder injuries.

Current Positions
He currently also works with several AFL teams in the management of their shoulder injuries as well as many other elite athletic groups.


AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association); SESA (Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia

Specialist Training
Australian orthopaedic training and subspecialist shoulder fellowship training in Columbia University, New York and Calgary University, Canada.

Contact Mr Shane Barwood

03 9521 2037
33 The Avenue
Windsor 3181 VIC

PO Box 447,
Prahran 3181 VIC

03 9521 2037
33 Normanby St
Brighton 3186 VIC

03 9521 2037
Lvl 4
250 Collins St
Melbourne 3000 VIC

03 9521 2037
304 New St
Brighton 3186 VIC

33 The Avenue VIC 3181 Australia
Page last updated on 22 January 2021