A/Prof Raphael Hau

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Raphael Hau - Orthopaedic Surgeon Box Hill, Melbourne

“Having the whole team look after you” – Raphael Hau

Raphael has extensive local and overseas experience in hip and knee surgeries and he can provide you with advice and treatment that is both timely and designed specifically with you in mind.

Qualification and Experience


  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthoA)
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria


Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship
Vancouver General Hospital
University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Clinical Knee Fellowship
Avon Orthopaedic Centre
Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
Heidelberg, Victoria

Raphael's Journey

After graduating from Melbourne University in 1992, Raphael undertook internship training at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. He then worked in Hong Kong for 2 years as an orthopaedic resident before he returned to Melbourne. He started his Orthopaedic training program in 2000 and during this time, he worked at major Melbourne hospitals including The Alfred and The Austin Hospitals as well as working in country hospitals like Bendigo and Shepparton.

After completing specialist surgical training and gaining recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Raphael completed a Trauma Fellowship at the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre in Heidelberg, Victoria. He then undertook further overseas fellowship training in knee surgery at Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom followed by a lower limb arthroplasty fellowship in British Columbia, Canada to further his subspecialty experience in joint replacements. During this period, Raphael gained important expertise in complex hip and knee replacements and revision replacements.

Upon his return to Melbourne Raphael commenced work as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon with public hospital appointments at Box Hill Hospital and Northern Hospital.

In 2007 Raphael opened his own practice at Epworth Eastern Medical Centre in Box Hill in Melbourne’s east. Raphael consults regularly at Epworth Eastern Medical Centre, Ringwood Private Hospital and La Trobe Private Hospital in Bundoora.

Actively Involved in Academic Conferences

Raphael is the Director of Orthopaedics at Eastern Health in Box Hill, Victoria. Prior to 2017, he was the Director of Orthopaedics at The Northern Hospital in Epping, Victoria.

He is actively involved in academic conferences and meetings, keeping up to date with the latest advances in arthroplasty surgery. Mr. Raphael is also involved in the training of junior medical staff and medical students of Monash University & Melbourne University medical schools through his public appointments.

Current Appointments

Director of Orthopaedics

Eastern Health, Box Hill, Victoria

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Northern Health, Epping, Victoria

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

University of Melbourne
Northern Medical School, Epping, Victoria

Adjunct Associate Professor

Eastern Health Medical School,
Monash University
Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Monash University, Prahran, Victoria

Committee Member

Medical Advisory Committee
Epworth Eastern Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria

First-Line Assessor

Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,
Spring Street, East Melbourne, Victoria

Committee Member

Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR)
Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Monash University, Prahran, Victoria

Contact Raphael Hau for Appointments & Enquiries