Dr Brendan Ricciardo

Dr Brendan Ricciardo

Dr Brendan Ricciardo is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the lower limb and shoulder and orthopaedic trauma.


Brendan was born in Albany, Western Australia. He attended John XXIII College for secondary school, graduating as head boy in 1996 and receiving an Australian Students Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. He studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2002. He commenced internship at Royal Perth Hospital in 2003 and was awarded the Goatcher Intern of the Year.


Brendan completed his Basic Surgical Training followed by Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Western Australia. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA) in 2011.

Brendan worked as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2012 after accepting a 6 month locum position in Bunbury, WA. In 2013 Brendan completed further fellowship training in the subspecialties of Lower Limb Reconstruction, Sports and Trauma Surgery in Adelaide, SA.

Towards the end of 2013, Brendan returned to Western Australia and headed north where he worked and lived for 18 months as the sole resident Orthopaedic Surgeon in Geraldton. He started Geraldton Orthopaedics with Dr Mark Hurworth in 2014.

Brendan moved back to Perth in 2015 to coincide with the opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital. Brendan dedicates 50% of his week to Trauma and elective Orthopaedic Surgery at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital. The other 50% is in private practice with the Coastal Orthopaedic Group.


Brendan is passionate about teaching junior medical staff and orthopaedic trainees. He is currently an Orthopaedic Trainee Supervisor and the Director of Training for Orthopaedic Surgery at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


Shoulder : rotator cuff repair, joint stabilisation and joint replacement.

Knee : ACL reconstruction and partial and total joint replacement.

Hip : joint replacement, gluteal tendon repair, proximal hamstring repair.

Ankle : arthroscopy and stabilisation.

Orthopaedic trauma


Brendan consults in Claremont, Murdoch, Geraldton and Esperance.

Brendan operates privately at Bethesda Hospital, SJOGH Murdoch, and SJOGH Geraldton.

Brendan holds public consultant positions at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Geraldton Regional Hospital and Esperance Hospital.

Brendan provides a visiting orthopaedic service to Geraldton (monthly) and Esperance (biannually).