Dr Michael Finsterwald

Dr Michael Finsterwald


As a way of introduction, I am happily married to my Zimbabwean wife Lee-Ann and have 3 young children Chloé, Dylan and Luke. Together we enjoy water sports, camping and the outdoors.

Training and Experience

I fell in love with the Perth lifestyle while studying at Milner International College in 2005. I grew up near Zürich, Switzerland, where I graduated Medical School in 2011 and then completed my training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery with honours in 2017. After working as a consultant surgeon in Lower Limb Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery we moved to Perth in 2019 to seek new challenges.

Over the subsequent 3 years I undertook extensive Australian subspeciality training. This includes Fellowships in Hip & Knee Replacement (The Joint Studio), the Perth Sports Surgery Fellowship with A/Prof Peter D’Alessandro and colleagues focussing on arthroscopic knee reconstructive and preservation surgery, the Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship with Prof Piers Yates and A/Prof Chris Jones as well as two Trauma Fellowships at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital.

Following this broad Western Australian experience I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Rockingham General Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital and it is a privilege to continue to work alongside my previous mentors – now counting them as close friends and colleagues.

I have achieved Specialist recognition in Australia, and successfully completed the Australian Fellowship Exams. I am an active Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA).

I am fluent in English, German, Swiss German and some French.

Teaching and Research

I am very proud to be actively involved in teaching the next generation of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have published and presented my research locally and internationally through the University of Western Australia and Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Western Australia.

Consulting and Operating

Private: Bethesda Hospital, SJOG Murdoch, Waikiki Private Hospital

Public: Fiona Stanley Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – FRACS (Ortho)
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association – FAOrthA
  • Specialist Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon – FMH (Switzerland)

Special Interests

  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • Sports Knee Surgery (including ACL reconstruction, patellofemoral surgery, cartilage procedures and osteotomies)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

I am a passionate about Orthopaedic Surgery: using the best evidence-based techniques from across the world to improve patient treatment and outcomes and help my patients achieve their goals.

I can be reached through email, [javascript protected email address] or on the Coastal Orthopaedics line, 9230 6333.