Dr Kalman Piper




Orthopaedics - upper limb

Areas of Interests

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability
  • The arthroscopic latarjet procedure
  • Minimally invasive shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement for massive rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic treatment for nerve conditions of the shoulder
  • Trauma surgery of the shoulder including complex fractures and tendon tears


Macquarie University Clinic, Suite 303, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University 2109


1800 746 853


9113 0608



Other practice locations

Hospital for Specialist Surgery, Suite 1, Level 1, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills 2153

Sydney East Sports Medicine & Orthpaedics, Suite 101, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028

Neutral Bay - opening early 2019


Mater Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, Hospital for Specialist Surgery, East Sydney Private Hospital, Westmead Public Hospital


Dr Piper is passionate about teaching and training surgeons, and passing on the knowledge he has obtained. He has been appointed an honorary position as a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, and is extensively involved with the teaching and training of international orthopaedic surgeons enrolled in the Masters of Advanced Surgery at the University. He also trains Australian doctors on the Australian Orthopaedic Training Program. 

Dr Piper is also frequently invited to lecture and teach shoulder surgery techniques to orthopaedic surgeons in Australia and internationally. He has been involved in the training of surgeons throughout Australia and South-East Asia, including live surgical demonstrations to upwards of 500 hundred surgeons.


Dr Piper has contributed to many research articles in shoulder surgery, and co-authored a book chapter on minimally invasive shoulder replacement surgery, in a prominent orthopaedic textbook, “Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder. 3rd Ed”. Dr Piper’s research articles have been published in peer reviewed international orthopaedic research journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Injury.


Dr Piper was born in Brisbane, and graduated in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Queensland. He completed Orthopaedic training in Sydney, with the Australian Orthopaedic Association and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2009.

Dr Piper was then accepted to undertake training in advance shoulder surgery in France with Dr Laurent Lafosse, a world leader in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. The experience he gained in France is unmatched anywhere in the world, and has allowed Dr Piper to offer new and innovative techniques in Australia. 

Dr Piper frequently attends international orthopaedic meetings and advanced training courses in shoulder surgery. Dr Piper also organises and facilitates annual education events for general practitioners and physiotherapists throughout Sydney and New South Wales. The “Sydney Shoulder Series” is an annual symposium, now in its 7th year, which is attended by approximately 70 physiotherapists. “All About Orthopaedics” and “All About Shoulder and Elbow Surgery” are two events that he has facilitated at the Hospital for Specialist Surgery for the education of local general practitioners.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Piper is a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, and is involved with the training of navy medics in emergency care of orthopaedic injuries and trauma aboard Australian warships and submarines.