About Dr Brian Loh


Brian Loh spent his childhood in Kuala Lumpur and finished school in Melbourne, prior to commencing at Ormond College in the University of Melbourne.

He entered Medicine, but also completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science which culminated in a thesis on the effect of IGFBP-3 in epidermal homeostasis whilst at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). After completing his medical degrees, Brian worked as a resident medical officer at Monash Health and in a number of country hospitals, including Traralgon and Mildura.

Brian began his Orthopaedic Surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA - Vic) in 2010, completing it in 2015. After being accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA), Brian completed a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics through the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Canada, as well as a fellowship in Adult Hip surgery at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), Scotland.   

These fellowships consolidated Brian’s skills in managing the spectrum of Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions including: Hip Conditions in Kids, Sports Medicine for Kids, Paediatric Foot and Ankle & Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsies along with Complex Adult Hip Arthroplasty.

This dual interest in Paediatric and Adult Orthopaedics gives Brian terrific insight into the management of many hip afflictions and he can offer assistance to the very youngest patient and their families all the way through to the oldest members of our community.

First published in 2005, Brian continues to pursue his research and academic interests whilst also actively participating in Registrar training in the Victorian AOA training programme. He has Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne and Monash Health.

Brian can also be reached through his rooms at St Vincent’s Kids, East Melbourne.



University of Melbourne

2003: Bachelor of BioMedical Science (BMedSci)

2005: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

2008: Post Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy (PGradDipAnat)

Monash University

2006: Postgraduate Course in Clinical Anatomy

Surgical Training

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2015: Fellow (FRACS)

Australian Orthopaedic Association

2015: Fellow (FAOrthA)

University of Toronto

2016: Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, SickKids Toronto

University of Edinburgh

2016/17: Arthroplasty Fellow, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Academic Publications

Proximal versus Distal Screw Placement for Biceps Tenodesis: A Biomechanical Study

DeVilliers DJ, Loh BW, Tacey M, Keith P Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2016;24(2):258-61

Femoroacetabular Impingement Osteoplasty: Is any resected amount safe?

Loh BW, Stokes C, Miller B, Page R Bone Joint J 2015; 97-B:1214-19

Congenital Bipartite Lunate presenting as a misdiagnosed lunate fracture: a case report

Loh BW, Harvey J, Ek EJ Med Case Reports 2011; 5: 102

Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein - 3 (IGFBP-3) localizes to and modulates proliferative epidermal keratinocytes invivo

Edmondson SR, Thumiger SP, Kaur P, Loh BW, Koelmeyer R, Li A, Silha JV, Murphy LJ, Wraight CJ, Werther GA Br J Dermatology 2005 Feb; 152(2): 225-30

Femoroacetabular Impingement Osteoplasty: How much resection is safe?

Loh BW, Loh IW, Page RSePoster # 606 - 2013 ISAKOS Biennial Congress, Toronto, Canada

Academic Presentations

Paediatric Pelvic Osteotomies.

South East Scotland Orthopaedic Education, University of Edinburgh Nov 2016

The Hip: Lines & Angles.

South East Scotland Orthopaedic Education, University of Edinburgh Nov 2016

Surgeons: Managing your social media presence. Avoiding the epic fail.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Combined ASM 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Rural Surgical Training: the trainee viewpoint.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Victorian ASM 2013, Creswick, Ballarat

Treatment and Clinical Outcomes of Deep PJI at Dandenong Hospital.

Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Vic Branch Meeting 2009

Leg Length Discrepancy after Computer Navigated THR: Does it improve results?

Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Vic Branch Meeting 2009

Keratinocyte Biology: A perceived role for IGFBP-3.

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Grand Round, RCH 2003