Professor Ravi Savarirayan

Professor Ravi Savarirayan

Bid wins:
1st Asia Pacific Bone Disorders Symposium
23-24 September 2016

About:
Professor Ravi Savarirayan is a clinical geneticist and Head of Clinical Genetics Services at the VCGS. His primary clinical and research focus are the inherited disorders of the skeleton causing short stature, arthritis and osteoporosis. He is the Foundation Director of the Southern Cross Bone Dysplasia Centre and immediate past-President of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS), being the first Australian to hold this post. He has won numerous awards including the Fulbright Professional Scholarship for Australia that took him to Los Angeles in 1999 for further studies in the field. He pursued his doctoral studies in the clinical and molecular aspects of these disorders and has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers. He conducts clinics for patients and their families with these conditions throughout Australasia, and is an invited expert case manager for the European Skeletal Dysplasia Network. Professor Savarirayan's international reputation in the field is evidenced by being invited to deliver the opening scientific address at the Combined International Congress of Orthopaedic Associations, held every seven years.

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