Dr Hedley Griffiths



Area: Rheumatology

Dr Hedley Griffiths has been a medical practitioner for 40 years with over 25 years as a specialist in both private and public practice as a Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician. Dr Griffith is a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at the Barwon Rheumatology Service. 

Dr Griffiths has provided medical reports for workplace insurance matters and legal proceedings (personal injury and professional negligence) and is a qualified independent medical examiner for WorkSafe Victoria. Dr Griffiths is trained in the AMA guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. 

Qualifications and Fellowships 

  • MB BS 1975 
  • FRACP 1983 (General Medicine and Rheumatology) 
  • Fellow of the Australian Rheumatology Association 1983 

Current Positions

  • General Physician and Specialist Rheumatologist Barwon Rheumatology 
  • Visiting Rheumatologist University Hospital Geelong 
  • Visiting Rheumatologist to St John of God Hospital Geelong 
  • Advisory Board Member: Sanofi, Pfizer, Roche, UCB, Janssen, Novartis, BMS, AbbVie 
  • Chair and managing director of OPAL Rheumatology Australia. 

Previous Positions 

  • Visiting Rheumatologist Royal Melbourne Hospital,  
  • Lecturer Deakin University Medical School. 

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Musculoskeletal pain extensive expertise in interpreting and managing musculoskeletal pain from arthritis, physical trauma, psychological trauma and autoimmune causes.  

Spine pain chronic back and neck pain from mechanical trauma, inflammatory diseases and post operative pain. 

Fibromyalgia, regional pain syndrome and other pain syndromes, both organic and non-organic.  

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