Areas of Expertise

  • Rheumatic Disease
  • Immune System Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and ligaments
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis
  • Back Pain
  • Osteochondral Defects
  • Psoriatic  Arthritis


Dr Hedley Griffiths completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Melbourne University in 1975. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1983 when he commenced practice as a Rheumatologist. Dr Griffiths spent thirty three years as a Visiting Medical Officer, Consultant General Physician and Rheumatologist, at the Geelong Hospital. He has been involved in clinical trial studies since 2008 focusing on diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Dr Griffiths has a long experience doing medicolegal reports for common law, workers’ compensation and medical negligence cases.

Current and Previous Positions

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Private Rheumatology Practice
  • Medical Student Teaching, Geelong Hospital/Deakin University
  • Advisor Board Consultant to Roche, UCB, Novartis, BMS, Janssen, Celgene, Pfizer, and Sanofi
  • Principal Investigator for multiple Clinical Trial Studies at Barwon Rheumatology Service
  • Steering Committee for OPAL QUMI, National Rheumatology Patient Registry
  • Director and Managing Director of the Board, OPAL Rheumatology
  • Visiting Medical Officer – Consultant General Physician and Rheumatologist at Geelong Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Rheumatologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Honorary Secretary to the Federal Australian Rheumatology Association
  • President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Rheumatology Association
  • Member of the Medical Advisory Panel to the Victorian WorkCover Authority


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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