Mr John A Rophael was educated at Ivanhoe Grammar School. He completed his secondary studies at the age of 16 and was Dux of his school. In addition he was awarded three Victorian Premier’s Awards (including one for being one of the top 10 students in the state), The Sutherland Award (Australian Institute of Physics), and The Australian Studentship Prize.
He graduated MBBS (Hons.) from The University of Melbourne 1999. In 2002 he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (The University of Melbourne /Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).
He took some time during his surgical training to conduct research at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery in the fields of tissue engineering and neo-angiogenesis. This led to a number of publications and a patent. This research was supported by a number of scholarships including a prestigious scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC).
Mr J Rophael underwent training in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Following which he completed his Vascular Surgery sub specialty training at The Austin, Royal North Shore, Liverpool and The Alfred Hospitals.
With a special interest in regional patient care, on the completion of his training, Mr J Rophael set up practice in Albury Wodonga and Wagga Wagga, essentially becoming a sole practitioner covering roughly 400,000 people in the catchments and surrounding areas.
Mr J Rophael set up Albury’s first endovascular service and has performed many complex interventions there including endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. He was also instrumental in establishing the first regional complex wound and ulcer multidisciplinary clinic and set up the region’s first endovenous laser treatment service.
He continues to practice in Albury and has also commenced consulting and operating in Bendigo. This is in addition to his busy practice in Melbourne.
Mr Rophael prefers to utilise minimally invasive endovascular treatment options where possible for arterial disorders, however he also performs traditional surgical and hybrid procedures where more appropriate.
Mr Rophael performs endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy at Victorian Vascular Clinic, which is equipped with brand new, cutting edge technology. These outpatient procedures are also performed in Albury Wodonga and in Bendigo.
He operates at Warringal Private Hospital, Linacre Private Hospital in Hampton, Albury Wodonga Private Hospital and at St John of God Bendigo.
Mr J Rophael is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery. He is also the author of many notable medical publications and presentations.