Dr Andrew Kingsford (now retired) had practised for 30 years exclusively as a specialist podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. Completing his primary registration undergraduate studies in 1982, Dr Kingsford established practices in central Melbourne, Elsternwick and Doncaster to provide accessibility to his patients. As an instrument-rated pilot, he also flew himself interstate to southern New South Wales and to northern Tasmania, to provide podiatric surgical services to regional patients. Dr Kingsford had admitting and surgical privileges at hospitals in three Australian States and was a Medical Advisory Committee Board Member with Ramsay Health Care, Malvern Private Hospital and Sir John Monash Private Hospital.

Further study saw Dr Kingsford graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Podiatry from La Trobe University, and a Fellowship in podiatric sports medicine through the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Melbourne University. He completed a post-graduate program in podiatric medicine at the California College of Podiatric Medicine at the University of California. In 1986, Dr Kingsford was accepted as a surgical registrar (admitted into the podiatric surgeon training program) and gained his Fellowship with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons in 1994.

Dr Kingsford was a visiting registrar at the London Foot Hospital, the Pacific Coast Hospital (San Francisco), Doctors Hospital Hyde Park (Chicago) and the Fifth Avenue Hospital (Seattle). He worked and studied as a visiting resident at the prestigious Podiatry Institute at the Northlake Medical Centre in Atlanta, Georgia where he later completed their rearfoot and ankle surgery training program. He has also participated in several medical missions in the Philippines and in Vietnam, primarily for the correction of juvenile club foot deformities. He also completed a course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and participated in biennial update programs.

For thirty years, Dr Kingsford presented scientific papers at many conferences and symposiums throughout Australia and internationally, has lectured at several universities, and has continually worked with researchers investigating various aspects of lower limb and foot health. He was also a long-standing member of the National Panel of Examiners with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.


  • Hallux valgus (bunion) correction
  • Surgical reconstruction of arthritic joints in the foot
  • Correction of toe deformities
  • Neuroma (nerve tumour) removal
  • Correction of instability in the foot and ankle
  • Permanent correction of recurrent ingrowing toenails
  • Permanent removal of corns and calluses
  • Treatment of fractures and bony spurs in the foot and ankle
  • Podiatry Board of Australia

    Former Registered Specialist Podiatric Surgeon

  • Australasian Podiatry Council


  • Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria)


  • Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons


  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine


  • Podiatrists Registration Board of Victoria


  • Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation

    Past-Chairman and Founding Director

  • Medicare Professional Services Review Committee

    Past-Board Member

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

    Professional Standards Panel Member

  • Sports Medicine Australia

    Member and past National Conference Organising Committee member

  • Australasian Podiatry Risk Management Committee


  • LaTrobe University Alumni Association


  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

    International Affiliate

  • Australian Podiatry Association

    Honorary Life Member