Dr Andrew Kingsford practices 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 flies himself interstate to southern New South Wales, and previously to northern Tasmania, to provide podiatric surgical services to regional patients. Dr Kingsford currently has admitting and surgical privileges at four hospitals and is a Medical Advisory Committee Board Member with Ramsay Health Care.
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 participates in biennial update programs.
For over thirty years, Dr Kingsford has 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 is also a long-standing member of the National Panel of Examiners with the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.