Dr Tony Kostos

Melbourne VIC & Adelaide SA


Dr Tony Kostos is a highly respected Rheumatologist based in Melbourne.  With over 40 years of experience, including specialist training undertaken at Repatriation General Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, Dr Kostos has established himself as a leading figure in the field of rheumatology.

Dr Kosto covers all aspects of general Rheumatology, including the inflammatory arthritides, mechanical joint problems, soft tissue and periarticular problems including occupational injuries and connective tissue diseases.   He holds a specialist interest in musculoskeletal medicine, with a particular emphasis on spinal and peripheral joint problems.

Dr Kosto has had extensive experience in the field of Sports Medicine, being particularly involved with Australian Rules footballers and athletes.  He is also actively involved in research and education to advance the field of rheumatology, publishing numerous papers in reputable medical journals and presenting at national and international conferences. He is also involved in teaching and mentoring young physicians, sharing his knowledge and expertise to shape the next generation of medical professionals.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
  • ACT, SA, TAS & WA Motor Vehicle IME
  • ACT, NSW, NT, TAS & WA Workers’ Compensation IME
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Return to Work South Australia Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • Seafarers
  • Victoria Transport Accidents Commission (TAC)
  • Victoria Transport Accidents Commission Joint Medical Examiner (JME)
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Impairment Assessor (IIA)
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Medical Examiner (IME)

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