Dr Sunny Randhawa grew up in Canberra, where he completed his Higher School Certificate. He was then awarded a seat to study medicine at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, after which he returned to his native Canberra to commence his junior medical career.
On moving to Sydney, Dr Randhawa was selected to participate in the NSW orthopaedic training scheme where he undertook rotations in Newcastle, Gosford and the rural posts of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. In Sydney he worked at Concord, Royal Prince Alfred, Fairfield and Liverpool hospitals. He then completed his orthopaedic trauma training at NSW’s two busiest units, John Hunter Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.
After attaining specialist qualifications and obtaining his FRACS (Orth), Dr Randhawa pursued further fellowship training in complex hip and knee arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma at St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He was then selected for the highly-sought-after hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement fellowship in Melbourne under A/Prof John O’Donnell, President of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy. At this time he mastered the techniques used to manage sports hip conditions such as femoro-acetabular impingement, ligamentum teres and labral tears, gluteal tendinopathy and hip replacement in the younger adult.
Dr Randhawa has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at orthopaedic conferences in Australia and internationally. His research interests include hip arthroscopy in athletes, the long-term outcome of FAI and labral repair surgery, the development of new hip arthroscopic techniques, and hip replacement in the younger adult with arthritis. He is also involved in the selection and training of orthopaedic trainees and preparing them for their exit exams.
Apart from work, Dr Randhawa likes to play tennis, golf and cricket. He revels in travel to locations off the beaten track, and also enjoys writing.
Dr Randhawa consults at Norwest Private Hospital in Bella Vista, Macquarie University Hospital in North Ryde, the San Clinic in Wahroonga, Sydney Orthopaedic Centre in Potts Point and at private rooms in Blacktown.