Ravi Savarirayan, MB, BS (Adel.); MD (Melb.); FRACP; ARCPA (Hon.)

  • Group Leader of Skeletal Biology and Disease
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Professor Ravi Savarirayan is a clinical geneticist and Group Leader of Skeletal Biology and Disease at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. He is also Head of Clinical Genetics Services at the Victorian Clinical Genetic Services.

Ravi’s primary clinical and research focus are the inherited disorders of the skeleton causing short stature, arthritis and osteoporosis.

He is the Foundation Director of the Southern Cross Bone Dysplasia Centre and immediate past-President of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS) and was the first Australian to hold this post.

He has won numerous academic awards including the Fulbright Professional Scholarship for Australia that took him to Los Angeles in 1999 for further studies in the field of bone disorders.

He pursued his doctoral studies in the clinical and molecular aspects of these disorders and has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers. He conducts diagnosis and management clinics for patients and their families with these conditions throughout Australasia, and is an invited expert case-manager for the European Skeletal Dysplasia Network.

Professor Savarirayan’s international reputation in the field has been demonstrated by being invited to deliver the opening scientific address at the Combined International Congress of Orthopaedic Associations, held every seven years.


  • Achondroplasia Research & Developments

    Dr. Ravi leads the largest site worldwide of international trials testing a drug on the growth of children with achondroplasia. A few of Dr. Ravi’s current projects include clinical trials of CNP for achondroplasia and skeletal dysplasia natural history studies. In his presentation, Dr. Ravi will go in-depth on what new research and developments surrounding […]