Dr Piper was born in Brisbane and graduated from medical school at the University of Queensland. He then moved to Sydney and completed his residency and orthopaedic training in New South Wales. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Piper is a member of the Royal Australian Navy Medical Specialist Reserve.
During training Dr Piper developed a special interest in shoulder surgery and completed fellowship training in Annecy, France with Dr Laurent Lafosse, one of the world’s renowned shoulder surgeons and pioneer of the Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure, Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement and arthroscopic nerve release around the shoulder. The experience he gained in France is unmatched anywhere in the world, and has allowed him to master new and innovative techniques that he can introduce to Australia. Also, while in France, Dr Piper was an instructor at Dr Lafosse’s advanced shoulder arthroscopy workshops, and continues to instruct and teach Australian and International surgeons in Australia.
Dr Piper is passionate about teaching and training surgeons, and passing on the knowledge he has obtained. He has been appointed an honorary position as a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University, and is extensively involved with the teaching and training of international orthopaedic surgeons enrolled in the Masters of Advanced Surgery at the University. He also trains Australian doctors on the Australian Orthopaedic Training Program.
Dr Piper is also frequently invited to lecture and teach shoulder surgery techniques to orthopaedic surgeons in Australia and internationally. He has been involved in the training of surgeons throughout Australia and South-East Asia, including live surgical demonstrations to upwards of 500 hundred surgeons.