Tim Schneider was born in Melbourne. He completed his medical training at Monash University. After working for some time at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre he went on to advanced orthopaedic training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He spent some time as a locum orthopaedic surgeon in country Victoria before travelling to Texas and Italy to complete foreign fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery and Ilizarov external fixation techniques.
He was the Foot and Ankle fellow at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas with a particular interest in ankle arthroplasty, hindfoot reconstruction, diabetic foot disease and forefoot disorders.
He went on to take a position as visiting fellow at Ospdedale di Lecco in Northern Italy. This is an international centre for the study and application of Ilizarov external fixation techniques.
He returned to Melbourne to take up a position as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at Monash Medical Centre and Sandringham Hospital as part of the Bayside and Alfred Health networks. From January 2011 he works exclusively at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in Windsor and Hawthorn
Tim is interested in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery with particular interest and 1st MTP joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, hindfoot reconstruction and forefoot reconstruction. He maintains an interest in Ilizarov techniques.
He has several international publications and is a regular speaker at Foot and Ankle Society meetings.