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Professor Peter Choong

Professor Peter Choong – MBBS MD FRACS FAORTHA.

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Ms Claudia Di Bella

Ms Claudia Di Bella – MBBS PHD FRACS.

Professor Peter Choong

Professor Choong is currently:

  • Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery
  • Head of Department of Surgery University of Melbourne at St. Vincent’s hospital Melbourne
  • The Professor/Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • The Professor/Director of Orthopaedics at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Chair of the combined Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour service at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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Professor Choong specialises in:

  • The management and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours
  • Hip replacement surgery and;
  • Knee replacement surgery

for the management of arthritis and complex deformities involving the hip and knee.

Another major area of interest is in limb sparing surgery, where tumours are excised in their entirety while preserving the function of the limb through sophisticated, biologic and prosthetic reconstructions.

Professor Peter Choong

Professor Peter Choong

Training

Professor Choong undertook advanced orthopaedic training at the Musculoskeletal Tumour Centre, University Hospital in Lund, Sweden and also at the Department of Orthopaedics, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA.

Professor Choong has a strong background in research and teaching through the University Of Melbourne Department Of Surgery at St. Vincent’s, and is recognised internationally for this role in the Orthopaedic profession.

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Professor Choong’s current professional positions include:

  • Member, Board of the Asia-Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society
  • Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery
  • Head of Department of Surgery University of Melbourne at St. Vincent’s hospital Melbourne.

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Professor Choong’s past professional positions include:

  • Member, Board of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Federal Director of Training of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Chairman of the Board of Orthopaedics, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member, Board of the International Society of Limb Sparing Surgery.

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Proud member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association.

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