About Eugene Ek
A/Prof. Eugene Ek is a fellowship-trained hand, elbow and shoulder surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.
Dr. Ek grew up in Melbourne, Australia and received his Medical Degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2001. He completed his internship and basic surgical training at St. Vincents Hospital Melbourne, and in 2008, completed a PhD in bone and tumour biology at the University of Melbourne for research into osteosarcomas. Eugene then went on to finish his orthopaedic training in Melbourne through the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2010.
Dr. Ek subsequently spent a further 3 years of subspecialist fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, including 12 months as an Honorary Hand Fellow at St. Vincents Hospital Melbourne and Dandenong Hospital. He then continued his training overseas, completing a 6 month fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital, in Zurich, Switzerland. This was followed by a further 6 month fellowship in shoulder surgery at the Harvard Shoulder Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.
Finally, Dr. Ek went on to work at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, where he completed a 12 month ACGME-accredited fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery. During this fellowship, he was actively involved in the care of professional athletes from several professional sporting teams.
Hospitals practicing at: The Avenue Hospital, Windsor
Glenferrie Private Hospital, Hawthorn Epworth Hospital, Richmond
Areas of Special Interest
Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Sports injuries and acute fractures
of the upper extremity. Peripheral nerve surgery. Joint replacement surgery of shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. Complex upper extremity reconstructive surgery including tendon transfers, ligament reconstructions and fusions.
MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA