Professor Peter Choong

Professor Peter Choong


Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery; Head, Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital
University of Melbourne
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Peter Choong is an internationally recognised orthopaedic surgeon and leader in musculoskeletal research who is engaged in clinical and basic science research that covers the fields of musculoskeletal tumours, joint replacement and advanced limb reconstruction. Peter is widely published with over 260 peer-reviewed articles (H score 37) in these areas and is a recipient of recurrent NHMRC, ARC and other grant support for his work. He has been awarded the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship (2008) which is the most prestigious research award made by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to a Fellow who in the opinion of the College Council, is making an outstanding contribution to the advancement of surgery, or to fundamental scientific research in the field. Peter has also been awarded the Ivins Visiting Professorship (2003) and the Coventry Visiting Professorship (2014) from the Mayo Clinic. These represent the two most prestigious awards in Orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic. Peter has served continuously on a committee or Board of the AOA since 1996 (President 2013-14) and has held the roles of Chair of the Victorian Board of Studies, Chair of the Federal Training Committee, Scientific Secretary, RACS Chair of The Board of Orthopaedics, RACS Chair of the Victorian State Committee and Chair of the Victorian Orthopaedic Trust Scientific Advisory Group. Peter has also been programme director of surgery and Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

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