Prof. Peter Choong is the Sir Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery, and Head of Department of Surgery University of Melbourne at St. Vincent’s hospital Melbourne. Peter is also the Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Peter is the immediate past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Peter has served continuously on a committee or Board of the AOA since 1996 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. At St. Vincent’s Peter has also been the Programme Director of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer.
Prof. Choong’s research which has been supported by recurrent grant funding (NHMRC, ARC, RACS, AOA, Cancer Australia) focuses on 3 areas, that underpin his clinical programmes, namely improving outcomes of arthritis surgery, studying the treatment of bone tumours and advanced limb reconstruction. Prof Choong is widely published with over 290 peer-reviewed articles (H score 44) in these areas. Prof. Choong is a Section Editor (Orthopaedics) for Australian new Zealand Journal of Surgery, Editor-in-Chief (Orthopaedics) for Frontiers in Surgery and Associate Editor Journal Bone & Joint Surgery Essential Surgical Techniqiues.
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.
2008: John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship
2003: Ivins Visiting Professor Mayo Clinic
2014: Coventry Visiting Professor Mayo Clinic
2007: Paul Harris Fellow
2015: Melbourne Award
2015: CSIRO Award
2015: St. Vincent's Health Australia Award
2015: AOA Research Excellence Award
2005: AOA Leadership Award
2005: Sam Scaccia Fellowship