Professor Phong Tran

Professor Phong Tran

MBBS (hons) FRACS (orth) FAOrthoA

Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder

  • Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western Health
  • Adjunct Professor at Victoria University
  • Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University
  • Associate Professor at University of Melbourne
  • Program Director at the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science

Phong completed his undergraduate training at Monash University in 1999 and completed his training in orthopaedic surgery in 2007. In 2009, he undertook specialist fellowship training at orthopaedic centres in Germany specialising in sports injury, shoulder and arthroscopic surgery. During 2010 he continued his fellowship training with Professor John O’Donnell specialising in hip arthroscopy and muscle-sparing anterior hip replacement.

Phong is the Head of Orthopaedic Unit at Western Health and is dedicated to providing excellence in care in both public and private hospitals, and has been the recipient of a number of awards including:

  • 2001 Neurosurgery Prize (RACS), 2002 Bennett Research Prize (RACS), 2002 Best Paper – Southern Trauma Symposium, and the 2007 Registrar Prize (AORA). In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded the Western Health Innovation Award. In 2011, he was also awarded the SACS Victorian Leadership Award and was highly commended at the Victorian Health Awards.
  • In 2012, Phong was awarded the Western Health Excellence Award and Silver in the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
  • In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious American British Canadian Travelling Fellowship.

Phong is a Honarary Clinical Associate Professor at Melbourne University and a Program Director of the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS). He is an adjunct professor at both Victoria University and Swinburne University. In 2015, he received the award for Services to Orthopaedic Education from the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

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