The department of orthopaedic surgery at Western Health is one of the busiest orthopaedic departments in Victoria. Over 3000 orthopaedic operations are performed per year and 24000 clinic appointments. Our range of services include both elective and trauma, in adult and paediatric surgery. Our research is clinically focused, and aims at improving the outcome of our patients.

Mr Phong Tran
Program Director
Mr Phong Tran completed his undergraduate training at Monash University in 1999 and completed his training in orthopaedic surgery in 2007. Mr Tran has completed further specialist fellowship training at orthopaedic centres in Germany and Australia specialising in arthroscopic surgery to the hip, knee and surgery, as well as arthroplasty to the hip.
Mr Tran is the Head of Orthopaedic Unit at Western Health and is dedicated to providing excellence in care in both public and private hospitals. His research interests are adult trauma and elective orthopaedic conditions.
Mr Tran is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and International Hip Arthroscopy Association.
He has been awarded the following:
  • 2001 Neurosurgery Prize (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
  • 2002 Bennett Research Prize (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
  • 2002 Best Paper – Southern Trauma Symposium
  • 2007 Registrar Prize (Australian Orthopaedic Registrar Association)
  • 2010 and 2011 Western Health Innovation Award
  • 2011 SACS Victorian Leadership Award and was Highly commended at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards
  • 2012 Western Health Excellence Award and Silver in the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards
  • 2014 American British Canadian Travelling Fellowship
  • 2015 Services to Orthopaedic Education (Australian Orthopaedic Association)
Clinical research in shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle and paediatric orthopaedic conditions.
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