A/Prof Eugene Ek

• Orthopaedic Surgeon
• Upper Extremity Reconstruction Surgery
• Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery
• Call 03 9573 9678

About A/Prof Eugene Ek

A/Prof. Eugene Ek is a fellowship-trained hand, elbow and shoulder surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity.

A/Prof. Eugene Ek is a fellowship-trained shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity. He received his medical degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne and also completed a PhD in bone tumour biology at the University of Melbourne for research in to osteosarcomas. Eugene completed his orthopaedic training through the Australian Orthopaedic Association and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2010.

Dr Ek undertook further subspecialty fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery, including 12 months as an Honorary Hand surgery fellow at St. Vincent’s and Dandenong Hospitals in Melbourne.

He then continued his training overseas, completing a 6 month clinical 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 in Boston, USA.  Both these complementary shoulder fellowships focused on advanced arthroscopic surgery and complex reconstruction of the shoulder.

Dr Ek then went on to the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, where he completed a 12 month fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery.

Dr Ek continues to be active in both teaching and in clinical and biomechanical research. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed research articles and several book chapters. He is a frequent presenter at local, national and international conferences.

He is a co-supervisor of the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group Shoulder/Upper limb Fellowship and the Dandenong Hand Fellowship.

His academic appointments are at the Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne and at Dandenong Hospital, Monash University, where he holds the position of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor.


Eugene is an internationally trained upper extremity reconstructive surgeon specializing in all aspects of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. He has a particular interest in arthroscopic and complex reconstructive surgery of the upper limb.

Areas of Specialty

A/Prof. Eugene Ek specialises in the following areas

Reconstructive and joint replacement surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder

Arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery involving the upper extremity

Management of traumatic bone and soft tissue injuries of the upper extremity

Peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery

Adult and paediatric upper extremity surgery

Research and Teaching

Eugene Ek continues to be active in Teaching and in Clinical and Biomechanical Research 

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Monash University

Co-Director of the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Laboratory (HWBL), O’Brien Institute / St Vincent’s Institute

Contact A/Prof. Eugene Ek 

For all appointments, please call my personal assistants
Wallis Gracie or Olivia Doran on 03 9573 9678

Practice Hours:
9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
(Excluding public holidays)

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group
33 The Avenue
Windsor 3181 Victoria
Australia

Mailing address
P.O. Box 447
Prahran VIC 3181

Tel Number:  (03) 9573 9678

Fax Number: (03) 9573 9688

Our Locations

The Melbourne Orthopaedic Group has several locations including Windsor, Hawthorn, Melbourne and Brighton.