In 2019, he was selected as the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) Travelling Fellow to the Korean Arthroscopy Society (KAS). And in 2020, he was awarded the prestigious ABC Travelling Fellowship to the USA and Canada, representing the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).
Dr Ek continues to be active in both teaching and in clinical and biomechanical research. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and multiple book chapters and continues to present frequently at local, national and international conferences.
He is a co-supervisor of the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group Shoulder/Upper limb Fellowship and also the Dandenong Hand Fellowship programs, which trains surgeons from around Australia and all over the world.
Most recently, he graduated from a 12 month postgraduate Surgical Leadership Program (SLP18-19) at Harvard Medical School, Boston.
His current 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.