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.