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Jit Balakumar is a highly respected Australia and
internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon. His public hospital
appointments include the Royal Children's Hospital and the Austin
His private hospital appointments include Epworth(Richmond) and
His focus of interest lies mainly in three main joints: hip
arthroscopy, joint preservation surgery in the hip (osteotomies in
children and adolescents, impingement surgery) sports
knee in children and scoliosis surgery in children.
Jit Balakumar graduated school at Trinity Grammar in 1992 and
attended Monash University where he obtained MBBS in 1998. He
completed his residency training at the Alfred Hospital before
completing his orthopaedic training in Victoria. He earned
FRACS(Orth) in Dec 2006.
Subsequently he worked a locum year at the Royal Melbourne and
Royal Children's Hospitals. During this year he also completed a
fellowship in trauma. In 2008 he traveled overseas to Paris, France
where he completed a six month fellowship in sports knee surgery at
Universite Cinq under the guidance of Dr. Michel Bercovy.
Finally in 2008/2009 he was accepted into the accredited Harvard
Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship program at the Children's
Hospital of Boston. There he completed a full-year of hands-on
surgical training with some of the brightest minds and hands in
paediatric orthopaedics. The hospital boasts one of the highest
volume paediatric and young adult centers in the world. He
bene?tted not only from a vast experience but also from
cutting-edge surgery and a large focus on academics as would be
expected from its af?liation with Harvard University.
He was especially able to focus on gaining skills with emerging
techniques in treating varied complex conditions affecting the
paediatric spine, sports and the young adult hip. His skills and
experience bridging paediatric and adult orthopaedics puts
Mr.Balakumar in a unique position to offer advice and treatment
that is carefully thought out and directed across all age
Jit Balakumar looks forward to your referrals and in assisting with
the care of your patients. He is more than happy to be
contacted via pager or phone for advice.