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Mark is Melbourne born and completed his basic medical
training at Melbourne University. Orthopaedic training was also through the
Victorian training program and was completed in 1990.
After completing his basic orthopaedic training he spent 2
years in the United States obtaining a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic
Surgery. On returning home to Melbourne in 1992 he commenced work at the Royal
Children’s Hospital and the Western Hospital in Footscray. He has now worked at
the Royal Children’s Hospital for over 20 years. He is a senior surgeon at the
Royal Children’s Hospital. He is particularly involved in the management of hip
and knee conditions and the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours. He has
teaching commitments with the registrars, Fellows and medical students that
rotate through the hospital.
Mark has always had a strong interest in sporting injuries.
His work also encompasses knee and hip surgery in adults and children. Most of
this work is performed arthroscopically. He has particular interests in the
management of acute knee injuries including ACL reconstruction, the management
of meniscal injuries and patellar realignment surgery. He has been involved in
the management of difficult hip conditions for 20 years using a combination of
femoral and pelvic osteotomies and more recently hip arthroscopy to improve the
outlook of these hip problems. Mark has joined with several other surgeons to
form a Hip Preservation Group in an effort to manage the more difficult of
these hip conditions. The other major area of Mark’s practice is the management of
bone and soft tissue tumours.
Mark is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association,
the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Association and is a Fellow of the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons.