St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne
In 2009, Prof. Choong was appointed to the Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital. His research focuses on improving outcomes of arthritis surgery, studying the molecular regulation of bone tumours and advanced limb reconstruction.
Prof. Choong heads up the Advanced Limb Reconstruction Research Program which addresses a spectrum of conditions including degeneration, tumour, trauma and infection. His team is at the forefront of exploration into 'futuristic solutions for limb reconstruction that include tissue engineering, live cell 3D printing, guided regeneration, mechano-biology, robotic surgery and bionic limbs.' The team is part of a national industry-university consortium of which Prof. Choong’s team is the only point of clinical translation represented in the consortium.
Prof. Choong also leads an active total joint replacement (TJR) program at St Vincent’s Hospital. To this end, he leads a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence to examine appropriate use of TJR for osteo-arthritis and its associated impacts on resource planning and utilisation.
Prof. Choong is also the Director of Orthopaedics at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.