Dr Jeevaka 'Jay' Amaranath


Dr Jay Amaranath is a fellowship trained Australian Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in conditions related to the shoulder and elbow, including upper limb trauma.

After obtaining his medical degree in Perth, he pursued a career in orthopaedics by being selected into the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Training programme in Sydney, NSW. He gained extensive experience working and training in multiple major trauma, paediatric and arthroplasty centres, before being awarded a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He has completed subspecialty fellowship training related to the shoulder, elbow and wrist at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group with A/Prof Greg Hoy and A/Prof Eugene Ek in 2020. During the fellowship he gained extensive experience in the treatment of elite sport related injuries of the upper extremity (treating AFL, Cricket Australia and Tennis Australia/International players), shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, along with complex upper limb trauma.

The following year he undertook further subspecialty fellowship training in Europe at the internationally renowned Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. Under the mentorship of one of the pioneers of shoulder surgery Professor Christian Gerber and A/Prof Karl Wieser he gained further experience in advanced techniques involving 3D modelled patient specific shoulder arthroplasty, tendon transfers and complex shoulder arthroscopy.

During this period, he also spent time as a visiting upper limb fellow at Rennes University Hospital in Rennes, France and The Shoulder Unit at Santy Orthopaedic Centre in Lyon, France. Here he observed the latest techniques in shoulder surgery, such as the use of virtual reality technology for total shoulder replacements from two of the leading upper limb surgeons in Europe, Dr Philippe Colin and Dr Lionel Neyton.

Living and working in Europe provided a unique access to a wealth of knowledge, modern techniques and different approaches in upper limb surgery. These allow him to offer his patients a high standard of care and clinical judgement.


Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Trauma
  • Sports
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
Professional Associations
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
Professional Qualifications
  • RACS (Orthopaedics) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • FAOrthA Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • BMedSci (Hons) Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours Class )
  • GradDipClinEd Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education
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