Mr Soong Chua


Mr Soong Chua

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Shoulder, Knee and Elbow Surgery

 Subspecialty interests:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Shoulder and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Injuries and Fractures

Mr Soong Chua is a Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow, including robotic joint replacement, rotator cuff repair and reverse total shoulder replacement surgery.

Born and educated in Melbourne, Soong completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. He obtained his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a is a current fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has served as the acting Deputy Director of the Orthopaedic Unit at Austin Health.

International Experience

Soong undertook further subspecialty training internationally in London and Milan, where he helped in the treatment of professional athletes including international cricket, soccer and rugby players.

In London, he completed the prestigious Calvert Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, including an extended period at the world renowned Fortius Clinic.

Soong then moved to Milan to work with Mr Alessandro Castagna (past president of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery) at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas, one of the most highly esteemed orthopaedic units in Italy.

During his time overseas, Soong gained experience in advanced surgical techniques in both arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery.

He has since been invited on multiple trips to the United States and Europe for specific surgical visitations with some of the world’s leading surgeons. Combined with advanced surgical courses, Soong continues to refine his surgical skills and learn the newest techniques and technologies for achieving better patient outcomes.


Since his return to Melbourne, Soong has developed further expertise in joint replacement surgery, including robotic knee replacement, and advanced 3D planning and bone grafting techniques for difficult shoulder replacements and revisions.

He continues to work in the public health system through his appointments as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at both the Austin and Box Hill Hospitals. In these positions, he is heavily involved in teaching of junior staff and students, and has been appointed as an AOA supervisor of training for orthopaedic trainees at the Austin Hospital.

Soong remains committed to the advancement of orthopaedic surgery and has made presentations of his research work at local and international meetings, as well as giving educational talks at AOA sanctioned events. He is also a reviewer for Shoulder & Elbow, a journal devoted to advancement in the diagnosis of shoulder and elbow disorders.

A dedicated family man, Soong is married with two young children. In his downtime, he enjoys golf, cricket and supporting the Hawks.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
Professional Associations
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Asia Pacific Knee
  • Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
  • International Society for Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology
  • Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA)
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Orthopaedic Associates MelbourneOrthopaedic Associates Melbourne 188 Gipps Street, EAST MELBOURNE, VIC, 3002, AustraliaF: +61 3 9419 0800E: soongchua@gmail.comW:
Epworth EkeraU 205 116-118 Thames St, Box Hill North, VIC, 3129, AustraliaP: 9038 5200F: 9038 5209E:
Heidelberg Park Specialist Centre50 Burgundy St, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084, AustraliaP: 90385200F: 90385209E:
OrthoSport Victoria89 Bridge Rd, Richmond, VIC, 3121, AustraliaP: 9038 5200F: 9038 5209E: