Born in Melbourne, Andrew grew up on the Mornington Peninsula before attaining his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1988.
Andrew completed his orthopaedic training locally rotating through Royal Melbourne, Dandenong, Western, St Vincents, Hobart, Royal Children's, Austin and Monash Hospitals.
After being awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Andrew was awarded a fellowship in Melbourne with Simon Bell in shoulder and elbow, knee, sports and joint replacement surgery. Andrew went on to gain further experience in fellowships in these areas in Virginia, USA; Wrightington, UK; Innsbruck. Austria and Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Ilizarov surgery in Lecco, Italy.
During this period and since, Andrew has completed extensive research work published and presented nationally and internationally.
After returning to Australia after 21 months overseas, Andrew has had a public appointment at Frankston Hospital. He represented Peninsula Health on the Victorian Tasmania Regional Training Committee for the Australian Orthopaedic Association for 7 years, 2 years as secretary and 2 years as Chairman of this committee, which is responsible for the training of Orthopaedic Surgeons in these two States. As such, he represented Victoria and Tasmania on the Federal Training Committee.
Areas of Special Interest/Expertise
- Instability - arthroscopic and open, including bone graft (Laterjet) procedures
- Rotator cuff disease - decompression and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder replacements - anatomical and reverse
- Arthroscopic surgery including meniscal repairs
- Cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Knee replacements
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Elbow replacement
- Management of instability