Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mr Ashley Carr
MBBS, FRACS

Special Area of Interest:
Shoulder, Hip and Knee Surgery
 
Ashley Carr was born and educated in Melbourne, completing his medical degree at Monash University in 1997. He undertook orthopaedic specialty training in Victoria and obtained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.

Ashley then spent 12 months at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute in Toronto, Canada, focusing on hip and knee surgery. In 2009 he undertook further training in shoulder surgery at the highly regarded Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. Later that year he was awarded the Orthopaedic and Trauma Care Foundation visiting fellowship in trauma surgery to Hong Kong. While overseas Ashley gained valuable experience in the management of hip and knee conditions, from sporting injuries to primary and revision joint replacement; and in all aspects of shoulder surgery including arthroscopic procedures.

Ashley joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in 2011. He works at the Alfred Hospital as an Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon involved in the immediate and long term management of major trauma patients, and also regularly consults and operates in Gippsland at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Ashley has published journal articles in his subspecialty areas and maintains a keen interest in research and student teaching. He is an assistant editor of the Australian & New Zealand Journal Surgery. He is an adjunct lecturer at Monash University.

Ashley is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Wednesday mornings.  For appointments please phone 9573 9684.
 

Mr David Shepherd
BSc.(Hons), MBBS, FRACS (Ortho), Special Area of Interest: Foot and Ankle Surgery

David Shepherd grew up in country South Australia, and trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Melbourne and Internationally.

He attained his Science degree at the University of Adelaide, completed Honours, and then attained his Medical degree at Flinders University in 2001. He completed his advanced Orthopaedic Training in Victoria with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and was admitted as a Fellow in 2011.

David worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Western Health and Northern Health and then in 2013 undertook 2 years of postgraduate training in the UK and Europe. He undertook a 12 month fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Oxford UK at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, specialising in ankle arthroscopy, ankle and hindfoot arthrodesis, ankle arthroplasty and hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction. Following this he undertook surgical visitations with internationally renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons in Bordeaux, Paris and Barcelona. He then undertook a further 6 month fellowship in Lyon, France, at the Centre Orthopédique Santy, specialising in hip, knee and ankle arthroplasty.

David returned to Melbourne and joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic group in 2015. He has an Orthopaedic Surgeon appointment at Western Health, where he specialises in foot and ankle surgery, and general adult and paediatric orthopaedic trauma. He is actively involved in the training and supervision of orthopaedic trainees.

David has published internationally in his field, and maintains ongoing research projects and clinical teaching.

David is interested in all scopes of Foot and Ankle Surgery, including arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures, ankle and hindfoot fusion surgery, ankle arthroplasty and hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction.

David is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Wednesday afternoons.  Appointments can be arranged by phoning his main rooms on 9573 9679 or Medical Specialists on Collins on 8102 5888.

Mr Matthew Evans
MBBS, FRACS

Special Area of Interest:
Knee & Shoulder Surgery
 
Matthew is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and knee.

Born in Gippsland, Matthew grew up in Melbourne and attained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1992. He subsequently completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Victoria, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002.

In 2003 Matthew and his wife Kate travelled to Boston, Massachusetts where he undertook subspecialty fellowship training in knee surgery. This was followed by a second fellowship in London, England in 2004. This fellowship focussed on the shoulder, both arthroscopic and replacement surgery. Prior to returning to Melbourne to join the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group Matthew undertook a course in advanced Ilizarov frame technique in Italy .

Throughout his career Matthew has maintained an interest in orthopaedic research, and his work has been presented and published both nationally and internationally. Matthew's practice now encompasses all facets of knee and shoulder surgery, with particular interest in shoulder instability syndromes and rotator cuff surgery.

Matthew and Kate enjoy a full and active life with their young son Nicholas and daughters Chloe and Clementine. Interests include tennis, theatre and modern art.

Matthew is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Thursday afternoons.  For appointments please phone 9529 3820.

Mr Tim Schneider
MBBS, FRACS

Special Area of Interest:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
 
Tim Schneider was born in Melbourne. He completed his medical training at Monash University. After working for some time at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre he went on to advanced orthopaedic training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He spent some time as a locum orthopaedic surgeon in country Victoria before travelling to Texas and Italy to complete foreign fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery and Ilizarov external fixation techniques.

He was the Foot and Ankle fellow at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas with a particular interest in ankle arthroplasty, hindfoot reconstruction, diabetic foot disease and forefoot disorders.

He went on to take a position as visiting fellow at Ospdedale di Lecco in Northern Italy. This is an international centre for the study and application of Ilizarov external fixation techniques.

He returned to Melbourne to take up a position as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at Monash Medical Centre and Sandringham Hospital as part of the Bayside and Alfred Health networks. From January 2011 he works exclusively at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in Windsor and Hawthorn

Tim is interested in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery with particular interest and 1st MTP joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, hindfoot reconstruction and forefoot reconstruction. He maintains an interest in Ilizarov techniques.

He has several international publications and is a regular speaker at Foot and Ankle Society meetings

Tim is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Tuesday afternoons.  For appointments please phone 9521 2882.

Mr Justin Wong
MBBS, B.Med.Sci., FRACS (Orth)

Mr Justin Wong completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 1999.  He undertook his orthopaedic training in the Victoria Orthopaedic training programme, winning the Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize for best reseach paper (2007), and gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008.

In 2010, Mr Wong trained in centres in the UK and across Europe for eighteen months, learning advanced techniques in knee surgery.  He gained experience in complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty, surgical procedures for treating knee arthritis in young patients, and reconstructive procedures for ACL and other sports knee injuries.  He also trained extensively in the management of patella dislocations and instability, including the trochleoplasty procedure.

Mr Wong operates at Warringal Private Hospital, Epworth Eastern and Knox Private.  He also has a public hospital appointment at the Northern Hospital as a surgeon and co-ordinator of orthopaedic research. 

You can read more about Mr Wong and his surgical procedures here.

Mr Wong is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins on alternate Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. To arrange an appointment please phone 9882 7753.