Professor Peter Choong AO
Professor Peter Choong has been awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division of The Order of Australia in this year’s 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for distinguished service to orthopaedic medicine, to research and tertiary medical education, and to professional associations.
Professor Peter Choong AO has been fundamental in the ongoing success of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and has been the Sir Hugh Devine Professor and Chair of Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne since 2009. In 2020, Prof Choong was appointed Head, Department of Surgery within the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne.
Prof Choong is the founder of St Vincent's Melbourne Arthroplasty Outcomes (SMART) Registry (1998) and a key driving force behind the establishment of the Advanced Biofabrication Facility (BioFab3D) (2016) and was St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne’s Director of Orthopaedics (1996-2020), Chief Medical Officer (2005-2008) and Program Director of Surgery (1997-2002).
Some of his other titles and achievements include: Assistant Dean, The University of Melbourne, Faculty and Academic Centre Chair (Eastern Hill Campus) 2010- 2012; Chair, University of Melbourne Academic Centre 2010-2012; Founder, Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement (OPUS), 2016