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McCrae Specialist Centre

691-695 Point Nepean Rd,

McCrae, VIC, 3938

(Corner of Bartels St)

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Orthopaedic Surgeon- Hip & Knee 

Dr Max Esser

Associate Professor


FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed Orth, FRACS (Orth), FS Orth A



Max is an orthopaedic surgeon with a mixed practice of musculoskeletal disorders. He has a particular interest in hip and knee conditions, fracture management, total hip and total knee replacements and knee arthroscopy. He is on the staff at The Alfred Orthopaedics department, (adjunct assoc. professor).



Medical School

Melbourne University Entered 1968 Graduated 1974


Clinical School

Royal Melbourne Hospital


Post Graduate Qualifications

  • 1981 F.R.C.S. Ed.
  • 1984 F.R.C.S. Ed. ORTH
  • 1985 F.R.A.C.S. (ORTH)
  • 1991 F.A.Orth.A

Medical Registration

  1. Medical Board of Victoria (FULL)
  2. General Medical Council of the U.K. (FULL)
  3. Medical Council of the Republic of Ireland (FULL)
  4. California State ( U.S.A. ) Licence (LIMITED)

Professional Organisations Memberships (Past & Present)

  1. Fellow Royal College of Surgeons ( Edinburgh )
  2. Overseas Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
  3. Member Royal Society of Medicine ( London )
  4. Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  5. Old Oswestrians Society, Oswestry , U.K.
  6. Alfred Hospital and Residents Graduate Society, Melbourne
  7. Box Hill Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  8. Australian Medical Association
  9. Member Victorian Road Trauma Committee R.A.C.S.
  10. Member Low Friction Society , U.K.
  11. Member of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  12. Paul Lipscomb Society , California , U.S.A.
  13. Member International Association of Arthroscopy
  14. Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association
  15. A.O. International Alumni
  16. Australian-American Orthopaedic Association
  17. International Society for Ski Safety and Ski Trauma
  18. Member Medical Indemnity Protection Society
  19. Member Australian Association of Surgeons
  20. Member Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  21. Member Musculo-Skeletal Trauma Association
  22. Irish Orthopaedic Association, Corresponding Member.
  23. Secretary Australian Ilizarov Users Group
  24. Member State Trauma Committee
  25. Supervisor of Advanced Surgical Training (Orthopaedic Surgery) Alfred Hospital

Post-Graduate Examination

V.Q.E (For practice in the U.S.A)


Post-Graduate Scholarship

A.O. fellowship, with Professor Ganz, Berne , Switzerland , February-April 1986.


Current Appointments

  • Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Masada Hospital, Melbourne Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Director Of Advanced Orthopaedic Surgical Training At Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Australia.
  • Member Of Victorian Training Committee (Orthopaedic Surgery), Royal Australian College Of Surgeons Racs.
  • Monash University, Department Of Surgery Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Senior Lecturer At Monash University Department Of Surgery
  • Monash University, Department Of Surgery Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne. Honorary Senior Lecturer

Monash Medical School Appointments

  1. Honorary Lecturer - Orthopaedic Surgery 
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
  2. Tutorials and Lecturer to Monash 
    Medical Students
  3. Examiner Final Year Monash University 
    Medical Students
  4. Examiner Fifth Year Monash University 
    Medical Students

Editorial Appointments

Journal of Injury, Editorial Referee


For appointments, please contact Central booking office and if you would like to be seen at McCrae, please advise the office that the appointment be booked for McCrae Specialist Centre.

Phone: 9509 5711