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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

Mr James Chiu - Shoulder and Knee Surgery

MBBS FRACS (orth.) F.A.Orth.A. 


Mr James Chiu is a highly qualified and fellowship trained Australian orthopaedic surgeon. He has particular expertise and sub-specialty interests in shoulder and knee surgery. He is multi-lingual and able to converse in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese.


He is a member of the University of Melbourne alumni, having obtained his MBBS in 2001. He subsequently was awarded his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. 

He has further increased his expertise and competency in orthopaedic surgery with international fellowships in North America and France, in the fields of orthopaedic sports medicine reconstruction, upper extremity reconstruction, arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Whilst in North America, he was one of the Team Physicians for the National Hockey League teams, Winnipeg Jets, and the Canadian Football League team, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Providing excellent patient care and surgical outcomes is of the utmost importance to him.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Arthroplasty
    • Sports Reconstruction



  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic surgery for instability
    • Shoulder impingement and calcific tendinopathy
    • Adhesive capsulitis
    • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Shoulder Joint Replacements
    • Computer Navigated Total & Reverse
  • Knee Arthroscopic Reconstruction
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Patellofemoral Joint Instability
  • Patient Specific Knee Replacements
    • Primary & Revision


 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.

Dr Max Esser - Hip and Knee Surgery

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

Prof Minoo Patel - Shoulder Elbow and Hand Surgery



Prof Minoo Patel is a senior orthopaedic surgeon with more than 20 years’ experience. He specialises in Adult and Paediatric Upper Limb surgery (Shoulder, Elbow and Hand surgery), including Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty (joint replacement) and Trauma. He also specialises in Limb reconstruction, a new orthopaedic sub-specialty that deals with Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction surgery in both adults and children.

Prof Patel has appointments at Epworth and Cabrini Health as well as Knox Private Hospital. He has worked at the Monash Medical Centre and Monash Children’s Hospital.

Prof Patel is adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Hon Research Fellow at Melbourne University. Prof Patel is the Chair of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation. He has published over fifty journal articles and book chapters, and has over 250 academic presentations. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, and is on the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. He is Fellowship Director for an AOA accredited upper limb fellowship.

Prof Patel consults at various locations in Melbourne for your patient’s convenience. He sees all patients irrespective of insurance status including Work Cover and TAC patients. All emergencies are seen within 24 hours and referring GPs and physiotherapists have the ability to seek advice over the phone


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: 9429 8084
Fax: 9429 4045