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Orthopaedic Surgeon: Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Specialist

Subspecialty interests:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Shoulder and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Injuries

Mr Soong Chua is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, as well as joint replacement surgery, including robotic surgery.

Born and educated in Melbourne, Soong completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne in 2001. He obtained his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012.

Soong undertook further subspecialty training internationally in London and Milan. In London, he completed the prestigious Calvert Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. He was invited to extend his stay for a further period of training at the world renowned Fortius Clinic.

Soong then moved to Milan to work with Mr Alessandro Castagna, past president of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas, one of the most highly esteemed orthopaedic units in Italy.

During his time overseas, Soong gained experience in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, joint replacement surgery including reverse shoulder replacement, rotator cuff surgery, shoulder stabilisation surgery and elbow surgery.

Since his return to Melbourne, he has developed further expertise in joint replacement surgery, including the use of 3D planning and advanced bone grafting techniques for shoulder replacement, and computer navigation and robotic surgery for knee replacement.

Soong remains committed to the advancement of orthopaedic surgery and has made educational and research presentations at local and international meetings.

He continues to work in the public system through his appointments as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at both the Austin and Box Hill Hospitals, and has been appointed as an AOA supervisor of training for orthopaedic trainees, at the Austin Hospital.

Common Procedures:

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy – Rotator Cuff Repair, Stabilisation, Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement including Reverse TSR
  • Knee Arthroscopy – Meniscus surgery, ACL reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement – Computer Navigated and Robotic
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Fracture Fixation

Professional Memberships

Consulting Locations

Operating Locations

  • St Vincent’s Private (Mercy), East Melbourne
  • Epworth Eastern Hospital, Box Hill
  • Glenferrie Private Hospital, Hawthorn
  • Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg
  • St Vincent’s Private (Vimy House), Kew

Current Appointments (Public Hospitals)

For further information, please visit www.soongchua.com


We provide care for patients across Melbourne