Speciality

Subspeciality

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Interest

About

Jit Balakumar is a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon with a expertise in lower limb surgery, namely, joint preservation surgeries of the hip (hip arthroscopy, osteotomies and impingement surgery) and joint replacement.

After he completed a fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Mr Balakumar completed a diploma and fellowship of Knee Surgery in Paris V University in Paris, France.

In 2008 he was recognised for his talents and was accepted into the very competitive and highly sought after paediatric surgery fellowship at Harvard's Children's Hospital Boston. There, Mr Balakumar completed a full-year of hands-on surgical training in Orthopaedic Surgery. He honed his skills with emerging techniques in joint preservation surgeries across the paediatric, adolescent and adult populations.

His unique understanding of Orthopaedic Surgery across all age groups makes Mr Balakumar versatile in treating these conditions being able to offer both joint preservation and replacement options. He has a number of publications in peer review orthopaedic literature and also teaches orthopaedic surgeons, trainees and medical students.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

33 The Avenue
Windsor VIC 3181

Consulting Location

64 Chapman Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Qualifications

  • 2008/9 - Paediatric Surgery Fellowship, Childrens Hospital Boston, Harvard University
  • 2009 - Observership at Stedman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic- Vail/Colorado/USA
  • 2008 - Sports Knee Surgery Fellowship, Universite Cinq, Paris, France
  • 2006/7 - Trauma Fellowship, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (APOS)