Melbourne Arm Clinic’s team comprises a wide range of experienced professionals who provide expert upper limb care and orthopaedic trauma treatment. Our specialists can perform joint replacement surgery, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.

Whether it’s upper limb trauma, ligament injuries, sports injuries, trigger finger conditions or broken bones, a professional at Melbourne Arm Clinic can help you restore your health.

Our Surgeons

Devinder Garewal

Mr. Devinder Garewal

MBBS, BMedSci, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA

Mr. Devinder Garewal is an orthopaedic shoulder specialist. Devinder completed his medical qualifications from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. As a fellowship trained shoulder specialist, Mr. Devinder Garewal is experienced in providing personalised and expert care for all shoulder problems.

Matthan Mammen

Mr. Matthan Mammen

MS, FRACS (Orth)

Mr. Matthan Mammen is an internationally qualified orthopaedic surgeon, who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has a wealth of experience treating patients with orthopaedic upper limb injuries and degenerative conditions and has the orthopaedic training to perform elbow surgery.

Our Staff

Kate Palayan
Practice Manager & Clinical Nurse Specialist

Kate Palayan

Kate has been with the Melbourne Arm Clinic since its inception. She is there to assist patients from their initial appointment through to rehabilitation.

Donna Antheunis
Office Manager

Donna Antheunis

The administration staff provide a helpful and positive environment to assist patients on their surgical journey.

Our Anaesthetists

Alistair Ooi

Dr. Alister Ooi

Alister completed his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery and Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne graduating with honours in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). An experienced shoulder anaesthetist who also completed an overseas fellowship in Canada.

Andrew Middleton

Dr. Andrew Middleton

Andrew is a specialist anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA).
He obtained his medical degree from The University of Melbourne in 1998 and subsequently completed his specialty anaesthesia training in 2009 through St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, The Mercy Hospital for Women and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Gurdeesh Kaur

Dr. Gurdeesh Kaur

Gurdeesh graduated with honours in Medicine at Monash University in 2005 and completed her anaesthetic training at St Vincent’s hospital. Training at St Vincent’s Hospital is heavily focused in regional anaesthesia, and as such Gurdeesh grew to appreciate the complexities and benefits of regional anaesthesia in mainstream anaesthetic practice.

Jeremy Wong

Dr. Jeremy Wong

Jeremy completed his medical training in Melbourne and completed his anaesthesia qualifications from St Vincent's Hospital where he is involved with the training of future anaesthetists.
Jeremy maintains a wide and varied anaesthesia practise. He is particularly interested in effective strategies for treating post-operative pain with nerve blocks. Jeremy’s practise includes a large number of orthopaedic and neurosurgical operations.

Our Assistants

Simon Liubinas
Surgical Assistant

Dr. Simon Liubinas

Simon graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2006 and worked for a number of years undergoing surgical training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Alfred Hospital (Melbourne) and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney). He was awarded his PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2012. Simon continues to assist in complex orthopaedic and neurosurgical surgery at various Melbourne Hospitals.

Jonathon Raw
Surgical Assistant

Dr. Jonathon Raw

Jonathon attained his medical degree in 2011, he has a strong foundation in medical and surgical specialties with a specific interest in orthopaedics. He strives for excellence in patient care and a positive health outcome. He enjoys playing sport, travelling and good food.

Tracy Shang
Surgical Assistant

Dr. Tracy Shang

Tracy is a GP with a sports medicine interest who completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Monash University (2005), Diploma in Child Health (2009), and Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)(2010). As a co-director of Australian Sports Doctors, she enjoys managing musculoskeletal, sports and degenerative joint conditions across all ages and abilities. Tracy is a surgical assistant at Warringal, examiner for the RACGP, and enjoys presenting at courses for the GP college and Sports Medicine Australia.

James Taylor
Surgical Assistant

Dr. James Taylor

James is a GP with sports medicine interest who enjoys helping people to regain their ability to participate in an active lifestyle. He is a founding co-director of Australian Sports Doctors, completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Melbourne University (1996), Bachelor of Laws (2001), and Fellowship with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)(2008). James is a Quality and Assurance Examiner for the RACGP and a surgical assistant to surgeons associated with Australian Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic (AOSM) at Warringal Private Hospital, and presenter for Sports Medicine Australia.

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