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AOA Accredited Fellowship

Teaching and Mentorship

The Dandenong Hand Fellowship is a 12 month Australian hand surgery clinical fellowship program based at Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne and is affiliated with the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Laboratory (HWBL), O’Brien Institute.


There are currently 6 hand surgeons actively involved in the program, which covers all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, including reconstructive microsurgery, except congenital hand surgery. In addition, further exposure to elbow and shoulder surgery is possible, if desired.


Applications for the next hand fellowship position beginning in August 2026 is currently open and closes on March 31st 2025.


It is expected that prospective fellows participate in both clinical and basic science research

News Update


Congratulations to Avanthi Mandaleson and Eugene Ek for their appointments to the Board of Trustees, Victorian Orthopaedic Foundation (previous known as Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust)


Avanthi Mandaleson is a founding member of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance


The Dandenong Hospital Division of Hand Surgery has been proudly named an IBRA Training Centre. This allows residents and fellows from all around the world to visit the unit and engage and participate in the various clinical and research activities of the department. 


Congratulations to Dr Tanup Prasai, from Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Nepal, as the successful recipient of the Rowan Nicks Scholarship, RACS. He will spend 1 year with the Dandenong Hand Unit.


Congratulations to Mr Oliver Stone (Fellow, 2017-18), for passing the British Diploma in Hand Surgery examination. London, March 2018


Hand surgeon Miss Avanthi Mandaleson is undertaking a Masters degree in surgical education at University of Melbourne to further her passion for surgical teaching


Thank you to VORT for research grant received for project titled "Randomized controlled trial for one vs two screw construct for scaphoid fixation"


Congratulations to Mr Kemble Wang (hon. fellow) for winning best paper award at the 2017 Victorian Hand Surgery Society annual scientific meeting with the paper titled "in-vivo 4D CT analysis of trapeziometacarpal motion"


Congratulations to Dr Simon Chan (Fellow 2012-13) for winning the Linschied-Dobyns award for best wrist research paper at American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting in 2016, Austin, Texas


Thank you to VORT for research grant received for project titled "Midcarpal biomechanics before and after radioscapholunate arthrodesis using a cadaveric wrist motion stimulator"


Ms Avanthi Mandaleson has been awarded the AOA Early Researcher Grant to support her work on the study of biomechanics of scaphoid fixation

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The DDH hand unit is honored to have Dr Scott Wolfe visit from HSS, New York.

 - Oct 2018

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