MS,DNB,FRCS (Tr&Orth), FRACS
64 Chapman Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
- Paediatric Foot and ankle problems
- Orthopaedic treatment of Cerebral Palsy
- Gait analysis
- Hip dysplasia
- Paediatric trauma- fractures and joint injuries
- Paediatric hip problems
- Lower limb malalignment problems
Abhay Khot is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Paediatric Trauma and management of Neuromuscular Conditions like Cerebral Palsy.
He completed his basic medical training in India, graduating from the University of Pune in 1990. He qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1995, successfully finishing a Masters program in Surgery. During this time, he also worked as a Lecturer in Anatomy and undergraduate teacher.
Abhay trained in the UK from 1996 to 2004 in the higher surgical training program in Orthopaedics in Cambridge. He obtained his Fellowship from College of Surgeons in 2000 and completed his Accreditation as Consultant in 2004.
He moved to Melbourne in 2004 for 12 months to complete a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. In 2006, he was appointed as a consultant at RCH and also at Sunshine Hospital.
At RCH, besides providing general Paediatric Orthopaedic expertise and supporting the trauma service, he developed a special interest in the field of Gait analysis and the Orthopaedic management of Cerebral Palsy.
At Sunshine Hospital, he helped to establish the Paediatric Orthopaedic Service and set up the structure and personnel to deliver essential components of care such as treatment of paediatric fractures, hip dysplasia and CTEV. This helped in providing care locally for an ever-growing population in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
As part of a team supported by the Victorian Government Department of Health, he helped to plan and deliver the training programme for the accreditation of senior Paediatric Physiotherapists.
In 2012, he was successful at the Fellowship exam and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Since 2013, Abhay has been developing his practice in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics with a special interest in Neuromuscular conditions, especially Cerebral Palsy. He provides consultant expertise in this area at RCH, Monash Health and through out reach services in Tasmania. The service aims to deliver comprehensive Orthopaedic management for musculo-skeletal problems through the childhood years. It follows the motto: ‘Childhood is a period of preparation, most of life is an adult venture.’
Abhay has been actively involved in education and research in this area, with many presentations and publications over the years. He has been part of the faculty at the Gait Course, teaching participants about Gait Analysis. With his colleagues at RCH and Monash, he has presented on multiple occasions at Instructional Courses and Symposia, here in Australia and overseas.
He enjoys working and teaching overseas and has been involved with both local medical experts and NGO workers in Vietnam, Cambodia and India. He has led to the development of educational and management programs to improve the quality of care in these hospitals, following the adage: Better to train ten, than to treat a thousand.
Abhay is a dedicated surgeon who strives for the best possible care for the children and families. Passionate about his work and diligent in planning and execution, he offers comprehensive management in complex conditions like Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. Good judgement and communication in the choice of treatment options provides the children and their families with a perspective for the future, to aim to achieve the best possible outcomes.