Shay Zayontz

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association

Shay Zayontz is a Victorian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip and knee surgery. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He completed his medical degree at Monash University in 1990 and underwent Basic Surgical Training at The Alfred Hospital and successfully completed his orthopaedic fellowship in 1999.

In 2000, he was accepted for a subspecialty Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship at Harvard University Medical School, Boston. During this time, he published multiple research papers on knee kinematics and function of knee replacements; his research team published some crucial concepts relating to knee flexion that was critical in the development of high flexion knee designs. He trained under and worked with some of the leading knee and hip surgeons in the world at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham and Women's Hospital.

On his return to Melbourne, he has settled into private practice at Cabrini Health, both in Brighton and Malvern, as well as maintaining a public appointment at Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital.

Outside of work, he is committed to his 4 children - he enjoys watching their sports, including swimming and tennis and coached his sons' junior football teams. He is also studying piano and enjoys music.



Performed over 2000 joint replacements

Orthopaedic Fellowship Harvard Medical School - Hip and Knee Replacement

Private practice at Cabrini Health

VMO at Sandringham Hospital

Orthopaedic Fellowship in Limb Deformity - Lecco, Italy

2001 - 2004
Multiple publications and international presentations regarding knee replacements:

The Adult Knee - major reference book - wrote chapter on high knee flexion after knee replacements



  • MB BS; FRACS (Ortho); Fellow of AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association)


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