Dr Sam Chia
Hip, knee and trauma surgery
MBBS (Sydney), FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA
Dr Chia completed his medical degree at the University Of Sydney in 1999 and was awarded the Sidney B Clipsham Memorial Prize in Operative Surgery. He completed his residency at The Prince Of Wales Hospital and was then selected onto the Sydney Southside Training Scheme of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He gained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008 and then completed three postgraduate fellowships in hip and knee reconstruction. These were administered by Arthritis Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Peninsula Orthopaedic Research Institute (PORI). Dr Chia is committed to maintaining his knowledge at the highest levels and is certified to perform robotic hip and knee surgery.
Dr Chia also has a keen interest in research, with multiple publications in major orthopaedic journals and is a current director of PORI. He also enjoys participating in medical education and has an appointment as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Chia was previously the intern supervisor at Mona Vale Hospital and is heavily involved in registrar teaching at various levels.
Dr Chia is able to provide a service to all residents of the Northern Beaches through participation in the on-call roster and elective lists at Northern Beaches Hospital as well as appointments to various private hospitals in the area.
In his spare time, Dr Chia can be spotted pursuing his young family around local parks and beaches. Once a keen cricketer and rugby player, he now enjoys being an armchair critic of most team sports and is often seen to look longingly at the travel section of the Sydney Morning Herald.