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About East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports

Mr Ash Moaveni

Orthopaedic Surgeon


I specialise in repairing and reconstructing shoulders and upper limbs. I work with you, your doctor, and the allied health professionals supporting you to provide the orthopaedic treatments that most appropriately match your condition, age, lifestyle, and goals.  

Mr Ash Moaveni

Postgraduate, international experience

After qualifying as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008, I was selected to complete three international Fellowships in prestigious teaching hospitals performing high volumes of complex shoulder, elbow, and wrist operations.

Twelve years of intensive clinical practice combined with teaching and research have developed my skills and knowledge in current surgical and non-surgical treatments for damaged upper limbs. 

The East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic (EMOS) approach

Many musculoskeletal injuries and conditions respond well to "conservative" care. If there's a strong possibility we can repair your damaged limb without surgery, that's what I'll recommend. Where surgery is essential, I'll support you every step of the way, from preparing for your procedure to making a solid recovery.

Surgical specialties

I perform arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery on shoulder, elbow, and wrist damage caused by traumatic events, sporting injuries, or degenerative conditions like arthritis.

When I'm not taking care of patients in consults or the operating theatre, you'll find me enjoying time with my family. I'm also a keen mountain biker and scuba diver.  

Qualifications and Accreditations

Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB) University of Auckland, NZ

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) University of Auckland, NZ

Master of Public Health (MPH) Monash University

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA)

Where I consult and operate

I consult and operate at three metropolitan Melbourne hospitals.

Dr Sara Safari

Sports and Musculoskeletal Doctor


I assess and manage musculoskeletal injuries, including spinal, pelvic, upper, and lower limb injuries. I have a special interest in preventing and treating sports injuries.

Dr Sara Safari, Eastern Melbourne Orthopaedics & Sports
Dr Sara Safari

Sports medicine and soft tissue treatment expertise

I'm a sports medicine and musculoskeletal doctor and the AFL Academy Doctor. I'm also a general practitioner. I have fifteen years of international experience in surgical assisting and emergency and critical care medicine. I regularly assist Mr Moaveni and Mr Zhang along with several other Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeons in surgical procedures.

Cortisone-steroid injections

These injections are a non-surgical option for treating joint-related and soft tissue injuries. I provide ultrasound-guided injections for all joints at East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic and in consulting suites at:

  • Knox Private Hospital

  • Mitcham Private Hospital

  • Ringwood East Private Hospital

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections

I also provide Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections at East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic.

When I'm not caring for patients at our practice or on the sidelines at sports matches, you'll find me keeping fit by running and dancing.

Qualifications and Accreditations

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Azad University of Medical Science, Tehran

Master of Sports Medicine, University of Queensland

Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne

Musculoskeletal diagnostic and procedural ultrasonography, Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions

Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Mr Wan Zhang

Orthopaedic Surgeon


I specialise in assessing and managing injuries to upper and lower limbs and promoting maximum mobility and function through arthroscopy, joint replacement and reconstructive surgery.

Dr Wan Zhang
Mr Wan Zhang

Trauma and sports injury expertise

I’ve treated acute trauma patients in both Melbourne's major trauma centres: the Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospital.

I have a special interest in sports injuries, including upper and lower limb soft tissue and bony injuries, having recovered from several of my own.

Lower limb expertise

I’m a practicing orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained lower limb specialist with extensive experience in treating: 

  • Foot and ankle conditions 

  • Hip and knee arthroplasty 

  • Arthroscopic surgery 

  • Traumatic injuries

When I’m not supporting my patients in rehabilitating and reclaiming their active lives, you’ll find me playing badminton or walking my baby in the park. 

Qualifications and Accreditations

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Medical Science (B.Med.Sci) University of Melbourne 
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA)
AMA4 Accredited Assessor for Upper limb, Lower limb, Spine, SIGMD and Scarring

Where I consult and operate

I consult and operate at four metropolitan and regional Melbourne hospitals.


Practice Manager

Kerry has been keeping Melbourne medical practices in impeccable shape for over two decades. She's known Ash since forever, and she's managed East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic since 2018. Kerry is too modest and too busy to write her own profile, so we've done it for her.


Our practice runs like clockwork due to Kerry's legendary organising ability. She's across all things administrative and never misses a beat.

Kerry's empathy and kindness play a big part in making our practice a calm, welcoming environment. Besides being super-efficient, Kerry is lovely to everyone who comes through our door.


Kerry will tell you she's a doer, not a talker, and she probably won't be keen on this profile. But we think it's spot on.


Ash, Sara, Wan, Veronica and Emily


Medical Secretary

Veronica is the smiley, skilful front-of-house face of East Melbourne Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic and the perfect first point of contact for our patients. She's kind, calm, caring, and always goes the extra mile.


Before we snapped her up in 2016, Veronica was front of house in various health sector roles. She's a super experienced medical secretary, and (except for writing this profile), there's nothing our versatile, quiet achieving Veronica can't get sorted.


Veronica is an ace, and while this profile's bound to make her blush a bit, we're not changing a thing.


Ash, Sara, Wan, Kerry and Emily


Medical Secretary

Nicole is our new kid on the block joining our team in 2024. Nicole will be your first point of contact with us, and she is lovely - a genuinely attentive listener who puts everyone at ease.

Nicole has many years of experience in the health sector and is super friendly. 

We will update her profile in a little while once she settles in.

Ash, Sara, Wan, Kerry, and Veronica

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