Specialising in Foot, Ankle and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Visiting Medical Officer at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
About Dr. Kent
Dr Kent is an orthopaedic surgeon operating in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Dr Kent regularly takes complex foot & ankle referrals from all over New South Wales and works routinely with high-level sporting teams such as the Newcastle Knights. He is locally & internationally trained, specialising in surgery of the foot & ankle and orthopaedic trauma. Dr Kent completed his orthopaedic training in Newcastle, from 2014-2018 via the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Training Scheme. He subsequently attained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics) in 2019.
Following completion of his training, Dr Kent undertook a foot & ankle fellowship at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, QLD under the tutelage of Dr Ben Forster & Dr Michael Lutz. Dr Forster is well known nationally for his surgical expertise in managing sports injuries of the foot & ankle, including elite athletes of professional sports teams such as the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, Queensland Reds, and North Queensland Cowboys. Dr Lutz has published extensively in the field of syndesmotic injuries.
Following his time in Brisbane, Dr Kent travelled to work at the internationally regarded St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. St Michael's hospital is a Level I trauma cente and located in the 2nd biggest city in North America. Here Dr Kent undertook a trauma, arthroplasty & lower limb reconstruction fellowship. In addition, he had the opportunity & privelige to work with Dr Tim Daniels, regarded as one of the top foot & ankle surgeons in North America, and an expert in total ankle replacement. Dr Kent is a reviewer of journal articles for both the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Foot & Ankle Specialist journals.
He has now returned to the Hunter, and looks forward to servicing the foot, ankle, and orthopaedic trauma needs of the region.