Dr Ian Yuen grew up in Sydney on the north shore and studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2002. He chose Orthopaedic surgery for his speciality after an internship and residency at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Yuen was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012. He has subsequently completed numerous prestigious international fellowships in the subspecialty of hand and wrist surgery. Dr Yuen spent six months at the National University Hospital, Singapore studying hand and reconstructive microsurgery with Emeritus Professor Robert Pho and Associate Professor Aymeric Lim. He spent the following seven months at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London to further his expertise in this field. Dr Yuen has also spent time at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India working with Dr Raja Sabapathy and in Hong Kong working with Dr PC Ho, a leading specialist in Wrist Arthroscopy.
Dr Yuen returned to Sydney to set up practice with the Macquarie Hand Unit and participates in regular on call and teaching junior staff at The Sydney Adventist Hospital. Dr Yuen has a particular interest and training in acute and chronic fractures and ligament injuries around the hand/wrist as well as Dupuytren’s disease (both surgical and minimally invasive management with Collagenase). General hand surgery such as carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and hand/wrist trauma also makes up a large part of his work. Dr Yuen is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Hand Surgery Society and the NSW Hand Surgery Association.