Dr Shom Bhattacharjee graduated from Monash University in 2001 with specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and the Western Hospital. He has worked overseas in renowned hospitals including St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals and the John Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Shom has diverse rheumatological interests ranging from the management of inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease, and difficult gout with particular procedural expertise in caudal epidural injections used to relieve back pain. Shom has extensive experience in the care of patients with acute and chronic multi-system illnesses, and the peri-operative medical care of surgical patients.
Shom maintains a keen interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, deriving from a long-standing interest in personal fitness. His ongoing pursuits are resistance training and competitive tennis, which he has played at Victoria Pennant level. Shom has advised national-level athletes on training, nutrition, injury management and rehabilitative strategies. As a result, he has developed a holistic approach to his practice of medicine in general and musculoskeletal medicine in particular.
Shom holds consultant physician appointments at the Alfred and Western Hospitals. This involves the teaching of Monash and Melbourne university medical students, for which he has awards for excellence. Shom has also been engaged in the teaching and professional development of postgraduate trainee physicians and anaesthetists.
Shom’s young family relishes every opportunity to keep him firmly grounded and reinforce the important things in life.