Mr Lu Ton is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon. A graduate of Melbourne University in 1991, he obtained the specialist degree in orthopaedic surgery in 2001, and completed two fellowships in Spine and Joint Recon surgery at the Austin, Melbourne and Sunnybrook Trauma centre, Toronto, Canada in 2002 to 2004. He subsequently took up an appointment as specialist orthopaedic spine surgeon at the Austin and later the Alfred hospitals. Over the last 15 years, Mr Ton has been practising all aspects of complex spinal conditions and surgery: severe trauma, advanced degenerative spinal disease, complex spinal deformity, cancer of the spine, revision spinal surgery and paediatric spinal problems. He is also an expert on minimally invasive spinal surgery. In addition to clinical work, Mr Ton is also a Monash University lecturer and a supervisor of the Victorian Orthopaedic specialist training program. He is also involved in the spinal trauma team at the tertiary and quaternary referral centre at The Alfred Hospital.