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Dr. Carrie Kollias is Deputy Director of Orthopaedics at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and award-winning children’s author. She is a speaker and surgeon health researcher with experience leading national studies investigating wellness in Orthopaedic Surgery trainees and surgeons in both Canada and Australia. Carrie has a track record in leading transformation of workplace cultures and improving physician wellness. She speaks frequently on these topics as an invited speaker, and is a current MBA student with Imperial College London Business School.


She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Alberta, followed by Medical School and Orthopedic training at University of Calgary. She then went on to complete fellowships in Paediatric Orthopedics and combined Adult/Paediatric Limb Reconstruction (Limb Deformity) in Melbourne, Australia through Royal Children’s Hospital and various adult centres, where she acquired expertise in limb lengthening and deformity correction using Taylor Spatial Frame as well as other devices. Carrie is known as an innovator in systems and procedures and was the first surgeon in Canada to perform a leg lengthening using the ‘Precice’ lengthening nail (remote controlled) in 2014.

Dr Kollias is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) as well as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).


Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, she worked as a consultant surgeon in southern Alberta where she built adult Limb Deformity Reconstruction and Paediatric Orthopaedic services from 2012-2018. During that time, she has served as an elected board member for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (provincial medical regulator), and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Regional Advisory Committee. She is known for her public advocacy in healthcare. She returned to Melbourne to join the Orthopedic team at Royal Children’s Hospital in a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon role in early 2019.


Carrie’s main Orthopaedic interests include Paediatric Orthopaedics (Foot & Ankle, child/baby hip/trauma), Limb Deformity Reconstruction. She is the author of children’s book ‘Maria’s Marvelous Bones’ (published 2018, winner of International 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards (1st place in STEM, 1st place in Health), which features her two children.

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In the pursuit of fostering inclusive and diverse workplace cultures, Carrie Kollias stands as a passionate advocate. Her extensive involvement in multiple wellness and diversity initiatives showcases her unwavering commitment to creating positive change within organizations. As one of the initial members of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance in 2019, she continues to drive progress in orthopedic diversity. Additionally, her prior work in countries such as Malawi, Angola, and Ecuador highlights her dedication to orthopaedic outreach in the developing world. Discover more about her impactful journey and insights in the attached video

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