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Carrie Kollias - Biography

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    Dr Carrie Kollias MD FRCSC FRACS 

    Deputy Director of Orthopaedics

    Dr. Kollias is a Canadian Orthopaedic Surgeon who completed her undergraduate degree at University of Alberta, followed by Medical School and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at University of Calgary. 

    She then went on to complete fellowships in Paediatric Orthopaedics and combined Adult/Paediatric Limb Reconstruction (Limb Deformity) in Melbourne, Australia through Royal Children’s Hospital.

    Carrie then worked as a consultant surgeon in Alberta from 2012-2018 and served paediatric orthopaedic, adult trauma and limb deformity reconstruction patients. Dr. Kollias was the first surgeon in Canada to gain Health Canada approval and perform leg lengthening using the ‘Precice’ lengthening nail (remote controlled) in 2014. She has served as a council member for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (provincial medical regulator), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Regional Advisory Committee, and is active in healthcare advocacy. She joined the Orthopaedic consultant team at Royal Children’s Hospital in 2019. She currently serves as Deputy Director of Orthopaedics.

    Dr. Kollias is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and she has been involved in Orthopaedic outreach in the developing world with prior work in Malawi, Angola, and Ecuador. She is passionate about effective communication – at the individual patient level as well as within medical organisations and to the public. Current non-clinical research interests involve orthopaedic surgeon wellness partnerships with Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Australian Orthopaedic Association and University of Toronto. She is the author of award-winning children’s book Maria’s Marvelous Bones (published 2018). Carrie enjoys seeing the world and spending time with her two children and very patient husband.