Sam Adie graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 2005. He completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney in 2015 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Sam then completed further clinical and academic training at two eminent centres overseas, with fellowships in lower limb reconstruction and trauma at the University of Toronto / St. Michael’s Hospital (Canada), and in complex orthopaedic trauma at the University of Oxford / John Radcliffe Hospital (United Kingdom). He returned to Sydney in 2017 to commence at the Sydney Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery practice, working at St. George and Sutherland hospitals, and St. George Private Hospital.
Sam also has a strong academic interest. During his clinical training in orthopaedics, Sam also underwent further training in research methods and clinical epidemiology. He completed a Masters in Sports Medicine in 2009, a Masters in Public Health in 2010, and then completed a PhD in 2014. His thesis was titled “iQuEST: Investigating the Quality and Epidemiology of Surgical Trials”, and was awarded scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council, as well as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for this work. He has published over 35 research papers in peer reviewed journals, and has presented widely. He is also passionate about teaching junior doctors and trainees, and is a faculty member of “CLEAR”, a mandatory evidence based medicine course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for postgraduate surgical trainees.