Assoc Prof Sam Adie

BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) MSpMed MPH PhD FRACS(Ortho) FAOA

Associate Professor Sam Adie specialises in surgery of the hip and knee, including total hip and knee replacement, and arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery.

He is also an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at St. George Hospital, a Level 1 trauma facility and one of the busiest trauma centres in Australia. Sam also has subspecialist training in foot and ankle surgery.

Sam Adie graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales. He completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. During his demanding clinical training, Sam also completed a Master of Sports Medicine, a Master of Public Health, and a PhD, all at UNSW.

Sam also completed a Master of Sports Medicine in 2009, a Master of Public Health in 2010, and a PhD in 2014, all at UNSW.

Sam then completed further clinical and academic fellowship training at three eminent centres:

  • Hip and knee primary and revision joint replacement
    University of Toronto / St. Michael’s Hospital (Canada)
  • Complex orthopaedic trauma and Oxford Clinical Trials Unit
    University of Oxford / John Radcliffe Hospital (United Kingdom)
  • Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship
    Prince of Wales Hospital

A/Prof Sam Adie

He returned to Sydney in 2017 to join colleagues at the SOTRS practice, with appointments at both public and private hospitals in the St. George and Sutherland area. In recognition of his achievements, Sam was selected as the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Young Ambassador, representing Australia in 2018.

Sam has a clinical interest in:

  • Hip and knee joint replacement surgery
    including computer navigated and less invasive joint replacement
  • Foot and ankle surgery
    including minimally invasive surgery where appropriate
  • Complex orthopaedic trauma surgery
    (of all regions of the body) and deformity correction
In recognition of his research and academic achievement, Sam was appointed as Associate Professor (Conjoint) at the University of New South Wales, one of Australia’s leading universities.

During his demanding clinical training in orthopaedics, Sam also underwent further training in research methods and clinical epidemiology- 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 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals on issues related to his interest- joint replacement, surgical outcomes, and clinical trial methodology. He has received $1.5 million in grant funding and is an investigator on a series of clinical trials in orthopaedics- all aimed at improving the effectiveness of routine patient care. He is also leading a number of systematic reviews related to clinical trial methodology. He is currently supervising research for Masters and PhD students. He is also passionate about teaching junior doctors and trainees and is currently Chair of the “CLEAR” Course, a mandatory evidence-based medicine course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for postgraduate surgical trainees.

Sam and his team strive to provide skilled, evidence-based care with empathy and compassion to his patients. He is always delighted to see how his patients progress through their treatment journey.