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 fellowship training at three eminent centres:
- Hip and knee primary and revision joint replacement and trauma at the University of Toronto / St. Michael’s Hospital (Canada);
- Complex orthopaedic trauma at the University of Oxford / John Radcliffe Hospital (United Kingdom), where he also worked in the Oxford Clinical Trials Unit
- Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital.
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 joint replacement
- Foot and ankle surgery, including minimally invasive surgery where appropriate
- Complex orthopaedic trauma surgery and deformity correction
Sam also has a strong academic interest and is Senior Lecturer (Conjoint) at the University of New South Wales. During his demanding 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 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 a faculty member of “CLEAR”, a mandatory evidence-based medicine course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for postgraduate surgical trainees.