Leo Donnan • Principal

I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery obtaining my Fellowship from the College of Surgeons in 1994. During the following two years I undertook basic research into the regulation of bone formation at the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research before accepting a Senior Lecturer position at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK.

In this post I led the Limb Reconstruction Service and developed an interest in medical education producing a complete syllabus of video-based teaching material for education of medical students and surgical trainees in paediatric orthopaedics.

I continued advanced training in paediatrics and limb reconstruction at the Russian Scientific Institute in Kurgan Siberia and a various European Institutes. During this time I published on techniques in reconstructive surgery and in particular that related to fully implantable intramedullary lengthening devices and deformity correction.

On return to Melbourne I was appointed to a consultant position at the Royal Children’s, St Vincent’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals and became Director of Orthopaedics at The Royal Children’s Hospital in 2004.

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