Dr. Carrie Kollias is a Canadian Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Limb Deformity. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Alberta, followed by Medical School and Orthopedic Residency at University of Calgary. She then went on to complete fellowships in Paediatric Orthopedics and combined Adult/Paediatric Limb Reconstruction (Limb Deformity) in Melbourne, Australia through Royal Children's Hospital and various adult centres, where she acquired expertise in limb lengthening and deformity correction using Taylor Spatial Frame as well as other devices. Carrie was the first surgeon in Canada to perform a leg lengthening using the 'Precice' lengthening nail (remote controlled) in 2014.
Dr Kollias is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in Orthopaedic Surgery and she has been involved in Orthopaedic outreach in the developing world with prior work in Malawi, Angola, and Ecuador.
Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, she worked as a consultant surgeon in an under-serviced area of southern Alberta and provided paediatric orthopaedic and also community adult orthopaedic care from 2012-2018. 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 Canadian and international healthcare advocacy. She recently returned to Melbourne to join the Orthopedic team at Royal Children's Hospital in a consultant orthopedic surgeon role in early 2019.
Carrie's main orthopaedic interests include paediatric orthopaedics, foot & ankle surgery (child and adult), limb deformity, and trauma. She is passionate about effective communication - at the individual patient level as well as within medical organizations and to the public. Current research activity in 2018 involves a partnership with Canadian Orthopaedic Association regarding surgeon health. She is the author of children’s book ‘Maria’s Marvelous Bones’ (published 2018). Carrie enjoys seeing the world and meeting interesting people. She has two young children and a very patient husband.