‘I think it’s time to change the orthopaedic surgeon stereotype’

Dr Annette Holian, the first female president of the Australian Orthopaedics Association, wants to shift the specialty's culture to value difference
Dr Annette Holian
Dr Annette Holian.

Dr Annette Holian has always been a trailblazer in orthopaedics, so it’s fitting that she is now the first female president of the Australian Orthopaedics Association in its 85-year history.

Back in 1986, Dr Holian and one other female doctor became the first female surgeons to start the association’s current training program.