Assoc Prof Leo Donnan
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia

Assoc Prof Leo Donnan trained in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Limb Reconstruction. His principle clinical interests are hip dysplasia, limb reconstruction and orthopaedic oncology but is involved in all aspects of orthopaedic care for young patients and adults.

He has held positions as Head of Unit, Chief of Surgery and Director of training at the Royal Children’s Hospital and has a significant interest in clinical research, research registries and education. He has a Masters in Surgical Education and has developed multiple online training courses across multiple disciplines.

Current Research Team leader Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, President of APOA and APPOS.

Associate Professor Catherine McDougall
Chief Medical Officer, Queensland Health

Originally from Bellingen in northern NSW, then Toowoomba, Catherine trained and worked as a physiotherapist prior to undertaking her medical degree at the University of Queensland. After graduating medicine she completed her junior medical years at RBWH and orthopaedic surgical training throughout Qld and in Portland, Oregon, USA, obtaining her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) at the end of 2013. 

Dr McDougall completed post fellowship training in knee surgery, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty at the Gold Coast and in Edinburgh, UK and commenced as a Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), MNHHS in 2015.  After six years as the Deputy Director of Orthopaedics at TPCH, Catherine was appointed as the first Clinical Director of Surgery at the Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), a position she held until November 2022.

Dr McDougall is passionate about delivering high quality care to patients within a sustainable environment.  She has a particular interest in improving the patient journey through the system, improving efficiencies within the system, and decreasing low value care and unwarranted variation. Catherine completed a graduate Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership at Harvard University in 2021, is the current Co-Chair of the of the Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR), an Assistant Deputy Clinical Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) and has been a Clinical Lead for the Getting it Right the First Time Qld Program with the Health Improvement Unit since 2019.

Dr McDougall is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), is a reservist with the Australian Defence Force, Air Force and is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Medical School.

Catherine is also a mother of a 6 yr old boy.

Dr Mark Tadros

Dr Tadros is a graduate from the University of Queensland.  He has completed post graduated training through the College of Physicians and the College of Anaesthetists.  He is a consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine. 

Currently he works primarily in the area of pain medicine, specifically interventional pain medicine and neuromodulation. 

Dr Tadros has been involved in the teaching of students, junior medical officers, registrars and fellows at Greenslopes Private Hospital for greater than 15 years. He has also been a mentor for other fellows and specialists both within Australia and internationally.   

Dr Tadros is currently the chair of Pain Medicine at Greenslopes Private Hospital and the Director of Brisbane Rehab, a private rehabilitation and pain medicine consulting practice.   

Dr Gillian Nalder

Dr Nalder is a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist and has a special interest in general rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, hypermobility disorders and pain management.

She is also the supervisor for Rehabilitation Medicine advanced training program for Royal Australasian College of Physicians.