Dr Kate Stannage

President, Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

2018 Western Australia Award Winner

Dr Kate Stannage is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon working at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). She completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Western Australia, and graduated from orthopaedic training in 2008. She went on to do post-fellowship training in paediatrics, with a special interest in neuromuscular conditions and 3-dimensional gait analysis.

Kate is currently Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at PMH. She is President of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, making her the first female president of an orthopaedic subspecialty organisation. Kate has previously sat on the board of Healthy Hips Australia, and is currently on the board of Australian Doctors for Africa. She has been an AMA representative on the Government Working Group looking at sexual harassment within the medical workplace, and is the West Australian representative on the AOA’s Orthopaedic Women’s Link. She also sits on the WA AOA Executive and Regional Training Committee.

Her research interests are in the field of neuromuscular muscle morphology and function and she lectures at both the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

She has spent time volunteering and teaching in the Solomon Islands, is an active lecturer with the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association, and works with Australian Doctors for Africa to establish clubfoot treatment clinics in Madagascar and Somaliland.