SOMA TEAM

SIDDHARTH RELE

President

Siddharth (Sid) is a final year MD student from the University of Melbourne. He has always had an interest in surgery – given its practical solutions for complex problems. And his passion for orthopaedics was founded through witnessing its ability to return function to patients.

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CADE SHADBOLT

Vice President

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GABRIELLA WANG

Seccretary

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DANIEL GOULD

Treasurer

Dan is UniMelb's guinea pig MD-PhD student; he started MDRP 2 in his final year of medical school, then deferred MD4 in order to enroll in a PhD alongside some clinical exposure to continue to fulfill the MD requirements. He came into medical school with a very clear idea that he wanted to be a paediatrician and did not think I wanted to do surgery. Long story short, he loved his surgical rotation and then converted to orthopaedics when he observed a total hip replacement towards the end of MD2 (in 2017). Dan loves MSK health because he is a firm believer in the benefits of an active lifestyle, and being part of research and clinical practice that enables people to be as active as they can be is a powerful way to promote and facilitate overall health and well-being.

 

Fun fact about Dan is he does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3-4 times a week, and was promoted to purple belt (half way to black belt) in at the end of 2019 after 5 years of training.

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TONY HUANG

Research Liaison Officer

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Social Media and Promotions Officer

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ASTHA BURANDE

Education Officer

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LIAM FERNANDO-CANAVAN

Podcast Officer

Liam is the host and producer of The OrthoPod podcast and a current student of the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Liam also works as a health economist at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and his principle area of research expertise is the economic evaluation of health care interventions using cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analytic modelling. He has particular interests in robotic-assisted surgery, orthopaedic oncology and the productive efficiency of hospitals. Prior to starting the Doctor of Medicine, Liam had an injurious career in elite sport for 10 years which resulted in him developing a keen interest in musculoskeletal health.

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