AOA diversity mentors

AOA offers the opportunity for medical students, junior doctors and unaccredited orthopaedic trainees to connect with mentors from AOA's diversity groups: Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL), the Champions of Change Working Group, and the Cultural Inclusion Working Group.

Our goal is to help individuals from under-represented groups in orthopaedics and connect them with mentors who are allies and understand and recognise differences as an opportunity to learn and can help mentees navigate their interest in a career in surgery and orthopaedics.

If you are an AOA trainee or recent AOA fellow interested in finding a mentor, please see the Younger Surgeon Mentoring Program.

Finding an AOA diversity mentor

If you're interested in connecting with a diversity mentor, please see the list below and complete the application form.


Should you have any questions about this program or on AOA's diversity groups, contact 

What you can expect

  • The opportunity to connect with an AOA diversity mentor via direct contact or a small group session held online.
  • Resources and materials to support your interest in a career in orthopaedic surgery.
  • Event invitations and access to activities run specifically for minority groups by AOA or partner/sponsor organisations who collaborate with AOA’s diversity groups.


Our groups of diversity mentors continues to grow, and we welcome involvement from other AOA members. If you are interested in becoming a diversity mentor, please contact


Megan Cain

Orthopaedic registrar
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Andrew Wines
Foot and ankle surgeon
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Juliette Gentle

Juliette Gentle
General orthopaedic surgeon, Head of Unit
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Jennifer Green
Hand and wrist surgeon 
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Madeleine Jolley

Madeleine Jolley
Orthopaedic trainee
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Chris Morrey
Cairns, QLD
Orthopaedic surgeon; trauma, arthroplasty and spine
AOA First Vice-President
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Anthony Murray
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Orthopaedic surgeon, interested in trauma and arthroplasty
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Olubukola (Buki) Oloruntoba

Whyalla, SA
Orthopaedic surgeon
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Travis Perera

Orthopaedic surgeon (retired) 
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Jai Sungaran

Sydney, NSW
Orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon
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