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Dr Nicole Williams

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Nicole Williams
Dr Nicole Williams

Dr Nicole Williams is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of infants, children and adolescents with orthopaedic conditions. She has a particular interest and advanced training in the treatment of infant hip dysplasia, paediatric fractures, neuromuscular conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (including cerebral palsy), and the Ponseti treatment of clubfeet

Consulting and operating privately with Orthopaedics SA at Memorial Hospital, Dr Williams has public appointments at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Modbury Hospital and Port Augusta Hospital. Dr Williams is the Director, Paediatric Trauma Service,Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery Training, South Australia and Northern Territory. Complementing her clinical work, Dr Williams is a Senior Research Associate with the University of Adelaide, where she is involved in several projects aimed at improving understanding and treatment of orthopaedic conditions in children. She regularly conducts educational sessions for GPs, doctors-in-training and allied health practitioners..

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2003, Dr Williams obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. Following this, she undertook a further 18 months of specialist training in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children (Portland, Oregon, USA) and at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. Dr Williams is an active member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies as well as a Medical Advisor to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle, 2003
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons I), University of Newcastle, 2000
  • Graduate Certificate of Sports Medicine, University of New South Wales, 2009
  • FRACS, 2011

Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies

Committees

  • Medical Advisory Board – International Hip Dysplasia Institute
  • Paediatric Trauma Committee – Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Curriculum Review Committee

Prizes and Awards

  • Centenary Medal for Contribution to Australian Society
  • NSW Young Australian of the Year for Science and Technology
  • Gordon Kerridge Award for Best Training Registrar, Newcastle Orthopaedic Training Scheme
  • Saxon White Prize for Physiology in Medicine, University of Newcastle

Selected Publications

  • Williams, N; Cooper, C, Cundy, PJ: Kingella kingae septic arthritis in children: identifying an emerging pathogen. J Child Orthop Jan 8(1):91-5, 2014
  • Fisher, T; Williams, N; Morris, L; Cundy, PJ: Metachondromatosis: not just multiple osteochondromas. J Child Orthop Dec;7(6):455-64, 2013
  • Williams, N; Hardy, BM; Tarrant S et al.: Changes in hip fracture incidence, mortality and length of stay over the last decade in an Australian major trauma centre. Archives of Osteoporosis 8:150, 2013
  • Williams, N; Foster, BK; Cundy, PJ. Is swaddling damaging our babies’ hips? Med J Aust 197(5):272, 2012
  • Sanson-Fisher, RW; Williams, N; Outram, S. Health inequities: the need for action by schools of medicine. Medical Teacher 30:389-394, 2008
  • Reid, VL; Gleeson, M; Williams, N; Clancy, RL. Clinical investigation of athletes with persistent fatigue and/or recurrent infection. Br J Sports Med 38:42-45, 2004
  • Sanson-Fisher, RW; Rolfe, IE; Williams, N. Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course. Medical Teacher 11:1-8, 2004