Dr Sarah Coll (previously Dr Sarah Keogh) graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1995 and began Practice in Perth, before moving in 1996 to Queensland. She qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2004 and began her Private Practice in 2006, while working at the Cairns Hospital. She has been providing a Hand and Shoulder Arthroscopy service to Cairns since 2005. Dr Coll is a member of both the Australian Hand Surgery Society and the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Dr Sarah Coll started the Cairns Hospital Hand Clinic, as a registrar in 2001, as is happy to see it flourish today. Jo Sobb who currently works at the Cairns Hospital was instrumental in developing sophisticated therapy programmes after the significant injuries suffered by patients. Dr Coll is currently a Council and Board Member for the Australian Medical Association of Queensland: http://amaq.com.au/page/About_Us/Council/Council_Members and a Councillor for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. You can find her professional profile on LinkedIn.
DR SARAH COLL "The best possible outcome for every patient is the aim of the specialist orthopaedic team at my Practice, and assisting patients throughout North Queensland and the Pacific Rim. Founded in 2007 and based in Cairns at Serviced Medical Suites, my Practice combines several disciplines under the one roof: myself, a female orthopaedic surgeon, and a clinical nurse. As experienced professionals we join forces to achieve positive outcomes for every patient. By working together on a patient’s treatment and recovery – and exploring all options rather than surgery alone - we can get patients back to work or play more quickly, yet still safely. While some new patients ultimately require surgery, I will also explore other less invasive options first."
Is to ensure that: 1. Patients understand their injury. 2. Patients understand their options. 3. Patients understand their involvement in their recovery. 4. Patients understand how to protect themselves from future injuries.
I aim to offer world-class orthopaedic surgical treatment, by rigorous training and continuous updating of our practices.
Dr Sarah Coll's practice is housed in Serviced Medical Suites, www.smscairns.com, a traditional Queenslander at 2 Upward St, opposite the Cairns Private Hospital, and is far removed from the usual sterile medical environment; instead offering a warm, homely feeling with a focus on genuine patient care and personal attention. We look forward to seeing you there soon!
Dr Coll is an active member of the Cairns community of doctors, being a member of the Local Medical Association, the Lady Doctor's Association and the Far North Medical and Legal Society (President).
She was also the travelling orthopaedic surgeon for the Crocodile Trophy in 2006 and enjoys supporting her fellow mountain bike riders!
Surprisingly, only 4% of orthopaedic surgeons in Australia, are women. If we could offer any support for women who are thinking about doing orthopaedic surgery, please let Dr Coll know.