Welcome back to all #ThePaedipdosCast Listeners - thank you to all for getting us to 10K DONWLOADS!!!

In Episode 22, paedipods podcast host Mr Pranai Buddhdev, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from London / Essex UK sits with Dr Mari Thiart from Tygerberg hospital / Stellenbosch University near Cape Town, South Africa. We talk all about her journey into orthopaedics, her training including her times spent at Southampton Hospital UK, and what led her to a career in Paediatric Orthopaedics. We talk about the pathology seen in South Africa, the impact of COVID and training in the Africa as well as her role in founding the South African Female Orthopaedic Surgeons Society (SAFOSS). We also talk about the newly form International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance and the role of mentorship in addition to a fierce debate on Formula One!

Useful Links:

Dr Mari Thiart: https://za.linkedin.com/in/mari-thiart-22b1a21a2

IODA Website: https://www.orthopaedicdiversity.org

Tune in next month for our next episode and follow us on social media (Twitter/Instagram) @Pranai_B @paedipods @thekidsbonedoc