Dr Avanthi Mandaleson's Work

"Let us all be the leaders we wish we had"
- Simon Sinek

Leadership and Advocacy


The Dandenong Hand Unit is a highly specialised and collaborative group of six hand specialists who provide care to public patients in Victoria. We are involved in teaching and mentoring surgeons-in-training and fellowship trained Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons pursuing a career in Hand Surgery. Research is an integral component of our clinical work and encompasses clinical and biomechanics lab based research. 

For more information about how to apply for the Melbourne Hand Fellowship click here.


OWL is an advocate for women in orthopaedics. OWL aims to encourage and support women through their orthopaedic careers, from as early as medical school, through to consultant level. I currently serve as the Victorian and Tasmanian representative and run workshops and discussion groups to support medical students, trainees and consultants. If you would like to get in touch about any of our work, please make contact here. Follow us using #AOAOWL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Victorian Orthopaedic Trust

The Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust is a small-scale charity established in 1998. Their main activity is to support young researchers in the field of Orthopedic surgery in Victoria. It is administered and delivered through the AOA. I serve as a trustee of the Board of Directors.


International Orthopaedic Diversity alliance

As a founding member of The International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance, our aim is to advance the inclusion of women & under-represented minorities in Orthopaedic Surgery across the many countries. Please reach out if you want to find out more about how to become involved. 


The Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality is a systematic peer-review audit of deaths associated with surgical care.  VASM is a collaboration between the Victorian Government’s Department of Health, Safer Care Victoria and RACS.  I currently serve as the Victorian Orthopaedic representative to VASM.

Independent Doctors Network

Refugee Health

The excellent work of this organisation led by my friend and colleague Dr Neela Janakiramanan, has been instrumental in achieving health outcomes for detainees in Nauru and PNG. I have been involved in performing health assessments for detainees with hand problems whilst the Medevac program was supported by the government.


I provide medicolegal specialist services in relation to independent joint medical examinations, workplace injuries, transport accidents, public liability matters, total permanent disability and medical negligence claims.

For all medicolegal bookings, please contact Azure Medicolegal directly on 1300 298 736.

"Let us all be the leaders we wish we had"
- Simon Sinek
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Dr Avanthi Mandaleson

Specialist Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon​

For all appointments please call (03) 9456 9077