Siddharth (Sid) Rele is a University of Melbourne medical student completing his research project with the OPUS Centre for Research Excellence. Sid completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University and it was through this degree that he was first introduced to the world of research. This experience fostered a passion for biomedical research and a desire to pursue research in orthopaedic surgery. This aspiration came to fruition when Sid was introduced to OPUS in July 2019 as part of the research component of University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Medicine degree.
Since joining OPUS, Sid has investigated the impact of patients’ length of stay in hospital for knee and hip replacement surgery. His early work in this research area has proven to be successful, with a review article having been accepted for publication in early 2020. Sid is currently focused on assessing the effect of reducing patient length of stay for hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as how body mass index may impact outcomes of these surgeries. He looks forward to hopefully joining OPUS as its second MD-PhD student later this year.