Dr Jordan Cory

I was always drawn to medicine as a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community and as a powerful way to challenge the status quo of the inequities we still see in modern Australia and around the world.”

Dr Jordan Cory is a medical doctor and leader in Indigenous health and gender equity, with a strong background in community engagement through programs and not-for-profit boards.

Dr Cory is an Aboriginal woman and early career surgical unaccredited registrar at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with experience in remote clinical outreach. She has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at the University of Melbourne. Dr Cory is passionate about health equity, particularly in improving access to emergency and essential surgical services across the globe. She works with the World Medical Association and is currently completing the global surgery short course at the University of Oxford. Dr Cory also works locally in research to define and improve surgical outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

In 2018, Dr Cory was recognised for her contribution to Indigenous health as one of only ten emerging Indigenous health leaders awarded the coveted Poche Centre for Indigenous Health fellowship at the University of Melbourne and Kings College London.

As a Kamilaroi woman with a broad concept of health and its social determinants, Dr Cory has been involved in governance in the not-for-profit sector. She is a current board director of the Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association working to achieve a medical workforce reflective of the diversity and needs of Australian communities. Dr Cory also works with Children’s Ground as a board director empowering Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to strengthen and celebrate the wellbeing of the next generation through early childhood education and community programs.

She is also an advocate for greater gender equality in surgery and the wider community. In 2018, Dr Cory represented the Medical Women’s International Association at the United Nations’ 62nd Commission into the Status of Women in New York to present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success stories.

College affiliation

Emmanuel College 2011 – 2014


Distinguished Young Alumni Award


Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery