My highly personalised, patient centered care focuses on your needs and wishes within the context of safe care and arrival of your precious baby.
Having worked extensively both overseas and in Australia, I have been practicing obstetrics and gynaecology for over 22 years. My dedication to your obstetric and reproductive health ensures I am available for all antenatal and gynaecological visits in addition to fielding all of your calls. This way, I am fully aware of what is happening with your reproductive and obstetric health at all times.
My specific and advanced training, extensive knowledge and experience in obstetric maternal and foetal disorders means I am in a unique position to be able manage numerous maternal medical issues in pregnancy.
My experience spans: twins and multiples, genetics, prematurity management, recurrent miscarriage and foetal loss amongst other high-risk conditions in pregnancy.
I am very passionate about and have a strong interest in the natural processes of labour and birthing. If this is something you feel passionate about too, I will provide you with the opportunity to understand and perhaps engage in calm birthing techniques and natural birthing practices, which have been statistically shown to improve your labour outcome as it pertains to a normal delivery.
I hold a public position as a Head of Unit in obstetrics at The Royal Women’s Hospital where I am also an operative and consultant gynaecologist and a training supervisor for medical students and Registrars alike. In these various capacities I have given over 500 lectures across a range of obstetric and gynaecological topics.
I am a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a member of the Perineal Society of Australia and New Zealand.
I am also chair of the Frances Perry House Medical Advisory Committee and have numerous publications, including peer review papers in medical journals, magazine and newspaper quotations and articles and have been involved in several television and video broadcasts.
I studied medicine at Monash University and graduated with honours in 1993. I then took up a scholarship at Yale Medical School in North America where I studied and worked for a period of time.
After graduating I undertook advanced medical training prior to beginning my Fellowship as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital. As part of my Fellowship training I spent several years training interstate in a Maternal Foetal Medicine Sup-Speciality Programme, which gave me advanced knowledge in maternal and foetal disorders in pregnancy, twins, genetics, prematurity management, recurrent miscarriage and foetal loss, amongst other high-risk conditions in pregnancy.
I was also able to undertake advanced laparoscopic surgical training with a particular sub interest in pelvic floor repair surgery. As such I practice general obstetrics and gynaecology with an interest in high-risk obstetrics, pelvic floor repair and incontinence and laparoscopic surgery, particularly in the area of endometriosis treatment and ovarian cyst removal.