About Me – a female gynaecologist
My story as a female gynaecologist in Melbourne begins by thanking the many mothers (as well as fathers, birth partners and extended families) with whom I have the privilege to care for during such a special time in their lives.
After a pursuing career as a professional ballerina, I swapped my ballet shoes for Medicine and graduated with Honours, from the University of Melbourne. The great enjoyment I experienced during my undergraduate Women’s Health rotation has led me into a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am passionate about supporting and guiding women on their obstetric journey, from conception to birth. My formal training in O&G began at the Mercy Hospital for Women in 1998. In 2004, I was elevated to a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Over the years, my career has allowed me to train and work not only at the Mercy Hospital for Women, but also the Austin, the Northern, the Heidelberg Repatriation and Bendigo Hospitals.
In 2007, I completed a Doctorate in Medicine (Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne) and am now Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women. I also work in fertility preservation alongside Dr Lynn Burmeister (Number1Fertility). I have a public appointment as Head of one of the Obstetric units at the Mercy Hospital for Women and am also on the RANZCOG Board of Examiners. My professional life, although busy, is very rewarding. My great love outside of O&G are my family and friends and the support they provide. I am a proud supporter and player sponsor of the Melbourne Storm and I still don the tights for a ballet class when I can…