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My love of obstetrics and gynaecology dates back to my early student days and remains just as strong today, as does the care and compassion I have for all of my patients.

I completed my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours at the University of Queensland in 2005. I can still remember the first delivery I was involved in; I was a medical student on rural rotation in Goondiwindi. Afterwards I couldn’t stop talking about the amazing experience I’d just been involved in.

Knowing that obstetrics and gynaecology was definitely for me, I entered the training program and spent my time working at a number of metropolitan and regional hospitals throughout Queensland.  This included three years in tertiary hospitals where I pursued my interest in high-risk obstetrics.

During my final two years I worked as a registrar at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; I took on the role of senior registrar for the final 18 months. This gave me the opportunity to further my involvement in teaching registrars and medical students, and in the day-to-day management of the team of registrars at a busy hospital.

I was awarded my fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2014.

I feel honoured to share in the experience of pregnancy with my patients and their families.  I particularly enjoy the challenges and rewards that come from working in an area such as obstetrics.  Being an obstetrician and gynaecologist gives me the opportunity to provide care for women throughout all stages of their lives.

In my spare time, I love travelling and seeing new places, spending time with my family, including the family dogs; I also love reading and trying to get fit

I am an obstetrician and gynaecologist practising as part of Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Greenslopes Private Hospital. We are specialists who have come together with the common goal of providing quality care in a friendly and professional environment.

The practice rooms are located alongside the premium maternity facility at Greenslopes Private Hospital, allowing access to one of Brisbane's leading private hospitals with its modern facilities.

I am also an accredited Visiting Medical Officer at the Mater Mothers' Private Hospital so I can offer continuity of care if preterm difficulties arise.

Clinical facilities

The maternity ward at Greenslopes Private Hospital offers state-of-the-art, beautifully appointed, modern amenities.  All newly built private rooms are equipped with the finest facilities, and half of the rooms have double beds allowing families to be together from the beginning.

There is also a well-baby nursery to cater for the individual needs of both the mother and baby, as well as our special care nursery for babies who need extra support.

Highlights include:

  • Spacious birthing suites
  • Dedicated maternity lounge for patients and their loved ones
  • Maternity rooms with:
    • Ensuites
    • Wi-Fi connectivity
    • Large flat screen TVs and Foxtel connection
    • Coffee machines and iPod docking stations
  • A well-baby nursery and special care nursery
  • 24-hour cover by anaesthetists, paediatricians and physicians
  • Onsite childbirth education classes.

For more information, visit Greenslopes Private Hospital website.

Registration and membership

  • Medical board registration number MED0000967001
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) fellow
  • SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) member
  • AGES (Australian Gynaecological and Endoscopy Society) member

Educational qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) - obtained February 2014
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (Honours Class 2) - University of Queensland, Graduated 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in the field of Biomedical Science (BSc) - University of Queensland, Graduated 2001

Work history

Registrar level 6 RANZCOG

  • RBWH; 2013
  • Senior registrar role
  • UQ School of Medicine Certificate of Appreciation as an inspiring clinic teacher 2013

Registrar level 5 RANZCOG

  • RBWH; 2012
  • Senior registrar role from August 2012
  • UQ School of Medicine Certificate of Appreciation as an inspiring clinic teacher 2012

Registrar level 4 RANZCOG

  • Rockhampton Base Hospital; 2011
  • RANZCOG oral examination completed

Registrar level 3 RANZCOG

  • Mater Mothers’ Hospital; 2010
  • RANZCOG written examination completed

Registrar level 2 RANZCOG

  • Logan Hospital (6 months), QEII Hospital (6 months); 2009

Registrar level 1 RANZCOG

  • Logan Hospital; 2008

Senior House Officer Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Logan Hospital; 2007

Intern (various rotations)

  • PA Hospital; Obstetrics & Gynaecology Logan Hospital; 2006

Ongoing medical education

  • RANZCOG C-QuIP certification - January, 2014
  • Laparoscopic Suturing Workshop - January, 2014; RBWH, Brisbane
  • RANZCOG ASM - September, 2013; Sydney
  • Adult Basic Life Support - August, 2013; RBWH, Brisbane
  • QGCG Symposium- August, 2013; Brisbane
  • Anatomy of Complications Workshop- June, 2013; Perth
  • Laparoscopic Workshops - dry lab workshops, interactive workshop, live surgery workshops, animal lab workshops; March, May, June 2013; RBWH, Brisbane
  • Fetal Surveillance and Education Program (FSEP) - May, 2013; RBWH, Brisbane; April, 2007; Gold Coast
  • RANZCOG Provincial Fellows ASM - April, 2013; Mildura
  • Trainee Ultrasound Workshop - February 2013; Brisbane
  • IMPROVE Workshop - September, 2012; Brisbane
  • Trainee Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop - August, 2012; Sydney
  • Urinary Incontinence Workshop - August, 2011; Brisbane
  • Aldo Vacca Vacuum Course - February 2010, MMH, Brisbane; February, 2008, Logan Hospital, Brisbane
  • K2 Fetal Monitoring and Training System - 2010 and 2007
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Course - November, 2009; Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold Coast
  • Perineal Trauma Workshop - October, 2009; RBWH
  • Animal Laboratory - September, 2009 and October, 2008; RBWH
  • Communication Skills Workshop - September, 2009; RANZCOG College House, Melbourne
  • Implanon Training - September, 2009; Logan Hospital
  • Essure Workshop - July, 2009; Logan Hospital
  • Maternity Crisis Resource Management (MaCRM) - July, 2008; RBWH
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program -  July, 2007 and refresher program 2008; Logan Hospital

Presentations, research, policies

Presentation

  • Ultrasound suspicion of LGA in non-diabetics; RANZCOG Provincial Fellows ASM, Mildura, 2013

Current research

  • Ultrasound suspicion of large-for-gestational-age infants in non-diabetic patients
    • Retrospective review of outcomes and management
    • Aim to establish a trial based on the data
    • Supervisor – Dr Scott Petersen, Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Hospital policies

  • Abdominal trauma in pregnancy – Mater Mothers’ Hospital, 2011
  • Herpes in pregnancy; Varicella in pregnancy; Parvovirus in Pregnancy – Logan Hospital 2008 and 2009

My fees are affordable yet enable me to provide you with the best quality of care. A general fee schedule is available through reception on 07 3188 5000 or info@gsog.com.au. I will gladly answer any questions you may have about the billing process or the fees.

For privately-insured patients, I have a ‘no gap’ arrangement with health funds for gynaecologic surgery.  There is also ‘no gap’ for delivery for obstetric patients with private health insurance.  There may still be anaesthetic and paediatric gap fees depending on the situation.

For patients without insurance, fees will be discussed in detail at your consultation.

To speak directly with a team member please call 07 3188 5000
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