In 1997 I was lecturing in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard University in Boston when my college sweetheart came back into my life. I always say that some women get a proposal, but I got a proposition. “There’s no surf in Boston Harbour,” he said.
I had obtained my Medical Degree from The State University of New York, completed residency training in Washington, DC, and then moved to Boston to earn my Masters of Public Health from Harvard and join the faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel, one of the Harvard hospitals.
In 2003 I was fortunate enough to become a part of Sydney IVF. I had spent 3 years working in a pharmaceutical company and saw the inside of every IVF clinic in Australia. I knew that when the time was right for me to return to clinical practice that there was only one place for me.
I am quite active in the media, appearing on radio, TV and in print, discussing fertility issues. It is my belief that infertility needs to be talked about and taboos removed. It’s something that many individuals and couples go through and they should not feel alone. I also regularly speak at conferences and seminars.
Professionally, my main interests are ovarian ageing, miscarriage and genetic disease. Many of the patients I treat have suffered from recurrent miscarriage or previous IVF failure. I know that often people who come to me have tried other options and need my persistence and support to achieve a successful outcome.
My treatment philosophy may be considered a little unorthodox by some. I will sometimes go above and beyond traditional techniques to maximise chances for success, encouraging use of holistic treatments in conjunction with medical approaches.
Genea (Formerly Sydney IVF) – Infertility and Miscarriage Specialist
December 2003- Present
Menopause Clinic, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW – Visiting Medical Officer
October 1998 – December 2014
Family Planning NSW – President
June 2003- March 2014
Family Planning NSW – Director
November 2002 – Present
Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – Director
November 2003 – 2009
Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – President
November 2006 – 2008
Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – Vice President
November 2004- 2006
Fertility Society of Australia – Director
September 2005- 2013
Fertility Society of Australia – Vice President
Women’s Health Organon Australia Pty Ltd – Associate Medical Director
March 2001 – November 2003
North Shore Fertility, Chatswood, NSW – Staff Gynaecologist
July 1998 – March 2001
Gynecology And Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts – Instructor in Obstetrics
July 1994 – June 1998
Beth Israel Hospital OB/GYN Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 1994 – June 1998
Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattapan, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
June 1995 – May 1997
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 1994 – June 1995
Australian Graduate School of Management – E.M.B.A.
Harvard School of Public Health – M.P.H.
State University of New York – M.D.
Cornell University, magna cum laude – B.A.
The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. – Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecolgoy
1990 – 1994
Licensure and Certification
Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Fellow
New South Wales Medical Board Registration
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Diplomate
Massachusetts License Registration
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