A TEST being developed by Melbourne doctors to detect the risk of having a premature baby will be fast-tracked after securing international backing.News
MELBOURNE babies as young as 16 months are having ovarian tissue frozen in the hope they can have children later in life.News
Made Possible by Melbourne Campaign builds on the success of the now-familiar Collisions, launched in 2015 to celebrate the collaboration between disciplines that so informs our work at Melbourne. One of the campaign’s most powerful stories is called “1000 happy birthdays”. “1000 happy birthdays” highlights the heartbreaking challenge of preeclampsia, a principal cause of stillbirth.News
An international collaboration led by the Translational Obstetrics Group (TOG), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne based at Mercy Hospital for Women has discovered a treatment that could save many of the 60,000 lives lost each year to preeclampsia.News
The Women’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology endometriosis research team including Prof Peter Rogers, Dr Jane Girling and Dr Sarah Holdsworth-Carson celebrated recruiting 600 patients to their ongoing study of genes linked to endometriosis.News
A reliable predictive test to either rule in or rule out preeclampsia for pregnant women has been trialled and put into use at the Royal Womens’ Hospital as the result of a multicentre, international study - PROGNOSIS study.News
Dr Fiona Brownfoot from the Translational Obstetrics Group has won Dr Hubert Sydney Jacobs scholarship in 2016 with the research article titled “Metformin: a novel candidate treatment for preeclampsia”.News
The inaugural Department Fertility Preservation Summit was held on Friday 6 May 2016. The summit was hosted by the Fertility Preservation Taskforce, a collaborative association of oncologists, fertility specialists, gynaecologists, and paediatric providers with the main objective of this group being to foster collaborative research and development in the area of fertility preservation.News
PhD student Roxanne Hastie from the Translational Obstetrics Group received the Zuspan Award at 2016 ISSHP XX World Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She also won the Austin Life Science University of Melbourne Research Prize at Austin Research Fest in October 2016.News
Saturday 8:00am - 4:45pmMercy Perinatal Mental Health SymposiumEvent
Dr Natalie Hannan has been awarded an Inspiring Women Fellowship with support from Host Organisation, the University of Melbourne, commencing in July 2016News
PhD student Dr Teresa McDonald and Senior Research Fellow Dr Lisa Hui were recipients of Harold Mitchell Foundation travel awards for 2016News
International conference "Global Obstetric Update 2016 Science" on 1-3 December at the Park Hyatt hotel, Melbourne.News
The enormously successful MDIP 2016 was held on Saturday 23rd July 2016.News
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Welcome to the Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor Susan Walker, Head of department
The University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, to undergraduate medical students.
The origins of the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology can be traced back to 1924, when the Victorian Branch of the British Medical Association appointed a committee under the leadership of Dr J W Dunbar Hooper "to enquire into the condition of midwifery work" in Victoria.