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DR FIONA COWELL

Based in Fitzroy and delivering at St Vincent’s Private and Epworth Freemasons, Fiona is a passionate obstetrician and gynaecologist who loves her job.

Fiona specialises in high and low risk obstetrics as well as infertility. She loves the experience of caring for women and their families at such an exciting time in their lives. She provides specialised care with warmth and compassion. She is committed to informing women about all the options available and giving them choice to have the birth they want.

The peri-menopause and the menopause are areas of interest for Fiona. She is passionate about ensuring women transition well throughout the next phase of their lives. Fiona ensures she is constantly up to date on all the latest research regarding the minefield that can be HRT.

Fiona is involved in implementing evidence based best practice in the private hospital setting. She is a member of the Obstetric and Neonatal Committee at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. She is also on the Safer Care Victoria Maternity Clinical Network Insight committee which oversees maternal and perinatal health outcomes in Victoria.

Fiona developed a love of obstetrics when she was a medical student. She was privileged to have the opportunity to work in a Tanzanian hospital where she saw the difference that great care can make in women’s lives. That passion translated into the Queen Victoria Hospital prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in her final year of medical school at Monash University.

After an intern year at Box Hill Hospital and then working at the Royal Women’s hospital in Neonatology for a year Fiona commenced her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Royal Women’s Hospital in 2000. Her training included time at The Geelong and Northern
Hospitals and was completed at the Mercy Hospital for Women where she was appointed as a consultant Obstetrician on completion. Her final 12 months of training involved a fellowship year in Infertility.

Fiona spent ten years at the Mercy where she loved the complexity of high risk cases as well as the teaching and mentoring roles.

Fiona is currently engaged in training the next generation of medical students from Melbourne University. Fiona attends conferences and seminars regularly to remain up to date with the latest research both in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about providing the best model of care possible for women.

Fiona is married with 3 kids and 2 dogs, a cat and several chooks. When not working Fiona loves swimming, sailing and hanging out with her family. She is also a member of the School Board at her children’s school.