Stern, Kate

A/Prof Kate Stern

Specialist, Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist; Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Royal Women’s Hospital; Clinical Director and Head of Clinical Research, Melbourne IVF
Kate is a fertility specialist, gynaecologist and reproductive endocrinologist. She completed university in Melbourne and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at The Women’s Hospital and The Mercy Hospital, with further work and experience in this field during two years in the UK.

Kate then spent three years specialising in infertility and reproductive endocrinology and is CREI qualified. She has led and participated in many research studies, both at Melbourne IVF and with other researchers. Kate has authored and co-authored over 45 research papers published in scientific journals.
She is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Royal Women’s Hospital, and the Head of the Endocrine and Metabolic Service and Acting Head of Reproductive Services both at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne. She is also the Clinical Director and Head of Clinical Research at Melbourne IVF.
Kate’s special interest is in medical fertility preservation and she established and coordinates the Fertility Preservation Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Melbourne IVF.
She currently co-chairs the COSA Medical Fertility Preservation Guidance development group and is also a member of the international Pancare working group for development of the European Fertility Preservation Guidelines.
Kate’s patients appreciate her accessibility and strong commitment to research guiding best practice. She is dedicated to ensuring every patient is given the best chance of having a family.

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