MBBS FRANZCOG MRepMed
As a fertility specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist, I am uniquely placed to look after women at every step of their journey to motherhood – no matter how complex.
From advanced laparoscopic surgery, tailored fertility plans and IVF through to personalised antenatal care and delivery, I provide the high-level expertise patients need at each step along the way. It also means that I can offer outstanding continuity of care, allowing my patients the confidence of knowing they’ll always be looked after by the same person – from bump to bub and beyond.
My training as a private obstetrician and gynaecologist began in 2004 at Box Hill Hospital. It has since taken me to many of Melbourne’s finest women’s hospitals, with my principal training being at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.
Since then, I have undertaken advanced fellowships in fertility and reproductive laparoscopic surgery at Monash Medical Centre and the Mercy Hospital for Women, as well as at Monash IVF. I have also completed a Master of Reproductive Medicine, and have authored book chapters and research publications related to IVF treatment.
I currently work as a consultant at the Mercy Hospital Reproductive Biology Unit, and I am a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. I am also the clinical director at Newlife IVF.
‘Family means everything to me. My work is all about helping women experience the joy of creating their own family – whether it’s helping them to fall pregnant, ensuring the safety of their baby during pregnancy and birth, or taking care of their ongoing reproductive health.’Dr Chris Russell
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Jan has been Practice Manager since 2014 and has worked in the healthcare industry for the last 10 years. Jan is an experienced secretary who is warm and friendly and is available to answer your questions to ensure that your experience is as smooth as possible. Outside of work, Jan keeps busy with pilates, netball and looking after her daughters.
Rachel has been with us since 2016, having worked in the healthcare industry since 2010. With experience as a practice manager, PA and secretary, she has been a valuable addition to our team right from day 1. You’ll find Rachel to be welcoming, friendly and efficient – and she’s always happy to help. Outside of work, Rachel spends time with her two kids, and enjoys live music, movies and yoga.
Michelle has been with our practice since July 2018, having worked in the medical industry for many years. Since joining us, she has quickly established herself as a vital member of the team. Michelle enjoys getting to know all of our patients, and her friendly face is often the first you’ll see when you visit the practice. Outside of work, Michelle spends time with her large family and her beloved Mini Groodle.