Dr Annie Kroushev B&W

Dr Annie Kroushev

Specialization: Maternal Fetal Medicine

Mail: info@anniekroushev.com.au
Phone: (03) 8572 2080

Brief Biography

I graduated in medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2002, following which I completed my internship through the Austin and Repatriation Centre and the Northern Hospitals. Prior to starting in Obstetrics and Gynaecology I broadened and consolidated my knowledge with practical experience in a number of medical specialties such as Internal medicine, General and Specialist Surgery, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Renal Medicine, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Radiology and Emergency Medicine.

Two years as the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow dealing with the most complex of pregnancies and Gynaecological problems

I worked through a number of major metropolitan and regional centers as well as in New Zealand obtaining a vast range of experience and skills. I then completed the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mercy Hospital for Women through the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which cemented my passion for women’s health, and particularly Obstetrics. My 6-year formal training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology occurred at Monash Medical Centre, Box Hill and the Angliss Hospitals and in regional centers such as Ballarat. The last two years of this were spent at Monash Medical Centre working as the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow dealing with the most complex of pregnancies and Gynaecological problems.

Many women enter their reproductive years having had significant medical issues, for some pregnancy is possible only through assisted reproduction and for others still complications can arise during the pregnancy itself.

Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine of whom there are only a few in Australia

To care for such patients to the highest standards, I pursued additional qualifications completing a further 3 years of formal training to become a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist of whom there are only a few in Australia. This is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which looks after women and babies with complex health problems, multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets), pregnancy complications, prenatal diagnosis and fetal procedures in pregnancy. I have been privileged to learn working along side some of the best in the country at Monash Medical Centre like Professor Euan Wallace and Dr Christine Tippett.

I am appointed as a senior clinician at Monash Medical Centre, boasting one of the leading departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia. There I work in a number of specialized Obstetric clinics, perform fetal surveillance and am in charge of the birth suite one day per week. I’ve also had extensive training in prenatal ultrasound and fetal procedures and work as a Sonologist at Monash Ultrasound for Women. This allows me to personally and confidently perform ultrasounds, fetal diagnostic procedures and make my own informed judgments about the results especially in complex situations where intensive fetal surveillance may be required.

I am also actively involved in the teaching and examining of Medical Students and trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and am appointed as an adjunct lecturer at Monash University. The importance of research cannot be overemphasized in improving the care of mothers and babies and I have been involved in multiple research projects, presentations at national and international conferences and publications. I also plan to commence a Doctorate of Philosophy or a PhD in 2017, as a collaboration with well known experts in the field from the UK, looking at cardiovascular function in pregnancy to further the advancement of our specialty.