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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery

Benign Gynaecology


Dr Sofia Smirnova
Head of Department

Dr Anthony Marren
Research Lead

Dr Neil Campbell
Education Lead

Dr Ian Hill

Dr Joanne Ludlow

Dr Ying Li

Dr Karuna Raja

A/Prof Michael Cooper

Dr Jason Ting
A/Prof Christopher Benness Dr Surya Krishnan Dr Bradley de Vries
Dr Alison Gee Dr Joyce Wu Dr Susan Jacobs
Dr David Kowalski Dr Vivian Yang Dr Derek Lok
Dr Po-Yu Huang Dr Cheryl Phua Dr Stephen Morris
Dr Hend Chatila   A/Prof Nesrin Varol
A/Prof Nesrin Varol   Dr Adam Mack

About the Department

The department of benign gynaecology is the largest public gynaecology unit in NSW providing a broad scope of surgery including general gynaecology, minimally invasive surgery (robotic-assisted and laparoscopic), urogynaecology and fertility-related surgery. The department consists of over 20 surgical specialists, who collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team, provide more than 3,000 surgical procedures and services to over 3,500 ambulatory care patients annually.


  • Largest public gynaecology unit in NSW
  • Leadership in supporting women with pelvic mesh
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Services (EPAS)

Key Research Themes

  • Uterus transplant
  • Endometriosis
  • Robotic-assisted surgery including patient reported outcomes
  • Urogynaecology assessment
  • Oncofertility
  • Recurrent miscarriage

Key Education & Training Activities

  • Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Gynaecology Anatomy Series
  • Graduate Medical Program - University of Sydney
  • Dedicated training sessions for surgical trainees

Areas of Expertise

  • Endometriosis
  • Urogynaecology
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for hysterectomy and endometriosis
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Useful Links

  • Sydney Institute for Women, Children and their Families
    University of Sydney

(same as the website)

RPA Women's and Babies
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Level 5, Building 89, Missenden  Road Camperdown 2050
Telephone Contact: (02) 9515-8356
Fax: (02) 9565-1595
For any appointments please call (02) 9515-7101

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