Prof. Jason Abbott - Medical Director & Chair of Endometriosis Australia
Dr Jason Abbott is a Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales having undertaken his PhD in surgical treatments for Endometriosis associated pain. He is past President of The Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES) and a member of the FIGO menstrual disorders group. He is the International Editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology and Associate Editor for Human Reproduction and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is the Chairman of the Practice Committee of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) charged with delivering evidence-based guidelines for surgical gynaecology. He has more than 100 publications including textbooks, book chapters and large-scale Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in gynaecological surgery and supervises PhD, masters, and honours students in the area of gynaecological surgery.
A/Prof. Anusch Yazdani - Clinical Advisory Committee, Endometriosis Australia.
Anusch is a graduate of the University of Queensland (MBBS Hons) and completed his specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG) in Brisbane.
He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive pelvic surgery in Sydney in 2000 and then sub-specialised in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, completing the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) in 2006. Anusch is the Director of Eve Health Australia, a private women’s health centre. Anusch is a Visiting Medical Officer to the Royal Brisbane and Women's, the Mater Misericordiae and the Greenslopes Hospitals, Associate Professor to the University of Queensland and President of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES Society).
Anusch is Federal Counsellor to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and Director of Clinical Research and Development of the QFG Research Foundation.
Anusch is the Program Director for the Queensland Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Advanced Endoscopic Surgery Training specialist training programmes. He is widely published and lectures nationally and internationally.
Anusch has a special interest in endometriosis, minimally invasive and microsurgery, infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, assisted reproduction (including IVF) and reproductive endocrinology.
Dr Amani Harris
Dr Amani Harris is an advanced endoscopic gynaecological surgeon, obstetrician and fertility specialist who also works at Sutherland Hospital. Her passion for advanced laparoscopic surgery took her to Melbourne where she completed a two-year Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) fellowship in minimally invasive surgery, working with renown advanced laparoscopic surgeons in Australia and worldwide at Monash Health. She also completed a one-year fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Sydney West Advanced Pelvic Surgery (SWAPS) Unit during her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology, which was undertaken at Westmead Hospital. She obtained her medical degree with honors from the University of Sydney, after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New south Wales.
Her love for academia and women’s health is exemplified by her attainment of a Master of Advanced Gynaecological Surgery at the University of Western Sydney and active involvement in clinical research reflected by an extensive list of publications. Dr Harris is an active member of the AGES community, the leading endoscopy group in Australasia, often presenting at domestic and international conferences and workshops. This provides a dynamic platform for her to further her influence on education and research in the field of women’s health.
Dr Emma Readman -
Emma provides specialist care in Endometriosis, Laparoscopic procedures including Hysterectomy and Myomectomy, Robotic Procedures, Hysteroscopic procedures including Endometrial Ablation and General Gynaecology. Dr Emma Readman also consults on Chronic Pelvic Pain.
She is actively involved in research and teaching, and is an honorary lecturer with the University of Melbourne. Emma enjoyed a sabbatical in 2014 in France, Belgium and Italy studying endometriosis, laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgery. Emma has been visiting Mongolia for the last 10 years by invitation of the Mongolian Society for Gynaecological laparoscopy, and has been teaching and operating there.
She was recently awarded the silver friendship medal by the Mongolian President, the highest honour given to foreigners in Mongolia. Emma has published widely and is a board member of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society.
Dr Danny Chou - Clinical Advisory Committee, Endometriosis Australia.
Dr Chou is an advanced laparoscopic and robotic gynaecological surgeon. His special interests include difficult and complicated laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy (removal of fibroid), severe endometriosis (with multi-organ involvement, including that of pelvic nerves and plexus) and severe pelvic organ prolapse.
He is heavily involved in training and research, both nationally and internationally to continually refine and innovate laparoscopic and robotic gynaecological surgery. Dr Chou has a particular interest in conditions affecting pelvic nerves such as Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE).
Dr Danny Chou is Director of Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre and is constantly involved in training and research in the field of advanced laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. He is a lecturer with University of New South Wales and is Visiting Medical Officer at St George Hospital, St George Private Hospital, Hurstville Private Hospital and Kareena Private Hospital.
Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes - Clinical Advisory Committee, Endometriosis Australia.
Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and endometriosis.
She has completed an Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES) accredited laparoscopic surgery at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick.
She is currently a director of Alana Healthcare and staff specialist at the Royal Hospital for Women.
Erin has a strong interest in clinical research and completed her PhD at UNSW in the application of three and four-dimensional ultrasound of the pelvic floor for women with pelvic pain.
She is a conjoint lecturer at UNSW and enjoys teaching and training medical students and junior doctors.
Erin has many publications in the field of gynaecology and has presented at both national and international conferences. Recently her work was awarded the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Clinical Fellow’s Research Scholarship.