Our Team

Women’s & Newborn Program

A/Prof Ryan Hodges
Program Director of Women’s & Newborn and Monash Health Head of Obstetrics

Ryan believes it is important to optimise his patients’ health during pregnancy to ensure their newborns have the best start to life. Ryan completed his obstetric and gynaecology training at Monash Medical Centre and his PhD in fetal therapy and stem cell biology at Monash University. After completing his PhD, Ryan was awarded an NHMRC grant to study in utero surgery in Belgium. He was then invited to undertake training in maternal fetal medicine certification at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is a surgeon with the Victorian Fetal Therapy Service, providing in utero laser surgery for complicated monochorionic twins.

In his role as Head of Perinatal Services at Monash Health, Ryan lead the high-risk pregnancy program caring for mothers with severe health problems, babies with abnormalities or growth problems, multiple pregnancies and babies requiring in utero fetal therapy and surgery.

Andrea Rindt
Program General Manager Women’s & Newborn Program

Monash Women's Maternity

Karen Sawyer
Clinical Midwife Consultant  |Practice Enhancement
RM RN MPH BA Hons (Midwifery) Dip HE (Nurs)

Kerrie Papacostas
Midwifery Coordinator

Dr Rebecca Fradkin
Maternity GP Liaison Officer

Monash Medical Centre

Dr John Regan
Head of Obstetrics

Kate Brown
Director Clinical Operations | Women’s Services

Amethyst  Team

Fiona Connell
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Pete Neil
Obstetric Consultant

Opal Team

Madeline Lang
Midwife Manager

 

Dr John Regan
Obstetric Consultant

Topaz Team

Ros Minissale
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Ravi Kashyap
Obstetric Consultant

Amber Team

Nereda Hand
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Kirsten Palmer (acting)
Obstetric Consultant

Emerald Team

Robyn Fisken
Midwife Manager

 

Jude MacNaughton
Obstetric Consultant

Birth Suite

Karen Taylor
Midwife Manager

Dandenong Hospital

Dr Mark Tarrant
Head of Obstetrics

Helen Diamandis
Director Clinical Operations | Women’s Services

Turquoise Team

Karen Wigg
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Chee Kuan Chew
Obstetric Consultant

Jade Team

Allison Deering
Midwife Manager

 

Dr  Michelle Schlipalius
Obstetric Consultant

Quartz Team

Tania Sharrock (acting)
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Gagan Kaur
Obstetric Consultant

Casey Hospital

Dr Mark Tarrant
Head of Obstetrics

Helen Diamandis
Director Clinical Operations | Women’s Services

Sapphire Team

Jacqueline Mejia
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Mark Tarrant
Obstetric Consultant

Ruby Team

Jennifer Fielding
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Jörg Kemper
Obstetric Consultant

Diamond Team

Liz West
Midwife Manager

 

Dr Marziya Kadir 
Obstetric Consultant