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  • Associate Professor
    Robert Cincotta

    Associate Professor Robert Cincotta is an Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine. His major interests are in fetal therapy, prenatal diagnosis and the management of complicated pregnancies. He is particularly interested in multiple pregnancies and has extensive experience in fetal laser surgery for Twin Twin Transfusion syndrome and introduced this service in Australia. He initially graduated and trained in Melbourne at the Royal Womens Hospital and the Mercy Hospitals. He undertook further training in
    the UK at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital and then moved to the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Mater Mothers Hospital in Brisbane where he became director. He then established Queensland Ultrasound for Women. He maintains an appointment at the Mater’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department and has published extensively on various aspects of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He has been chairman of examiners for Maternal Fetal Medicine and is still an examiner for this subspecialty. He has also served as a member of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council.

  • Doctor
    Jackie Chua

    Dr Jackie Chua is a graduate of the University of Queensland. She obtained her DRCOG in the United Kingdom before returning to Queensland for her speciality training in Obstetrics in Gynaecology. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005. She subsequently developed an interest in ultrasound and trained in the sub speciality for the Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound in Medicine.

    She joined as a Director of QUFW in 2008. She is a Senior SMO at the Mater Mothers Hospital in the Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

    Dr Chua is a member of the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Australia Association of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasonologists.

    She is the only Obstetrician Gynaecologist with subspecialisation in COGU practicing in Queensland. Her special interests include fertility and endometriosis.

  • Doctor
    Carol Portmann

    Carol is a Queensland trained doctor, obstetrician and Maternal Fetal medicine specialist. Over the past 20 years, she has gained experience and training in Queensland, NSW and London. She was the acting clinical director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital until 2012. In that time she provided care to women with high risk pregnancies; participated in the ongoing education and training of medical students, registrars and maternal fetal trainees; was involved in a number of committees overseeing protocols and guidelines for maternal care in Queensland. Carol is committed to providing evidenced based prenatal screening and options to women.

  • Doctor
    Alexa Bendall

    Dr Alexa Bendall completed her medical studies at the University of Queensland. She was lucky enough to complete medical electives in India, the Solomon Islands and in the indigenous community of the Tiwi Islands. She went on to become an Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

    During her training, she worked in Cairns, Redlands, Mater Mother Hospital, the Gold Coast Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital. During this time, she served as a member of the O&G Magazine Committee which allowed her to advocate for women’s health. For the past 5 years she has worked in tertiary Maternal Fetal Medicine units where she has provided care for women with high risk pregnancies.

    Alexa’s favourite thing is meeting women and their families. She loves to be a part of your journey, no matter how straight-forward or complicated that may be. She will share your highs and support you through any challenges you may face.

    When she is not at work Alexa enjoys yoga, swimming and spending time her young family.

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