Victorian Day Procedure Centre
Part of Ramsay Health Care

IVF Specialists

DR KATE MCILWAINE

MBBS (HONS), FRANZCOG, MRMED
Gynaecology

Dr Kate McIlwaine brings a fresh and compassionate approach to managing patients with fertility issues in a supportive environment. She integrates evidence-based medicine with patient-centred medical and lifestyle management to achieve the best possible fertility outcomes for her patients. Kate has extensive training and experience in treating women with endometriosis and appreciates the particular challenges that this disease can pose to fertility. She strives to provide personalised, care and takes the time to explain the various treatment options to her patients so they feel empowered throughout their fertility journey.

Dr Kate McIlwaine graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from Monash University in 1999. She subsequently undertook her Obstetrics & Gynaecology training through Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill Hospital and was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the RANZCOG Clinical Membership Examination. Kate then went on to complete an Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship at the Mercy Hospital for Women in 2009 and completed her Master in Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 2018.

Dr Kate McIlwaine is a Consultant Gynaecologist on the Endosurgery Unit at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg. She is actively involved in teaching specialist trainees, junior doctors and medical students from Melbourne University. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at Warringal Private Hospital, Epworth Eastern, Mitcham Private Hospital and St Vincent's Private Hospital. Kate has a Private Gynaecology Practice at Eastern Gynaecology in Mitcham.

Kate is a member of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society (AGES) and has presented research papers both nationally and internationally at Gynaecology conferences.

Kate has expertise in a broad range of fertility issues particularly endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fertility preservation as well as general aspects of female and male factor infertility.

Kate takes a holistic patient-centred approach to the management of infertility. Her management strategies may include lifestyle advice, ovulation induction, minimally invasive surgery to treat endometriosis or to correct uterine abnormalities. Kate is proud to partner with Genea to offer patients access to world leading IVF, ICSI or genetic screening of embryos (PGS or PGD).

Beyond her professional pursuits, Kate has a husband and two school-aged children and enjoys an active lifestyle and travelling.

Special Interests:

  • General Infertility
  • Gynecology
  • Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis,
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS management
  • Egg freezing
  • Recurrent miscarriage

Contact Details

Genea
Level 7, 10 Martin Street,
Heidelberg, VIC, 3084
P 03 9977 7440
F 03 8593 4115
W genea.com.au

Dr Kate McIlwaine


DR RASHI KALRA

BSC, MBBS (HONS), FRANZCOG, CREI
Gynaecology

Rashi has worked in two of Australia’s leading fertility units, including the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne and draws on this experience to provide her patients with up to date and evidence based care. She is passionate about offering appropriate advice, investigation and treatment to her patients. Where less invasive fertility treatments are indicated such as lifestyle changes and ovulation induction, she is a strong advocate of them. If it is deemed that IVF is required an individualised approach is used. With the support of her nursing, embryology and reception staff at Genea, Rashi is able to help her patients achieve the best success rates possible.

Biography

Rashi is part of a select group of doctors in Melbourne to obtain the highest level of postgraduate qualification as a fertility subspecialist, CREI (certificate in reproductive endocrinology and infertility). She uses her knowledge, experience and passion for fertility medicine to help her patients achieve the best outcomes possible.

Rashi has worked in two of Australia’s leading fertility units, including the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne and draws on this experience to provide her patients with up to date and evidence based care. She is passionate about offering appropriate advice, investigation and treatment to her patients. Where less invasive fertility treatments are indicated such as lifestyle changes and ovulation induction, she is a strong advocate of them. If it is deemed that IVF is required an individualised approach is used. With the support of her nursing, embryology and reception staff at Genea, Rashi is able to help her patients achieve the best success rates possible.

Experience & Qualifications

Rashi completed her training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG). She subsequently obtained the prestigious subspecialist Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) after completing three additional years of subspecialty training in infertility and reproductive endocrinology at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth under the mentorship of Professor Roger Hart and at the Reproductive Services Unit, Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Rashi is a consultant fertility specialist at the Reproductive Services Unit of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville, Melbourne where she supervises specialist trainee doctors in reproductive surgery. She is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Warringal Private Hospital, Frances Perry Hospital and Epworth Freemasons. She has a private gynaecology practise at Elgin House in Carlton.

Rashi has a strong interest in research and has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the areas of reproductive surgery, fertility preservation and gynaecology. She has experience in managing ovulation disorders, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, fibroids, complex infertility, fertility preservation, ovarian tissue harvesting and grafting, medical and social egg freeze and andrology.

Contact Details

Genea
Level 7, 10 Martin Street,
Heidelberg, VIC, 3084
P 03 9977 7440
F 03 8593 4115
W genea.com.au

Dr Rashi Kalra