Dr Jenny Dowd

Dr Jenny Dowd

Obstetrician/Gynaecologist MD, FRANZCOG
Jenny is a founding member of the Women’s Obstetric & Gynaecology Specialists.

She began her studies in Melbourne as an altruistic medical student hoping to make a positive difference. During her last years of study, she undertook electives in surgery in the UK, and at the Rotunda maternity hospital in Dublin, where she realised her future lay in obstetrics.

Over the next 30 years she has been a student politician, Women’s Health activist and an academic at Melbourne University. She has undertaken research into perinatal infections and preterm labour for her B Med Sci and MD theses. She was the clinical director of the Emergency Department at the Women’s Hospital for ten years, and has encouraged and mentored many younger colleagues as a RANZCOG examiner and training supervisor, and is on the College Council.

When working in public clinics she realised that a mix of private and public practice would allow her to enjoy the variety and drama of high-risk, cutting-edge public medicine with the satisfaction of the continuity of caring for women right through their reproductive lives.

She paved the way for a sensible lifestyle for doctors, while at the same time providing the safest specialist care for all her patients. Jenny especially enjoys building relationships with women and their families and guiding and assisting them towards a safe and satisfying parenthood. She is always open to considering new trends. Her scientific bent means she prefers to evaluate new ideas before advocating sudden change.

Along the way she has been a consumer of obstetric services herself, having had two sons.

Outside of work, Jenny loves escaping to the bush or the beach; reading, writing and real estate.

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Dr Jenny Dowd

Obstetrician/Gynaecologist MD, FRANZCOG
Jenny is a founding member of the Women’s Obstetric & Gynaecology Specialists.

She began her studies in Melbourne as an altruistic medical student hoping to make a positive difference. During her last years of study, she undertook electives in surgery in the UK, and at the Rotunda maternity hospital in Dublin, where she realised her future lay in obstetrics.

Over the next 30 years she has been a student politician, Women’s Health activist and an academic at Melbourne University. She has undertaken research into perinatal infections and preterm labour for her B Med Sci and MD theses. She was the clinical director of the Emergency Department at the Women’s Hospital for ten years, and has encouraged and mentored many younger colleagues as a RANZCOG examiner and training supervisor, and is on the College Council.

When working in public clinics she realised that a mix of private and public practice would allow her to enjoy the variety and drama of high-risk, cutting-edge public medicine with the satisfaction of the continuity of caring for women right through their reproductive lives.

She paved the way for a sensible lifestyle for doctors, while at the same time providing the safest specialist care for all her patients. Jenny especially enjoys building relationships with women and their families and guiding and assisting them towards a safe and satisfying parenthood. She is always open to considering new trends. Her scientific bent means she prefers to evaluate new ideas before advocating sudden change.

Along the way she has been a consumer of obstetric services herself, having had two sons.

Outside of work, Jenny loves escaping to the bush or the beach; reading, writing and real estate.