Dr Kirsten Connan
Dr Kirsten Connan
MBBS (Hon) DRANZCOG FRANZCOG DDU Grad Dip (Clin Teach)
Kirsten is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with interests in normal and high risk obstetrics, complex laparoscopic surgery and ultrasound.
During her medical student years at Sydney University (Uni Sydney MBBS Hons), Kirsten discovered her strong passion for women’s health.
Kirsten completed her 6 years of specialist training (FRANZCOG) in obstetrics and gynaecology at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in 2010. During this training Kirsten spent time developing her interests in normal and high risk obstetrics (including completing a year as the Maternal-Fetal-Medicine fellow at the Royal Women’s Hospital in 2008) and her advanced laparoscopic surgical skills (including 18 months of specialised training on endometriosis and laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery at the Royal Womens Hospital Endometriosis/Laparoscopic Unit in 2009 and 2010).
Kirsten completed an additional specialist qualification in ultrasound for obstetrics and gynaecology (DDU) in 2011.
Kirsten has worked as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology for the past 7 years. The majority of this was at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Frances Perry House in Melbourne. Just prior to her move to Hobart, Kirsten spent time working at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
Kirsten has a strong interest in medical teaching and is completing a Masters of Clinical Teaching (Melbourne University). Kirsten has regularly taught on medical aid trips to both Fiji and Mongolia over the last 8 years. In 2018 she will join a team to Namibia in Africa.
Teaching brings a valuable perspective to Kirsten’s approach when working with and caring for women and their families. Kirsten believes that women’s health is best provided in partnership between a doctor and woman, and is further enhanced by learning about their health and pregnancies.
Kirsten is married to Daniel, also a medical specialist, and has two delightful primary school aged girls, Anika and Isabel. Kirsten’s passions include long-distance running, hockey, reading and spending time with her family – including a lot of craft and sports with her girls!
In October 2016 TasOGS was delighted that Kirsten was awarded the Tasmanian Telstra Business Women’s Award (Entrepreneurial category) for her business lead at TasOGS!
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