TasOGS is privileged to be able to provide specialist endocrinology and physician expertise to Hobart women under the care of Dr Kristina McDonnell.
Hormonal complexity is often a component of gynaecological and obstetric issues. Whether managing severe menopause symptoms, diabetes, PCOS, thyroid, androgenic, adrenal, hypothalamic or pituitary hormone problems, Dr McDonnell offers expert and individualised care.
Additionally, Kristina has a special interest and expertise in Obstetric Medicine, managing acute and chronic medical problems that exist before or develop during pregnancy. In pregnant women with co-existing medical conditions, Dr McDonnell works in partnership with TasOGS Obstetrician Dr Kirsten Connan to ensure the health and safety of women and their babies.
TasOGS is fortunate to be the only Hobart Women's Health centre to have a specialist physician with endocrinology and maternal medicine expertise working directly in the practice.
Dr Kristina McDonnell
Endocrinologist and General Physician
BMedSci MBBS(Hons) FRACP
Dr Kristina McDonnell is an accredited Endocrinologist and General Physician at the Hobart Private and Calvary Hospitals and holds an appointment as a Staff Specialist General Physician at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Her undergraduate medical degree was obtained at the University of Tasmania in 2008, and she completed the RACP physician examinations in 2013 where she was awarded the Highest Achievement in Clinical Medicine in Tasmania. Her Advanced Training was completed at the Royal Hobart Hospital where she specialised in Endocrinology and General Medicine, prior to being admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2017.
Kristina enjoys teaching medical students and junior doctors and is a Clinical Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania.
In addition to practicing in General Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine, at TasOGS Kristina offers expertise in all areas of Obstetric Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology (including PCOS, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, menopause, primary ovarian failure and hirsutism). She has a special interest in managing pre-gestational and gestational diabetes, thyroid disorders and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Kristina loves living in Tasmania and is committed to providing the highest quality patient-centred care.
In her spare time Kristina is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and spending time with her partner in the garden and running after their very busy toddler, Henry.