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Dr Shavi Fernando
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Monash Obstetrics, 15 Murray St, CLAYTON VIC 3168
8545 7200
Dr Shavi Fernando, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Monash Health, chooses Jessie McPherson Private Hospital for his private patients.

Shavi graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from Monash University together with a Bachelor of Medical Science with First-Class Honours. Following his internship at Monash Health, Shavi completed the six year specialty training program with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), and has a PhD in infertility and gynaecology from Monash University. Shavi was awarded a prestigious NHMRC PhD research fellowship to assist with this.

Shavi is one of the few clinicians to concurrently hold a position as a specialist in both the Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments with Monash Health, the largest provider of maternity services in Victoria. Amongst other duties, Shavi supervises and operates on high-risk Caesarean sections at Monash Medical Centre, including the most complicated Caesarean deliveries that are performed.

Assisting you in achieving the birth you desire
Shavi is a specialist committed to providing excellent and individualised obstetric and gynaecological care, with significant expertise in both general and high-risk obstetrics including support for uncomplicated pregnancies and normal deliveries, vaginal births after caesarean (VBAC), twins and multiple gestations, maternal medical conditions and pregnancies following fertility treatment.

“As a father, I acknowledge how important this time in your life is for you and your family and have a genuine respect for the individuality of pregnancy and birth needs. I have always understood that what works for one person may not work for another, and I carry this into my practice every day.”

An excellent ability to explain complex, medical terms in easy to understand language
As a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Curriculum (Women's Health) at Monash University, Shavi is heavily involved in the training and advancement of the next generation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This not only helps to keep his practice up to date and relevant, but also means that he has developed an excellent ability to explain complex medical terms in easy to understand language.

Private Patients
Shavi chooses Jessie McPherson for his private patients as he considers it the safest place to be for both mother and baby. He puts this down to the combination of the experienced midwifery staff, the new state-of-the-art paediatric unit (Monash Children’s Hospital) and immediate access to all the specialties available at Monash Health.

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