DR Stefan Kane

DR Stefan Kane

Positions

    Overview

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    • Stefan is a maternal fetal medicine subspecialist obstetrician based primarily at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, where he is head of the Fetal Medicine Unit. His clinical engagements cover the spectrum of high-risk pregnancy care, and include preterm birth prevention, multiple pregnancy, fetal medicine and maternal medical disorders in pregnancy. He also performs tertiary-level fetal and gynaecological ultrasound. Stefan's primary research focus is on the maternal neurological effects of pre-eclampsia. His PhD research project aims to evaluate the potential utility of maternal ophthalmic ultrasound in assessing changes in the cerebrovasculature and intracranial pressure of pre-eclamptic women. Other research interests include structural and genetic fetal anomalies, red blood cell alloimmunisation, preterm birth prevention, and early pregnancy prediction of later complications. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on these topics, and has acted as site co-ordinator for a number of international randomised controlled trials. Stefan is actively engaged in teaching at all levels, from medical students to advanced specialist trainees, and holds an honorary position as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has a longstanding interest in prevocational medical education, and serves as an accreditation team leader for the intern accreditation authorities in Victoria and Queensland. He also serves on the Council of the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the steering committees for the Women's and Newborn Health network of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, and the Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Collaborative Trials (IMPACT) Network of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.   

    Affiliation

    Member of

    • Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. Councillor 2018 -
    • Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand. Member of the Steering Committee of the Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Collaborative Trials (IMPACT) Network 2014 -

    Publications

    Selected publications

    Research

    Additional Grant Information

    • 2014: Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Research Grant 2015: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RANZCOG Fellows' Clinical Research Scholarship 2015: National Health and Medical Research Council, Postgraduate Scholarship   

    Awards

    Education and training

    • CMFM, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2018
    • DDU (O&G), Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine 2016
    • BA, University of Melbourne 2003
    • BMedSc, University of Melbourne 2003
    • MBBS, University of Melbourne 2003

    Awards and honors

    • Postgraduate Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2015
    • RANZCOG Fellows' Clinical Research Scholarship, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2015
    • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2013

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