Professor Gabor Kovacs AM

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Professor Gabor Kovacs AM (MBBS (Hons) 1971, MD 1995) is the International Medical Director of Monash IVF.

He joined Monash IVF in 1978 and since then has established himself as a leading expert in IVF, ovulation induction, donor Insemination, infertility surgery, male sub fertility, contraception and sterilisation.

He has also played a critical role in advancing research – discoveries that have resulted in new technologies being made available to patients.

Professor Kovacs has retained connections with Monash throughout his career and holds the position of professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University.  He has been a teacher and mentor to both medical students and young gynaecologists, while also contributing significantly to GP education.

He frequently lectures in Europe and Asia and has published more than 160 scientific papers. He has also written five books and edited six textbooks.

Professor Kovacs has been President of The Fertility Society of Australia, Family Planning Australia, Family Planning Victoria, and Chairman of The IVF Directors' Group of Australia. He was also a Councillor of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for six years having chaired its Continuing Education and Women's Health Committees. He is a director of ACCESS, Australia's national infertility network.

Professor Kovacs is also an active and passionate spokesperson on ethical issues surrounding fertility and family planning.

Professor Kovacs qualifications include the MBBS (Hons) and MD from Monash University, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CREI, FAICD and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Macquarie University.

He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for ‘service to medicine in the fields of gynaecology, obstetrics, family planning and in-vitro fertilisation through research, specialist clinical services and education, and to the community.’

Monash University recognised him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.