About the Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

About Professor Euan Wallace

Excellence in obstetrics  and caring for women and babies

Professor Euan Wallace AM has dedicated his professional life to excellence in obstetrics  and improving the quality of care for women and babies. He has  personally cared for 7,000-8,000 women during their pregnancies at  Monash Health, as well as authoring more than 230 published research  papers and holding numerous administrative portfolios across Monash  Health, the Victorian Government and Monash University. Under his  leadership, Monash Health is now home to Victoria's largest maternity  service. He also provided strong medical leadership to Victoria's first  public hospital home birth program through Casey Hospital, ensuring  public hospital patients have the same choices of pregnancy care as  women accessing private
home birth services.

Professor Wallace established Australia's first guidelines on fetal surveillance and Fetal Surveillance Education Program, which are now in every hospital providing maternity care in the country.

He is a leader and an inspiration to others, and is committed to  keeping researchers focused on meaningful clinical care improvements. He  challenges himself and others with the question: ‘How has your work  changed women's health this year?'.

In October Professor Wallace was awarded a Minister's Health Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Victorian public  health system. This award is the Minister's highest honour for an  individual.

Professional appointments

Professor Wallace is the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, overseeing Victoria's largest maternity service provided by Monash Women's at Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong Hospital, and Casey Hospital. Euan also has a clinical appointment in high-risk pregnancy care and maternal-fetal medicine at Monash Medical Centre. In addition to his roles at Monash Health, Professor Wallace is the Carl  Wood Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  at Monash University and the Director of The Ritchie Centre - a research collaboration between Monash Health and Monash University.

He is a graduate of the Edinburgh Medical School, completing both his research and clinical training in Edinburgh before joining Monash Health and Monash University in 1996.

Euan has particular clinical interests in recurrent miscarriage, multiple pregnancy, hypertension and fetal growth problems. His research has been extensively funded both by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and by international funding agencies.

Professor Wallace also sits on a number of Victorian government initiatives including the Perinatal Services Advisory Committee and the Perinatal Quality and Safety Committee, of which he is past Chair. His other current appointments include Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fetal Surveillance Education Program, Member of the Consultative Council for Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) of the Victorian Government and Chair of CCOPMM's Stillbirth Subcommittee.

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