Professor Mike O'Connor AM
Sydney Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Legal Medicine, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, Uro Dynamics, Obstetrics, Kogarah, St George.
Returned to Australia to take up the position of Medical Superintendent at the Women's Hospital, Crown St in Sydney. After its closure, appointed as a visiting obstetrician and gynaecologist to St George Public Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and later at St George Private Hospital. He now concentrates his work in St George Private and St George Public hospitals.
Highlights of his career have been a long involvement in Indigenous Health for which he received a Membership in the Order of Australia. Also served in the Royal Australian Navy for 33 years and holds the rank of Captain. Served in Bougainville, East Timor as well as several HMA Ships and in the US Navy.
Was Vice President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 2 years. Was Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at St George Private Hospital from 2009-2010 and now acts as Chairman of the Patient Care Review Committee at that Hospital.
Holds postgraduate qualifications in Diagnostic Ultrasound and Child Health. Recently obtained a Master of Health Law and Fellowship of the College of Legal Medicine. Now undertaking a PhD in Law part time. Holds academic appointments at the University of NSW (Senior Lecturer) and Sydney University (Lecturer).
Recent publications include papers on Female Genital Mutilation, Physical Standards for Surgeons, Prevention of Medical Complicity in Torture and Codes of Conduct for Military Physicians. Currently Section Editor for the Journal of Law and Medicine.