(02) 9251 1525
Suite 203, Level 2
135 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
A/Professor Nesrin Varol
MBBS, FRANZCOG, MIPH
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Professor Nesrin Varol has been training in and practising gynaecology for the last 16 years. Her main interests and areas of expertise are endometriosis, pelvic pain, hysterectomy and menstrual disorders.
Nesrin moved to Sydney after graduating from Adelaide University in 1990. After commencing her gynaecology training at Westmead Hospital, she spent 12 months with Prof Peter Maher at the Endosurgery Unit at the Mercy Hospital in Melbourne, specialising in laparoscopic surgical excision of pelvic endometriosis. She completed her training as the Pelvic Surgery Fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where she gained further experience in complex pelvic surgery and gynaecological oncology. On completion of her training, Nesrin was appointed as a Consultant Visiting Medical Officer at RPAH.
Nesrin is involved in teaching the gynaecology curriculum to final year medical students at the University of Sydney. She is an examiner of overseas trained doctors for the Australian Medical Council.
Nesrin's other main interest in medicine is maternal healthcare in developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest maternal, neonatal and child deaths in the world. Ninety-nine percent of women dying from childbirth in the world occur in developing countries, and more than half of these belong to sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, Nesrin completed a Masters in International Public Health at Sydney University and worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2009. She has coordinated the setting up of an African Coordinating Centre for the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM) with a consortium of United Nations bodies and universities in Kenya. Nesrin is completing a PhD at the University of Sydney on improving healthcare provision for women and girls with FGM in Australia and other countries.
Nesrin has coordinated the establishment of an Australia Africa Universities Network through the University of Sydney. This Network draws on the best Australian and African expertise to form partnerships between different university faculties, government, non government and private sectors involved in international development and trade.
Nesrin is a member of the (1) Topic Advisory Group on Genito-urinary and Reproductive Medicine and (2) Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) of the World Health Organization. The GIEESC was established in December 2005 as an international collaboration of Ministries of Health, WHO country offices, local and international organizations and academia. GIEESC is involved in reducing death and disability from road traffic accidents, trauma, burns, falls, pregnancy related complications, domestic violence, disasters and other surgical conditions in low income countries.
Nesrin speaks four languages, i.e. English, German, Turkish and French.