Meet Your Melbourne Fertility Specialist
Introducing Dr Raelia Lew
Fertility specialist, Gynaecologist and the Director of Women’s Health Melbourne.
History and Experience
Raelia grew up in Melbourne and completed her Medical degree at Monash University. She graduated with Honours in 2004, and later trained as a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
Raelia completed her Masters of Medicine in Reproductive Health Science and Human Genetics at The University of Sydney in 2009. She went on to graduate from a Doctorate of Philosophy in the area of Preconception Health Promotion and Reproductive Genetics in 2016. Her PhD research was commenced at the University of Sydney and completed in Cambridge, UK.
As a qualified specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Raelia undertook further RANZCOG (Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) accredited Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) training.
Fewer than 2% of Australian Obstetricians and Gynaecologists hold a CREI. It represents the highest level of Australasian post-graduate training in IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation, Reproductive Endocrinology, Advanced Minimally-Invasive Gynaecology Surgery, Comprehensive Fertility Care, Andrology (Male Fertility and hormone management) and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
Raelia’s passions are health promotion and education in fertility. She believes that quality education, delivered in the right way at the right time can empower women to make the best choices in life.
Raelia has published widely in Australian and International peer review journals and has authored Australasian Guidelines on Preconception Genetic Screening and Elective Oocyte Preservation (Egg Freezing). She is currently an associate investigator on a NHMRC Research Grant “Eggsurance”, creating decision making tools for women considering fertility preservation versus alternative family planning
Raelia is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. She is actively involved in medical student and registrar teaching at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.
She is married and lives in Melbourne and is the mother of two darling boys.