Meet Your Melbourne Fertility Specialist
Introducing Dr Raelia Lew
CREI Fertility specialist, Gynaecologist and the Director of Women’s
History and Experience
I grew up in Melbourne and completed my Medical degree at Monash University. I graduated with Honours in 2004, and later trained as a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
I completed my Masters of Medicine in Reproductive Health Science and Human Genetics at The University of Sydney in 2009 and my PHD in Preconception Health Promotion and Reproductive Genetics in 2016. My PhD research was commenced at the University of Sydney and completed in Cambridge, UK. Preconception Genetic carrier Screening and applying IVF for the purposes of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis remains a passion. Helping couples affected by or carrying the risk of genetic disease to have healthy babies is one of the greatest miracles of IVF treatment.
As a qualified specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, I undertook 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.
My passions are health promotion and education in fertility. I believe that quality education, delivered in the right way at the right time can empower women and couples to make the best choices in life. My podcast, “Knocked Up” is a great platform to communicate accurate up to date fertility and women’s health information to my patients and a much wider audience.
I’ve published widely in Australian and International peer review journals and have authored Australasian Guidelines on Preconception Genetic Screening and Elective Oocyte Preservation (Egg Freezing). I’m currently an associate investigator on a NHMRC Research Grant “Eggsurance”, creating decision making tools for women considering fertility preservation versus alternative family planning pathways. I’ve also written a textbook chapter on ovarian physiology, been a presenter and invited speaker at National and International meetings and am an acting committee member of ANZSREI and a member of the clinical advisory panel for VARTA and the Your Fertility Health promotion campaign.
I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. I’m also actively involved in medical student and registrar teaching at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.
A little bit more about me, I’m married, live in Melbourne and am the mother of two darling boys.
To make an appointment with Dr Raelia Lew please call (03) 9041 9082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find me on instagram at @drraelialew