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Dr Colin Walsh

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
+61 1300 460 111

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Gynecology, Vaginal Prolapse, Urinary incontinence, IVF, ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection), Ultrasound, Complicated Pregnancies, High Risk Pregnancies, Twins, Antenatal Counselling, Labour, Postnatal Care, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fetal Problems, Pregnancy, 3D Ultrasound, 4D Ultrasound, Chorionic Villus Sampling, Amniocentesis, Delivery, Staying Healthy in Pregnancy, Medical Problems in Pregnancy, Triplets, Routine Gynaecology, Fetal Echocardiogram, Dating Scan, Down Syndrome, Chromosomal Screening, Growth & Wellbeing Scan, Cervical Length Scan
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My philosophy


Supporting women and their families through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and birth is a privilege. I am passionate about providing my patients with the highest quality antenatal care, based on the most up-to-date research and technology. I am also a firm believer in informed patient choice and I know that each of my patients will have different needs and wishes. My practice is a friendly, welcoming environment with a focus on individualised care. My aim is always to work with you, respecting your choices, to achieve a happy and healthy outcome for mother and baby.


My practice


I am a Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (high-risk pregnancy and advanced obstetric ultrasound) specialist. I deliver private patients at North Shore Private Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital on Sydney’s lower North Shore. I offer advanced pregnancy ultrasound scans, prenatal diagnosis and CVS/amniocentesis procedures to my patients – and the patients of other obstetricians – in my modern rooms in St Leonards. I‘m also a staff specialist in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital, where I see public patients with high-risk pregnancies referred from all over New South Wales.


With nearly 15 years’ international experience and fellowships in both obstetrics and gynaecology, I provide expert, contemporary care to women before, during and after pregnancy. Having personally delivered more than 2,000 babies, I offer expertise in normal labour and vaginal birth, as well as complex deliveries and caesarean sections. As an expert in high-risk obstetrics, my private practice focuses on complex pregnancies, including medical complications in pregnancy, twins and triplets, IVF pregnancies and women with previous pregnancy complications. I am also very happy to care for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. As an ultrasound specialist, I have personally performed ultrasound scans in more than 5,000 high risk pregnancies.


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A little about my background…


Originally from Ireland, I completed my specialist obstetrics and gynaecology training in Dublin, Cambridge and New York. I also undertook a 3-year Urogynaecology fellowship in Sydney. After this, I returned to the world-renowned National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, to complete my sub-specialist training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.


I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) and a Member of both the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI).


As Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, I have a long-time interest in teaching and research and hold a PhD from the University of New South Wales. Having published more than 90 papers and book chapters, I always stay up to date on the latest research in obstetric practice, so that I can offer my patients the highest standard of professional care. I am also a RANZCOG-recognized ultrasound supervisor for obstetricians-in-training.


On a personal note, I am married to a lovely Australian wife and live in Crows Nest, very close to all the hospitals where my patients deliver.



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