Dr Stefan Kane, MBBS, BA, BMedSc, FRANZCOG, CMFM, DDU.
Stefan is a RANZCOG-certified subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine who combines his clinical obstetric duties with a passion for clinical research. He is the lead investigator for a local clinical trial, The ROADMAP Study, which uses an ultrasound examination of the mother’s eye to assess changes in blood flow to the brain of women with pre-eclampsia. This project forms the basis of the PhD in which he is currently enrolled, with the support of an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, a RANZCOG Foundation Clinical Research Scholarship, and a grant from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.
Stefan has also been the site co-ordinator for a number of international perinatal clinical trials. He is actively engaged in teaching at all levels, from medical students to advanced specialist trainees, and holds an honorary position as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. He has a longstanding interest in prevocational medical education, and serves as an accreditation team leader for the intern accreditation authorities in Victoria and Queensland. He also serves on the Council of the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the steering committees for the Women and Newborn Health network of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, and the Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Collaborative Trials (IMPACT) Network of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.