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Dr Guy Skinner, Leading Melbourne Obstetrician

Dip Gynae Endoscopy (France)

Dr Guy Skinner is one of Melbourne’s leading private practice Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Not simply because he has a long list of qualifications, accreditations and advisory positions, but because of the experience he has gained in Australia, the UK, France and the Pacific Islands.

This experience has allowed him to see an incredibly broad range of issues and enables him to quickly and accurately determine the most effective solutions for you and your baby.

In 1990, while still in Medical School, Guy spent time as a resident in Vanuatu working in paediatrics.

He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with first class honours in 1992 and was confirmed as a practising medical practitioner by the AHPRA. For the next three years, Guy worked as a medical practitioner in Gippsland and North Eastern Victoria and Melbourne. During this time, he began training as a General Practitioner.

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Discovering a love of obstetrics, he studied for and, in 1994, was awarded a Diploma from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 1995, he started a four-year training programme as a Specialist Obstetric and Gynaecology Registrar at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

An opportunity to become a Senior Registrar at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, in the UK, gave Guy the further opportunity to study for an advanced Diploma in Gynae Endoscopy at the prestigious University D Ávernge in France.

In 2001, Guy graduated as a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and returned to Melbourne where he was engaged as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. And as an Accredited Medical Practitioner at Epworth’s Freemason’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Frances Perry House.

That same year, Dr Guy Skinner opened his private practice.

His reputation and skill with complex births and high-risk pregnancies mean Guy is often asked for his opinion around specialist care and surgery. He is often involved in helping other specialist gynecologists and obstetricians make appropriate and considered decisions.

Since delivering his first baby in 1994, Guy has been involved in the care of approximately 13,000 babies.

Making it easier to ask hard questions

When you’re dealing with something as important as pregnancy, it’s crucial you have the information you need when you need it. Presented in a way that helps you understand what’s happening, why it’s happening, what your choices are and what your best choice might be.

Guy makes this easy.

Guy’s naturally approachable personality has been further enhanced by his time working in rural Australia and a residency in Vanuatu. He understands the need for simple, clear, and personable communications. Many of his patients comment on how easy he makes things understood. And, how clearly he presents the options available.

Recognition from leading obstetrics institutions

Recognised Excellence

Since 2003, Guy has been involved in the Obstetric Sub-committees at St Vincent’s. Working as part of the committee in recommending and overseeing standards, protocols and audit reviews of complicated obstetric cases across the hospital.

He has also held a similar role at the Freemason’s, between 2004 and 2012.

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Between 2004 and 2015 he was a Senior Consultant Obstetrician at the Royal Women’s Hospital, tasked with teaching and assisting Senior Obstetric Registrars in complex births within labour ward. He was also one of only five specifically accredited doctors for the management of breech, twins and other complex births at the Royal Women’s at the time.

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We were pleased to be involved in National Geographic Miracle Hospital Season 2, aired on 7 April 2018.

Recognised Excellence

Guy is recognised as one of Melbourne’s leading Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. His capacity to explain highly complex issues in easily understood terms means he is often asked to share his experience, through lectures and advisory positions.

These include ongoing lecturer roles at the Australian Catholic University’s Faculty of Midwifery (since 2004), St Vincent’s Private Hospital’s Department of Midwifery (since 2005), and the Division of General Practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (since 2011).

He also served in similar educator and lecturer roles at Epworth Freemason’s Hospital, Melbourne, Department of Midwifery (between 2005 and 2012), the Royal Women’s Hospital (teaching accredited RANZCOG trainees about complex births), and , since 2008, has been the Facilitator of the Undergraduate student program at University of Melbourne Medical School.