Medical Director, Professor Simon Meagher, heads the team of sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists and administrative staff.
Professor Simon Meagher
BSc (Hons), MB BCH BAO, FRCPI, FRCOG, DDU
As Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Professor Simon Meagher oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists and administrative staff in delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Monash.
Professor Meagher has dedicated 25 years of his term as Director to teaching and lecturing in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound both locally and overseas.
In 2015, he was awarded ‘Sonologist of The Year’ by the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) in recognition of his commitment to hands on training within the hospital setting at the Mercy Hospital for Women, his commitment and contributions to ASUM and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Professor Meagher has delivered over 700 lectures, across 15 countries, and 40 cities worldwide. He has conducted predominantly clinical research in obstetric ultrasound, with a focussed interest in early pregnancy screening and diagnosis.
Over the last three years he has published 70 articles in peer review journals, including 15 in the last three years focusing on first trimester pregnancy screening and diagnosis.
Dr Meagher has described five original sonographic fetal markers during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. He is now focusing his interest on aneuploidy and embryo development from seven to 10 weeks as we approach the dawn of a new era of genetic screening via free fetal DNA analysis.
Dr Meagher has taken on multiple leadership positions – early in his career as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee at ASUM, examiner and executive board member for the ASUM Diploma of diagnostic ultrasound and later as council member of ASUM . Thereafter he served as Chairman of the Victoria Obstetric Sonologists group and on several task force and education committees at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound.
Dr Meagher is consultant sonologist at the Perinatal department, Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash.
Most recently he was appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Monash.
- A/Professor University of Monash (2020)
- Medical Director Monash Ultrasound for Women (Current position)
- ISUOG Ambassador to Asia and Pacific region
- ISUOG International faculty of speakers
- ISUOG Joint Head of Courses committee
- ISUOG Online education committee
- ISUOG – VISUOG committee
- Lecturer Monash University (1996 – present)
- Honorary Lecturer University of Monash (1996 – 2019)
- Council Member, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) (2007-2012)
- Chairman Standards of Practice Committee, Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (2007 – 2012)
- Board Member, Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (2005-2015)
- Examiner for Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU), Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (2007-2012)
- Board Director, Monash Ultrasound for Women (Monash IVF Group, Australia) (2011 – 2015)
- Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist Sonologist, Mercy Hospital for Women (1996 – present)
- Consultant Sonologist Monash Ultrasound for Women (Current position)
- Chairman Monash (Victorian) Obstetric Sonologists (2010- 2014)
Dr Jayshree Ramkrishna
MBBS MD, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU
Dr Jayshree Ramkrishna is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with subspecialty training in Obstetric and Gynecological ultrasound. She completed her MD from the University of Mumbai and obtained her Fellowship and subspecialty from Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr Ramkrishna trained and worked as a Consultant Obstetrician/Sonologist in the Fetal Medicine Unit and Department of Ultrasound at the Royal Women’s Hospital since 2004. During her sub-speciality training, she also worked at the Mercy Hospital for Women and Monash Medical Centre. Dr Ramkrishna has recently been appointed Consultant Sonologist for Eastern Health and is currently an examiner for the ASUM DDU and RANZCOG COGU examinations. She has a strong interest in education and teaching.
Dr Ramkrishna has additional training in deep endometriosis scanning and has recently established this service at MUFW.
Her areas of expertise include – Fetal neurosonography, fetal malformations, multiple pregnancies and women’s imaging.
Dr Melody Menezes
BSc(Hons), GDipGenetCouns, PhD, MHGSA
Monash Ultrasound For Women genetic counselling department is led by Dr Melody Menezes. Melody received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Medicine in 2011, studying fetal development and medicine, and genetic counselling.
Melody’s studies at The University of Monash also included her Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling (2007). Her undergraduate study at The University of Guelph Ontario, Canada saw her achieve Honours, majoring in molecular biology and genetics (2005).
Melody has held a position as Post-doctoral Research Officer at both the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Genetics Education and Health Research department) and the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (Genetic Health Research). She has worked as Associate Genetic Counsellor at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Monash and is in her 6th year as lecturer at The University of Monash, educating both undergraduates and masters students.
Melody’s role as an educator extends to national and international conferences and she has several publications in medical and counselling journals.
Of special interest to Melody is ethics in medicine, and prenatal screening and testing.
Dr Martha Finn
BSc, MMedSc, MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, DDU
A medical graduate of the National University of Ireland, Dr Martha Finn pursued postgraduate study in physiology at Cork University and a Fellowship in Clinical Endocrinology at University College Galway. Clinical positions in obstetrics and gynaecology included Assistant Master at the Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin and specialist at Royal Darwin Hospital and Senior Lecturer with Flinders University from 1997 to 2009.
Dr Finn was also Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Royal Darwin Hospital and Director of Clinical Training, responsible for early postgraduate medical training in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Her special interests included high risk obstetrics and indigenous health.
Dr Finn joined Monash Ultrasound For Women in 2010.
Dr Monica Pahuja
B.Sc. M.B. Ch. B(Hons) FRANZCR, DDU
Specialty: Women’s Imaging, Breast Imaging and Paediatrics
Dr. Monica Pahuja is a Women’s Imaging Specialist with a specific career focus on Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound and Gynaecological MRI, Breast Imaging and Paediatric Imaging.
Dr. Pahuja qualified as a Radiologist in 2001 having trained at the Alfred Hospital. Head of Women’s Imaging (Breast and Gynaecology) at Monash Health Department of Medical Imaging from 2010 to 2021.
Dr.Pahuja was previously the Director of Medical Imaging at the Mercy Hospital for Women and has also worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She worked for Monash Ultrasound for Women for 5 years from 2005 to 2011 and is now returning after establishing her private practices.
She was involved with the peak reference body for ultrasound, ASUM for 15 years. Her roles were committee member, scientific convenor for the annual conference and helped write the revised curriculum for the DDU. She sat on the Board of Examiners (DDU) for ASUM with prior appointment of Secretary (4 years) and Chair (6 years).
Dr. Pahuja is the current Chair of the US reference group for the Royal College of Radiologists and is also on the Faculty for the Royal Monash Hospital teaching program for Radiology trainees.
Many of the clinical articles relating to Women’s Imaging on The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) website ‘Inside Radiology’ under women’s imaging were authored by Dr Pahuja.
She has a passion for Women’s imaging and is deeply committed to their welfare with a view to delivery of best practice.
Dr Annie Kroushev
Annie graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne before undergoing six years of formal training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, followed by a further three years of formal subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Monash Medical Centre.
Annie spent time working in various medical specialties such as Renal medicine, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Intensive Care as well as dealing with the most complex of pregnancies and Gynaecological problems.
To care for such patients to the highest standards, Annie pursued additional qualifications completing a further three years of formal training to become a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist of whom there are only a few in Australia.
Her additional experience in Maternal Fetal Medicine allows her to care for the complicated as well as more straightforward pregnancies to the highest standards. Annie is appointed as a senior clinician at Monash Medical Centre, boasting one of the leading departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia.
Dr Paul Brooks
FRACP, Paediatric Cardiologist
Paul Brooks is a Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist trained at both the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and internationally in Canada. He was previously Head of Echocardiography and Fetal Cardiology at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada.
Prior to training in Paediatrics Paul spent two years as a volunteer medical officer working in Vanuatu – an experience which shaped his ongoing approach to helping families understand and manage their children’s heart conditions. He enjoys developing a supportive relationship with his patients and families, many of whom are met and followed from prior to birth.
Paul is married with two daughters. He enjoys playing golf and creating functional artworks with wood and metal ranging from furniture to canoes, kayaks, surfboards, and cars.
Associate Professor Daniel Rolnik
MD, MSc, PhD, MPH, FRANZCOG, Diploma in Fetal Medicine (Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK)
Associate Professor Daniel Rolnik is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with subspecialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine whose particular interests are prenatal diagnosis and early prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications. He is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine consultant and the Head of the Perinatal Care Centre at Monash Medical Centre, an Associate Professor at Monash University, and a Sonologist at Monash Ultrasound for Women. He is also a member of the Victorian Fetal Therapy Service.
Daniel is also an auditor of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF, UK) nuchal translucency screening program and a member of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound Education and Monitoring Program.
Daniel has been involved in teaching of medical students, Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees, and sonographers, and has published widely in the field of Prenatal Diagnosis, particularly on the detection of fetal abnormalities, cell-free DNA (NIPT) screening and prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. He is the first author of the landmark European ASPRE trial, which demonstrated the beneficial effects of aspirin in the prevention of preeclampsia in women at increased risk.