Professor Mark Umstad
Patron of the Australian Multiple Birth Association
Mark graduated from the University of Melbourne and was then an intern and resident at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He undertook his obstetric training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, and completed his doctorate thesis (MD) on intrapartum fetal monitoring at the Queen Mother’s Hospital in Glasgow.
Mark returned to the Royal Women’s Hospital as a Consultant Obstetrician in 1993. He also began his private practice at that time. In 1997, he established Australia’s first Multiple Pregnancy Clinic at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
He has a strong interest in high-risk obstetrics, particularly multiple pregnancies, pregnancy loss, premature delivery and recurrent miscarriage. Mark has conducted extensive research and training, and is actively involved in teaching at the University of Melbourne.
He is on the Editorial Board of Twin Research and Human Genetics. He is one of the founding members of the Australian Centre for Excellence in Twin Research. He has published widely with over 50 peer-reviewed papers, several chapters in books and has presented at many national and international conferences.
Mark’s primary public teaching hospital role is as the Director of Maternity Services at Royal Women’s Hospital. He is also a Clinical Professor in the University of Melbourne and the National Patron of the Australian Multiple Birth Association.
AMBA was proud to provide supporting evidence contributing to Mark being honoured with an Order of Australia (AM) in 2018 for significant service to medicine in the field of obstetrics, particularly complex pregnancies, as a clinician, consultant and academic.