Professor Mark Umstad

Professor Mark Umstad
Patron of the Australian Multiple Birth Association

Mark graduated from the University of Melbourne with an MB BS. 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 and, in 1993, began his private practice. In 1997, he established Australia's first Multiple Pregnancy Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital and continues to lead that service.

He has a strong interest in high-risk obstetrics, particularly multiple pregnancies, pregnancy loss, premature delivery and recurrent miscarriage.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Twin Registry and on the Advisory Group of match (Mothers And Twin Children). 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 30 peer-reviewed papers, several chapters in books as well as presented at many national and international conferences.