Dr Max Mongelli

Doctor in Sydney, Australia

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Dr Max Mongelli has lived with hisfamily in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia for morethan 5 years. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and inSingapore for six years. His main interest is in obstetrics, bothclinical and research. Hobbies include photography, bushwalking (inthe Blue Mountains), reading (Tolstoy, Khadra, Eco), cooking andtravel. He was born in Italy and migrated to Australia with hisfamily as a teenager. He attended Drummoyne Boys' High School,topping the final year. He underwent undergraduate medical trainingat the University of Sydney. This was followed by specialist andclinical research training in the NHS, United Kingdom, where hedeveloped an interest in perinatal medicine and screening for fetalgrowth disorders. In the UK he met his wife, who is now a generalpractitioner in Springwood. His research on ultrasound and fetalgrowth at the Queens' Medical Centre, Nottingham, was published in adoctoral thesis and detailed in several papers. He contributed to thedevelopment of the software for the customised antenatal growthcharts, which are now widely used in the NHS and overseas. His otherresearch interests include clinical applications of computermodelling, biostatistics and evidence-based medicine. He hasco-authored a book on fetal growth with Professor Tambyraja (“TheLow Birth Weight Baby”) in Singapore, and over 50 papers inmainstream medical journals. Many of these have been presented atinternational conferences such as the International Society ofUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Recently his interest haveextended to early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage and ectopicpregnancy and early fetal growth. He has been involved in theteaching and mentoring of medical students and junior doctors. He isa Fellow of both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologistsand the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologistsand is currently a full-time specialist obstetrician at the NepeanHospital, Sydney.