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Oliver J Brown FRCOG FRANZCOOG Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr. Oliver J. Brown FRCOG FRANZCOGObstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Oliver Brown is a dedicated specialist surgeon whose focus is in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is the senior male private obstetrician in Newcastle.

Dr Brown received his postgraduate training in the UK and Australia, and undertook thorough training in all aspects of routine, high risk and operative obstetrics.

His approach to obstetrics is hugely experienced, with a natural focus. Therefore his rates of caesarean section, use of late term steroids and newborn admissions to the nursery are consistently lower than the average without compromising outcomes.

He has a wide experience in general gynaecology, both medically and surgically. Dr Brown is an expert vaginal and keyhole surgeon with extensive surgical experience in performing general gynaecological operations and specialised surgeries such as difficult hysterectomy.



  • Bachelor of Science (BSc. Medical Science) - St Andrew's University, Scotland, 1992


  • Bachelor of Medicine Surgery (MB ChB) - Manchester University, England, 1995
  • Member of Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists, (MRCOG) London - 2001
  • Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) - 2006
  • Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP) - 1998
  • Minimal Access Surgery Certification, Laparoscopy (RCOG) - 2004
  • Urodynamics Special Skills Module Certification (RCOG) - 2005


  • Distinction in Medicine, Manchester University - 1995
  • The Arbuthnott Prize, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. UK - 1996


  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. FRANZCOG
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. FRCOG
  • NSW Medical Board, Australia. Registered since 1998 with no restrictions.
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA) Registered

Current Appointments

Newcastle Private Hospital

  • Consultant in Obstetrics and GynaecologyOctober 2007 to present

John Hunter Hospital

  • Honorary Medical OfficerOctober 2007 to present

University of Newcastle

  • Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle NSWMay 2006 to present


Dr Brown spent 2 years training in Obstetrics and Urogynaecology in Sheffield, which is the same length of time required for subspecialty training, and was actively involved in the process to help gain accreditation for the unit to become a training centre for sub-specialists in Urogynaecology. This was granted in 2006.

Ongoing Training and Education

  • ICS annual conference. Tokyo. JapanSep 2016
  • RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress, BrisbaneApr 2015
  • ISPP International Conference. SydneyOct 2013
  • IUGA annual conference. BrisbaneSep 2012
  • UROGYNZ conference. Queenstown. New ZealandOct 2011
  • ASOG triennial conference. Tokyo. JapanSep 2007
  • ICS annual conference. Christchurch. New ZealandAug 2006

Appointments Held

  • Locum Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    City Hospital, Nottingham, UKOct 2005 – Feb 2006
  • Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UKOct 2003 – Oct 2005

Special Interests


My special interest is Urogynaecology and I have completed a special skills module in urodynamics awarded by the RCOG.

I am experienced in all aspects of medical and surgical treatment of urinary problems. This includes:

  • Urodynamics - performing and interpreting


  • Various surgical treatments including TVT, slings and colposuspension
  • Vault prolapse repair including sacrospinous fixation, abdominal sacrocolpopexy and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy.


  • Perineal trauma - having run a clinic at the John Hunter Hospital providing follow up for women with 3rd or 4th degree, or extensive perineal tearing at childbirth.

Minimal Access Surgery

Experienced in performing diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. I have completed my RCOG level 2 MAS accreditation in laparoscopy.

In operative laparoscopy I am experienced in:

  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Adhesiolysis
  • LAVH and
  • Treatment of ectopic pregnancy

In operative hysteroscopy I am experienced in:

  • Resection of uterine septum
  • Submucous fibroids and
  • intrauterine synechiae
  • Out-patient hysteroscopy

Imaging Experience

I am experienced in performing diagnostic ultrasound scanning in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


In obstetrics I have wide experience in correctly managing normal and abnormal labour, as well as instrumental and operative deliveries.

I am confident with instrumental delivery and due to my length of experience now only very rarely find the need to use obstetric forceps in my practice.

I have been trained in vaginal breech delivery and have continued to perform them during my career. I have a commitment to women’s choice and try to be a non-interventional obstetrician, especially with normal labour.

However when I identify a problem in labour that requires action I am quick and resolute to act.

Peer Reviewed Publications & Presentations

Since 2005

  • O Brown, A Bisits. Obstetric-induced incontinence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 47, Issue 2, p 152 - April 2007
  • ‘Audit of sacrospinouscolpopexy 1997 – 2003’. Jessop Wing. Sheffield - Sep 2005
  • S Radley, O Brown. Does surgery for prolapse address the symptoms that concern women? Hospital Medicine, 66(3): p158-162 - March 2005
  • O Brown. Direct current cardioversion in pregnancy - British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 110(7): p713-714 - July 2003;
  • O Brown. Knots of the umbilical cord. British Medical Journal,; No 7347: 324/p1226. Minerva - May 2002

Prior to 2005

  • O Brown, N Davidson, J Palmer. Cardioversion in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,; 41(2) p241-243 - May 2001
  • ‘Congenital Uterine Abnormalities’. Presentation to the Tony Buhagiar Awards, at the Metropolitan O & G Society Presentation Day. Sydney - Nov 2000
  • O Brown. Twin pregnancy in a uterus didelphys with unilateral placental abruption and onset of labour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,; 39(4): p506. Nov 1999
  • O Brown. Pregnancy after Endometrial Ablation Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (19): p563 - Sept 1999

Dr. Oliver J. Brown

Newcastle Private Specialist Centre
Suite 1.1
26 Lookout Road
New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305

Newcastle Private Specialist Centre

Suite 1.1
26 Lookout Road
New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305