Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM
Medical Director & Board Member
MBBS, HonLLD, FRANZCOG, FRCOG
Elizabeth is a gynaecologist and Medical Director of Jean Hailes for Women's Health.
As a founder of Jean Hailes, it has been important to Elizabeth to continue Jean Hailes' legacy. She believes the power of Jean Hailes for Women's Health is its multidisciplinary structure.
Elizabeth worked at Queen Victoria Hospital and Prince Henry's Hospital, which merged in 1987 to form the Monash Medical Centre. There, she was appointed Head of the Menopause Unit. Elizabeth served patients for more than 30 years across the three organisations. She now consults at the Jean Hailes Medical Centres in East Melbourne and Clayton, and also at a monthly clinic at the Foster and Toora Medical Centre, Foster.
Elizabeth enjoys being a role model for younger professional women, encouraging them to find a passion in their work and provide healthcare and education for our community. She finds working with women a profound privilege.
Elizabeth visits Mongolia each year with a multidisciplinary group of health professionals to teach, give lectures and provide clinical services, including surgery. The group has established a fellowship funded by Epworth Freemasons to bring two doctors from Mongolia to Australia for three months each year. Jean Hailes for Women's Health provides clinical attachments across our disciplines. In 2018 Elizabeth was appointed Visiting Professor, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences.
In 2009, Elizabeth was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine in the field of women's health, particularly obstetrics and gynaecology.