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Dr Pav Nanayakkara

Gynaecologist

MBBS/BMedSc (Hons) FRANZCOG MRMed (Hons)

Dr Pav Nanayakkara is a specialist Gynaecologist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon at Jean Hailes East Melbourne.

She grew up in regional Queensland and her long-term vision is to improve access to innovative techniques in laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the rural setting. Her medical degree was acquired at Monash University, Melbourne after which she completed an honours year in research as a RANZCOG Research Foundation Scholar. She undertook her internship and residency at The Alfred Hospital and also trained in Intensive Care there prior to her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at The Royal Women’s Hospital. Pav completed a 2.5 year fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery at The Epworth Hospital which provided further training in hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic techniques.

Pav is passionate about women’s health and is a founder of 'The Birth Bundle Project', an initiative providing birthing kits to hospitals in developing countries. Pav is a strong believer in the value of education, both of future and current medical practitioners, and also in empowering her patients to make informed decisions. She has facilitated and lectured at several courses, developed simulation programs and created online educational tools. She has published several research papers in international peer-reviewed medical journals and continues to supervise junior trainees.

In her spare time, Pav loves cooking, travelling, hiking and going on adventures concocted by her three wonderful children.

Dr Pav Nanayakkara