ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GEORGE CONDOUS

GEORGE CONDOUS IS CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST AT NEPEAN HOSPITAL AND DIRECTOR OF OMNI GYNAECOLOGICAL CARE, CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S ULTRASOUND.

He is Director of OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care having opened the first of four women’s ultrasound specialist centres in 2007 in the lower North Shore. OMNI now has four centres of excellence across Sydney including St Leonards, City CBD, Dee Why and Penrith. He is a world leader in the field of non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis using imaging, has edited five books including the “How to Perform Ultrasonography in Endometriosis” (this has been translated into Mandarin and Spanish) and published over 300 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

He is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney Medical School, Nepean, University of Sydney where he is the current Head of Discipline. He is also the current Head of Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital as well as Head of Gynaecological Robotic Surgery at Nepean Hospital.

He is gynaecological surgeon sonologist in the field of endometriosis with appointments at Nepean Public and Private Hospitals and Sydney Adventist Hospital, with special interests in:

1. gynaecological ultrasound imaging (EFSUMB level 3 equivalent) and 2. minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery (Australasian Gynaecological Endosurgery and Surgery (AGES) level 6 equivalent).

He is the current Director of the AGES Accredited ‘Endometriosis Ultrasound and Advanced Endosurgery Unit’ which is a training facility for advanced gynaecological surgery (both laparoscopic and robotic). He set up the first and only Acute Gynaecology Unit in Australia which utilises ultrasound at the first point of contact for women with emergency gynaecological as well as early pregnancy complications (miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy). This facility is also a training centre for the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine’s (ASUM) Gynaecological Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU). 

Having completed his undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001-2003 he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed his great interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). He has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have featured in peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.

He was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”. He was made FRCOG in 2012 and was made an Honorary Fellow of ASUM (FASUM) in 2022 (only 28 Honorary Fellows have been awarded in ASUM’s 50-year history).

He was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM), previous ASUM President, previous Chair of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific Committee, previous AGES Board member and previous RANZCOG-AGES Endoscopic Surgery Advisory Committee member.

He has convened and co-chaired the ISUOG World Congress in Sydney 2013, the ISUOG World Congress in Singapore 2018 and the WFUMB World Congress in Melbourne 2019. He will convene the WFUMB World Congress in Kyoto, Japan in 2025.

He is currently the President-Elect for the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) and will become WFUMB President 2025-2027. He is currently serving on the ISUOG Board of Trustees 2023-2027. He is current Ambassador for the World Endometriosis Society (WES).

He has close strategic partnerships with the Asia-Pacific region having been invited and led multiple educational courses in China (Xi’an, Gangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai), Hong King, Philippines (Manila), Japan (Takamatsu and Kyoto), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore and South Korea (Seoul).

As member of ISUOG’s international faculty, he has been invited to the World Congress annually for the last 20 years. He has delivered multiple invited lectures, masterclasses and many pre-congress courses in the fields of non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis and early pregnancy in London, Berlin, Montreal, Vienna, Sydney, Prague, Copenhagen, Soeul, Vancouver, Rome, Singapore, Barcelona, Sydney, Florence, Los Angeles, Manila, Stockholm and Paris.

"Associate Professor Condous was at the 23rd World Congress. He gave a Plenary lecture on Factors impacting on early pregnancy growth."
OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care

Condous performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women needing intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
Having completed an undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001 to 2003 Condous worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed an interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). Condous has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have been featured in numerous peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.

Condous was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. In 2010, he was made Departmental Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”.

Condous has edited three books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care”, published over 100 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy. He is the Associate Editor for Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation, which is a European based journal, as well as the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). He is on the organising committee and is an invited speaker at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific meeting in Sydney 2013. His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, 1st trimester growth, PULs and miscarriage and the use of transvaginal ultrasound (in particular sonovaginography, to predict posterior compartment deep infiltrating rectovaginal endometriosis).Condous is also actively involved with post-graduate education including the annual running of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound Interactive Courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia.