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Dr John O'Loughlin AO

John O'Loughlin

Dr John O'Loughlin AO MBBS, FRCOG, MS, FRACOG, FRNZCOG (Hon), FACOG (Hon), FAICD, began his association with the University of Adelaide in 1961 when he commenced his post graduate training. As a clinical and research registrar working under Professor Lloyd Cox he was involved in the early days of the Ovulation Induction Program using human pituitary gonadotrophin.

He became a full time research fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, investigating the stimulatory effect of low dose equine oestrogen on pituitary function in amenorrhoeic women. This formed the basis of his thesis for which he was awarded a Master of Surgery in 1969.

In 1966 he obtained his first specialist qualification (MRCOG) in London.
Following this he worked at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and was responsible for setting up the first Ovulation Induction Program in Scotland.

After returning to Adelaide he worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital and later the Women's and Children's Hospital as a Senior Consultant in Obstetrics from 1969 to 2000, and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Senior Consultant in Gynaecology until 2008. He remains an Emeritus Consultant at both Hospitals.

In addition, Dr O'Loughlin was a Clinical Lecturer and Examiner for the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and actively engaged in clinical research. He was Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and served as President of the College. Later, he was a member of the Executive Board and Treasurer of FIGO (Geneva).

Currently, Dr O'Loughlin serves as Chairman of the Board of MIGA (Medical Insurance Group Australia).

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