Michael Permezel is a specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne. He is Head of the University Antenatal Clinic, and is Director of Teaching, Training and Research at Mercy Hospital for Women. Michael’s research profile spans the areas of perniatal epidemiology, fetal surveillance, regulators of term and preterm birth, and gestational diabetes. In these and other areas he has contributed over 150 peer reviewed publications to the literature. Michael is a passionate educator of medical students for University of Melbourne MD Program and Obstetric and Gynaecology trainees. He has mentored countless trainees through their clinical and academic careers.
Michael is the immediate past president of the the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has served in this role for an unprecedented two terms, having previously served on the RANZCOG Board for over a decade. In this role he has made an extraordinary contribution to the discipline, as well as previous RANZCOG leadership roles. He has served the RANZCOG community for over 20 years including Chair of Training and Accreditation Committee, Exams Committee and Women’s Health Committee.
He serves on both the Stillbirth and Maternal Mortality Sub-Committees, Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM), a committee that reports directly to the Minister of Health. His extraordinary academic, clinical and leadership expertise has resulted in appointments to expert advisory groups in many areas of women’s health and his opinion has led and guided state and federal parliamentary reviews.