Dr Karen Chan

Dr Karen Chan

Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • MBBS (Hons)
  • FRANZCOG

Dr Karen Chan is a gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon who has an interest in the management of women with pelvic pain, menstrual problems, abnormal cervical screening tests and vulval disorders.

Dr Chan completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales, graduating with Honours in 2010. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Toowoomba Base Hospital, Mater Mother’s Brisbane, Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney. She undertook a fellowship in women’s pain management at the Royal Hospital for Women and is completing further training as a specialist Pain Medicine physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Chan is currently a Conjoint Associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales and has presented at national and international meetings. She has conducted research in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery and pelvic pain and has been published in a number of national and international peer-reviewed journals. She was awarded the RANZCOG Robert Wrigley Pain Research Scholarship for 2020-2021 for research to further the management of women with vulval pain.

Publications in major journals

  • Vancaillie, T., Chan, K., Liu, J., Deans, R., & Howard, E. (2020). Asherman syndrome: Audit of a single‐operator cohort of 423 cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Won, H. R., Maley, P., Chetty, N., Chan, K., & Abbott, J. (2012). Bladder dysfunction after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery for benign disease. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 19(1), 76-80.
  • Raymond, A. P., Chan, K., Deans, R., Bradbury, R., Vancaillie, T. G., & Abbott, J. A. (2010). A comparative, single-blind, randomized trial of pain associated with suction or non-suction drains after gynecologic laparoscopy. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 17(1), 16-20.
  • Chan, K., Welsh, A., & Abbott, J. (2008). Residual pelvic fluid using two types of drains at laparoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 111(6), 1293-1297.

 
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