I am a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, with further specialist training in women’s ultrasound. I was born in Sri Lanka but essentially grew up in Singapore with short stints spent living in San Francisco and Melbourne.
I started my university life at Monash, studying Law, but soon came to my senses (though many would argue otherwise) and started medicine at the University of New South Wales. Once I moved to Sydney, it was clear that this would always be my home.
I completed the majority of my specialist training at The Royal Hospital for Women, with a few years at Westmead Hospital. For two years during my specialist training, I travelled extensively and embraced a completely different lifestyle while living and volunteering in India and Nepal. This enlightening diversion from my specialist ‘path’ brought significant new personal insights, and more importantly, clarity to my belief that one can only truly help others when’ medicine’ is practised with compassion and tolerance.
Sri Lankan born Dhara commenced her training in Australia completing her training at the Royal Hospital for Women and Westmead Hospitals.Make an appointment
Upon receiving my Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) in 2010, I chose to enrich my practical training by having a son 2 weeks later. Becoming a mother has probably been the most difficult, yet certainly the most rewarding aspect of my obstetrics career, bringing to life the joys and intricacies of balancing motherhood with work every day, as is experienced by so many of my patients.
To maintain my goal of having an attentive private practice with high standards of individual care, I limit my patient intake and the hospitals at which I practice. This also helps me achieve a personal balance of being a dedicated wife and mother, with my professional career.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and am a Certified Practising Colposcopist. I am also a member of the Australian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM) through whom I obtained a Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound.
I am a Staff Specialist in Medical Imaging and Obstetrics at the Royal Hospital for Women where I am a RANZCOG training supervisor. I am heavily involved in the teaching and training of Fellows and Registrars. Also, as the coordinator of the GP Shared Care Programme, am involved in the practical training of some of the area’s General Practitioners who participate in the Shared Care Programme.
My unique and comprehensive practice means you’ll receive the highest quality health care.