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Dr Hugh Porter

BE (Civil, Hons), BSc (Physics), PostGradDip BiomedSc, MBBS, FRANZCOG

Dr Hugh Porter

Obstetrics, Gynaecology

Dr Hugh Porter is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who provides premium care to women of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Hugh is a highly skilled doctor who’s described as being approachable, supportive and relaxed. He is passionate about his vocation and works hard to ensure his patients achieve their pregnancy goals.

Hugh graduated medical school at the University of Notre Dame Sydney. He was awarded Magna Cum Laude, received the university’s “communication and clinical skills” prize and the Vice Chancellor’s “academic excellence” award. Hugh worked for three years at Royal North Shore Hospital before completing his specialist obstetric training Westmead. He completed his gynaecology fellowship at the St Vincent’s Hospital and the Northern Beaches Hospital.

He regularly lectures medical students from the University of Norte Dame and Macquarie University. He currently holds academic positions with both universities. In 2022 he was awarded the Northern Beaches Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology “Excellence in teaching” award. Hugh has a keen interest in research. His most recent paper was published in 2022 in the international journal “Prenatal Diagnosis” on the topic of EXIT procedures in obstetric care.

Hugh is a highly skilled obstetrician with a passion for both low and high risk pregnancies. He is happy to provide: natural birth, waterbirth, Calmbirth®, VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section), Elective caesarean section, maternal assisted caesarean section, Induction of labour and Twin birth (vaginal or caesarean). He is also a competent laparoscopic surgeon and colposcopist.

Hugh has a keen interest in outdoor activities such as cycling, running, canyoning, climbing, scuba diving and back-country skiing. He is a proud father to two beautiful children. His wife Isobel also works at the Northern Beaches hospital as a medical oncologist. Hugh has a degree in physics, taught skiing in North America for several seasons and once worked as a flying trapeze artist!

Note for Referring Doctors: Dr Porter strongly believes in communication and collaboration. He is on call for his patients 24 hours a day, and is happy to be contacted through the hospital switchboard at any time regarding patient care.

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105 Frenchs Forest Road West, Frenchs Forest 2086