Dr Connan is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with interests in normal and high risk obstetrics, complex laparoscopic surgery, pelvic pain, endometriosis and ultrasound. Kirsten has a real passion for empowering women and working in partnership with her patients to improve their health.
During her medical student years at Sydney University (MBBS Hons), Kirsten discovered her strong passion for women's health. Today that remains just as strong!
Kirsten completed her 6 years of specialist training (FRANZCOG) in obstetrics and gynaecology at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne in 2010. During this training Kirsten spent time developing her interests in normal and high risk obstetrics, including completing a year as the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow at the Royal Women's Hospital in 2008.
Dr Connan also developed her advanced laparoscopic surgical skills with 18 months of specialised training in endometriosis and laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery with the Royal Women's Hospital Endometriosis & Laparoscopic Unit.
Kirsten completed an additional specialist qualification in ultrasound for obstetrics and gynaecology (DDU) in 2011.
Kirsten has worked as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology for over a decade, with the majority spent at the Royal Women's Hospital and Frances Perry House in Melbourne. Just prior to her move to Hobart, Kirsten spent time working with remote and indigenous women at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
Kirsten loves educating her patients about their bodies and healthcare, and has completed a Masters of Clinical Education (Melbourne University) to further develop this skill. Kirsten has regularly taught on medical aid trips to both Fiji and Mongolia over the last 10 years.
Kirsten is married to Daniel, also a medical specialist, and has two delightful school aged girls. Kirsten's passions include long-distance running, hockey, reading and spending time with her family – including a lot of craft and sports with her girls!