Dr Stephen O’Callaghan is a specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Darwin Private Hospital. He moved to Darwin in 2009 after working in Newcastle, NSW in the John Hunter Hospital (a major University teaching hospital) as Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and then Director of Obstetrics.
Dr O’Callaghan grew up in Sydney and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 1982. He then trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in England, Iceland and Australia (in Newcastle and Adelaide). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1993, obtained his Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound in 1994 and he was certified as a Subspecialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 1997.
Dr O’Callaghan has a wide experience in Prenatal Diagnosis, the management of normal, high risk and complicated pregnancies and Obstetrical Ultrasound. He was an Examiner for the R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. in Maternal-Fetal Medicine for more than a decade and he introduced First Trimester Screening for chromosomal disorders (using the risk analysis software developed by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in London) into Newcastle, NSW in September 1997. He was a member of the NSW Department of Health High Risk Obstetric Advisory Group (H.R.O.A.G.) while in NSW and a recent NSW Department of Health Expert Advisory Group on Fetal Intravascular Transfusion.
Dr O’Callaghan conducts his private Obstetrics practice at Darwin Private Hospital.