Dr Kathryn Austin is an energetic, passionate and empathetic Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist. She is rarely seen without a smile on her face.
Kathryn holds a public appointment at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) where she is a senior clinician within the specialist obstetric clinic for medical complications of pregnancy. She was involved with establishing the preconception planning service at the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW).
Prior to studying medicine, Kathryn was a Pharmacist. These skills were vital to her work at Mothersafe NSW, where she helped to provide a comprehensive counselling service about the safety of medications during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
Kathryn obtained her medical degree at the University of Newcastle, and undertook specialist training at the RHW and then subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at RNSH and RHW.
Kathryn is a well-loved, and well connected doctor. She is a big-picture thinker and has a passion for making positive change to improve maternal and child health. She sits on the Board of the Gidget Foundation providing support to those experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety, and is a non-executive director of the AMA (NSW). Dr Austin has been awarded the prestigious AMA NSW President’s Award for service to the medical profession.
Always an enthusiastic, open doctor who endeavours to empower women during their pregnancy journey, Kathryn’s desire to become a doctor and care for others has been a life-long pursuit.
Kathryn is a proud Abbotsleigh old girl. She enjoys swimming, cooking and running. She loves good food and entertaining. Her husband and two children are her greatest joy in life.