Dr Russell Dalton
Russell graduated from Monash University with Honours in 1986 and commenced specialist obstetric and gynaecology training in 1990, undertaking his training at Monash Medical Centre and the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne with a range of inspiring teachers and mentors.
His training included a particular focus on fertility treatment including IVF and laparoscopic surgery. In 1994 Russell and his family moved to the UK, working at St John's Hospital in Chelmsford. Russell gained valuable knowledge and skills from this experience.
Russell and his family returned to Ballarat and he commenced his obstetric and gynaecology practice in 1995. Russell established Ballarat IVF in 2002, the Ballarat Endometriosis Clinic in 2004 and with Michael Bardsley established Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ballarat in 2006.
He has a strong focus on teaching of both medical students and specialist trainees, with an emphasis on team work, safety and attention to detail in the provision of medical care.
Dr Michael Bardsley
Michael graduated from Melbourne University in 1989 and first experienced obstetrics during 1993 when he spent twelve months at the Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne, working alongside Russell. Michael then entered General Practice and spent ten years in Bacchus Marsh as a GP. For all of these years obstetrics was the primary focus of his work.
At that stage, due to his love for obstetrics, and despite the many challenges, he decided to retrain as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Michael now has a very busy obstetric practice, delivering around 200 babies each year. He also has an active gynaecological practice, with interests in pelvic floor surgery and incontinence, advanced laparoscopy including laparoscopic hysterectomy, infertility and IVF. He also provides visiting gynaecological services to Ararat and Bacchus Marsh.
Michael remains very committed to Ballarat and the region, and is excited about the growing practice at Obstetrics & Gynaecology Ballarat and Ballarat IVF.
Dr Katrina Guerin
Katrina graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2003 with honours. She elected to spend her intern year (2004) in Ballarat where she developed close ties with the medical and broader community. After a brief sojourn to work in Ireland, Katrina returned to commence her specialist obstetric and gynaecology training at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne. In 2011 she joined Russell and Michael as a senior registrar and completed specialist training the following year. Her interest in fertility lead Katrina to undertaken a Masters in Reproductive Medicine through the University of NSW which she completed in 2018.
As a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Katrina has an interest in infertility, advanced laparoscopic surgery and menstrual irregularities. She is passionate about women’s health and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In addition to her private practice, Katrina has a public appointment at the Ballarat Base Hospital, provides visiting services at Ararat and Maryborough hospitals and tutors medical students for Deakin University.
Katrina lives in Ballarat with her family and enjoys bush walking and horse riding in her spare time. She finds caring for regional women and couples brings her great joy and satisfaction.
Dr Michael Carter
Michael grew up in Horsham in Western Victoria, moving to Melbourne to study medicine at The University of Melbourne, graduating in 2005. Following this, he worked for two years The Royal Melbourne Hospital. After spending six months at the Royal Women's Hospital, he discovered a passion for the challenges and rewards of obstetrics and gynaecology and began his training in 2009, the first four years of which he completed through the Royal Women's Hospital and also twelve months in Warrnambool.
Michael was delighted to join Russell, Michael and Katrina at the beginning of 2013 for the final two years of his fellowship and enjoys all aspects of the practice. Michael considers it a great privilege to assist women throughout their pregnancy and delivery and to be present and share with families one of life's most significant events.
He values the ability to care for women in all aspects of their reproductive health and has an interest in obstetrics, laparoscopic surgery, infertility, colposcopy and pelvic floor surgery, and is currently involved in providing these services through St John of God and the Base in Ballarat, as well as Stawell District Hospital, Ararat District Hospital, Maryborough Regional Hospital and Kyneton Hospital.
Dr Chantelle Stubna
Chantelle graduated from Monash University in Medicine and Surgery in 2006. After working in rural and regional hospitals, she was drawn to formalise her passion for quality women’s health care by entering specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Chantelle undertook 4 years of training at Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill Hospital, and 6 months at Mildura Base Hospital. After moving to Ballarat in 2014, she completed the final 2 years of her fellowship with the OGB group.
This variety of training allowed her to develop a diverse range of skills and interests. These include young women’s health, reproductive and pelvic disorders, colposcopy, advanced laparoscopy and normal and high-risk pregnancy care. Chantelle also has special interest in Indigenous women’s health and has undertaken extra training in this area.
She is delighted to return to work in the OGB practice after the birth of her daughter earlier this year. Chantelle provides care to women at SJOG and Ballarat Base Hospital, and visiting Gynaecological services to Stawell and Maryborough.