It was on a trip through some of the most impoverished parts of Africa that Brad decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.
After graduating from medical school and completing his residency, he commenced specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology. Placements at the Townsville Hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Caboolture Hospital, gave him invaluable experience caring for women through their pregnancies, labours, and deliveries – including in high-risk and complicated pregnancies.
Brad then undertook two years of specialised gynaecology training in Adelaide, dedicated to urogynaecology, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. This allowed him to develop his skills in the conservative and surgical management of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence, and further enhanced his keyhole surgery skills.
During this time Brad also completed a Masters of Reproductive Medicine, giving him specialised knowledge in managing couples with infertility and other gynaecological concerns.
These credentials are further supported with research achievements. In 2009 Brad was awarded the prestigious Crown Street Medal for best original research by a Registrar or Fellow for his study into detection of threatened pre-term labour.
Brad has managed the safe delivery of more than 2000 babies and is well known for his calm and friendly demeanor and patient-focused care.
As well as his enduring love of obstetrics, Brad has special interests in the management of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, the menopause, and fertility. He has also written about pregnancy and fertility issues for popular websites, Mamamia and Newbornbaby.com.au, and appears regularly on Brisbane radio station 97.3FM to talk about pregnancy and women’s health issues.
Brad’s wife, Rebecca Sparrow, is a well known Brisbane Author and Columnist. Together they have three young children, and their much-loved dog, Chewie. When he’s not working or making one of his regular media appearances, Brad spends time with his family, tries to stay fit, and struggles to beat his four-year-old son at Thomas the Tank Engine races.
I work out of the ‘Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology’ practice at the Greenslopes Hospital. We are a group of medical specialists who have come together with the common goal of providing quality care, in a friendly and professional environment.
We’ve taken the opportunity to position ourselves alongside the outstanding new maternity facility at Greenslopes Private Hospital. I can therefore offer my patient’s modern facilities and access to one of Brisbane's leading private hospitals.
The maternity ward at Greenslopes Private Hospital offers state of the art, modern amenities, with a five-star hotel-style feel. All newly built private rooms are equipped with the finest facilities. And Dad’s aren’t forgotten either - to cater for partners the maternity ward has double beds in 50 percent of it rooms.
- Spacious birthing suites
- A dedicated maternity lounge for patients and their loved ones.
- Maternity rooms with:
- Wifi connectivity.
- Large flat screen TVs, with Foxtel connection.
- Coffee machines and iPod docking stations.
Other Patient Benefits
In addition to our 'Special Care' nursery, Greenslopes Private Hospital offers the only 'Well Baby' nursery in Brisbane. So, if Mum is tired from pregnancy and delivery, and she needs some time to recuperate and sleep, her newborn can be looked after by dedicated staff in the well baby nursery - without any fear of guilt or judgement.
By virtue of a special anaesthetic roster at Greenslopes Private, I can also guarantee my patients access to an anaethetist 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So no matter what time of day or night a baby wants to arrive, my patients can be comforted with the knowledge that they will be able access to pain relief.
My practice also has special arrangements with our paediatric colleagues 'Paeds in a Pod' so if paediatric assistance is required - again no matter what time of day or night - they are available to my patients.
The hospital also offers onsite childbirth education classes.
For more information, visit Greenslopes Private Hospital website.
January 2013 – Current
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Greenslopes Private Hospital
February 2013 – Current
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (part-time)
Logan Hospital, QLD.
February 2011 – January 2013
RANZCOG Training Program – Elective Years Five and Six
Year 5 – Urogynaecology Registrar
Year 6 - Senior Registrar, Advanced laparoscopy
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, SA
January 2007 – February 2011
RANZCOG Integrated Training Program – O&G Registrar
Year 4 - Caboolture Hospital, Caboolture, QLD
Year 3 - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
Year 2 - The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD
Year 1 - The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD
January 2006 – January 2007
Junior House Officer, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gold Coast Hospital
January 2005 – January 2006
Resident Medical Officer (Intern)
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
January 2011 – November 2012
Masters in Reproductive Medicine
University of New South Wales
Grade point average 6.5
January 2007 – January 2013
RANZCOG Integrated Training Program
MRANZCOG written examination successfully completed February, 2010
MRANZCOG oral examination successfully completed October, 2010.
January 2001 – December 2004
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
University of Queensland
February 1994 – November 1994
Graduate Diploma of Communications
Queensland University of Technology
Graduated with Distinction
February 1989 – November 1991
Bachelor of Business
Central Queensland University
Ongoing Medical Education
- RANZCOG Multiple Pregnancy Management course - 2015
- RANZCOG Acute Complications in Gynae Surgery course - 2015
- RANZCOG Hormone and Contraception course - 2015
- Fetal Surveillance Education Program - 2014
- Anatomy of Complications Workshop - 2014
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program workshop – 2006 & 2013
- AVNET Urodynamics training course - 2012
- Implanon Insertion and Removal training course – 2006 & 2012
- Urogynaecology Society Australia workshop - 2012
- Pessaries for Pelvic Organ Prolapse workshop - 2012
- AGES Perineal Trauma Conference - 2012
- Mastering Laparoscopic Suturing workshop - 2011
- Female Pelvic Anatomy Course - 2011
- AGES Obstetric Trauma to Pelvic Floor Repair conference - 2011
- MRANZCOG Revision and Update Course, Sydney – 2009
- Laparoscopic and Sheep Lab workshop, RBWH – 2009
- MRANZCOG Revision and Update Course, Melbourne - 2009
- PMCQ Professional Development for Registrars program – 2009
- Master Class in Vacuum Assisted Delivery – 2007 & 2009
- RANZCOG Fetal Surveillance Education Program – 2005 & 2009
- Perineal trauma workshop – 2008
- Introduction to Ultrasound for Obstetric Registrars course, AIU – 2008
- Maternity Crisis Resource Management Course – 2008
- Teaching on the Run – 2007
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) – 2006
Research and Awards
- Winner of prestigious Crown Street Medal at RANZCOG NSW/QLD Annual Scientific meeting.
- Best presentation of original research for study into the detection of pre-term labour in rural and regional Queensland.
- Poster presentation (2nd author) “The Relationship between Lletz technique and Obstetric Complications”.
- Presented at the British International Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Montreal, September 2008.
Current Registration Details
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – MED0000962953
For both Obstetric and Gynaecological Services, there will be some out of pocket expenses. The actual amounts may vary depending on clinical circumstances. Any variance of fees is at our discretion. Payment is requested at the time of consultation. All major credit cards are accepted and we have EFTPOS facilities.
Dr Robinson participates in the “No Gap” scheme of the majority of private health funds. This means that for Obstetric services, if you are eligible, your account for all in-hospital obstetric services will be forwarded directly to your private health fund resulting in no out-of-pocket expenses.
During the course of your pregnancy and delivery other services may incur additional charges including:
- Blood tests – however we generally seek to use bulk billing pathology services
- Formal ultrasounds
Medicare and your private health fund will cover a portion of any costs of surgery. Please note there will be an out-of-pocket gap for gynaecology surgery, and this amount will vary depending on the procedure performed. Our staff will provide you with a guide to this gap prior to any surgery.
For more detailed written information regarding Dr Robinson’s Fee Schedule and Billing Policies, please contact Reception on 07 3188 5000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.