- Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Jason Abbott is professor of gynaecological surgery at the University of New South Wales. He is a senior editor of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, an associate editor for ANZJOG and Human Reproduction, and has more than 135 publications including text-books, book chapters, and large-scale RCTs in gynaecological surgery.
Jason has an active role in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral supervision and is the former chairman of the Practice Committee of the AAGL charged with delivering evidence-based guidelines for surgical gynaecology.
Jason is the medical director of Endometriosis Australia, a charity established to improve education and awareness of the condition, as well as to raise research funds. He has chaired the MBS review committee for benign gynaecology and helped shape Australia’s “National Action Plan for Endometriosis” launched July 2018 – the first for any disease in Australia and a blueprint for all other national action plans.
He is a principle investigator and chair for the Australian government funded National Endometriosis and Clinical Trials (NECST) network in endometriosis in Australia. Jason is a member of The Federal Governments Endometriosis Advisory Group and he chairs the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Expert Advisory Group on Endometriosis.
Jason has undertaken training in Australia and the United Kingdom, completing his PhD thesis in the surgical management of endometriosis in 2003. Since then, he has established himself as a leading teacher, trainer, and gynaecological surgeon both nationally and internationally. He is the immediate past president of the Australasian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery (AGES) Society and has been an Australian of the Year nominee.
Jason Abbott was appointed a WES Ambassador in August 2019.