Luk Rombauts

  • Head of Reproductive Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Vice-President, Fertility Society of Australia

After the completion of his PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1994, Professor Rombauts completed a 2-year International Fellowship at Monash University in Melbourne. He was then appointed as a staff specialist at the Leuven Institute of Fertility and Embryology (Belgium). He returned to Melbourne in 1998 to join Monash IVF. He obtained his subspecialty Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) in 2001 and is now accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as a training supervisor for the CREI.

Professor Rombauts is the Group Medical Director of Monash IVF and previously served on the Monash IVF Board of Company Directors. He is a Research Fellow of the Hudson Institute. He has published over 100 papersĀ in peer-reviewed journals and his main research interests include endometriosis and embryo implantation.

Professor Rombauts was elected a board member of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation in 2008. He is the vice-president of the Fertility Society of Australia and a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee. He was the scientific programme chair of the 10th World Congress of Endometriosis in 2008 and of the 14th World Congress on Human Reproduction in 2011.

Professor Rombauts was elected a board member of the World Endometriosis Society in 2008, and became its president elect for 2020-2023 in May 2017.