• Head of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Endometriosis Surgery, Southern Health and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Jim Tsaltas is the current President of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) and a past board member of the International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE). He has just been appointed to the AAGL reproductive surgery/endometriosis SIG.

Dr Tsaltas has a long standing commitment in advancing laparoscopic surgery. His main surgical and teaching interests are surgical techniques for advanced endometriosis surgery. His current main research interest is the impact of severe deep infiltrative endometriosis on infertility and IVF outcomes. He has published and presented widely in these areas both in Australia and internationally. His department has a longstanding commitment to training in all areas of advanced laparoscopic and endometriosis surgery. Fellows are recruited from within Australia and internationally. Through his involvement as one of the founding members of the Endometriosis Care Centre of Australia (ECCA) he has actively promoted awareness and treatment of endometriosis for his patients and for the women of Australia. He feels that it is extremely important to be both a physician and an advocate for our patients to improve treatment and awareness of this disorder.

Dr Tsaltas has been a WES Ambassador since 2011.