Dr Jason Abbott is Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales. He is an associate editor for ANZJOG, Human reproduction and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology and has more than 120 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 current Chairman of the Practice Committee of the AAGL charged with delivering evidence-based guidelines for surgical gynaecology. He has chaired and contributed to many government led reports, standards and professional documents in the area of gynaecology and women’s health.
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 Medical Director of Endometriosis Australia, a charity established to improve education and awareness of the condition as well as raise research funds. He is the current President of AGES and has been an Australian of the Year nominee.