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Dr Roger McMaster-Fay

Gynaecologist and Endoscopic Surgeon - Clinical Lecturer, Sydney University



Full Résumé of Dr Roger McMaster-Fay


Name

Roger Andrew McMaster-Fay


Address

'Westbank', 2 Nepean St. Emu Plains, NSW 2750, Australia.


Date of Birth

25th March 1949 (Sydney)


Nationality

Australian


Family
 

Wife: Gwen (Gweneth Lesley), Business Manager, Chairperson of charity foundation, ex-Teacher.
Children: Todd, Jessie, Stuart, Rhys, India.


Education

University of Sydney: Medical Faculty (1967-73)


University Qualifications

M.B., B.S. (1974)


Postgraduate Qualifications
 
 

D.Obst. R.C.O.G. (1976)
M.R.C.O.G. (1980)
F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. (1982)


Memberships of Professional Organisations
 
 
 
 

Australian Medical Association

Australian Gynaecological Endoscopic Society

European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

Scientific and Medical Network (UK)

Australian Doctors Fund


Distinctions, Awards and Research Grants
(externally funded)

Commonwealth University Scholarship (1967-73)

T.B.Walley Fellowship in Obstetrics (1981-2) - University of Sydney.

N.H.& M.R.C. Postgraduate Scholarship (1983-5) - ‘Immunological aspects of ovarian cancer’

Markalinga Pty Ltd Obstetrics Research Grant (1989-92)
    - ‘Colour Doppler studies of the uteroplacental circulation in pregnancy’

Novo Nordisk Pharmacuticals Pty Ltd Research Grant (1993-5)
    - ‘Follow up studies of early childhood growth’

Childrens Hospital Fund (1995-8) - ‘Childhood blood pressure and bone
    density in relation to birth size, body fat and genes.’

AutoSuture Traveling Scholarships
    - 1996 to New Zealand (see p13.) - 1997 to England (see p13.)


Offices Held: Past

Secretary (1984-86) Western Metropolitan Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society.

RACOG Training Supervisor (1985-9) Nepean Hospital, Penrith.

Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (1985-7) Minchinbury Community Hospital, Mt.Druitt.

Medical Advisory Committee (1987-9, O & G Representative), Jamison Private Hospital, Penrith.

Diploma Examiner (1999): Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Interviewer (1996-2002); Graduate Medical Program. Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney.

 

Offices Held: Current
 
 

Clinical Lecturer (1983-2004): Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Faculty of Medicine; University of Sydney.

Referee (1994-2004): British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 

Present Appointments
 
 

Clinical Lecturer; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sydney, NSW.

Visiting Medical Officer at:

  • Westmead Private Hospital, Westmead, NSW;
  • The Hills Private Hospital, Baulkham Hills, NSW;
  • Minchinbury Community Hospital


Previous Appointments
 
 

Jan 1974 - Jan 1975, Intern:

  • 6/12 Surgery, Hornsby Hospital
  • 6/12 Medicine, Sydney, Australia

Jan 1975 - July 1976, S.H.O.

  • 4/12 Surgery, Darwin Hospital,
  • 4/12 Medicine, N.T., Australia
  • 4/12 Paediatrics
  • 6/12 Obstetrics

Oct 1977 - Sept 1978, S.H.O. in O and G

  • Mill Road Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, U.K.

Oct 1978 - Mar 1979, Registrar in O.& G.

  • Southmead Hospital, Bristol, U.K.

Apr 1979 - Apr 1980, Lecturer / Registrar in O.& G.

  • University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.

July 1980 - Dec 1981, Registrar in O.& G.

  • Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, U.K.

Jan 1982 - Jan 1983, Research Fellow in O.& G.

  • Westmead Hospital
  • University of Sydney

1983 - 1993, Honarary Affiliate in Gynaecological Oncology

  • Westmead Hospital


Bibliography
Articles of original work in peer-reviewed journals:

Fay RA.
Failure with the new triphasic oral contraceptive Logynon.
Br Med J 1982; 284: 17-8.

Fay RA, Hughes AO, Farron NT.
Platelets in pregnancy : hyperdestruction in pregnancy.
Obstet Gynecol 1983; 61: 238-40.

Fay RA.
Feto-maternal haemorrhage as a cause of fetal morbidity and mortality.
Br J Obstet Gynae 1983; 90: 443-6.

Bromham DR, Fay RA.
Fetal heart rate patterns associated with massive feto-maternal haemorrhage.
J Obstet Gynae 1983; 4: 27-31.

Fay RA, Bromham DR, Brooks JA, Gebski VJ.
Platelets and uric acid in the prediction of pre-eclampsia.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 1985; 152: 1038-9.

Dodd J, Tyller JP, Crandon AJ, Blumenthal NJ, FayRA, Baird PJ, Hicks LJ, Hudson CN.
Serial monitoring of ovarian cancer by circulating immune complexes and a monoclonal antibody (cancer antigen 125TM).
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1985; 92: 1054-60.

Dodd J, Davey R, McAdam A, Stimson W, Fay R, Crandon A, Hicks L, Tyler J, Hudson C.
A comparison of circulating immune complexes, B1-macroglobulin and galactosyltransferase as tumour markers for ovarian cancer.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1986; 26: 203-5.

Topilla M, Tyler JP, Fay RA, Baird PJ, Crandon AJ, Eastman CJ, Hudson CN.
Steroid receptors in ovarian malignancy: a review of four years tissue collection.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1986; 93: 986-92.

Fay RA, Dey PL, Saadie CMJ, Buhl JA, Gebski VJ.
Ponderal Index: a better definition of the 'at risk' group with intrauterine growth problems than birthweight for gestational age in term infants.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1991; 31: 17-19.

CLASP Collaborative Group.
CLASP: a randomised trial of low-dose aspirin for the prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia among 9364 pregnant women.
Lancet 1994; 343: 619-29.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA, Bruce S, Turner A.
Colour Doppler imaging of the uteroplacental circulation in the middle trimester: observations on the development of a low resistance circlation.
Ultrasound Obstet Gyncol 1994; 4: 391-395.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA, Bruce S, Turner.A.
Colour Doppler imaging of the uteroplacental circulation in the mid-trimester: features of the uterine artery flow velocity waveform that predict abnormal pregnancy outcome.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1994; 34: 515-519.

Loupas T, Ellwood DA, Gill RW, Bruce S, Fay RA.
Computer analysis of the early diastolic notch in Doppler sonograms of the uterine arteries.
Ultrasound Med Biol 1995; 21:1001-1011.

Morris JM, Fay RA, Ellwood DA, Cook CM, Devonald KJ.
A randomised controlled trial of aspirin in patients with abnormal uterine artery blood flow.
Obstet Gynecol 1996; 87: 74-78.

Morris J, Fay R, Ellwood D.
Abnormal uterine artery waveforms in the second trimester are associated with adverse pregnancy outcome in high risk women.
J Matern Fetal Invest 1998; 8: 82-84.

Garnett S, Cowell CT, Bradford D, Lee J, Tao C, Petrauskas V, Fay R, Bauer LA.
Effects of gender, body composition and birth size on IGF-1 in 7 and 8 year old children.
Horm Res 1999; 52: 221-229.

Garnett S, Cowell CT, Bauer LA, Fay RA, Lee J, Coakley J, Peat JK, Boulton TJ.
Abdominal fat and birth size in healthy prepubertal children.
Int J Obesity 2001; 25: 1667-1673.

McMaster-Fay RA
Endoscopic stapling of large uterine vessels at laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine fibroid masses of 500g or more: a pilot study.
Gynecol Surg 2004; 1: 195-197.
Read it here

McMaster-Fay RA
Laparoscopic hysterectomy in patients weighing 100 Kg or more: a seven-year experience.
Gynecol Surg 2004; 1: 233-235.
Read it here


Reviews and invited articles:

Lewis GL, Fay RA.
Suicide in pregnancy.
Br J Clin Prac 1981; 35: 51-3.

Fay RA.
Uric acid in pregnancy and preeclampsia: an alternative hypothesis.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1990; 30: 414-2.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA.
Categories of intrauterine growth retardation.
Fetal Mat Med Review 1993; 5: 203-212.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Pre-eclampsia: a disease of oxidative stress resulting from the catabolism of DNA (primarily fetal) to uric acid by xanthine oxidase in the maternal liver; an hypothesis.
Bioscience Hypotheses 2008; 1: 35-43.
doi:10.1016/j.bihy.2008.01.002


Letters:

Fay RA, Crandon AJ, Hudson CN, Langlands AO, Tiver KW.
Cervical carcinoma associated with pregnancy.
Lancet 1982; 2: 1213.

Fay RA, Fraser IS.
Vaginal prostaglandins and uterine scar rupture.
J Obstet Gynae 1983; 4: 139-40.

Fay RA.
Fetomaternal haemorrhage.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1987; 27: 353.

Fay RA.
Amniotic fluid embolism.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1988; 28: 241.

Fay RA.
Fetomaternal transfusion.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1988; 28: 329.

Fay RA.
Inadvertent pregnancies in oral contraceptive users.
Med J Aust 1989; 151: 178-9.

Fay RA.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension and renal failure: clinical importance of diuretics, plasma volume and vasospasm.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1990; 30: 88.

Fay RA.
Serum uric acid in normal pregnancy.
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 1991; 31: 91-2.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA.
Doppler investigation of uteroplacental blood flow resistance in the second trimester: a screening study for pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1992; 99: 527-8.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA.
The myth of intrauterine growth retardation at term.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1994; 101: 1100.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Endometrial ablation and resection.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1998; 105: 1126.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Consciousness: realisation and research.
Network 1998 Dec; 68:30.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Prediction of pre-eclampsia, low birthweight for gestational age and prematurity by uterine artery blood flow velocity waveforms in low risk nulliparous women.
Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1999; 106: 88-9.

McMaster-Fay R.
Can evidence-based medicine be unscientific?
Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2004; 44: 173-4.

McMaster-Fay RA, Jones RA.
Ureteric injury at laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2004; 44: 483.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Failure of physiologic transformation of the spiral arteries of the uteroplacental circulation in patients with preterm labor and intact membranes.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004; 191: 1837-8.

McMaster-Fay RA
Why are we still doing radical hysterectomies for cervical cancer?
Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2005; 45: 265-266.
doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2005.00405.x

McMaster-Fay RA
Customised birthweight centiles predict SGA pregnancies with perinatal morbidity.
BJOG 2006; 113: 246-7.

McMaster-Fay RA
Methods of hysterectomy and ureteric injury.
BMJ 2006; 331: electronically published (8/1/2006).
Read it here

McMaster-Fay RA
Time to re-evaluate eVALuate.
BMJ 2006; 331: electronically published (13/1/2006).
Read it here

McMaster-Fay RA
Use of Doppler in an Australian level II maternity hospital.
ANZJOG 2006; 46:560.

McMaster-Fay R
Hypersphere wonderings: or the scientific, cosmological and mystical significance of Prelman’s solution of Poincare’s conjecture.
Network Review 2007; 94:35.

McMaster-Fay R
The New Renaissance.
Network Review 2008; 96:32


Abstracts:

Crocker EF, Walker AG, Fay RA.
The clinical utility of pelvic lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of cervical carcinoma.
Aust N Z J Med 1983; 6: 673.

Fay R, Ellwood D, Bruce S, Turner A.
Colour Doppler imaging of the uteroplacental circulation in the second trimester: uterine artery flow-velocity waveforms predict adverse outcome.
Proceedings of 26th British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester, U.K. 1992; 104.

Fay R, Ellwood D.
The growth retarded infant at term with a normal birthweight.
Proceedings of 26th British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester, U.K. 1992; 339.

Fay RA, Ellwood DA, Bruce S, Turner A.
Colour Doppler imaging of the uteroplacental circulation in the second trimester predicts adverse pregnancy outcome.
J Matern Fetal Invest 1992; 2(Supp): 118.

Morris JM, Fay RA, Ellwood DA, Cook CM, Devonald KJ.
Screening nulliparous women at 18 weeks with uterine artery colour Doppler imaging to identify high risk pregnancies: a randomized controlled trial of aspirin in "uteroplacental insufficiency".
J Matern Fetal Invest 1994; 4(Supp): 7.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Sigmoid adhesions in endometriosis: under diagnosed and under treated.
Gynae Endoscopy 1997; 6(Supp 2): 55.

McMaster-Fay RA.
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using disposable cutter-stapler to secure uterine vessels.
Gynae Endoscopy 1997; 6(Supp 2): 59.

McMaster-Fay RA.
3-D laparoscopy as a useful tool for training in advanced gynaecological minimal access surgery.
Gynae Endoscopy 1997; 6(Supp 2): 89.

Garnett S, Morgan R, Meischke M, Yu T, ClavanoA, Baur L, Fay R, Boulton J, Cowell C.
Birth size, abdominal fat and lipids in 7 year old children: results from the Nepean study.
Int J Obesity 1998; 22(Supp 6): 200.

McMaster-Fay RA, Baird P
Syncytial knotting occurs in cases of uncomplicated preterm delivery with an abnormal uteroplacental circulation but a normal feto-placental circulation.
Proceedings of 3rd Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia 1999; P143.

McMaster-Fay RA
Large uterine fibroid masses removed endoscopically by total laparoscopic hysterectomy and trans-abdominal morcellation: 22 consecutive cases since 1997.
Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2002; 42: 3: Suppl. 10.


Presentations at meetings:

25/11/1982 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (IX) ASM, Randwick (Uni.NSW).
Cervical carcinoma in association with pregnancy: a Westmead experience.

30/3/1985 International Workshop on Hypertension in Pregnancy, Wairakei, NZ.
Platelets and uric acid in the prediction of pre-eclampsia.

9/12/1989 Australian Soc. for Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (IV) ASM, Melbourne, Vic.
Serum uric acid in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.

18-22/2/1991 RACOG & RNZCOG (IV) Combined Congress, Queenstown, NZ.
Ponderal Index a better definition of intrauterine growth retardation.

11/4/1992 RACOG - 1992 ASM, Melbourne, Vic.
Colour Doppler studies of uterine arteries predict abnormal pregnancy outcome.

7-10/7/1992 RCOG - XXVI British Congress of O & G, Manchester, UK.
Colour Doppler studies of uterine arteries predict abnormal pregnancy outcome.

25-27/10/1992 International Growth Conference, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Could infants who could benefit from GH be identified at birth.

26-29/9/1995 RACOG – 1995 ASM, Perth, WA.

  1. Ponderal index: a better measure of clinically relevant IUGR at term than birth weight.
  2. Uterine artery waveforms and pregnancy outcome in women with a poor obstetrics history.

23-25/11/1995 AGES – 1995 (V) ASM, Melbourne, Vic.

  1. Sigmoid colon adhesions in endometriosis: under diagnosed and under treated.
  2. Ligating the uterine arteries safely with the Endo-GIA at laparoscopic hysterectomy.

13-14/9/1996 AGES – 1996 (VI) ASM, Queenstown, N.Z.
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using state-of-the-art Auto Suture disposable equipment.

19/10/1966 IMPACT, Adelaide, S.A.
Feasibility of RCT of UA Doppler improving perinatal outcome.

16/11/1996 PSANZ - 1996 NSW ASM, Newcastle, NSW.
Computer generated composite uterine artery blood flow velocity waveforms in normal pregnancy.

31/7-1/8/1997 AGES 1997 (VII) ASM, Sydney (ANA Hotel), NSW.
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using 3-D laparoscopy.

7-10/12/1997 ESGE - 6th Annual Congress, Birmingham, UK.

  1. Sigmoid adhesions in endometriosis: under diagnosed and under treated.
  2. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy using disposable cutter-stapler to secure uterine vessels.
  3. 3-D laparoscopy as a useful tool for training in advanced gynaecological minimal access surgery.

3-6/6/1998 AGES 1998 (VIII) ASM, Melbourne (Sheraton Towers), Vic.

  1. Laparoscopic hysterectomy combined with morcellation brings abdominal hysterectomy rate below 2.5%: a series of 127 hysterectomies since 1996.
  2. Vault haematoma following laparoscopic hysterectomy.

22-24/3/1999 PNSANZ 3rd Annual Congress, Melbourne (Hotel Sofitel), Vic.
Syncytial knotting occurs in cases of uncomplicated pre-term delivery with an abnormal utero-placental circulation but a normal feto-placental circulation. (poster)

16-19/4/2000 Joint ISGE (IX) AC & AGES (X) ASM, Gold Coast (Royal Pines Resort), Qld.

  1. Laparoscopic hysterectomy combined with morcellation brings abdominal hysterectomy rate below 2%: a series of 225 consecutive hysterectomies since 1996.
  2. Asessment of colour Doppler ultrasound in the detection of adenomyosis: 100% sensitivity.

15-18/5/2002 AGES 2002 (XII) ASM, Sydney (Westin Hotel), NSW.
Large uterine fibroid masses removed endoscopically by total laparoscopic hysterectomy and trans-abdominal morcellation: 22 consecutive cases since 1997.

2-4/10/2002 Joint RCOG (V) International SM & RANZCOG (IV) ASM: ‘The Best for Women’, Sydney (Darling Harbour), NSW.
Large uterine fibroid masses removed endoscopically by total laparoscopic hysterectomy and trans-abdominal morcellation: 26 consecutive cases since 1997. (poster)

21-24/5/2003 AGES 2003 (XIII) ASM: ‘Back to the future’, Melbourne (Crown Towers)
Laparoscopic hysterectomy on patients weighing 100 Kg or more: Experience with 23 consecutive patients over 6 years.

4-6/5/2005 AGES 2005 (XV) ASM: ‘Art and Science’ Perth (Convention Exhibition Centre), WA.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy using Staples to Secure the Uterine Vascular Pedicles: A report of 1,275 consecutive hysterectomies.

4-6/5/2006 AGES 2006 (XVI) ASM. Adelaide (Hilton), SA.

  1. Ectopic ovary or Ovarian implant syndrome: a case report with review and medico-legal ramifications.
  2. Laparoscopic pelvic floor repair using the Endo-Stitch: a series of 108 cases over 6 years.

11-14/3/2008 WCE 2008 (10th), AGES (XVIII) ASM. Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Vic.
The clinical utility of CD10 immunohistolochemical staining in the diagnosis of endometriosis.


Television presentations:

15/10/1997 Good Medicine - ATN Channel 9
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

19/5/1999 Good Medicine - ATN Channel 9
Contraception: Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
LIVE on TV and Internet
First live operation on the Internet

29/12/1999 Good Medicine: The Best of '99 - ATN Channel 9
Contraception: Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation


Newspaper articles:

27-28/1/2001 Weekend Australian - Letters
‘Social hope rests with the demos’ (p16).