MBBS, MD, FRANZCOG, DDU (ASUM)
Director, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist
He completed his specialist training at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide and obtained his Australian specialist qualifications in January, 2004. Dr Gaunekar has undertaken advanced training in Minimal Invasive Gynaecology
( key hole surgery), Fertility Medicine
and Womens Ultrasonography, which are his areas of special interest. He has a particular interest in male infertility
He also holds an additional qualification in Womens Ultrasound (DDU ) from the Australasian society of Ultrasound Medicine. Dr. Gaunekar worked at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide as a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, before making the move to Mackay.
He has received several international awards including:
• The Gold medal for MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
• The Beresford Buttery Travelling Fellowship for Ultrasound in 2005-2006 at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
• Dr Gaunekar has represented Australia as the Young Gynaecologist Award winner for 2007 at the Asian and Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) in Tokyo.
Dr Gaunekar believes that healthcare in the 21st century is a partnership between the Doctor and his patient/s aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes with evidence based medicine. He advocates that women and couples be active participants in their healthcare decisions. The role of the health professional is to empower them with the up to date medical knowledge so they can make informed choices. Dr. Gaunekar is well known for developing a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the women and couples that he treats. The word of mouth referral from his patients attests to his professionalism.