Dr Charlotte Elder
MBBS(Hons), BMedSci, FRANZCOG, IFEPAG, CCPU(Advanced Early Pregnancy)
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Charlotte Elder is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Transgender Health. She completed her MBBS (Hons) and BMedSci at The University of Melbourne in 2006 and, after an internship and residency year at the Alfred Hospital, moved on to undertake FRANZCOG training whilst working at Monash Health, The Mercy Hospital for Women and Box Hill Hospital. Charlotte completed a Fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at The Royal Children’s Hospital and through this, joined their Gender Team. In 2016, Charlotte became the equal first Australian to achieve the international IFEPAG fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. Charlotte is passionate about young people’s health and helping everyone to achieve their potential. In 2019, she co-convened the World Congress in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology which drew over 500 delegates from 48 countries. Currently Charlotte has public appointments at The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Mercy Hospital for Women and Austin Health, and is the chair of the RANZCOG Victorian Regional Committee. Charlotte is also part of a group who were successful in achieving $1.9 million in grant funding to research pelvic pain in adolescents.
Charlotte has a private obstetric practice just for fun! Being a part of the journey to parenthood is a joy and a privilege that she is honoured to take part in. Every family is unique and tailoring care to suit their specific needs is a challenge she relishes. Charlotte takes time to get to know her families and loves seeing her babies when they pop back in for the next addition! Birth is intense - all the emotions!! - but Charlotte aims to bring a sense of fun and relaxation for all her families.
In her spare time, Charlotte does a spot of swimming, running, crafting, kid-wrangling and occasionally produces a short film. Charlotte’s daughters wanted to point out that their favourite books are ‘Dear Zoo’ and 'Hooray for Fish' (but Charlotte’s is ‘Kissed by the Moon’) and their mum makes a mean pumpkin risotto.