Dr Samantha Mooney
MBBS(Hons), MRepMed, FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Sam gains immense joy from supporting her patients and their families during pregnancy, or the journey to becoming pregnant, and is passionate about providing skilled and evidence-based care to her gynaecology patients. She endeavours always to be a kind and thorough doctor, maintaining a calm and personal atmosphere.
Sam gained her medical degree with first class honours at UNSW in 2010. After completing internship at the Austin Hospital, she obtained her Master’s of Reproductive Medicine and Fellowship of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Albury-Wodonga Health, and Sunshine Hospital. She spent part of her senior training working in the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Unit at Western Health, gaining experience in high-risk pregnancy care and obstetric ultrasound, and then completed a two-year fellowship in advanced minimally invasive gynaecology which has been accredited by the Australian Gyanecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES).
Sam holds public positions at both Mercy Hospital for Women and Sunshine Hospital (Western Health) working in both obstetrics and gynaecology. She is an active clinical researcher, with interests in pelvic pain and endometriosis, hysteroscopic techniques and surgical education. Sam is involved with a team who were recently awarded a substantial MRFF grant to support ongoing research into the diagnosis and management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Sam enjoys supporting junior doctors in their endeavours to learn about women’s health, and is currently responsible for tutorship and mentoring of several candidates pursuing the Certificate and Diploma of Womens’ Health at Mercy Hospital for Women. Sam was awarded the Inaugural AGES/Hologic Travelling Fellowship for Hysteroscopic surgery in 2020.
When not working, Sam enjoys being outside in the sunshine with her husband, son, and fur-child (Mr Pinot). She is an avid cyclist, and whilst she’s known to whinge while riding up a tough hill, she’s tackled several of Europe’s biggest climbs, enjoying a well-earned ice-cream or two after the descent.