Dr Monica Zen
Obstetrician / Gynaecologist
BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), PhD (Medicine), FRANZCOG
Dr Monica Zen is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who is dedicated to delivering high-quality evidence-based holistic care to her patients. She is currently a staff specialist consultant at Westmead Hospital where she is a consultant in the High-Risk Obstetric Clinic.
Dr Zen is also an obstetric advisor to the Ministry of Health for the state-wide redesign of maternal transfers, where she leads policy development within Western Sydney Local Health District to improve the care of women requiring high-risk transfer between hospitals. Her commitment to working in the Western Sydney health district is a testament to her delight in caring for women from diverse backgrounds and she believes in working hand-in-hand with her patients through their healthcare journey, providing a caring and dedicated approach, to ensure her patients’ needs are met.
Dr Zen’s passion lies in pregnancy care, and she is committed to providing a nurturing environment, where her patients feel empowered. She strongly believes in patient choice and providing involvement through education on all available options, making the journey through pregnancy and delivery a positive and memorable experience. Booking only a limited number of patients also allows her to provide individualised and attentive care.
Dr Zen is a strong advocate for providing the best evidence-based clinical care. She has been awarded a PhD by the University of Sydney for her research and has been invited to present her research at national and international scientific conferences. Dr Zen has received a number of coveted grants to fund her research and is also the recipient of a long list of prestigious awards and scholarships, a few of which are high-lighted below. Her particular interests lie in disorders of placentation, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction.
Dr Zen is highly engaged in teaching and mentoring the next generation of doctors and is a clinical lecturer for the University of Sydney as well as a Learning Advisor for the University of Sydney Medical School. In addition, she is a training supervisor for RANZCOG, involved in training the next generation of obstetric and gynaecology specialists.
Dr Zen is passionate about promoting general health and wellbeing among women and is a certified group fitness leader from the Australian Institute of Fitness and a certified Les Mills BodyStep instructor, where she enjoys inspiring other women to meet their fitness goals. She has a keen interest in supporting her patients in achieving appropriate fitness goals during and after their pregnancy.
Above all, Dr Zen is a loving mother of 3 children, whom she adores, and she delights in sharing and celebrating their journey through life, together.
Fellow of RANZCOG
PhD (Medicine), The University of Sydney
MBBS (Hons), The University of Sydney Medical School
B. Med. Sci (Hons), The University of Sydney
Research Recognition, funding and Awards:
NHMRC Postgraduate medical scholarship
University of Sydney Paulette Isabel Jones Scholarship
RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation, Norman Beischer Research Scholarship
RANZCOG NSW Regional Committee Fellow Research Grant
SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award
SOMANZ Travelling Scholarship
AMA Research Prize
WSLHD Research and Education Network Research Scheme Grant – co-investigator
The Teresa Anderson Award