A/Prof Stefan C. Kane


melbourne mfm profile stefan kane

Dr Stefan Kane is a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialist obstetrician based in inner Melbourne, serving St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Epworth Freemasons Hospital, and Frances Perry House. He is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based, holistic care before, during and after pregnancy to women and their families, regardless of level of risk. Stefan firmly believes that optimal pregnancy outcomes can only be achieved with a therapeutic relationship underpinned by trust, honesty and openness, and strives to achieve this for every patient in his care.

Qualifications held by Stefan include bachelors degrees in Medicine/Surgery, Medical Science and Arts from the University of Melbourne, Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine from RANZCOG, and the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2022 for his research into the maternal cerebral effects of preeclampsia.

Stefan has the privilege of serving as the Medical Director of Maternity Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, where he is also Acting Director of the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine. His clinical engagements cover the spectrum of high pregnancy care, and include preterm birth prevention, multiple pregnancy, fetal medicine, maternal medical disorders in pregnancy, and complex labour ward care. He also performs tertiary-level fetal and gynaecological ultrasound in both private and public settings.

Stefan is actively engaged in teaching at all levels, from medical students to advanced specialist trainees, and holds an honorary position as a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Further details on his professional roles and research endeavours are included under the tabs below.

Married with four children, family life happily consumes most of Stefan’s time outside work, but he also enjoys running, classical music/opera, and exploring Melbourne’s array of dining establishments.