Dr. Ruchi Singh’s Profile
During her undergraduate training in medicine, Dr. Ruchi Singh developed a keen interest in Women’s Health. She went on to do post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and obtained her Masters degree in India and also did her membership with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG), UK. She moved to Australia in 2007 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG) in 2009. During her training Dr Singh noticed the preponderance of pelvic floor disorders in our population, hence she pursued this area of specialization by joining the formal subspecialty training program in Urogynaecology and Pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville.
She is currently working as a consultant in the Pelvic floor unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Boxhill Hospital. She also practices Obstetrics in the public system. At these teaching hospitals she is actively involved in training of young doctors and academic research. She enjoys working in the multidisciplinary setup and also has given lectures in the university of Melbourne. She has presented at international conferences and recently won 2 oral presentation awards. Dr Singh has also received a RANZCOG scholarship for research in pelvic floor dysfunction in 2014.
Dr. Ruchi has her private practice and has her suites in Knox Private hospital, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Eastern Hospital in the Eastern suburbs and Frances Perry House in Parkville caring for women with pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse, urinary incontinence as well as general gynaecological disorders.
Dr Singh has a young family of her own and spends every spare moment with her two boys and husband. She loves travelling and painting.
Dr Ruchi Singh offers
- Urogynaecological diagnosis, procedures and surgery for
- Prolapse, urinary and faecal incontinence
- Treatment of Painful Bladder and recurrent Urinary infections
- Routine gynecological diagnosis: Menstrual Disorders, pelvic pain
- Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction and dyspareunia
- Perineal Trauma after childbirth, endoanal ultrasound and manometry
- Diagnostic and advanced operative Gynecological Endoscopy.
- Robotic Urogynaecological surgery
- Vaginal laser therapy
- Treatment of refractory over active bladder with Intra vesical Botox, posterior tibial nerve stimulation and sacral neuromodulation.
Consultant Urogynaecologist/Specialist in the Department of Urogynaecology and providing general Obstetrics & Gynaecology services at Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria.
Consultant Urogynaecologist at Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health.
Private Practice for urogynaecology procedures & surgery, clinical services including general gynaecology at:
- Knox Private Hospital
- Frances Perry House
- Epworth Freemasons
- Epworth Eastern
Performing robotic urogynaecological surgery at Knox Private Hospital and Epworth Eastern Hospital.
Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria (Feb 2008 – till date)
After finishing her FRANZCOG Dr. Singh was part of the Obstetric team doing antenatal clinics, elective lists and providing emergency Obstetric cover on a rotating roster. She has done her subspecialty training in Urogynaecology which she has successfully completed in 2013. Since 2012 she has been working as a part time VMO in the unit.
Frankston Hospital, Frankston, Melbourne (February, 2007 to 3rd February, 2008)
Frankston Hospital is the major provider of acute secondary and tertiary hospital services on the Mornington Peninsula. With 336 beds, it has a level 2 obstetric unit and multispecialty services. The hospital has affiliations with Monash University and Deakin University.
National University Hospital, Singapore (2005 to 2007)
Dr. Singh has done a fellowship and subsequently worked as a medical officer in the department of OBGYN. This has given her relevant exposure to sub-specialties as mentioned above in a tertiary teaching hospital in a developed country like Singapore and learnt best practices, guidelines and skills as applicable to her discipline.
BSES MG Global Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India (July 2002 till Oct. 2004)
Global hospital is a 100 bed multispecialty hospital having state of art operating rooms, laboratory, and ICU and ICCU set up catering to all classes and having 30% free beds. Dr. Singh was working as a Consultant in the OBGYN department. She was also attached to a Charitable Muslim trust and provided specialist care to the underprivileged patients and the minority community.
Dr. Singh has attained her Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG) in September 2006. She had her qualifications assessed by the RANZCOG and has been elevated as a Fellow of the college in July 2009. She has finished her subspecialist training with Certificate in Urogynaecology from RANZCOG in 2013
Academic Activities & Achievenents
- Regularly attended Continuing Medical Education activities
- Have presentations and academic contributions to her credit in India, Singapore and Australia.
- Initial research was in reproductive medicine and obstetrics but Dr. Singh has done many audits and research in Urogynaecology since 2010.
Since Dr. Singh’s arrival in Australia in 2007 she has presented a study of post partum haemorrhage in obese patients delivered at Frankston Hospital, titled “The bloody cost of Obesity in Obstetrics” in the Women’s & Children’s Hospitals Australasia at the Annual Conference in November 2007 She had a case report published in the ANZCOG in the February 2008 issue titled “Nutcracker syndrome a tough nut to crack” regarding the outcome of nutcracker syndrome in a pregnant woman.
Dr. Singh is the primary author of a systematic review titled “Is the caesarean section rate a performance indicator of an obstetric unit?” published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2011
After joining the Urogynaecology training programme she has presented at the AGES Pelvic floor symposium in Adelaide in June 2011 on “Z plasty for vaginal stricture”. Dr. Singh has presented on “Prospective analysis of outcomes at 12 months with non anchored mesh and vaginal splint device in Prolapse repair with or without para-vaginal sutures” which was her subspecialty research project at the UROGYNZ UGSA meeting in Queenstown, New Zealand in October 2011 and won the best oral presentation award.
She has also presented a poster on the Analysis of outcomes of mesh in prolapse repair at ICS in Beijing in 2012. In 2014 Dr. Singh had a podium presentation on Vaginal mesh versus native tissue repair long term outcomes of a RCT at AUGS-IUGA meeting in Washington. She also presented 2 posters last year on Vaginal casts as well as Vaginal repair with mesh at the IUGA meeting in NICE, France. She has organized the Perineal Trauma Workshop at the College of Surgeons and participated as a speaker for various workshops and scientific sessions with Urogynaecology Society of Australia. Dr. Singh recently won the best oral presentation award for her research paper titled “ Vaginal repair with or without paravaginal sutures – an RCT” at the Ages conference in Sydney.
Dr. Singh is currently involved in 3 research projects and have been awarded a RANZCOG scholarship 2014 for study of vaginal casts in women with prolapse.
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- International Urogynecology Association (IUGA).
- International Continence Society (ICS)
- Urogynaecology Society of Australasia (UGSA)**
- Australian Society for Colposcopy and cervical Pathology
- Australian Menopause Society
** Dr Ruchi Singh is the lead contact for the UGSA database
Involved in teaching and mentoring
- Postgraduate FRANZCOG trainees.
- Post-fellowship Urogynaecology Subspecialty trainees
- Medical students, University of Melbourne & Monash.
- Postgraduate physiotherapy, University of Melbourne
- General practitioners and other colleagues