Dr Irandani (Bambi) Ranasinghe Markus - GP Specialist

Dr Bambi Markus is a fellow of the RACGP and has had a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology since she was a senior house officer in London in 1994, training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mount Vernon Hospital in Middlesex followed by General, Neonatal and Community Paediatrics at Hillingdon Hospital. Since obtaining her fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2001, Dr Markus has dedicated a part of her practice to the care of women in the antenatal and postnatal periods which she finds extremely fulfilling. Dr Markus registered as a Shared Antenatal Care GP with the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in 2001 and continued in this role until 2003. In 2003, she moved to Sydney with her husband and young family and commenced practising in Mosman. She then commenced Shared Antenatal Care with Royal North Shore Hospital and Manly/Mona Vale Hospitals and continues to work closely with Royal North Shore Hospital to date.

Dr Markus served on the Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local’s Shared Antenatal Care Steering Committee from 2013 until 2016, working towards actively improving maternity services in the area. In 2018 she joined The Shared Antenatal Care Advisory Committee of the Sydney North Health Network on which she serves to date. The role of the committee is to improve liaison between GPs and Antenatal clinics and maternity units in hospitals thus delivering better pregnancy outcomes to patients. The committee also draws up and reviews protocols for management of pregnancy in the shared setting. Dr Markus has played an active role in organising educational events, contributing to talks and clinical demonstrations in chosen subjects, working together with her GP colleagues, Obstetricians, Midwives and Neonatologists to provide training to doctors wishing to undertake Shared Antenatal Care, thus establishing best practice in the sector.

“One of my aims over the years has been to streamline information gathered by the GP at the primary care end and by midwives and obstetricians at the tertiary care end of antenatal and postnatal care. I have been attempting to develop a system whereby this information can be held by the patient in a digital format. I believe this would see a smooth exchange of information between GPs and Antenatal clinics in hospital in a pain free fashion.

I feel very strongly that the care of women of child bearing age from pregnancy planning, through to the antenatal period and the postnatal period is a unique opportunity for women to be engaged with their trusted GP who would often have a longstanding relationship with the patient.

Having recently joined the team of dedicated specialists and allied health service providers at Women’s Health Road, Dr Markus is committed to providing excellent integrated care to women of all ages.

Dr Irandani (Bambi) Ranasinghe-Markus

General Practitioner Specialist