Holding over 30 years’ experience and specialist qualifications in reproductive medicine and infertility (CREI), Professor Ledger’s extensive clinical fertility experience and research expertise has earned him the position as one of Australia’s leading and most sought-after fertility specialists.
The areas of clinical speciality Professor Ledger currently practices in include IVF and fertility care with a special interest in early pregnancy care and the impact of cancer treatment on fertility, as well as gynaecology and reproductive endocrinology.
With an unrivalled depth of knowledge in the area of fertility medicine, Professor Ledger is experienced in providing all aspects of LGBTI+ fertility treatment, from donor cycles to surrogacy. His reputation as the “friendly face of IVF” is evidenced through his many hundreds of grateful patients and families over the years.
Professor Ledger’s dedication to patients and the profession is also evident in his ongoing commitment to research. As the lead of the research group at the UNSW, Professor Ledger’s research interests are extensive with a focus on: in-vitro fertilisation and assisted reproduction; the impacts of reproductive disorders such as gynaecological cancer, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome on quality of life; reproductive effects of cancer treatment; and health economic and demographic aspects of infertility.
Professor Ledger is also currently Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the UNSW and the Director of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Women, among numerous other important positions.
He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers and journal articles, and recently joint-authored the 2020 edition of The Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.