Dr Devini Ameratunga
MBBS (HONS), FRANZCOG, M REPROMED
Level 2, Watkins Medical Centre, 225 Wickham Terrace , Spring Hill , QLD 4000
“I am dedicated to ensuring all my patients receive the best possible treatment and personalised service on their journey towards achieving their dreams of parenthood. ”
Dr Ameratunga works primarily in:
- IVF and fertility care.
- Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
She graduated with first-class honours from the Australian National University in 2007 before beginning specialty training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She completed her Master of Reproductive Medicine at the University of NSW and a fellowship year in advanced laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery in 2014 at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Dr Ameratunga completed her training at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane, where she is a part-time staff specialist, working in all areas of gynaecology and surgery, and high-risk pregnancy.
Dr Ameratunga is a reviewer for the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (JARG) and is involved in teaching trainees and GPs for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Dr Ameratunga is happy to be involved in and manage all aspects of LGBTI fertility care and treatment, from egg and sperm donor cycles and surrogacy, to conditions like infertility or recurrent miscarriage.
Awards and achievements:
- Fellowship Year in Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy at Gold Coast University Hospital 2014 (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society-approved).
- Australian Medical Association Leadership Award, final year ANU Medical School.
- Mary Potter Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills, final year ANU Medical School.
- Guan Chong Best Surgical Student finalist, final year ANU Medical School.
- Bush Bursary Scholarship, Rural Women’s Association 2005.
Other languages spoken: Sinhalese.
Get to know your doctor
- I grew up in … all over the place – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Sri Lanka. I went to 3 different primary schools, 2 high schools and 3 universities. We moved a lot!
- I start my day … usually feeding a screaming child!
- When I am not working … I hang out with my friends and family.
- I wish I could … have a few different lives, more time in the day and help all my patients to be happy and achieve a family at the end of the day.
- Most people don’t know that … I used to be a physiotherapist.
- My favourite holiday spot is … any holiday is great, really.
- When I was growing up, I wanted to be … a fashion designer. I even applied for the London College of Fashion when I was living overseas before I started medicine.
- My greatest achievement is … my family.
- The best advice my parents gave me was … to be kind and to respect everyone. They also encouraged me to work hard and utilise my gifts, and instilled in me that anything is achievable no matter what your gender, race or background.