My Team

Dr Hugo Fernandes

Dr Hugo is supported by an experienced and understanding team.

Jacinta Sullivan - Practice Manager Nurse

Jacinta Sullivan

Practice Manager & Nurse

Jacinta completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 1997 and a Graduate Diploma of Anaesthetics in 2005. She has over 15 years of experience working in women’s health both at Frances Perry House and The Royal Women’s Hospital. She has held the role of Charge Nurse on the gynaecology ward, worked in theatre and has managed a busy gynaecological unit surgical booking office.

Jacinta runs all administrative aspects of the practice, manages Dr Hugo’s ovulation induction program and is happy to answer any questions you have. As a qualified nurse, she can assist with procedures and has a role in theatre at Newlife IVF. Jacinta is married with three children and a dog and enjoys sewing and spending time with family and friends. Jacinta has worked with Dr Hugo since 2015.

Sarah Andrews Personal Assistant Secretary

Sarah Andrews

Personal Assistant & Secretary

Sarah has worked as a medical secretary for over 25 years and joined Dr Hugo in 2019. With over 15 years’ experience working in women’s health and gynaecology, she has a broad knowledge of women’s health conditions. She brings empathy, understanding and a personal aspect to the clinic, having managed endometriosis, infertility and surgery herself.

She runs the day-to-day areas of the practice and works closely with Dr Hugo and Jacinta as an integral member of the team. Outside of work, Sarah lives with her teenage son, a very spoilt chocolate Labrador and her Burmese cats. She loves catching up with friends over dinner and red wine, reading a good book, and testing recipes from her numerous cookbooks.

Dr James Griffiths Anaesthetist

Dr James Griffiths


James completed his anaesthetic training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He then undertook a fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, where he is currently a visiting specialist. His clinical interests include anaesthesia for obstetrics, gynaecology, plastic, and reconstructive surgery.

Since completing anaesthetic training, James has undertaken a Masters of Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound. He has substantial involvement in anaesthetic research and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals on postoperative analgesia and the application of ultrasound in clinical anaesthesia. He is a co-author of several Cochrane reviews.

Dr Hugo has worked with James since he was a fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital, regarding him as a calming, empathetic and diligent anaesthetist. James is also in charge of the music!

Mr Jacob McCormick Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Jacob McCormick

Colorectal Surgeon

Jacob is a Colorectal Surgeon who specialises in all areas of colorectal surgery but has a particular interest in minimally invasive management of bowel, rectal and pelvic disease. Jacob completed general surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and followed this with a three-year specialist colorectal fellowship in Australia and New Zealand. He is now himself a Surgical Training Supervisor there and at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Whilst Jacob is an active part of the colorectal unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, he is also a visiting colorectal surgeon at The Royal Women’s Hospital, where he regularly undertakes combined surgery with advanced gynaecologists to manage severe endometriosis.

Dr Hugo has worked with Jacob for several years and they have overlapping surgical lists at the Epworth Hospital which facilitates combined colorectal-gynaecological procedures for management of severe pelvic disease. Dr Hugo regards Jacob as an excellent surgeon who is straightforward and easy-going. Jacobs partner is an emergency physician and they have a busy life raising two young girls.

Dr Harvinder Kaur Gynaecologist

Dr Harvinder Kaur


Harvinder graduated from the University of Melbourne and undertook obstetrics and gynaecology training in Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory. She is a specialist gynaecologist and has completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne.

Harvinder works as a visiting medical officer at The Royal Women’s Hospital, where she was co-head of the Emergency Department and at the Jean Haile’s Foundation. She is committed to her patient’s care and well-being and has a strong interest in gynaecology and menopause. Dr Hugo has worked with Dr Harvinder since he was a fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital, and she regularly assists him at operating lists.

Book an Appointment with Dr Hugo

I have experience working with women of all ages to improve their health and enhance their quality of life. If you’re looking for a fertility clinic or a gynaecology clinic​ with understanding, empathy and patience, I encourage you to book an appointment with me and my team.

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