Dr. Ajay Rane


Qualification - MD, University of Poona India, MSc UroGynaecology, PhD, FRCPI


About -

Recipient of ‘Order of Australia Medal’ (OAM).

MD, University of Poona India,

FRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists London,

MSc UroGynaecology, Liverpool University England,

FRCS Ed, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,

PhD, James Cook University


FRANZCOG, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists  Melbourne.

Professor, Chair and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology James Cook University School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Making a difference world-wide in women’s health issues

Dr. Ajay has devoted his life to better the conditions of women world over. He is working relentlessly with a focus on improving women’s pelvic health. He says the problems women face in developed countries are different from those faced by women in developing countries. He has striven to give his inputs in India as well as in Australia. He does that by working in three different areas. Firstly, create awareness about the women’s health problems and about the female infanticide issue. Secondly, he has engaged in training the surgeons and gynecologists world over as to how to pay more attention to women’s health concerns. Thirdly, he has opened a hospital in Chennai that treats women with the ailment of Fistula. He says that his wife Paula has taught him how to ‘give’.

Dr. Ajay says that women suffer from injustice all over the world. The occurrence of female infanticide is so very common in India and Indian subcontinent that it has changed the gender ratio of population. The women number much lesser than the men in population of India.

Dr. Ajay describes women’s life as ‘womb to tomb’. He says, “When a girl fetus is in womb, somebody is trying to kill her. If she is born, then also somebody is trying to kill a girl-child. If she survives that, then she may suffer from child abuse, early child marriage or child trafficking. If she scurvies that, then she may suffer because of the genital mutilation (female circumcision) that is carried out in some parts of Africa. If she survives that, then she suffers during childbirth. Several women lose life during childbirth. If she survives that, then she suffers from a horrible disease called fistula.” Dr. Ajay says that even women tend to neglect their own health issues giving priority to looking after their children and husband. They suffer in silence.

Privious Mentoring Experience -


  • Received the ‘Order of Australia Medal’ award in 2013, which is the highest civilian award in Australia.
  • Australian of the year (finalist) 2012.
  • President’s Young Investigator of the Year Award
  • Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi award 2016.
  • 19 patents


  • Professor and Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology, James Cook University, Hon. Treasurer and Board Member RANZCOG
  • Director of UroGynaecology at the Townsville Hospital
  • Director of the Mater Pelvic Research and Education Unit at the Mater Hospital in Townsville
  • Board of Directors, Continence Foundation of Australia
  • Board of Directors, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Director, Pelvic Health and Research Unit, Townsville
  • Patron and Founding Chairman, URPSSI (UroGynaecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgical Society of India)