Professor Leonie Callaway MBBS (Hons I) FRACP PhD GCLead GAICD
Wesley Medical Centre
Level 2, Suite 30 40 Chasley Street
Auchenflower QLD 4066
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Located on The Wesley Hospital Campus
Professor Leonie Callaway is a General and Obstetric Physician. She has internationally regarded expertise in the areas of diabetes, hypertension and metabolism before, during and after pregnancy. She is the lead author on the national guidelines for the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy currently under development. She is an author on the current national guidelines for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. She was President, and then Chair of the Board of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society. She was the lead clinician for the State-wide Clinical Guidelines on obesity in pregnancy, and has contributed to guidelines about hypertension in pregnancy and prevention and treatment of clotting disorders in pregnancy. She has extensive experience in providing complex preconception care, and provides expert clinical management of the most high risk pregnancies. Professor Callaway has recently been elected as Co-Chair of the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council, recognizing her commitment to outstanding clinical care.
She has a particular clinical interest in trauma informed care, and the role of trauma in the development of physical symptoms and struggles with weight. Many of her national and international clinical invited lectures have delved into this intersection between emotional wellbeing, major life events, adverse childhood experiences, lifestyle factors and illness.
Professor Callaway graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 1995. She completed her specialist training in general and obstetric medicine, with her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians awarded in 2003. Her PhD regarding obesity, diabetes, preeclampsia and hypertension in pregnancy was completed in 2007. She has current roles as a General and Obstetric Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital RBWH) and Director of Research in Women’s and Newborn Services at RBWH.
Professor Callaway is regarded as a highly skilled, compassionate and caring clinician.