Professor Stephen Tong is a specialist obstetrician and a scientist. He has a joint appointment at Mercy Hospital for Women and The University of Melbourne.
As an obstetrician, Stephen works at Mercy Hospital for Women, offering obstetric care to women. He leads The Translational Obstetrics Group, a laboratory that focuses on research to directly improve clinical care of pregnant women. His team undertakes research that spans laboratory studies (to develop drugs and better understand diseases) to the clinic (testing drugs and diagnostics in humans).
Stephen has obtained research grants totalling over two million dollars and has published 45 papers, mostly in the top international journals of obstetrics and gynaecology. He has senior authorships in Nature (2002) and Lancet (1998 and 2002).
In 2007 he received an NHMRC Achievement Award for the top ranked Clinical Career Development Fellowship.