Luk Rombauts


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Luk Rombauts is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University and the Head of Reproductive Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health. He is the Research Director of Monash IVF and a Research Fellow of the Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research.

His clinical interests include the management of male and female infertility, reproductive microsurgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of severe endometriosis.

He has a strong academic track record in women's health. He has extensive expertise in clinical and translational research in the field of reproductive medicine. His main research interests include endometriosis and embryo implantation. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given many invited lectures at international conferences. He was the scientific chair of the 2008 World Congress on Endometriosis and the 2012 World Congress of Human Reproduction.

He is a training supervisor and examiner for the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, a subspecialty degree obtained through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Assoc Prof Rombauts is a Board Member of the World Endometriosis Society and the editor of the World Endometriosis Society's electronic Journal. He is a trustee of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation Board and a Board Member of the Fertility Society of Australia. He is also a member of the RANZCOG Grants and Scholarship Committee. He is associate editor of Human Reproduction, the highest ranking journal publishing original research in the field of reproductive medicine.

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 1997 2019

A brief update on the evidence supporting the treatment of infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

Costello, M. F., Misso, M., Balen, A. H., Boyle, J., Devoto, L., Garad, R., Hart, R., Johnson, L., Jordan, C., Legro, R. S., Norman, R. J., Moran, L., Mocanu, E., Qiao, J., Rodgers, R. J., Rombauts, L., Tassone, E., Thangaratinam, S., Vanky, E. & Teede, H. J., 12 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Don’t count on freezing ovarian tissue to delay menopause or stop your biological clock

Hammarberg, K. & Rombauts, L., 8 Aug 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther


Endometrial thickness in modified natural-cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: Should we ignore the red traffic lights?

Davenport, M. J., Rombauts, L. J. R. & Mol, B. W., Feb 2019, In : Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 98, 2, p. 267-267 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Germ cell arrest associated with a SETX mutation in ataxia oculomotor apraxia type 2

Catford, S. R., O'Bryan, M. K., McLachlan, R. I., Delatycki, M. & Rombauts, L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Human growth hormone for poor responders: a randomized placebo-controlled trial provides no evidence for improved live birth rate

Norman, R. J., Alvino, H., Hull, L. M., Mol, B. W., Hart, R. J., Kelly, T. L., Rombauts, L. & on behalf of theLIGHT investigators, Jun 2019, In : Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 38, 6, p. 908-915 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review