Dr Derek Lok

MBChB (HK), PhD (Adelaide), FRANZCOG, CREI

Dr Derek Lok obtained his medical degrees in Hong Kong in 1990, and completed his PhD research in feto-maternal medicine at University of Adelaide in 1994. Derek undertook his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney and Adelaide, followed by subspecialist training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) in Adelaide and UK. Derek was awarded Fellowship (FRANZCOG) in 2001 and Subspecialist Certificate (CREI) in 2002. Derek expanded his clinical experiences overseas in 2002 and 2003, mainly as a clinical fellow/lecturer at University of Sheffield, UK. During that period he also spent time in Infertility and Endoscopic Units in Oxford, London, Paris, Germany, Montreal and Seoul, with assistance of the travelling scholarship awarded by RANZCOG.

Derek is a consultant gynaecologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals, and a senior clinical lecturer at University of Sydney & UNSW, involving in undergraduate teaching, specialist and subspecialist training for advanced trainees. He also teaches at the Master of Reproductive Medicine Course at University of Sydney.

Derek’s major interests are in male factor infertility including microsurgical sperm retrieval, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and miscarriage management. Derek also performs advanced reproductive surgeries such as laparoscopic fibroid removals (myomectomies); vasectomy and laparoscopic tubal reversals. These procedures are performed through unique minimal invasive microsurgical approaches, which are superior techniques with improved precision and minimal tissue handling/trauma, permitting rapid recovery for same day discharge and better surgical outcomes. Derek speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.