Experience & Qualifications
After graduating with a degree in medicine and surgery in 1989, she started her training at Westmead Public Hospital. Following her internship and residency, she joined the Family Physician Training Program and started work as a family physician in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs. She gained her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 1998 and although she found work as a General Practitioner very rewarding, she found women’s health and shared care for pregnant mothers most pleasurable and decided to return to the training program through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
Arifa was awarded a travelling scholarship in 2003, which enabled her to train in minimally invasive surgery techniques at world-renowned centres in France and Italy, following which she spent a year working in the United Kingdom. This also provided her with an opportunity to present research at international conferences such as the conference for The International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy. All of this experience and expertise collected over this time she now utilises in her own private practice.
From a personal perspective, Arifa is both a dedicated wife and loving mother of two boys. This, combined with almost 15 years experience in women’s healthcare and fertility management, allows Arifa to be able to offer comprehensive and compassionate care. The main aim of her private practice is to provide personalised care of the highest standard to women of all ages and needs.