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Dr Benjamin Kroon

Eve Health
Level 2
Suite 4
Leichardt Court
55 Little Edward St
Spring Hill, QLD 4000

07 3332 1999

Directions

Special interests

  • Endometriosis Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Reproductive Surgery

Dr Ben Kroon is an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and has special expertise in areas of male and female infertility, endometriosis, menstrual disorders and PCOS.

Education

Postgraduate:

  • Mar 2012 CREI (Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)
  • July 2009 Paper in bio-statistics and epidemiology (School of population health, University of Queensland)
  • Dec 2008 FRANZCOG
  • 2000 - 2001 Diploma in Obstetrics & Medical Gynaecology (University of Auckland)

Tertiary:

  • 2000 MBChB Auckland University
  • 1999 - 2000 BA Paper in Maori Studies (Massey University, Palmerston North)
  • 1997 BHB Auckland University

Prizes

  • Best Consultant Paper. AGES Annual Scientific Meeting 2017. 'The Fatigue Study'
  • 2011 AGES research grant - A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Impact of Fatigue on Surgeon Performance in Long Procedures
  • Best video presentation. AGES Brisbane. May 2009
  • AGES Travelling Fellowship 2008
  • MRANZCOG written paper August 2006 - First place (equal) in Australasia.

Associations

  • Bill Boyd Black Bottle - Best registrar presentation Northern Queensland O & G Annual Scientific Meeting August 2002

Membership

  • Fertility Society of Australia
  • Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society
  • International Society for Fertility Preservation

Professional Qualification

  • 2017 - Current
    Visiting Medical Officer (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
    The Wesley Hospital
    451 Coronation Drive
    Auchenflower QLD 4066
  • 2014 - Current
    Clinical Director
    The Fertility Centre
    Floor 3, The Gateway Building
    2 Murrajong Road
    Springwood QLD 4127
  • 2012 - Current
    Director
    Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    Eve Health
    Level 1, Boundary Court
    55 Little Edward Street
    Spring Hill QLD 4000
  • Senior Fertility Specialist / Subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility
    Queensland Fertility Group
    Level 2, Boundary Court
    55 Little Edward Street
    Spring Hill QLD 4000
  • St Andrews Hospital - Visiting Medical Officer
  • Mater Private Hospital - Visiting Medical Officer
  • Mater Mothers Hospital - Visiting Medical Officer
  • (Obstetrics) Spring Hill Day Surgery - Visiting Medical Officer

Publications

  • Submitted May2017 - Book Chapter. How to Improve the Egg and Embryo - Cambridge Press. The use of DHEA to improve oocyte quality. Editor - Gab Kovacs
  • Kho E, Breen T, Kroon B, Irving J, Yazdani A. The Effect of Paternal Age on Fertility Outcomes in IVF/ICSI. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, September 13-16, 2015
  • Nagels HE, Rishworth JR, Siristatidis CS, Kroon B. Androgens (dehydroepiandrosterone or testosterone) for women undergoing assisted reproduction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009749. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009749.pub2
  • Jacobson T, Ford E, Irving J, Molloy D, Harrison K, Kroon B, Yazdani A. The low cost baby: a cost outcome study of low cost assisted reproduction in Queensland. 7th World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, Sydney, September 10-12, 2014.
  • Jacobson T, Ford E, Irving J, Molloy D, Harrison K, Kroon B, Yazdani A. Fertility Outcomes for Scheduled vs Natural Start IVF cycles in a low stimulation IVF unit. 7th World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, Sydney, September 10-12, 2014.
  • McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Hook Y, Glujovsky D, Yazdani A. Advanced sperm selection techniques for assisted reproduction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010461. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010461.pub2.
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Sperm antibody incidence and cycle outcomes in 1086 samples from couples presenting with infertility. 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014. (Free communication)
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Wolyncevic J, Esler J, Yazdani A. Have sperm characteristics changed over time in a population of Queensland men? An analysis of 1799 samples from 2003 to 2012. 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014. (Free communication)
  • McDowell S, Breen T, Harrison K, Kroon B, Johnston N, Ford E, Yazdani A. Fresh embryo transfer as a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014.(Poster)
  • Wills H, Osborn J, McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Harrison K, Yazdani A. Incidence of antisperm antibodies amongst 1085 semen samples from couples presenting with infertility. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, September 1-4, 2013 (Free communication)
  • 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014.McDowell S, Kroon B, Ford E, Hook Y, Yazdani A. Advanced sperm selection for ICSI: Systematic review and meta-analysis. 5th Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Brisbane, April 4-6, 2014.
  • Post-mortem sperm retrieval in Australasia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Oct;52(5):487-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01469.x. Kroon B, Kroon F, Holt S, Wong B, Yazdani A.
  • Kroon B, Harrison K, Martin N, Yazdani A. A tale of immature Sisters: Repeat IVF failure due to persistent meiosis 1 (M1) arrest in siblings. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012 (Poster)
  • McDowell S, Harrison K, Ford E, Kroon B, Yazdani A. Sperm DNA fragmentation in men with cancer. Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, October 28-31, 2012 (Free communication)
  • Androgens (dehydroepiandrosterone or testosterone) in women undergoing assisted reproduction (Protocol) Helen E Nagels, Josephine R Rishworth, Charalambos S Siristatidis, Ben Kroon. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009749
  • Yazdani A, Irving J, Kroon B, Harrison K, Ford E. A prospective randomised controlled trial of 36 vs 38 hour maturation trigger for oocyte retrieval. 14th World Congress on Human Reproduction, Melbourne, November 3 - December 3, 2011.(Free communication)
  • Antibiotics prior to embryo transfer in ART Ben Kroon, Roger J Hart, Brittany Wong, Emily Ford, Anusch Yazdani Published Online: 14 MAR 2012 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008995.pub2
  • How to Improve your ART Success Rates- An Evidence-Based Review of Adjuncts to IVF. Edited by: Gab Kovacs. 2011 Kroon B, Hart RJ. Fibroids, polyps and infertility (chapter). Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781107648326
  • Kroon B, Harrison K, Martin N, Wong B, Yazdani A. Miscarriage Karyotype and its relationship with maternal body mass index, age, and mode of conception. Fertil Steril 95:18279;2011
  • Fibroids in infertility - consensus statement from ACCEPT (Australasian CREI Consensus Expert Panel on Trial evidence) Ben KROON, Neil JOHNSON, Michael CHAPMAN, Anusch YAZDANI and Roger HART, on behalf of the Australasian CREI Consensus Expert Panel on Trial evidence (ACCEPT) group ANZJOG 2011;51:289 - 295. DOI : 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01300.x
  • Kroon B. Travelling Fellow report - Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society - Scope magazine. March 2010