Meet Associate Professor Jim Tsaltas

World leading specialist and surgeon

Associate Professor Jim Tsaltas is one of the world’s most highly regarded gynaecological specialists. Known as one of Australia’s ‘doctor’s doctor’, he is regularly referred by other specialists – particularly in the areas of severe endometriosis and complex cases of infertility. 

Associate Professor Tsaltas is one of the few surgeons in the world who performs complex laparoscopic (keyhole) and hysteroscopic surgery on patients suffering serious gynaecological conditions.

Expert, teacher & researcher

Associate Professor Tsaltas presents and publishes widely on endometriosis, endoscopic surgery and IVF. He is a lecturer at Monash University, one of the Clinical Directors of Melbourne IVF and is also regularly invited to demonstrate surgery and present at international conferences.

As Head of Gynaecological Endoscopy at Monash, Associate Professor Tsaltas has trained 20 Fellows to date in advanced gynaecological endoscopy. These specialists now promote and teach advanced laparoscopic surgery themselves – and several continue to work with Associate Professor Tsaltas today.

An honest and ethical approach

Given the physical and emotional toll that comes with some gynaecological conditions, Associate Professor Tsaltas believes that experience, care and understanding are of the utmost importance.

He practises evidence-based medicine, giving balanced advice and setting realistic expectations at all times. Patients value his warm bedside manner – as well as his passion and positivity towards women’s health.

Training & expertise

Associate Professor Tsaltas completed his postgraduate training in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery in 1992/1993 in the UK. He then undertook two additional years’ training at Monash in 1994/1995.

He began his IVF training in 1995 under IVF pioneers, Professor Carl Wood and Gab Kovacs at Monash IVF. In 2000, Associate Professor Tsaltas moved his infertility and IVF practice to Melbourne IVF where he is now Clinical Director and one of the group’s most senior specialists.