Vinay Rane & Christine Sammartino

Melbourne Mothers
Dr Vinay Rane and Dr Christine Sammartino run Melbourne Mothers, offering obstetric and gynaecological services to women in and around Melbourne.
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Dr Vinay Rane

Meet Vinay

Dr Vinay Rane is a progressive, highly experienced and accomplished Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Melbourne.

He studied Medicine and Law at the same time and has been fortunate enough to have gained experience in some of the best known academic and clinical centres across the globe.

In 2014, Vinay was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and relocated to The United States, serving at the New York State Department of Health, Harvard University and The United Nations. Vinay has received fellowships and awards from several Australian and overseas medical colleges and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University in the US.
In Obstetrics, he is known to be holistic, and respectful of your wishes as an expecting mother when it comes to making choices about labour and delivery.

Vinay developed a particular interest in helping women who have their first baby after the age of 35 or in their forties. Quite often, women who pursue sports careers and business careers (athletes and working women), have appreciated Vinay’s approach to their particular women’s health needs. He also has expertise in assisting women who have suffered a previous traumatic birth and are now seeking a better experience.

Additionally, Vinay feels that the mode of delivery should be your choice as a woman. Women should not be made to feel guilty for opting for delivery via caesarean section. Vinay particularly enjoys working with his team in theatre to ensure that deliveries via caesarean section are as natural and as much fun as they can be. After all, the birth of a long-awaited new arrival should be a joyous occasion and not one marked by anxiety. We use various techniques including playing music that is familiar to our patients and adjusting the lighting and ensuring that there are several familiar faces in the room to guarantee a memorable occasion.

As a gynaecological surgeon, Vinay has trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic gynaecological procedures, in both Australia and The United States. He has a special interest in endometriosis and also assists women who want to maximise their fertility before looking into more invasive procedures like IVF.

Vinay also currently serves as a state councillor for the Australian Medical Association (AMA) where he also serves as the state secretary for specialists in private practice. Furthermore, he is the Victorian councillor for the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG). 

Vinay Rane - Melbourne Mothers
Vinay Rane - Melbourne Mothers
As a family working for families, we encourage you to bring your partner or your children to an obstetrics appointment. Our practice locations are intentionally situated away from the hospital environment and we offer consultation times outside of normal business hours.

We serve patients across Melbourne, including Williamstown, Newport, Kingsville, Laverton, Williams Landing, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Truganina, Altona and North Melbourne

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Dr Christine Sammartino

Meet Christine

Dr Christine Sammartino is a Nephrologist, General Physician and Obstetric Medicine Physician. Having completed an Obstetric Medicine Fellowship at the Mater Health Service in Brisbane, she is accredited by the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Sammartino also holds a public appointment in Nephrology at Western Health.

Dr Sammartino has established her practice, Melbourne Kidneys, in North Melbourne and offers the following services to her patients and referring GPs:

  • Management of the full spectrum of renal disease: acute & chronic kidney disease, dialysis, referral for transplantation, post-transplantation care.
  • Management of women with a range of medical conditions through pregnancy: hypertension, diabetes, cardiac conditions, thyroid disease, connective tissue disease, clotting dysfunction, epilepsy, renal disease.
  • A holistic and thorough approach to any internal medicine problem.
Christine firmly believes in maintaining a direct line of communication with referring GPs and will be available outside of standard working hours on her mobile telephone. Dr Sammartino will also provide prompt written correspondence following consultations.
Melbourne Mothers - Vinay Rane
Melbourne Mothers - Vinay Rane

Julie - Practice manager

Meet Julie

Julie is the practice manager at Melbourne Mothers.