Born in Adelaide, Dr Karen Chandler graduated from Adelaide University in 1996. She trained in Adelaide, Darwin and the United Kingdom and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2004.
Dr Chandler is a very keen and enthusiastic obstetrician. She maintains a busy obstetric practice with all aspects of obstetrics included (low and high risk care, pre pregnancy counselling and multiple births are just a few examples). Deliveries are currently booked at Burnside or Ashford Hospital with the exception of preterm babies (before 34 weeks) which are delivered at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
On the home front Dr Chandler has three children; Markus, Chloe and Harrison, and is able to run her practice thanks to the full time support of her husband Ben, who is a stay at home dad, thereby giving her the flexibility required to manage her obstetric commitments.
Alongside her commitments to her private obstetric patients Dr Chandler is also the chair person of the perinatal committee, a role she has held since 2010. She is also a member of the Burnside Medical Executive committee and the Clinical Privileges Review Committee.