Staff Profile

Dr. Andrew Ottaway



Dr Andrew Ottaway completed a degree in medicine at the Flinders University of South Australia in 1994. After 2 years as a House Officer in Hobart, Tasmania and an extended period of travel and working overseas, he commenced formal anaesthesia training in Tasmania in 1999. This training involved rotations to rural Tasmania, extended experience in Intensive Care medicine and sub-specialty experience in obstetric anaesthesia at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne. His formal training in anaesthesia was completed with a Fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2004. Dr Ottaway returned to Tasmania in 2005 and took up a position as Staff Specialist, and Head of Obstetric Anaesthesia, at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He has been in full-time private practice in Hobart, Tasmania since 2007. During this time he has been an executive member of the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group and obstetric module training supervisor for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He has also been the anaesthetic representative on obstetric sub-committees of a number of private hospitals around Hobart. Dr Ottaway's clinical interests continue to include obstetric anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia. From 2006 to 2013 Dr Ottaway was involved in the education and training of anaesthesia providers in Laos. He and colleagues have supported the only anaesthesia training programme for the country at Mahosot Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital in the capital Vientiane. Dr Ottaway also initiated and supported educational refresher workshops for anaesthesia providers in rural and remote areas of the country. This work led Dr Ottaway to undertake a Masters of Public Health with a focus on global health at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, graduating in 2015. Since completing his MPH Dr Ottaway is now involved in projects in global health with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and in rural Namibia. Outside of clinical practice Dr Ottaway is married to a very supportive wife, and together they have two young boys. His interestes include cycling, photography and woodwork.