Dr McDowell graduated from the University of Otago and undertook specialist obstetrics and gynaecology training in New Zealand. He then underwent post-fellowship training in Australia including fellowships in advanced laparoscopic surgery and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Simon’s operative gynaecology focuses on the minimally invasive management of severe endometriosis, hysterectomy, fibroids and ovarian cysts.
Dr McDowell is dedicated to teaching both medical students and registrars. He is actively involved in clinical research and has published 11 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and given 25 conference presentations.
His other professional associations include:
- New Zealand Medical Council – General and Vocational Registration (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
- Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Subspecialist (Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology