Dr. Stephen Chester

Dr. Stephen Chester
Dr. Stephen ChesterAnaesthetist

About Stephen


  • MBBS
  • Dip. Obs. (RCOG)


  • Master of Business (RMIT)
After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1973, I completed a Diploma in Obstetrics at the Royal Women’s Hospital before starting anaesthetic training, which I completed in 1981. I was then was employed as a Staff Anaesthetist at Austin Health, the University Hospital of Wales and then the Royal Women’s Hospital. Subsequently, I was appointed Deputy Director and Director of Anaesthesia at the Royal Women’s Hospital. In 1997 I completed a Master of Business.

In 1998 I joined Anaesthetic Services and took up my current appointments as a Visiting Specialist Anaesthetist at Austin Health and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, which I combine with private practice primarily at Epworth Richmond, Freemasons, St. Vincent’s, Cabrini and The Avenue Private Hospitals.

I regularly anaesthetise for urological, general, gynaecological, plastic, spinal, paediatric, orthopaedic, ENT, vascular and ophthalmic surgery.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
American Society of Regional Anaesthesia
Obstetric Anaesthetists Association
Australian Medical Association
I have an interest in the education and training of anaesthetists and the development of the speciality of Anaesthesia. Consequently, I have been a member, including Vice-Chairman, of the Victorian Regional Committee and a Lecturer for ANZCA Primary Course.

My special interests include obstetric and regional anaesthesia, day surgery, postoperative pain management and education of anaesthetic trainees.