St George doctor John "Jock"Anderson remembered

Dr John "Jock" Anderson.

Dr John "Jock" Anderson.

Well-known St George doctor John "Jock"Anderson recently passed away at the age of 79.

Dr Anderson had a medical practice in Kogarah since 1977 where his specialty was in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

He further sub-specialised in O and G ultrasound, fetal medicine and IVF.

Dr Anderson was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1940 and moved to Australia with his family in 1956.

He grew up in Bardwell Park, studied medicine at Sydney University and lived over the years at Connells Point, Strathfield and Sutherland Shire.

Dr Anderson was largely responsible for introducing ultrasound to Sydney back in 1976 on his return from Scotland where he specialised in Glasgow.

"Over the years his practice expanded to sites across Sydney but he certainly would have treated tens of thousands of women in the St George area and Sutherland Shire at his practice called Sydney Ultrasound for Women," his wife, Janette said

"He also began Sydney IVF (now called Genea) in the early 1980's with Professor Robert Jansen, which has also been responsible for thousands of babies born in the local area.

"Jock was the inventor/designer of the first trans-vaginal ultrasound probe which is used in every radiology practice and hospital in the world.

"He received the highest award from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Distinguished Service Medal in 2011.

"As well as being a leader in his field of medicine, Jock also built two aeroplanes from scratch and was a pilot with an instrument rating.

He was also fluent in the Italian language and was a keen fly fisherman.

"He was invited by Churchill Livingstone to edit a tome called "Gynaecologic Imaging" which can be found in medical libraries throughout the world."

Dr Anderson is survived by wife Janette, four children, two step-children and six grandchildren.

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