Dr Renee Verkuijl

MD (AMS), M. Reprod. Med. (UNSW), FRANZCOG

Dr Renee Verkuijl is a Townsville based Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).


Career summary

Renee has been working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for more than 20 years. She finished Medical School in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1998. During her Medical training she had a great interest in Women’s Health and performed research in the Obstetrics department from 1993 – 2000. She then specialised in Tropical Medicine with the aim to work for some time in a developing country. Before moving to Kenya, she had the opportunity to work as a home birth midwife for 3 months, which gave her great insight into low intervention, low risk births. She then worked in Kenya for 3 years as the Medical Officer in Charge of a small rural hospital with an interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Being faced with the injustices for women there, made her even more determined to choose a career in Women’s Health.

Renee moved to Adelaide in 2005 and started the Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Queensland in 2007. During her specialist training she worked in several maternity hospitals, including 4 years in different tertiary units with exposure to high-risk obstetrics.

During her final years in specialist training she finished a Masters of Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales. At the same time, she developed an interest in laparoscopic surgery and infertility and has been working in The Mater Hospital, Townsville. She enjoys working in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Renee is a mother of 4 children and is passionate about high quality women’s health care. Having had the experience of her own births and the exposure of births in different cultures and settings makes her extremely understanding to the specific needs for individual women.

She will be looking forward to caring for you with all your women’s health concerns in a dignified and respectful manner.

COVID-19 updates

Dr Renee Verkuijl sees many pregnant and elderly patients. These patients are extremely vulnerable to viruses such as COVID, influenza and the common cold.

For the safety of all our patients and staff, we humbly request that:

1. All patients and carers who have returned from overseas or from NSW, Victoria, Brisbane or Ipswich areas in the last 3 weeks must notify us by phone and not come in to our clinic.

2. Any patient, carer or sibling with a fever, NEW cough, NEW runny nose or cold-like symptoms (even if mild) should telephone Dr Renee Verkuijl's rooms and reschedule their appointment. We thank you on behalf of our vulnerable patients for this and will endeavour to reschedule your appointment as soon as you have recovered. If and where possible, an appointment over the phone may be organised.

3. Please use good hand hygiene and cough etiquette for yourself and those attending the appointment with you.

4. We ask that only yourself and one other support person and/or child attend your appointment.

Thank you for all of your assistance during this time.