Assoc Prof Carolyn Ellaway

A/Prof Carolyn Ellaway


Clinical Genetics

A/Prof Ellaway is a Clinical and Metabolic Geneticist at Virtus Health providing expert advice and to discuss genetic test results.

Carolyn graduated from Melbourne University in 1991 and then trained in Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics in Sydney and London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasia College of Paediatrics and a Clinical Associate Professor with Sydney University.

She is one of Sydney’s most experienced and sought after genetic metabolic specialists and brings over 20 years’ experience in this rapidly expanding field. Her area of expertise is the diagnosis and management of children with a wide range of rare genetic disorders including mitochondrial and lysosomal storage disorders, Rett syndrome and related disorders. She works very closely with the NSW Newborn Screening Program. Carolyn participates in clinical research and has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

Carolyn currently consults at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. She also has a private genetic clinic at Paediatrics North in St Leonards, Sydney.  Carolyn recently joined the Genetics team at IVF Australia, Sydney. She is available to provide expert advice and to discuss genetic test results including for couples having had preconception carrier testing.

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