Dr Rosemary Cochrane

Dr Rosemary Cochrane

Consultant in Gynaecology and Sexual Health

QualificationsBSc Hons, MBChB, MRCOG, MFSRH, Dip Gum

Member of:

  • GMC
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • British Menopause Society
  • Medical Defence Union

Clinical interests:

Medical gynaecology (i.e non- operative)
Ultrasound scanning
Sexual Health including diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infection
Sexual Problems
Unplanned pregnancy advice

Training and Background

I trained in medicine at the University of Glasgow and qualified in 1985. Initially I worked in anaesthesia but for the past nineteen years I have trained and worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I was a consultant in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee until 2015, when I was appointed as a consultant on Gynaecology and Sexual Health at the Chalmers Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Edinburgh city centre.
My main interests are in medical gynaecology, menopause and hormone replacement therapy. I also hold a Diploma in Genito-Urinary Medicine so part of my NHS role is diagnosing and managing genital problems (such as skin problems) and sexually transmitted infection. I am trained in gynaecological ultrasound so perform detailed transvaginal scans for reassurance and to diagnose gynaecological disease.
I have been trained in the management of female sexual problems so I am familiar with seeing patients who may have a problem they have usually found too embarrassing or too personal to discuss with their regular healthcare professionals.