About Me

Dr Rachael Rodgers is an Australian trained gynaecologist, specialising in the treatment of infertility.

 

University Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, majors in Immunology and Biochemistry – University of Sydney
  • Medical Degree (MBBS) with honours – University of Sydney
  • Masters of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) – University of Sydney
  • Currently completing a PhD in the area of fertility preservation at the University of NSW

Prizes and Research Awards

  • Albert Hing Prize for Gynaecology – Awarded by the University of Sydney 2007
  • Prize for Best Digital Communication Presentation 2012, XXII AGES conference – Awarded by the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES)
  • Margaret Courier Research Scholarship – Awarded by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) 2016
  • Research grant – Awarded from the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES) 2016

Career

  • Internship and Residency Training – Royal North Shore Hospital, 2008-09 
  • Streamed Resident in Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 2010
  • Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 2011-15
  • Senior Registrar, Gynaecology – Royal Hospital for Women, 2016
  • Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – Royal Hospital for Women, 2017-18
  • Staff Specialist, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine – Royal Hospital for Women, 2018
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Royal Hospital for Women, 2019 – ongoing appointment
  • Fertility Specialist, Genea – ongoing appointment

Hospital Appointment

  • Royal Hospital for Women – Visiting Medical Officer
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital – Visiting Medical Officer
  • Genea – Fertility Specialist

Commitment to Academic Teaching

  • Founding member of Academia Medical, an education company created to facilitate the learning of obstetrics and gynaecology registrars; runs two intensive oral examination preparation courses twice per year, with registrars from around Australia and New Zealand travelling to attend the courses in Sydney
  • In charge or organising fortnightly teaching sessions in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Women for fellows currently undertaking training ifor their Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Lecturing medical students at the University of NSW

Research

Rachael has a strong commitment to research and is currently completing her PhD in the area of fertility preservation at the University of NSW. To facilitate her research, Rachael has been awarded the Margaret Courier Research Scholarship by RANZCOG and a research grant from the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES).

 

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Rodgers R, Ledger W. The use of LH supplements to improve the response to ovarian stimulation in How to Prepare the Egg and Embryo to Maximise IVF Success, 2018, Eds Kovacs G, Rutherford A and Gardner D, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
  • Rodgers R, Reid G, Koch J, Deans R, Ledger W, Friedlander M, Gilchrist R, Walters K, Abbott J. The safety and efficacy of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for the purpose of fertility preservation for breast cancer patients: a systematic review. Human Reproduction 2017; 32(5): 1033-1045.
  • Rodgers R, Nassar N, Brito I, Beik N, DeVries B. Complications of external cephalic version: a retrospective analysis of 1,121 patients at a tertiary hospital in Sydney. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2017; 124(5): 767-772.
  • Ledger W, Rodgers R. Premature ovarian failure. BMJ Best Practice, 6th April 2016.
  • Lecture: “Fertility Preservation” Australian Gynaecological and Endoscopic Society (AGES) Focus Meeting, 14th October 2017, Singapore
  • Lecture: “Adjuvants in Culture Media”, Fertility Society of Australia Annual General Meeting, Adelaide, 16th October 2017
  • Lecture: “Complications of External Cephalic Version: A Retrospective Analysis of 1,121 Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in Sydney”, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, World Congress, Birmingham, UK: 20-22nd June 2016
  • Lecture: “The Effect of Salpingectomy on Ovarian Function”, 44th AAGL Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, Las Vegas, USA: 15-19th November 2015
  • Lecture: “Effect of Excision of Endometrioma on the Ovarian Reserve”, 44th AAGL Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, Las Vegas, USA:15-19th November 2015