Dr Rachael Rodgers is committed to providing the best possible care for each individual who attends her practice. She takes the time to clearly explain all available fertility options (conservative, medical, IVF or surgical), empowering patients to make informed decisions about their fertility care. Her kind and friendly approach is backed by her extensive knowledge and strong academic background. Rachael is currently completing her PhD in fertility preservation at the University of NSW where she works closely with internationally recognised researchers.
Born in Sydney, Rachael attended MLC school in Burwood and immediately after graduating, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney. After working for a couple of years, Rachael then returned to the University of Sydney and completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Immunology and Biochemistry. Immediately after completion of her science degree, Rachael enrolled in the post-graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney, completing her MBBS with honours in 2007. At the completion of her medical degree, Rachael was awarded the Albert Hing Prize for Gynaecology.
Having developed a strong interest in women’s health and fertility during her medical studies, Rachael concurrently enrolled in a Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) during the final year of her medical degree, and completed this course in 2009 when she was a resident at Royal North Shore Hospital. Rachael is currently completing her PhD at the University of NSW.
Rachael’s working career in medicine commenced at Royal North Shore Hospital where she completed her internship and residency. She then moved to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to undertake a position as a streamed resident in obstetrics & gynaecology. She then remained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to complete the first four registrar years of her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology. In 2015, Rachael transferred to the Royal Hospital for Women to completed the final two years of fellowship in obstetrics and gynaecology, achieving her FRANZCOG by the end of the 2016 clinical year. In 2015, Rachael was the senior gynaecology registrar at the Royal Hospital for Women where she focused her training in gynaecological surgery. She was also in charge of managing the junior O&G streamed residents and registrars. Rachael is currently employed at the Royal Hospital for Women as a gynaecology consultant.
Concurrently with her final year of year of specialist FRANZCOG training, Rachael commenced sub-speciality training program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI). Rachael spent the next three years progressing through her sub-specialty training at the Royal Hospital for Women where she gained extensive experience in the area of fertility preservation.
Rachael joined Genea as a Fertility Specialist in early 2019.
Throughout her career, Rachael has been committed to the support and training of obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, fellows and other health professionals at the Royal Hospital for Women, arranging fortnightly teaching sessions in the Department of Reproductive Medicine. She also regularly tutors fellows from the Royal Hospital for Women and St George hospital who are currently studying for their CREI written exam.
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).
The primary focus of Rachael’s practice is in fertility. Whilst her training has provided her with excellent experience and knowledge across all areas of fertility and reproductive endocrinology, her area of particular interest is fertility preservation. In 2017, Rachael published an article relating to the safety and efficacy of fertility preservation in women with breast cancer in the internationally recognised journal Human Reproduction. She has also presented at both a national and international level in the area of gynaecology and fertility.