DR Clare Boothroyd
Boothroyd is a registered endocrinologist and gynaecologist in the state
of Queensland. She is the only specialist in Queensland with
full qualifications in both specialties of endocrinology and gynaecology.
Endocrinologists deal with hormone problems of both men and women and
gynaecologists deal with problems related to the reproductive system of
Boothroyd graduated from the University of Queensland in 1983 with first
class honours. She has won several prizes during her university course and her post-graduate years in women's health and obstetric
s and gynaecology. These included the Jean and Joyce Stobo Prize
1983 awarded to the female student showing greatest proficiency in last
two years of medical course, the Kenneth Wilson Prize 1983 awarded to
the student showing greatest proficiency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in
last year of medical course and Co-winner of John F Dunkley Memorial Prize
awarded to the student with best results in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in
last two years of medical course and Co-winner of the Elsie Butler-Williamson Memorial Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She
obtained Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
after training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1992. She
subspecialised in endocrinology and undertook 2 years of medical research
at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research for which she was awarded
the inaugural John Tyrer Award and Master of Medical Science.
She furthered her training in endocrinology and developed her interests
in women's health in Birmingham (England) during 1992.
her return to Australia in 1993 she commenced training in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology at both the Mater Mothers' Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital. She was awarded the Organon award for Excellence
for first part examination. She is the first gynaecologist to train
and obtain the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
in Queensland. She demonstrates her commitment to improving standards of care in reproductive health in Queensland by supervising the training
of specialist obstetrician and gynaecologists in reproductive
endocrinology and infertility in Queensland. Dr Boothroyd has
been involved in teaching at the Graduate School of Medicine and teaches
general practitioners and specialists in her area of expertise.
has been the Queensland Councillor and Chair of the Educa
tion Subcommittee of the Australasian Menopause Society for many years
until 2006. She is is a member of the medical advisory committee of Family Planning Queensland and has been member of the medical
advisory committee of Monash IVF for over five years. . She
has been chair of the Department of Gynaecology of Greenslopes Private
Hospital for over seven years and is currently director of training in
gynaecology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. She has been a member of
the medical advisory committee of Greenslopes Private Hospital serving on
many in-hospital committees including the credentialling, medical review
and ethics committees and has served as Deputy Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of Greenslopes Private Hospital..
July 2008 she took the bold step of opening a new IVF unit at Greenslopes
Private Hospital. She did this with Dr Steven Fleming, Scientific Director. On 25 July 2008, the thirtieth birthday of the wor
ld's first IVF baby, Louise Brown, Assisted Conception Australia opened.
It is a state of the art facility providing the best available laboratory
and consultation and embryo transfer suites in Queensland that results
from many years experience of listening to patients and touring of other
IVF facilities around the world. This unit is open for inspection
and details can be found on www.acaivf.com.au
Boothroyd has extensive clinical experience in the complexities of couples
with infertility. She is one of only three clinicians in Queensland
who have completed examination in the prestigious Certificate of
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - a full time traineeship for three years requiring strict surgical and clinical training as well
as the completion of examinations. As such she is one of the few doctors in Queensland who can truly claim to specialise in infertility.
With her background in endocrinology she has unique skills in addressing
both male and female factors contributing to infertility. She has trained in laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis and tubal disease. She has been actively involved in research in many a
reas related to women's health and fertility, in particular in unexplained infertility and in polycystic ovarian syndrome. She is an acclaimed leader in her field and participates in many voluntary roles
including the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australian
and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Greenslopes Private
Hospital, Australasian Menopause Society and Family Planning Queensland.
She is a founding member of the REACT group - an Australian and New
Zealand collaborative group to conduct research into treatments for
infertility. She assists in the training of both general practitioners and specialists and supervises the training of gynaecologists who
wish to subspecialise or have a interest in reproductive endocrinology and
gynaecology. In addition she is happily married to Russell Bach, ophthalmologist with whom she shares medical suites and the
parenting of their three children.
Fellow or Registrar in Reproductive Endocrinology and
Dr Boothroyd is committed to improving the quality of
medical practice in helping infertile couples and assists in the training
of specialist gynaecologists and endocrinologists who wish to practice in
infertility and reproductive medicine.
Dr Boothroyd supervised the training of the third holder
of the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
in Queensland Dr Anusch Yazdani, now affiliated with Queensland Fertility
Group from 2004 to 2007.
Currently she has two advanced training registrars - Dr
Penny Wolski, endocrinology and Dr Elizabeth Varughese joins the team in February 2010.. Training registrars and specialists often attend clinics. If you have any concerns about this please discuss
this with our reception staff. For further details
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The practice is
attended from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 2 pm on
alternate Fridays. The telephone number is 38479362 and the fax number is
07 38479177. Email contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
In the case of a medical
emergency, Dr Boothroyd can be contacted on her home number or her mobile
number. Alternatively the Greenslopes Private Hospital Emergency
Care Centre at Newdegate Street can be contacted. It may be appropriate in some cases to contact your local general practitioner or if you
are undertaking fertility treatment the nursing staff of Assisted
Conception Australia on 33944108.
Dr Boothroyd's practice is located in the Greenslopes Specialist Centre, Newdegate
St, Greenslopes. The suites are located on the first floor of
the Centre and are accessed via the main foyer to Greenslopes
Private Hospital. Parking is available within the hospital
grounds but allow time to find a park and walk from the carpark.
Access is best gained via Newdegate St and the main entrance to the
hospital or in the new multistorey carpark in Nicholson Street.
The medical suites are located to your right as you enter the Main
Entrance Lobby of Greenslopes Private Hospital
Dr Clare Boothroyd
Suite 25, Level 1
Greenslopes Specialist Centre
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