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DR Clare Boothroyd

Dr 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 women.

Education

Dr 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 completed a Masters of Medical Science in 2001 "Genetic mutations in endocrine disease" with the University of Queensland.

In 2016 she completed an Executive Masters of Business Administration at Queensland University of Technology.

Specialist Training in Endocrinology and 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. 

On 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 (CREI) in Queensland.

Past leadership and advisory roles

Queensland Councillor and Chair of the Education Subcommittee of the Australasian Menopause Society 1999- 2006.  

Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Family Planning Queensland from 2003 - 2007.

Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Monash IVF 2003-2008   

Chair of the Department of Gynaecology of Greenslopes Private Hospital 2000-2008

Director of training in gynaecology at Greenslopes Private Hospital (2008-2013)

Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Greenslopes Private Hospital serving on in-hospital committees including the credentialling, medical review and human research and ethics committees (2004-2013)

Deputy Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of Greenslopes Private Hospital (2011-2013)

Member of  Executive of IVF Directors Group (Subcommittee of the Fertility Society of Australia), Assistant Secretary and IVF Directors Group nominee to the Board of the Fertility Society of Australia (2009-2011)

Chair, Local Organizing Committee of the Asia Pacific Initiative in Reproductive Health (ASPIRE), Brisbane, 2014.  1300+ delegates.

Chair, Scientific Programme Organizing Committee, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Combined Scientific meeting, Brisbane, April 2015.  2000+ delegates.

Current leadership and advisory roles  

Chair of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Training and Accreditation  committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (July 2015-) having been a trainee representative and Deputy Chair in the past.

Member of the Executive of the  IVF Directors  Group (Subcommittee of the Fertility Society of Australia), Secretary (2014-) and is the nominee of the IVF Directors on the Reproductive Technology and Accreditation Committee. 

Member of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Review Committee of Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Assisted Reproduction Technology (2013-)

National representative for Australia for the Asia Pacific Initiative in Reproductive Health (2014-)

Member of the Board of Directors of True Relationships and Reproductive Health (March 2016-)

Opening a new clinic offering services in Assisted Reproductive Technology

In July 2008 she took the bold step of opening a new IVF unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital.   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 one of 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 clinic was rebranded to Care Fertility to reflect her ethos of quality care in October 2015.  In May 2016 Care Fertility Toowoomba will be opening.   For more information see www.carefertility.com.au

Personal committment

Dr 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. 

Infertilty is a life crisis for couples and requires complex and sensitive management.  Dr Boothroyd endeavours to adopt an honest and thorough approach to the complexities of infertilty and sees thousands of patients per year with infertilty and concerns about fertility.  She has devoted her professional life to maintenance of high standards both in her practice and in the profession.  She requests and welcomes feedback from her patients at every visit as she is committed to improvement in service and doing her job better.

Research and teaching

She has been actively involved in research in many  areas related to women's health and fertility, in particular in unexplained infertility and in polycystic ovarian syndrome.    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.  

She has contributed to the training of general registrars in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Training registrars and specialists often attend clinics. If you have any concerns about this please discuss this with our reception staff.   

Practice hours

The practice is attended from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 1 pm on alternate Fridays. The telephone number is 38479362 and the fax number is 07 38479177. Email contact is reception@ivfmed.com.au

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 Care Fertility on 33944108.

Find Us

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  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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