Gold Coast Private Hospital welcomes clinical and pathological haematologist Rachel Wooldridge.
Dr Wooldridge graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 with a MBBS after completing a Bachelor of Science at Monash University and a Masters of Science at Griffith University while working as a medical laboratory scientist later embarking on laboratory research at the Genomics Research Centre.
Dr Wooldridge received expert training in haemostasis at the Queensland Haemophilia Treatment Centre, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. She also received training in malignant haematology at the Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Centre, Princess Alexandra Hospital. Obstetric haematology services were studied at the Royal Brisbane Women’s and Gold Coast Hospitals.
Dr Wooldridge has a strong interest and expertise in obstetric haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis. She is actively involved in international meetings and presenting at national assemblies, most recently the International and Australian ITP assemblies. In March 2015, Dr Wooldridge was appointed to the role of laboratory supervisor at the Gold Coast QML laboratory.
Dr Wooldridge was amongst the working party that established guidelines on prescription, laboratory testing and peri-procedural/bleeding management for patients on the newer oral anticoagulants (IMJ 44, 2014).
Dr Wooldridge offers a full range of general haematology services, both malignant and non-malignant and welcomes GPs and other healthcare professionals to discuss patients or answer any pathology laboratory based questions.
Dr Wooldridge's area of expertise is in: