Dr Rachel Bradbury

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Endocrinologist and Specialist in Treatment of Infertility

A Fellow of the Australian College of Physicians with a specialty in Endocrinology and a sub-specialty in Reproductive Medicine, Dr Bradbury has achieved the rare distinction of being a “Double Doctor” – having obtained a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from Sydney University for research into the human placenta, in addition to her medical and science degrees (also from Sydney University). Dr Bradbury remains active in fertility-related medical research, her ongoing dedication to the subject ensuring she stays at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field of science. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

This scientific background, and specialist training in Endocrinology, provides Dr Bradbury with the knowledge and understanding to consider all possible causes of infertility (in both males and females) and to offer treatment options best suited to your individual needs. Dr Bradbury believes in considering non-invasive (and less complex) treatments, with standard IVF being only one of many possible options.

Endocrinology is a term often not known by those outside the medical field. Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that specialises in hormones, an area with obvious implications for infertility. Common endocrine issues relating to infertility that Dr Bradbury specialises in are:

  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • insulin resistance and diabetes
  • thyroid-related conditions (both under active and over active)
  • pituitary influences on the menstrual cycle (e.g. past eating disorders, over-exercising, pituitary tumours)
  • obesity
  • low testosterone

Many of these pre-existing endocrine conditions can also impact the sensitive stage of early pregnancy (in both IVF and non-IVF conceptions). It is comforting to know that Dr Bradbury’s specialty includes the careful management of the complex endocrine issues that are especially dynamic (and important) in the first trimester.

Dr Bradbury embodies the WFC ethos of ensuring your treatment will be personalised and your specific physical and emotional needs treated with the highest standard of understanding and respect.

Dr Bradbury is available for consultations both in Westmead and in St Leonards on Sydney’s lower north shore.

Hospital Appointments:

  • Westmead Public Hospital
  • Mater Hospital (North Sydney)


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Member of Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA)
  • Member of Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA)