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MEET THE TEAM

Dr Jane Zochling – Rheumatologist

    BmedSci, MBBS, FRACP MMed (ClinEpi), Phd

 

Dr Jane Zochling is an experienced consultant rheumatologist with wide interests across the inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases.  She trained in Tasmania before working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and then at Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet in Herne, Germany.  She has international expertise in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles.  She returned to Hobart in 2006 has since taken the reins at Rheumatology Tasmania as the principal consultant rheumatologist.

Dr Deb Speden – Rheumatologist

          MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Dr Deborah Speden is a consultant rheumatologist based in Hobart. She studied medicine at the University of Tasmania, then trained in rheumatology at the prestigious Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK. After completing doctoral research and clinical trials in biologic therapies, she worked as a clinical rheumatologist in the UK, and won an award for clinical service innovation. She returned to Hobart to work in both public and private practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and sits on several committees if the Australian Rheumatology Association.

Dr Adam Maundrell

    MBBS, FRACP

 

Dr Adam Maundrell is a consultant rheumatologist who undertook training at the Royal Adelaide, Westmeand and St George Hospitals, obtaining Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2016.  He has previously been the recipient of a teaching award and the Best Science Oral Presentation at the Australian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

He enjoys all clinical aspects of Rheumatology, especially getting to know his patients. His interests include inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis and gout.

 

Dr Michael Thomas

    MBSc, MBBS (HONS), FANZCA, FFPM, ANZCA

Dr Thomas is a proceduralist pain medicine physician with background experience in anesthesia both nationally and internationally.  He works closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide active approaches to persistent pain management and can engage with the more complex patient.  Procedures include those for peripheral nerves, arthritic joints (including but not limited to knees, ankles, feet, shoulders), headache, spinal facet arthropathy, spinal stenosis and radicular pain.

 

Dr Thomas works at Rheumatology Tasmania on Mondays and Wednesdays and at the Royal Hobart Hospital on other days.

Ms Hester Laughlin

     BPhty, MMSK, Phty

 

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Emma Bavage

 

Emma is a qualified Nurse Practitioner, provides education around diagnosis and treatments, and injection training.

Emma Brodribb

 

Emma is a general sonographer specializing in musculoskeletal ultrasound.  Provides ultrasounds of joints and tendons to aid diagnosis, monitoring treatment of your arthritis.

Julie Garwood – Practice Manager

 

Julie has many years experience as a practice manager in the health industry.  She is primarily responsible for the smooth running of the practice and ensures that it complies with government legislation and regulation. 

Marse – Chief Patient Liaison Officer

 

Marse the Golden Labrador, is a registered seeing-eye/Guide Dog for our Practice Manager Julie, who is legally blind.  Marse comes in to help out on days when Julie is on-site.  Her passions include treats and tummy rubs.