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Dr Andrew Rochford Has A Chat On Flu Vaccines

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Dr Rochford has developed a unique and diverse portfolio of expertise. He has combined his medical training with communication and an entrepreneurial skillset to drive his passion for generating change in healthcare across the globe.

Andrew's career has seen him host prime-time television, morning radio and major events. He has partnered with prominent Australian healthcare organisations and brands as well as founded his own successful digital healthcare company, Docta Pty Ltd in 2013.

Following telehealth and digital projects in Delhi, India, Andrew established Indonesia subsidiary PT Docta Indonesia in Bandung, West Java. Docta Indonesia successfully established the first digital public network in primary care waiting rooms. Docta also developed a telehealth platform that connects remote healthcare with central clinics.

In late 2019, Docta was approached by the Governor of West Java to develop 23 hospitals and 650 clinics across the province. In partnership with Aspen Medical, Dr Rochford is currently leading this major international infrastructure project as CEO of the Indonesian joint venture company PT Sanusa Medika.

A graduate of The University of Sydney Medical School, Andrew completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Science, followed by a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (Honours). He worked as a surgical trainee at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital then as Emergency Registrar at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. Most recently he was posted at Northern Beaches Hospital. Andrew has also worked on a number of medical research projects, with his work published in prestigious journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Andrew first appeared on TV screens as a contestant in the 2004 series of The Block. Following on from this success, Andrew’s media profile grew. He hosted a number of other popular Channel Nine programs including What’s Good For You, The Waiting Room, You Saved My Life and Amazing Medical Stories, allowing him the opportunity to combine his medical expertise and television presenting skills.

Andrew then joined Channel 10’s The Project in 2009 as the resident medical expert, covering the latest medical news and health issues, along with general news in his co-hosting role. In 2011, Andrew took up a role as co-host of Sydney radio station Mix 106.5’s breakfast program, The Brighter Side of Breakfast.

From June 2014 until 2017, Andrew was National Health Editor for the Seven Network covering special reports for Seven news and public affairs program Sunday Night and Sunrise. Most recently, Andrew was involved in co-hosting primetime quiz show, Pointless on Network 10 as well as Award- winning SBS Documentary Series Filthy Rich and Homeless. He is currently the weekly medical expert on Studio 10.

A husband and father of three young children, Andrew is passionate about family, fitness and advocating for more informed, evidence-based innovation and communication in healthcare.


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