Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Training Positions

Core Training: 1
(second Core position shared with Caboolture)

Current Trainee/s

Rotation 1 - Nicholas Tong
Rotation 2 - Eliza Pearson

Patient Services per Standard Week

  • Average inpatients: 2 per week
  • Average consults: 15 per week
  • Clinics: 8 clinics per week (including telehealth)
  • Specialized clinics:
    • Combined Renal/Rheumatology Monthly
    • Combined Ophthalmology/Inflammatory Eye Disease clinic BiMonthly
    • Complex Gout clinic weekly
    • Rapid access – N/A
    • Procedural – N/A
    • Outreach – Rockhampton Hospital Monthly, telehealth weekly

Requirements for On Call / Afterhours (including weekends)

N/A for unit
Participation in General Medicine After-hours

Education Activities

Educational meetings:

  • Educational sessions weekly
  • Journal club weekly
  • Grand Rounds weekly
  • Radiology Meetings fortnightly
  • Morbidity and Mortality meetings quarterly

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Supervision of 1-2 medical student per student term to Rheumatology (UQ 4th year)
  • Participate in Physician Training Program teaching for both written and clinical exam.

Research Interests of Unit

DMARD optimization in RA care
Genetics and Management of Gout
Lupus Nephritis and Systemic Vasculitis care and outcomes

Head of Unit

Dr Paul Kubler
(07) 3646 7893


Staff specialists:

  • Dr Lynda Barnes
  • Dr Ashleigh Hennessey
  • Dr Sumant Kevat
  • Dr Paul Kubler

Rheumatology Nurse – full time
RMO – full time


Trainee attends outreach clinic Monthly to Rockhampton


Via RMO campaign Qld health
Training positions allocated by state selection panel.

Flexible Training

Job sharing would be considered