Dr Stefanie Rutz
MD, FRACP (Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine)Greenslopes
Dr Stefanie Rutz specialises in the care of newborn babies, especially those who are born with health issues or prematurely. Her specialist knowledge allows her to take care of the most complex and high-risk situations, and to help the tiniest of patients to transition from the womb into the world.
Dr Rutz obtained her medical degree (MD) from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2002. She completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australia College of Paediatricians (FRACP in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine) in 2020.
She has practiced at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Mater Children’s Hospital and Ipswich Hospital, as well as at hospitals in New Zealand and Germany. Her experience spans neonatology, paediatrics and rehabilitation. As part of her work for neonatal critical care units, she undertook retrievals for the Neonatal Retrieval Service (NeoRESQ) who transport premature or critically ill babies from regional centres to a tertiary centre for treatment.
Her interest in neonatology is long-standing and is motivated by a desire to help her patients to achieve the best of health. She loves the way children see the world – their curiosity and their open minds, and their ability to notice the smallest of things along the way – this is what has sparked her love of working with children.
For every child and family she sees, Dr Rutz feels privileged to be part of their journey and to do her best to ensure good outcomes are achieved. She is a parent herself, with three children, and loves exploring the outdoors with them.
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