BMedSc MBBS (Hons) USYD
Doctor, Medical Executive and Media Personality
Dr Andrew Rochford is an Australian Emergency Doctor, Medical Executive, Author and Media Personality.
Dr Andrew 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 Andrew 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 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.
In 2018 Andrew published his first book, "The Reality Check-Up". Andrew combined his scientific knowledge with the practicalities of life to create a frank and straight-to-the-point health guide for the modern man.
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.
Andrew is also currently national spokesperson for the Australian Digital Health Agency and ambassador for Drinkwise.
Indonesia Hospital Project
Developing Sustainable Solutions in Healthcare
Dr Andrew is the President Director and CEO of Sanusa Medika. A joint venture partnership between leading Australian healthcare provider Aspen Medical Pty Ltd and Andrew's company Docta.
The vision is simple, to deliver developed-world healthcare standards, innovation and outcomes to the developing world. The West Java Healthcare Infrastructure Project, and partnership with Aspen Medical is set to deliver healthcare to millions not just in West Java, but across South East Asia.
Television + Radio
Andrew has over15 years experience across all media platforms including television, radio, print and podcasting.
During his time working across all of Australia's free-to-air networks he has developed a broad media skill-set having experience in live hosting, news reporting, documentary, expert commentary and reality genres.
He has hosted award winning Podcast "Bounce Back" for Drinkwise and Breakfast Radio for KissFM ( formerly Mix106.5).
Andrew's primary focus is providing authentic and trusted communication. He prides himself on delivering engaging, informative but above all else, entertaining content to the audience no matter the medium.
Andrew is proud to be a National spokesperson for the Australian Digital Health Agency and Drinkwise. He is also working with UNICEF on their Global COVID-19 Vaccination campaign.
Andrew's passion for driving evidence-based healthcare innovation and change is reflected in his partnerships.
Drawing on his clinical, media and business expertise Andrew is committed to bringing more than just a recognisable face to his partnerships.
Andrew views his partnerships as collaborations, driven by mutual goals and measures of success.