• Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
• Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (University of Adelaide 2010)
Areas of Interest
Dr Vaughan is a highly motivated and interested physician with an active interest in luminal gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. She also routinely reviews, investigates and manages patients with a broad range of gastrointestinal disorders including coeliac disease, irritable bowels diseases, colonic polyps and liver diseases. She welcomes referrals for diarrhoea, abdominal pain, PR bleeding and malabsorption including iron deficiency.
Dr Vaughan is undertaking her research (PhD) into the role of intestinal ultrasound in the non-invasive monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease. She hopes that utilising bowel ultrasound can help patients understand and engage in their gut health and aid in decision making to achieve remission in symptoms and healing of inflammation. Rose prides herself on delivering thorough and compassionate care to all her patients.
Dr Vaughan gained her medical degree from the University of Adelaide in 2010, and was honoured for her outstanding academic performance leading her Graduating year in the Hippocratic oath after receiving the ACMA Prize in 2010 and was the recipient of a Top Scholars Award in 2009. Between 2011 and 2014 Dr Vaughan completed her internship and basic physician training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She then undertook specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western health.
Dr Vaughan has chosen to undertake a PhD in Inflammatory Bowel disease and has developed sub-specialty expertise in intestinal ultrasound. She is involved in the International bowel ultrasound group (IBUS), in the ongoing education and standardisation of intestinal ultrasound in the care of patients with IBD. She is a published author in the field of IBD and is engaged in ongoing clinical research and education into the role of bowel ultrasound in a treat to target strategy.
She is a valued member of the Gastroenterology department and inflammatory bowel diseases team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is running the bowel ultrasound service at the Royal Melbourne alongside her ongoing research commitments.
Dr Vaughan consults privately at Epworth Richmond and remains committed to providing warm, patient centred and evidence based care.
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Consults and Operates at:
The Epworth Hospital, Richmond
The Epworth Freemasons, East Melbourne
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Fellow of the Royal Australasian
College of Physicians
Gastroenterological Society of Australia