Tim Woodruff is President of the Doctors Reform Society and has been involved in AHCRA since its first summit, and has been on the Executive since its formation. The Doctors Reform Society is a collection of doctors and medical students whose prime purpose is to support health care reforms which ‘ensure justice, equity and quality care for all regardless of social or economic status’. It formed to advocate for universal health care when the introduction of Medibank, the forerunner of Medicare, was being vigorously opposed by the Australian branch of the British Medical Society, now the AMA.
Dr Woodruff is a Tasmanian born and bred specialist physician working in private practice in the field of rheumatology in Melbourne. He is the father of two girls and husband of one, a bushwalker, bird watcher, and novice kayaker.