There are many people involved in your care and treatment and your team is made up of highly trained and qualified IVF and fertility specialists. Here are the profiles of some people you might meet.
Marco graduated from Edinburgh in 1987 and trained there initially but undertook his higher specialist training in Glasgow. He has been involved in the fields of reproductive medicine and infertility since 1995 and set up an assisted reproduction programme in conjunction with the South Glasgow NHS Trust in 1999. His MD thesis was on single fetal cell prenatal diagnosis. He has published widely in all areas of reproductive medicine and infertility and continues to pursue these research interests.
Jo has been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for over 12 years, initially as a generalist with an interest in fetomaternal medicine, and more recently turning her attention to the management of subfertility. She has a keen interest in ultrasound scanning and previous research interests have seen her widely published in academic books and peer reviewed journals.
Santanu graduated from India in 1995. He completed his training there after which, he undertook his higher specialist training in the UK at some of the most renowned reproductive medicine units. He is Person Responsible for Ayrshire Fertility Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse. His special interest is in surgical management of fertility related problems and PCOS. Santanu’s MSc dissertation was on oocyte donation that won distinction and “The Max Hamilton Award” from the University of Leeds. He has published widely and continues to pursue active research interests. He is actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow. He is a panel member of the MRCOG examination subcommittee with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and also Fitness to Practise panellist and PLAB examiner with the General Medical Council.
After graduating in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1980 Clem had his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He also graduated Master in Medical Science from the University of Glasgow in Developmental Biology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow. In 1988 he was appointed to a World Health Organisation (WHO) Clinical Research Fellowship at the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Anna Glasier. Following that he completed his subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with Professor David Baird. Clem is dually accredited by the RCOG as a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Clem has been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 1996. He has over 25 years of extensive experience caring for patients with complex infertility problems including IVF, fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He also have a busy NHS practice in Infertility, Reproductive Endocrinology and General Gynaecology. Clem is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as well as being an examiner for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in London. He is a member of the British Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Samra qualified as a doctor in 2003 and completed her core obstetrics and gynaecology training in Oxford and Glasgow. To pursue her special interest in subfertility, she joined the Assisted Conception unit in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2011 for advanced training in the field. She attained a certificate of completion of training in 2013, following which she was appointed a consultant in the same unit.
Besides offering tertiary level care for management of infertile couples, she also leads the oocyte donation service at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Samra is very enthusiastic about her specialty and committed to providing a high quality of care to her patients.
Richard is a Consultant Biochemist and Honorary Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Glasgow University, who has a world-renowned reputation in infertility. As lead member of the Glasgow team, he pioneered IVF treatment protocols in the early 1980’s which are still used in every clinic throughout the world. His expertise in this field has been recognised by appointments to the British Fertility Society (BFS), the European Society for Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and the inspectorate of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA, the governing body of fertility clinics in the UK). He has published more than 100 original research articles in the scientific literature surrounding reproductive medicine and infertility, is an invited speaker internationally and is an acknowledged expert in this field.
Marie graduated as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Hull in 2006. She has experience in working across all aspects of physical health and emotional well being using a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The counselling service at GCRM aims to offer a safe and supportive space to explore the emotional impact of your fertility journey. It will also offer the opportunity to discuss the implications of your treatment, both for you and when appropriate for the other people it may effect. Marie is HCPC registered and a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association
Pat trained as a general nurse and went on to midwifery. Whilst working as a midwife she branched out to the Assisted Conception field from 1995 -2003. Pat trained in scanning and took on a senior nurse role to cover staff training and research from 2001- 2003.
She had a short break from fertility nursing and worked as a practice nurse till 2006 when she was approached to work in the GCRM
Pat has been at GCRM since it opened in 2006 and has expanded her role, Pat has been an integral part of establishing and developing the clinic. She is now an embryo transfer practitioner and the Clinical Care Manager which enables her to support patients throughout their fertility journey.
Tracey qualified as a Registered Nurse from Edinburgh in 1992, and went on to work in Medicine and Accident and Emergency before further her training as a Midwife in 1997. This role was in all aspects of midwifery, where she developed a keen interest in pregnancy loss. Tracey entered the fertility setting in 2010 taking on a Fertility Nurse Specialist Nursing role in GCRM, setting up a pregnancy loss support service in 2011, and has presented two poster presentations at the annual British Fertility Society meetings. Tracey has been the Nurse Manager since March 2017 and is currently undertaking a Master of Science Degree in Advanced Fertility Practice based in Liverpool.
Mark joined GCRM in July 2017, he has a specialised background in the manufacturing industry bringing vast experience in process improvement and control, Quality assurance and people excellence.