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Meet the team

Medical Team

Tarek Gelbaya
Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist/ Clinical Lead     
Mr Gelbaya is an accredited, highly qualified consultant and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery. He is the clinical lead of both assisted conception and endometriosis services at the University Hospitals of Leicester. Mr Gelbaya has a great and long standing experience in management of subfertile couples. He is especially interested in assisted reproductive techniques (such as IVF or ICSI), recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure and reproductive keyhole surgery including for women with fibroid and severe endometriosis.  Mr Gelbaya is active in research and has published in a variety of highly recognised international medical journals.


Tarek Gelbaya - Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist
Tarek Gelbaya - Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist/ Clinical Lead

Neelam Potdar MD, MSc, FRCOG


Subspecialist Reproductive Medicine & Consultant Gynaecologist

Miss Potdar is a highly experienced Subspeciality accredited Consultant in Reproductive Medicine (fertility specialist). She is passionate about her work and provides individualised patient centred care to achieve a successful outcome. Miss Potdar provides assisted conception treatments (IVF,ICSI, IUI) and is experienced in treating couples with repeated implantation failure and recurrent miscarriages. She is experienced in advanced laparoscopic (key hole) surgery. To improve the success of your fertility treatment, where indicated, Miss Potdar provides surgical treatment for excision of endometriosis, ovarian cysts and hydrosalpinx prior to proceeding with the fertility treatment. For self-funded patients, she can help with checking fallopian tube patency by HyCoSy procedure (ultrasound guided tubal patency test).

Miss Potdar advocates evidence based care and she is actively involved in research to improve fertility outcomes. Her research interests include male fertility, miscarriages and implantation failure.

If you are concerned regarding communication, she is happy to consult in English, Hindi and understands Gujarati and Urdu.


 

Portrait - Neelam Potdar - Consultant Gynaecologist
Neelam Potdar - Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr T. Girish 
Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Girish is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a Special Interest in Reproductive Medicine.

Mr Girish undertook his training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Leicester Royal Infirmary since 1999.

His special interest area includes Reproductive Medicine, Gynaecological ultrasound and Laparoscopic Surgery. 


Mr T. Girish - Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr T. Girish - Subspeciality Consultant Gynaecologist

Locum Consultant 
Mrs Alison Richardson




Sub-specialist trainee
Mrs Polly Ford







Polly Ford - Doctor SST
Polly Ford - Doctor SST

Nursing Team

 

Caroline Busby
Lead Nurse Specialist

 

Caroline Busby - Lead nurse specialist
Caroline Busby - Lead nurse specialist

  

 

Lianne Stewart

Nurse Specialist

 

 

 

 


 


Lianne Stewart - Nurse Specialist
Lianne Stewart - Nurse Specialist

Christina Clarke 

Nurse specialist   

 

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Christina Clark Nurse specalist

Janessa Hanley     
Lead Nurse Specialist    
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Janessa Hanley - Lead Nurse Specialist
Janessa Hanley - Lead Nurse Specialist

Monique Johnson
Nursing Assistant



     


Monique Johnson - Nursing Assistant
Monique Johnson - Nursing Assistant
  


Nursing assistant           

Rachel Wilson


    






Rachel Wilson - HCA
Rachel Wilson - HCA

Laboratory Team

Jane Blower - HFEA Person Responsible

Consultant Embryologist and Scientific Advisor EM AHSN 

Jane graduated from Nottingham University with the first UK Masters in Assisted Reproductive Technology. In her substantive role as a consultant embryologist she is responsible for directing and managing the scientific service for the diagnosis, management and treatment of infertility patients at the Leicester Fertility Centre. She is also the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) Person Responsible; she was part of the original team who opened the centre in 1989. Jane is a founder member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and sat on the Executive committee for ACE for 6 years. Jane is a member of the quality Improvement group for the IQIPS accreditation programme and has a strong belief in the role of accreditation to improve the quality of services. She is also a member of the NICE evidence update review on fertility group and an HCPC partner. In October 2010 Jane was appointed as Scientific Director to the NHS East Midlands as a part time secondment, offering scientific advice to the SHA, and subsequently HCS workforce advisor to Health Education East Midlands, whilst providing leadership, strategic direction, and influence for healthcare sciences and scientists across the region.

She is also undertaking a part time role providing advice to the EMAHSN and supporting their affiliated projects, including the MRC nodes.

In April 2014 Jane was seconded to a national role as Deputy CSO (acting) for 12 months, in this role she worked closely with the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and senior colleagues at NHSE and continues to be actively involved in the CSO work programme working as a clinical associate supporting accreditation of scientific and diagnostic services focusing on leadership, quality, and innovation and commissioning of diagnostics as well as the delivery of seven day scientific services. Her research interests include male factor infertility.


Jane Blower - Consultant Embryologist
Jane Blower - Consultant Embryologist

Emma Burrell

Embryologist/ Lab manager      

Emma Burrell - Embryologist/ Lab manager
Emma Burrell - Embryologist/ Lab manager

Amy Sharpe

Embryologist



Amy Sharpe - Embryologist
Amy Sharpe - Embryologist

Charlene Freeman

Embryologist
 


Charlene Freeman - Embryologist
Charlene Freeman - Embryologist

Christina Michailidou-Ahmed

Embryologist

 


Christina Michailidou-Ahmed - Embryologist
Christina Michailidou-Ahmed - Embryologist

Josephine Wooller

Embryologist
Josephine Wooller - Embryologist
Josephine Wooller - Embryologist

Amanda Derry

Andrologist

Amanda Derry - Andrologist
Amanda Derry - Andrologist

Rory Turley 

Embryologist

 



Portrait - Rory Turley - Embryologist
Rory Turley - Embryologist

Michaela Wyner 

STP Trainee Embryologist

 


Portrait - Michaela Wyner - Trainee Embryologist
Michaela Wyner - Trainee Embryologist

Raquel Fernandes   

Lab practitioner 

         

 

 

 

 

Quality Manager

Isla


 






Raquel Fernandes - Lab Tech
Raquel Fernandes - Lab Practitioner

Administration Team

 

Receptionist

Abigail Pywell
Abigail Pywell - Receptionist
Abigail Pywell - Receptionist


Finance Officer 


Laura Marsland

Laura Marsland - Finance Officer
Laura Marsland - Finance Officer

Receptionist    

     

Julia Phillips


Julia Phillips - Specialist Receptionist
Julia Phillips - Receptionist

Support team


Senior Counselor 

Mo Thomas


Counselor
Angela Plant


 

Mo Thomas - Counsellor
Mo Thomas - Counsellor


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Angela Plant Counsellor
Angela Plant Counsellor

NEW STAFF!

 

Welcome to our newest nurse Specialists

Susan Pepper

 

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Katherine English
 






Susan Pepper - Nurse Specialist
Susan Pepper - Nurse Specialist
Katherine English- Nurse specalist
Katherine English - Nurse Specialist