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Meet the team

We are an independent provider of fertility treatment in South Australia. Owned and run by our doctors, our team is made up of highly respected reproductive medicine and fertility specialists.

Our team also includes our expert embryologists, our experienced fertility nurses and our counsellors, who will support you every step of the way.

  • Dr Kate Gowling is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a passion for women’s health. She graduated from Flinders University in 2007 and undertook specialist training in both tertiary and rural South Australian centres.

    Read more about Dr Kate Gowling.

 
  • Dr Alex Hubczenko is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He graduated from the University of Adelaide before embarking on his specialist qualifications.

    Read more about Dr Alex Hubczenko

 
  • Dr Bruno Radesic is the Medical Director at Fertility SA as well as continuing to consult new patients. He is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with specialist training in female and male infertility.
    Read more about Dr Bruno Radesic.
 
  • Dr Victoria Nisenblat is a gynaecologist with a special interest in pelvic pain, infertility, reproductive endocrine disorders and gender transition.

    Read more about Dr Vicki Nisenblat

 
  • Dr Jodie Semmler is one of Adelaide’s leading gynaecological surgeons.  She has had extensive experience in laparoscopic keyhole surgery treating fertility issues, including the excision of endometriosis.

    Read more about Dr Jodie Semmler

 
  • Dr Michelle Wellman has been working in the area of women’s health since graduating in Medicine from the University of Adelaide in the mid-90s. She has worked in Adelaide, Melbourne and the UK.

    Read more about Dr Michelle Wellman.

 

Success rates

We are extremely proud of our results and have helped bring more than 2,000 South Australian babies into the world.

While we are completely transparent about our success rates, the chances of having a healthy baby are extremely individual. Age, health, genetic factors and any existing conditions affecting either or both partner’s fertility can all play a significant role. It is why all of our fertility specialists will have an open and honest conversation with you about your individual treatment options and your chances of success.

The results published here are also reported to a central body called ANZARD (Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand) where all accredited clinics provide their data. If you would like further information on interpreting pregnancy rates please refer to Fertility Society of Australia “How to choose an IVF clinic and understand success rates”.

Some clinics will make their data look better by removing some types of patients. We don’t do that. We include all patient groups and update our records regularly. The current results are for 2018 due to having to wait 9 months to determine the birth rate.

If you’d like to discuss your situation or better understand success rates, we’re happy to arrange a chat with one of our nurses.

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The FSA story

For more than 10 years we have worked tirelessly to be leaders in intelligent fertility care.

We started Fertility SA in 2009 because we believed an independently owned and operated clinic could provide the best fertility treatment for South Australians.

As a group of specialist fertility doctors we wanted to offer the right treatment for our patients, acknowledging that everyone has a different journey and that completely individualised treatment plans are the best way forward. This means honest and intelligent advice about the treatment options, costs and potential success.

We brought together a complete team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and embryologists to give our patients the care they need during treatment and the best chance of having a healthy baby. We have continually invested in our world-class laboratory and introduced the latest proven techniques and treatments in fertility treatment.

We have always taken part in world leading, high quality research and continue to do so, better understanding fertility and honing the reproductive treatments available. We have been involved in the birth of more than 2,000 South Australian babies and will continue to be there for South Australians needing fertility treatment in the years to come.

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Our values

Care

We care deeply about our patients and the integrity of the medical treatment we provide.

Achievement

We constantly strive to achieve a positive outcome for our patients using our skills, expertise and persistence.

Respect

We treat everyone with respect, listening with intent and acting with integrity.

Accountability

We are trustworthy, we do what we say we will and take our responsibilities very seriously.

Teamwork

We work together as a team to get the best results for our patients. We share information, challenges and success.

 

Communication

We break down barriers with good communication. We are empathetic and honest.

Our expertise

Our team of fertility doctors are all experts in the field of fertility and the conditions that impact it, allowing us to provide the right treatment for a range of fertility issues.

Our team of nurses, counsellors and embryologists work together to give you the best chance of having a healthy baby.

Every patient is different, so we develop a personalised treatment plan for our patients. We continually provide honest intelligent advice about the treatment options, what is involved, the costs and the likely chance of success.

We are completely independent. As an independent South Australian business we are accountable only to our patients. We are owned by doctors, not shareholders, and we believe in the integrity of the fertility treatment and advice we offer.

We offer leading technology solutions. We have continually invested in the best possible technology for treatment and in the laboratory where the embryos are created. We are personally involved in world leading research and play an active role in enhancing the understanding and subsequent treatments for infertility.

Our practice

Chief Executive Officer

Gideon Sinclair

 

Business Development Manager

Min McDonald

 

Practice Manager

Rachel Mewett

Administration

Lisa Bond

 

Donor Coordinator

Mardi Parker

 

Fertility Counsellors

Brooke Calo

Julie Potts

 

Genetic Services Coordinator

Sue Conway

 

Patient Engagement Coordinator

Joanna Tahtsis

 

 

Nurse Manager

Melissa Clements

Clinical Team

Leeanne Tabotta

Leonie Rankin

Rebecca Otte

Sally Wuttke

Silvia D’Ambrosio

Trish Evans

 

Our laboratory

Scientific Director

Michael Barry

 

Director of Research and Innovation

Dr Ryan D Rose PhD

Embryologist

 

 

Senior Embryologist

Chris Osborn

Embryologists

Claire Walker

Emma Dunstan

Jane General

Kristen Ho