Our Team

Our Fertility Treatment Doctors

Dr_Kamal_OjhaMr Kamal Ojha MD FRCOG

Kamal Ojha is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Honorary Senior lecturer at St George’s Hospital, UK where he was also, until early 2016, the Gynaecology Care Group Lead. He qualified in Kolkata and obtained specialist qualifications in obstetrics and gynaecology from the famed Benares Hindu University.  A sponsorship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists brought him to the UK in 1994 where he completed his specialty training.  He became a member of the Royal College in 1995 and in 1998 moved to London as a research fellow at St George’s to pursue his passion in the field of subfertility and ultrasound.

Kamal’s special interests are in fertility treatment, oocyte donation and advanced ultrasound. He has published extensively in national and international journals as well as authoring chapters in textbooks.  He maintains a keen interest in teaching medical students and junior doctors and has completed a successful tenure as college tutor. Kamal was a founder member of the International Society for the Fallopian Tube and Reproductive Surgery (ISFT-RS) and has been a member of the executive since its inception.  He is an active member of the European Society for Human Fertility and Reproduction (ESHRE), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ISUOG) and the British Fertility Society (BFS).

Kamal is the Medical Director of Concept Fertility.


Dr_Harleen_KaurDr Harleen Kaur MD MRCOG

Dr Harleen Kaur qualified from medical college in 2000. She post graduated in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and received her MD in 2003. She started working in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and obtained her membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 2005.

Dr Kaur’s special interests are in the field of Reproductive Medicine and in 2006 she joined the Assisted Conception Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton (later Kingston Hospital) where she stayed for 6 years and gained extensive experience in the management of patients suffering from infertility, and expertise in Assisted Conception treatments. She then gained further experience working in the IVF unit at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and the CREATE Fertility Clinic. She is well versed in all aspects of reproductive medicine and has special interest in the treatment of women with poor ovarian reserves and recurrent implantation failure.

Dr Kaur believes in medical treatment with compassion. She joined Concept Fertility as she believes in safe yet effective, individualised patient-centred and affordable fertility treatment.


Dr Onur Basegmez MD MRCOG

After his general obstetrics and gynaecology training, Onur specialised in the treatment of infertility at the largest fertility hospital in Istanbul, where he spent six years before joining us at Concept. He is well-versed in all aspects of fertility treatment and has a particular belief in the benefits of general health and fitness. Onur is a very approachable doctor who conforms to our values here at Concept Fertility: honest, fair and individual treatment for all our patients.



Mr_Gedis_GrudzinskasMr Gedis Grudzinskas BSc, MB, BS, MD, FRCOG, FRACOG

Mr Grudzinskas, formerly Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, and formerly Medical Director of The Bridge Fertility Gynaecology and Genetics Centre, with more than 20 years experience, is continuing his clinical and surgical activities as an independent practitioner at the Concept Fertility Clinic where he is also Chairman of our Medical Advisory Committee.


Dr_Elisabetta_IammarroneDr Elisabetta Iammarrone MD

Dr Iammarrone graduated in 1994 and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She spent her last year of specialisation in London, training in Reproductive Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. In 2000 she worked as an Infertility Specialist in Bologna, Italy with Dr. Gianaroli, before returning to work in London as Senior Infertility Specialist at The Bridge Centre. In 2009 Dr Iammarrone was appointed as Medical Director at the Reproductive Medicine Centre of the European Hospital in Rome.  Her primary interests are the diagnosis and treatment of infertility along with complementary infertility therapies, in particular nutrition.


Professor_Martha_DirnfeldProfessor Martha Dirnfeld

Professor Martha Dirnfeld is the Clinical Professor at the Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel and the Head of Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and IVF at The Carmel Medical Centre. She is the President of the Israeli Fertility Association (IFA)

Professor Dirnfeld has worked at some of the leading IVF Centers in Europe. She was part of the pioneering IVF team at St Pierre hospital and the Free University in Belgium and was General Manager of one of the largest London-based IVF centers for two years. More than 4000 babies have been born as a direct result of her IVF work and Oocyte Donation programs. She is world renowned in the field of human reproduction and has published more than 100 scientific papers and chapters in books and is often Invited Speaker at international conferences. Her busy schedule no longer allows her sufficient time to be able to treat patients in Britain but she visits London on a regular basis and is on our advisory panel.



Concept FertilityOriol Oliana, Laboratory Manager

Oriol completed his Masters degree in Cellular Biology in Barcelona in 2008, and his Masters in Reproductive Biology in 2009. He commenced working in embryology in London in 2010 where his skills were recognised and he was quickly promoted through various stages until he became Head of Laboratories at a large UK fertility group. Oriol joined Concept to carry on high-quality embryology in an environment where he can set the standards.


Concept FertilityAna Silvan, Senior Embryologist

Ana is a biology graduate from the University of Madrid and gained an MSc in Human Reproduction from  Carlos III University in 2005, including practical training at IVI. She then worked at a busy fertility clinic in Madrid where she rose to the position of senior embryologist before she joined us early in 2016. Ana is an ESHRE-certified senior embryologist and is making a great contribution to our team.


Concept FertilityCelia Espinilla, Trainee Embryologist

Celia achieved her MSc with Distinction in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology from the University of Leeds, after qualifying with a Biology degree from University in Madrid. She has made a big contribution to our laboratory team.


Concept Fertility Fran Farlie, Reproductive Science Practitioner

After achieving her Masters degree in Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception, with distinction, Fran is following her chosen career path here at Concept Fertility.




Katharine Hagues, Nurse ManagerKatharine Hagues, Nurse and Quality Manager

Katharine has been a nurse for over 20 years. She spent her first 2 years in the NHS Gynaecology and Surgical wards before being selected by the world-famous Professor Ian Craft for specialist training in fertility. After 5 years at his fertility centre, during which time she rose to the position of nurse-manager, Katharine felt it was time for a change and moved to be the nurse manager at London’s largest private fertility centre. Eight years on, we headhunted Kath to join us at Concept Fertility.

Kath is a dedicated nurse who still loves being “hands-on” with patients and has a wealth of experience to offer them and the rest of our team.


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Mariana Postolache, Fertility Nurse

After several years as a staff nurse in the NHS, followed by several years as a fertility nurse in the private sector, we are delighted that Mariana has joined our team.



Concept FertilityMelissa D’Avrincourt, Health Care Assistant

Melissa always has a smile on her face, helping our doctors and nurses and assisting our patients. Melissa also works with our Quality Manager and helps with scheduling our treatment cycles.


CF-logoEmily Romano

Following a Masters degree in Moral and Political Philosophy, Emily decided to pursue her passion for Midwifery and Women’s Health. She graduated at the Sapienza University of Rome and moved to the UK to work as a Midwife for the NHS. Following that, she worked for the UK’s leading abortion care services for several years where she discovered a passion for Obstetric and Gynae Sonography.  Protecting Women’s Reproductive Choices has been Emily’s focus for many years now and she puts this at the centre of her practice.


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Concept FertilityFaustina Sebbie. Health Care Assistant




Our Counsellor

Pip_Reilly_MAPip Reilly MA, Fertility Counsellor

Pip started his career at Cardiff psychiatric hospital in 1983 specialising in occupational therapy and support counselling. He moved to infertility counselling at St. Bartholomew’s and White Chapel NHS Hospitals, London in 1993 and has worked as an independent counsellor to private fertility clinics in London since 1998.

As well as offering general and implications counselling to our patients, Pip finds time to be the Chief Executive of MENSFE, the specialist Men’s Fertility Forum, the past Chair of the European Infertility Alliance and of the International Consumer Society for Infertility, and member of the European Patient Forum and the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice.

Pip’s kind and holistic approach, together with his wealth of experience, eases the path for many of our patients undergoing fertility treatment.


Gosia Heeley, Fertility Counsellor

Gosia Heeley is a specialist, BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited fertility counsellor. Since 2003 Gosia has been working with individuals, couples and groups impacted by fertility issues in licensed clinics as well as in private practice. She has a passion for ensuring people are well supported before, during and after assisted conception treatment, and donating eggs, sperm or embryos.  She offers implications, supportive and therapeutic counselling using her knowledge and experience to help patients get greater awareness and support through their journey.


Patient Services

Concept FertilityJoanna Villalard, Patient Services Manager

Joanna was one of the first to join us at Concept and quickly earned promotion to become manager of her department. She had previously worked in two large London fertility clinics managing administration and liaison. Joanna has many years of experience in dealing with all aspects of clinic administration and patient support. She works closely with the nursing team to ensure the smooth running of patient treatments.

Joanna is supported by her team members Zdenek, Esther, Nadia, Daisy and Sophie.


Our medical team have a wide range of skills and wealth of experience to offer you the very best treatment available, individually tailored to your needs and delivered when convenient for you. Daytime and evening appointments are available by ringing 020 3388 3000 or 020 8870 2107.