Medical Director, Christchurch
MBChB, FRANZCOG, CREI, Dip Obs, Dip Paed.
A leading fertility expert, Sarah has over 10 years experience, and is extremely knowledgeable and understanding.
In her role as Medical Director she introduces new international technology, mentors training fertility doctors, and oversees all clinical procedures at our Christchurch clinic. Sarah has specialised in all areas of fertility, with a CREI accreditation. She also has special interests in fertility preservation, genetics, recurrent miscarriage and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
As a registrar at Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Sarah was first involved with our Christchurch clinic in 2001. She then commenced her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2003. She spent 2 years working in Melbourne at the Royal Womens’ Hospital and Melbourne IVF, between 2008 and 2009 and completed her subspecialty training ‘CREI’ during this time.
Sarah has her own young family and enjoys spending time with them in the great outdoors, skiing and biking when they can.
Clinics: Christchurch, Nelson
MBChB, Dip Obst, FRANZCOG, CREI
Michelle specialises in all aspects of fertility care. She has an interest in the effects of lifestyle factors on fertility, recurrent miscarriage, fertility preservation, egg donation/surrogacy and ovarian reserve. She has previously undertaken research on the effect of treatment of ovarian endometriosis on ovarian function, as measured by the AMH marker of ovarian reserve.
Michelle consults on infertility treatment, early pregnancy care and performs gynaecology/ early pregnancy ultrasound.
Michelle began working in fertility in 2007, as a Senior Registrar at the Christchurch Clinic. After completing her Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fellowship, she went on to undertake formal subspecialty training.in Reproductive Medicine In 2012 she graduated with the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility ‘CREI’.
Michelle graduated from the Otago Medical School in 1997, and undertook her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, and Australia. She had an interest in fertility medicine even as a medical student, undertaking a research project at the Christchurch clinic in 1997.
Michelle enjoys reading, cooking , walking and supporting Canterbury and New Zealand rugby. She and her partner have recently bought a vineyard on Banks Peninsula, where they live with their son.
Clinic Manager for FAC & FAD
Anna Osborn has been appointed to the FAC and FAD Clinic Manager role.
Anna attained her Masters's in Embryology from Monash University after completing her Bachelor of Science at Otago University. She began her Embryology career at Monash IVF as an Embryologist, then moved to Christchurch in 2010 where she worked as a Clinical Embryologist, Team Leader, and now Clinic Manager for the South Island.
Anna enjoys being part of a patient's journey to achieve their dream of creating a family.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising in Hagley Park, supporting the Crusaders, and a bit of knitting.
Clinics: Christchurch, Dunedin
ANZICA, MANZASW, BA, Grad Dip Social Work
Anne is passionate about supporting patients through their fertility treatment at our clinic.
Anne has past experience working in women’s health and the mental health field both as a counsellor and clinical social worker. Anne has worked as a fertility counsellor with Fertility Associates since 2008.
As a Bachelor of Arts graduate Anne returned to university as a mature student to complete her social work training in 2000 at the University of Canterbury. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Social Workers and the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association and is currently serving on their executive committee.