Christchurch

  • Dr Sarah Wakeman

    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

     

  • Dr Michelle Bailey

    Fertility Specialist

    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.   

    Clinics: Christchurch

  • Dr Georgina Hawkins

    Fertility Clinician

    MBCHb, PG dip obs, FRANZCOG

    Georgina completed her obstetrics and gynaecology training in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. She spent her advanced training years at Fertility Associates Christchurch and has been a part of the team since 2014. She also continues to work in general obstetrics and gynaecology at Christchurch Women’s Hospital where she is the clinical lead for the public subfertility service. Her main areas of interest are recurrent miscarriage and unexplained subfertility and the role of evidence based medicine in assisted reproductive technology.

    Clinics: Christchurch

  • Anna Osborn

    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

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