Origin fertility specialists - meet our fertility team

Fertility Care in Northern Ireland

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3fivetwo Group Supporting Team


Jennifer McLaughlin - Operations Manager

Jennifer McLaughlin joined Origin in March 2012. Jennifer brings with her a wealth of experience in nursing previously working in a number of key nursing management roles. Her role as Operations Manager is to oversee the day to day activity of the clinic and to take a forward thinking approach to developing new ideas within the clinic.

Dr Steve Green - Embryology Manager/CPD Co-Ordinator

Dr Steve Green has been practicing as a clinical embryologist since 1980. Dr Green has been recognised for his work in Embryology for achieving the world’s first pregnancy and delivery after simultaneous sperm and egg transfer to the uterine cavity in 1981, the first UK IVF twins in 1982, the first UK IVF triplets in 1984 and the first pregnancy and delivery after using computer image selected sperm in 1995. In most recent years, he has devoted much of his effort to the treatment of male factor infertility. With over 70 publications and book chapters to his credit, Steve brings a wealth of experience and a passion to deliver the best possible treatment for couples suffering from infertility.

Dr Gillian Williamson - Fertility Specialist

Dr Gillian Williamson works as a consultant obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the NHS. She has specialist interests in use of donate gametes and reproductive ethics.

Prof Neil McClure - Fertility Specialist

Professor Neil McClure is the Clinical Director at Origin Fertility Care. His special interests include male infertility, fertility surgery and complications of IVF, particularly the management of hyperstimulation syndrome. He has over 200 publications in reproductive medicine and is a regular speaker at conferences.

Dr Tommy Tang - Fertility Specialist

Dr Tang has been working at Origin since September 2010 on a sessional basis. Dr Tommy Tang is a consultant gynaecologist and infertility specialist in the Regional Fertility Centre, Belfast Hospitals Trust. He trained in the Yorkshire region and obtained a postgraduate research degree specialising in Infertility from the University of Leeds. He has special interests in polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage and ovulatory disorders. He also has extensive experience of providing ovulation induction therapies, and assisted reproduction.

Sandra Sloss - Nurse Mentor

Sandra has been with Origin since 2006 and has played a key role in the nursing team at Origin. Sandra has worked in a number of fertility nursing roles previous to working at origin and her experience as a fertility nurse has led to her being appointed as Nurse Mentor for the nursing team.

Jacqui Taylor - Lead Nurse

Jacqui joined Origin in 2012 and has over 9 years experience in nursing. She has worked previously in a number of departments in both the UK and abroad including Accident and Emergencies, Orthopaedics and has also been involved in Clinical Research

Suzanne Patterson - Nurse

Jenny Fry - Nurse

Louise Savage - Health Care Assistant

Louise joined Origin in December 2012 as a Health Care Assistant. Louise’s role is to assist with patient care throughout treatment to ensure that patients receive everything they need throughout their time at Origin.

Magda Piskorska-Jasiulewicz - Fertility Nurse

Magda has been working in Origin since October 2016 as a fertility nurse. Magda has qualified as a midwife and has experience working as both a midwife and Lactation Consultant in hospital delivery units. Magda was previously a lecturer in the Human Biophysics and Physiology Department at Warsaw Medical University, Poland. Magda has researched stem cells in human breast milk and has a number of publications in this area.

Gemma McDermott - Health Care Assistant

Gemma previously worked in a GP surgery for 6 and a half years before training as a healthcare assistant. She started with Origin Fertility Care in March 2014.

Patricia McCrystal - Counselling Psychologist

Patricia has practiced in the fields of counselling and psychology for over 18 years and has assisted people live life better in a number of work environments including the public, private and voluntary sectors. She has a long history in adult mental health and has run clinics in both the Royal and Musgrave Park Hospitals. Patricia is HPC registered and practices as a Counselling Psychologist in the field of Health Psychology in the Southern Trust. She has a special interest in infertility and mental well being and is accredited by the British Infertility Counselling Association. She played a key role in establishing the counselling service at Origin and continues to manage this in an independent capacity.

Ruth Henderson - Senior Administrator

Ruth joined Origin in 2005 and her role is to manage the administration team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the clinic. With over 8 year’s experience at Origin, Ruth has a lot of experience dealing with patients and ensuring their experience at Origin is as seamless and relaxing as possible.

Lynn Pavis - Administrator

Lynn works closely with the administration team to carry out the daily administration tasks at the clinic. Lynn and the team deal with our patients on a daily basis answering any queries they may have and ensuring they receive all the information they require.

Carys Hopkins - Administrator

Carys joined Origin in 2012 and works closely with the administration team to carry out the daily administration tasks at the clinic. Carys and the team deal with our patients on a daily basis answering any queries they may have and ensuring they receive all the information they require.

Heather Long - Trainee Embryologist

Heather joined Origin in September 2013. She brings with her many skills gained from working in the field of medical research. Heather holds a post graduate award in assisted reproduction and will be completing her ACE certificate training here at Origin.

Dr Debbie Lutton - Sessional Embryologist

Dr Debbie Lutton graduated with a BSc and a PhD from the Queen's University of Belfast where she worked as a Research Fellow before embarking upon a career in Embryology in 1995. Dr Lutton has almost 20 years’ experience as a practising embryologist, ten as Lead Embryologist & Laboratory Manager in a large NHS Fertility Clinic. She was awarded the Senior Clinical Embryologist certificate from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in 2008. Debbie looks forward to sharing her considerable experience with the team at Origin.

Jim McNally - Sessional Embryologist

Information to come…

Dr Kerstin Dunbar - Sessional Embryologist

Dr Kerstin Dunbar graduated with a Bachelor of Science and then obtained a PHD in Molecular Biology. Kerstin worked in both research and private industry. She was one of the founder members of staff to join a private Biotech company started in 2001. Kerstin moved into the field of Clinical Embryology more than 8 years ago and since then has experience of working in both Private and NHS IVF clinics. No doubt Kerstin will add skill and knowledge to the existing Embryology team at Origin.

Carrie Samson - Lead Administrator

Carrie joined Origin in 2013 and works as the administration team leader to manage the administration team and ensure that daily administration tasks are conducted at the clinic. Carrie and the team deal with patients on a daily basis answering any queries they may have and ensuring they receive all the information they require.

Carrie has a wealth of experience in the fertility industry, previously working in a private fertility clinic in the Republic of Ireland for 5 years. Previous to this Carrie has worked in the education sector in Scotland in various management roles. Without a doubt, Carrie’s knowledge of infertility and experience of dealing with a wide variety of patients not only strengthens the current administration team at Origin but also brings new innovative ways of improving processes and efficiencies within the clinic and helping patients in their fertility journey.

Jane Cahoon - Admin Team

Jane joined the Origin Fertiltiy Care team in October 2014. Jane works with the Origin team to carry out the daily administration tasks at the clinic.

Craig Woods - Administrator

Dr David Glenn - Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Antenatal Care

Dr Glenn is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in the Ulster Hospital, Belfast and is the Clinical Director of Women and Children’s Health for the South Eastern Trust. He is also the Lead Clinician for Gynaecological Cancer Services for the South Eastern Trust.

Dr Glenn offers a comprehensive private antenatal assessment package based at the Maypole Clinic in Holywood. This service incorporates early pregnancy screening, 3D and 4D ultrasound scans with DVDs, and follow-up of all new born babies by a Consultant Paediatrician. Dr Glenn also offers the genetic ‘Harmony’ blood test at an additional cost. Please contact our team for more information.

Dr Glenn also provides a private antenatal care and gynaecology service at the Maypole Clinic, Holywood with surgery performed at the new Kingsbridge Private Hospital in South Belfast. His areas of specialist interest include laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for the treatment of ovarian cysts, infertility, heavy periods, endometriosis, urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse.

Dr Samina Dornan - Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Antenatal Care

Profile: Dr Samina M Dornan is a Consultant Sub-Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine based in the Regional Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast.

Having obtained her RCOG certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2009, Dr Dornan was appointed as a Consultant in Professor Basky’s unit at St Georges, London where she was lead clinician and screening co-ordinator for haemoglobinopathy, high risk ante risk mothers, multiple births and diabetes.

In September 2011 the Regional Fetal Medicine Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital acquired her services as a Consultant in MFM where she is lead clinician for multiple births.

Special interests include:

Fetal medicine including antenatal screening, multiple pregnancies and pregnancy related medical disorders including diabetes. I also perform various pre-labour tests to include testing for Group B Strep and the non-invasive prenatal test known as Harmony.

The Harmony Test is a new type of test that analyzes this DNA in a sample of your blood to predict the risk of Down Syndrome (trisomy 21) and two other genetic conditions, Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13). For more information on the Harmony Test, please click here to watch a short video.

Testimonial

“I have been a patient of Samina’s since August 2011 when I was pregnant with our first born son, Joseph, and more recently with our second son, Alex. Our first pregnancy was a very difficult one as Joseph had a terrible chromosome condition, Edwards Syndrome and only lived for 4 days. The support we received from Samina both during and after the pregnancy was fantastic – Samina made herself available to us at all times, answering all our questions and dealt with us sensitively throughout the pregnancy. When I became pregnant with Alex, at the age of 45 – a high risk pregnancy – the care and attention I received from Samina was second to none and something I will always be grateful for – I was scanned very frequently throughout the pregnancy and felt constantly reassured that all the risks associated with my pregnancy were carefully considered and addressed. Samina put herself out at all times to ensure we had peace of mind during our second anxious pregnancy.” - Joanne

“My antenatal care with Samina at 3fivetwo offered not only continuity of care from our first appointment through delivery and postpartum but more importantly access to other Specialists as and when required. We were reassured we were getting the best in class.” - Nuala

Dr Alyson Hunter - Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Antenatal Care

Special interests include: Pre-eclampsia, maternal and fetal medicine.

Dr Carolyn Bailie - Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Antenatal Care

Special interests include: Special interests include: Fetal medicine, high risk antenatal care and obstetrics, early pregnancy scans, nuchal translucency scans and first trimester bloods, amniocentesis, anomaly scans and pre-pregnancy counselling.

Dr Lorraine Anderson - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr Priscilla Devaseelan - Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Special interests include: Fetal medicine, private antenatal care including nuchal scanning, 4D scanning, anomaly scan and regular biophysical scans. Looks after women with normal and complicated pregnancies. Special gynaecology interests include treatment for heavy periods, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, prolapse and incontinence, general gynaecological and pelvic screening.

Dr Stephen Ong - Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Antenatal Care

Special interests include: Maternal and fetal medicine including complex problems affecting mother and baby.

Dr Patrick Keane - Consultant Urologist

Mr Ajay Pahuja - Consultant Urologist

Special interests include: Prostate, lower urinary tract symptoms, stress and urge incontinence, Botox injections for overactive bladder, men's health check, raised PSA and erectile dysfunction. Management of haematuria (blood in the urine) and suspected bladder cancer ? cystoscopy. Circumcision, frenuloplasty, vasectomy, scrotal conditions, suspected testicular cancer, hydrocele, epididymal cysts and urinary tract infections.

Mr Hugh O’Kane - Consultant Urologist

Urological cancer diagnosis and surgery, laparoscopic surgery, management of benign conditions affecting prostate, kidney, bladder and external genitalia.

Mr John O’Donoghue - Consultant Urological

Mr O'Donoghue is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Craigavon Area Hospital. He has a specialist interest in general urology, kidney stones and female urology, particularly urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, male voiding dysfunction and urodynamics.

His specialist Urological Training was in the Oxford Deanery followed by a Fellowship in Functional and Female Urology in Leicester.

Dr Ian Walsh - Consultant Urologist

Dr David Hunter - Consultant Gynaecologist

Dr Frances Stewart - Consultant Obstetrican & Gynaecologist

Dr David Morgan - Consultant Obstetrican & Gynaecologist

Dr Ramez Ayyoub - Consultant Obstetrican & Gynaecologist

Dr James Dornan - Consultant Obstetrican & Gynaecologist

Dr Agnieszka Zawislak - Consultant Obstetrican & Gynaecologist

Dr Deborah Walton - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jane Simms - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Gillian Killiner - Specialist Dietitian

Lorraine Johnson - Physiotherapist

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