Kamal Ahuja | Scientific and Managing Director
Kamal Ahuja gained his PhD at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Robert Edwards, which sparked his lasting interest in clinical IVF. The ethics of IVF and its cost effectiveness continue to be part of his research interests. Dr Ahuja is Chairman of Reproductive BioMedicine Online, an international medical journal, and the Scientific and Managing Director of the London Women's Clinic Group.
Mimi Arian Schad | Director of Nursing and HFEA Person Responsible
Mimi Arian-Schad has been with the LWC since 2005 and is now the Person Responsible to the HFEA and Head of Nursing in London. Mimi completed her nursing qualifications at Guy’s Hospital and is qualified as an Operating Theatre and Fertility Nurse Specialist. She is a member of the LWC's clinical governance team.
Richard Balet | Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Richard Balet is a Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist with a special interest in male infertility. Dr Balet graduated from the University of Paris Pierre et Marie Curie. He worked as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in France and set up one of the first IVF units in France in 1984. He moved to the UK in 1994 and worked as a research fellow at the Royal London Hospital before being appointed clinical assistant to Professor Grudzinskas at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He joined the Bridge Centre as a full time IVF specialist in 1996. In 2001 he returned to France where he was appointed head of the Reproduction unity of Hosptial Pierre Rouques in Paris which became one of the most important and successful units in Paris. In parallel he continued his work at the Bridge Centre. He joined the LWC in 2013.
Michael Booker | Consultant in Fertility and Reproductive Surgery
Michael Booker has recently joined the staff at LWC . He has been an NHS Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1990. His involvement with Fertility and IVF started in 1984 at King’s College Hospital, London. His special interest is in Reproductive Surgery, including tubal microsurgery, endometriosis surgery, myomectomy, and correction of congenital uterine malformations as well as Male Infertility and surgical sperm retrieval.
Peter Bowen-Simpkins | Medical Director
Peter Bowen-Simpkins is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Medical Director of the London Women’s Clinic Group. He qualified from Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital Medical School and obtained the Hancock Prize for Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. After completing his training in London, he was appointed to a consultant post in Swansea. His main interests have been fertility, the menopause and menstrual disorders. He was on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 13 years, the latter seven as the Honorary Treasurer. He is a Trustee of Wellbeing of Women and is a spokesman for both the College and the charity. He is a regular broadcaster and lectures all over the UK and abroad.
Ajit Gill | Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Ajit Gill is a Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist and has over 15 years experience in fertility and assisted reproduction and specialises in infertility and IVF. She graduated from the Lady Harding Medical College, New Dehli and received her MBBS in 1978. She is a Fellow at the Royal Colleague of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Before moving to the LWC, she worked at the Cromwell Hospital from 1994.
Vivienne Hall | Fertility Specialist
Dr Hall qualified at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London In 1982. She trained in general obstetrics and gynaecology in London and obtained MRCOG in 1990. Dr Hall specialised in infertility at Hammersmith Hospital until 1994 when she moved to Italy spending 12 years establishing and directing 2 successful IVF units in Milan and Turin.
Since returning to the UK she has worked in private units and the NHS and now practices general obstetrics and gynaecology as well as infertility. Her special areas of interest are egg and embryo donation and nutrition. She is particularly experienced in dietary management of PCOS and insulin resistance and fertility and assisted conception.
Giuseppina Lamanna | Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Giuseppina Lamanna is a Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist who graduated from the University of Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy. She finished her obstetric, gynaecology and IVF training in Italy collaborating in the meantime with the Hammersmith hospital IVF unit as a clinical research fellow. Dr Lamanna has written a number of academic papers on infertility with particular interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometrial receptivity and embryo implantation.
At the LWC, her areas of special interest are the evaluation of the uterine cavity and endometrial receptivity such as 3D hysterosonography, ultrasound Doppler of the uterine arteris and 3D ultrasonography providing personalised and innovative therapies (such as G-S Stimulating Factor uterine infusion and endometrial scratching) for women with poor endometrial response and/or previous IVF failure.
Julian Mamiso | Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Julian Mamiso, Consultant Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist, obtained his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He enrolled for postgraduate training with the Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK and obtained MRCOG in 1986, becoming a Fellow of the college in 2000. Dr Mamiso trained in assisted conception at the University of Sheffield under Professor Ian Cooke. Since then he has worked for the LWC group in Swansea 1995-1997, LWC Darlington 2003-2006, and now LWC London.
Shailaja Nair | Deputy Clinical Director
Shailaja Nair is Deputy Clinical Director of the LWC and has more than 20 years experience in fertility and assisted reproduction. Before joining the LWC, she worked as Associate Professor in a large teaching hospital and at the Cromwell IVF programme before joining the LWC in 1993. Dr Nair has extensive experience in all aspects of assisted conception, with a special interest in the egg-sharing and gamete donation programmes. She is the Person Responsible to the HFEA for the LWC programme in Darlington.
Mona Rahmati | Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Dr Mona Rahmati graduated and completed her training in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine in Rene Descartes - Paris V University.
Her special areas of interest are recurrent implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage. She has extensive clinical and research experience in Reproductive Immunology since 2006, when she joined Dr Nathalie Ledee and Dr Gerard Chaouat's research team, in Paris. She obtained her Science PhD in 2014, on endometrial effects of G-CSF. Her publications include the maternal-foetal dialogue, innate immunity, endometrial receptivity and innovative biomarkers. She is a member of the European Society of Reproductive Immunology.
Before joining the LWC team, she was a consultant in Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital and Bluets Hospital in Paris.
Jinjun Wang | Laboratory Manager
Jinjun Wang is a senior embryologist and lab manager at the LWC. He received his embryology training from Shenzen Hospital of Beijing University and Sydney and worked steadfastly to enhance his skills between 2005-2008 before joining the London Women’s Clinic in 2008. Early in 2013 he was recognised with the position of Laboratory Manager with the objective of maintaining the high success rate of the laboratory and introducing new technologies such as oocyte vitrification and blastomere biopsy for the benefit of the LWC patients.
David Williams | Chairman
David Williams is the Chairman of the London Women's Clinic Group. He has spent his career in healthcare management. His initial training was at the King's Fund in London. Following this his career allowed him to work not only in the UK but also in a variety of overseas locations working in both the public and commercial sectors. In the late 80s he returned to his native Wales where he became Chief Executive of one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. He was awarded an OBE for "Services to Healthcare in Wales" in 2000.