Leading Australia's Fertility Research, to help everyone experience the joy of family

About Fertility Specialists of WA

At Fertility Specialists of WA, our vision is simple: we are here to help everyone experience the joy of family.

Every person or couple is unique, so with the expertise of Professor Roger Hart as our Medical Director, we tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs. We apply an evidence-based approach (medical) and consider your clinical and emotional needs as well.

Your fertility issues are individual, so your treatment should be individual too. At Fertility Specialists WA, you come first. We don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach, instead, we look for the treatment that best suits you.

Why choose Fertility Specialists of WA?

There are several fertility clinics around WA, but we work to set ourselves apart from other fertility clinics:

Evidence-based

We keep up-to-date with research both nationally and internationally, so your treatment is backed by science.

An individual approach

We create an individual treatment plan tailored to your specific fertility needs.

A natural way to fertility

We believe that natural paths towards pregnancy should be explored before we try more invasive treatment options.

A highly specialised team

We have a great team of fertility specialists working with us, including the only two WA Specialists who have passed their Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) qualification - Professor Roger Hart and Dr Tamara Hunter. At Fertility Specialists you will only be treated by a Doctor who has specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, so they will truly understand your needs. Some of our Doctors continue to work in Obstetrics, so you can choose to have your fertility treatment with him/her and continue with him/her to deliver your bundle of joy. This will give you complete continuity of care.

Professor Roger Hart

We are so proud of our team. Not only are they highly skilled to help you get pregnant - they also love what they do!
Professor Roger Hart, Fertility Specialist Perth

Our expert team is led by Medical Director and Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Roger Hart. He is the Deputy Head of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Western Australia.

He makes himself readily available to his team to provide immediate advice on any challenging clinical situations when they arise. His highest priority is to ensure that patients at Fertility Specialists WA get the best possible evidence-based care at all times.

Your fertility specialists

 

Your fertility specialists

Prof Roger Hart

Medical director

Professor Hart is the Medical Director of Fertility Specialists of Western Australia and Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Deputy Head, of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Western Australia. He is a recognised international leader in the field of infertility, with particular interests in the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), IVF and the medical management of male infertility. Professor Hart has a strong international research profile in the field of infertility, and has published almost 200 papers in the field of infertility and reproductive medicine.

Prof Roger Hart is CREI certified

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Special interests

IVF
PCOS
Male infertility

Consults at

  • Claremont

Other

Current website

Dr Mike Aitken

Dr Aitken has been a full-time obstetrician and gynaecologist and fertility clinician since 2000. He has a special interest and training in the management of fertility and associated surgery.

Dr Aitken is a member of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA). He is also a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

Outside of work he enjoys time with his wife and family of four children, and is a keen bike rider, surfer, yoga exponent and lover of nature.

Consults at

  • Claremont

Special interests

IVF

Dr Doreen Yeap

Dr Doreen Yeap is a fertility specialist and gynaecologist in private practice. Dr Yeap undertook a post-graduate fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr Yeap has special interests in infertility treatment, laparoscopic surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome, management of endometriosis and in vitro maturation of oocytes (IVM).

Special interests

PCOS
IVM

Consults at

  • Claremont

Dr Linda Wong

Dr Linda Wong graduated in medicine at the University of Western Australia, and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital. She has been in private practice since 2002, working in the area of infertility, and delivering babies at St John of God Hospital Subiaco.

Special interests

PCOS

Consults at

  • Claremont

Dr Rose McDonnell

Dr Rose McDonnell’s career started as a Medical Scientist having majored in biochemistry, haematology and microbiology. Her curiosity for the patient story led her to pursue a career in medicine.

After completing her medical degree Dr McDonnell spent several years working in different areas of medicine until she began working at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Subiaco, where she commenced her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She was grateful to have exposure to Reproductive Medicine early in her training, which culminated in several research projects with Professor Roger Hart and a Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine. Following the completion of her obstetrics and gynaecology training Dr McDonnell began an AGES Laparoscopic Gynaecology Fellowship at King Edward Memorial Hospital and completed her Masters in Reproductive Medicine.

Dr McDonnell is pleased to be able to offer evening clinics and Skype appointments at Fertility Specialists of WA, for those that may find it difficult to attend during the day or who work away. Having had two children of her own she feels honoured to be able to help those who wish to experience the joy of having a child.

Special interests

PCOS
IVF

Consults at

  • Claremont

Assoc Prof Krish Karthigasu

Assoc Prof Karthigasu is a gynaecologist with specialist training and experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery for fertility and endometriosis. He is currently Consultant Gynaecologist & Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgeon at KEMH, Head of Gynaecology Endoscopy at KEMH and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Gynaecology at UWA.

Consults at

  • Applecross

Special interests

IVF

Dr Wei-Ying Chua

Dr Wei-Ying Chua is a fertility specialist. She also practices as an obstetrician and gynaecologist at St John of God (Subiaco and Murdoch) Hospitals. Dr Chua is a University of Western Australia graduate.

She underwent specialist obstetrics and gynaecology training in New South Wales and Western Australia. She completed her Masters in Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Dr Chua undertook a postgraduate fertility training fellowship at Fertility Specialists of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital.

She has a particular interest in fertility preservation, polycystic ovarian syndrome and gynaecological surgery.

Dr Chua also consults in Mandarin.

Special interests

PCOS
Fertility preservation

Consults at

  • Applecross

Current website

Dr Tamara Hunter

Dr Tamara Hunter is a gynaecologist and Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) in Perth.

Before becoming a doctor, Tamara completed an Exercise Science degree in 1996. She worked as an exercise physiologist and corporate health consultant in Sydney. In 2000 she went to medical school to become a doctor. She returned to Perth in 2004, and received 2 academic prizes for her work in pre-term birth and in vitro maturation.

Dr Tamara Hunter is the only female fertility specialist in WA with a subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI certified).

Special interests

IVF
PCOS
Fertility preservation

Consults at

  • Claremont
  • Applecross

Other

Current website

Dr John Love

Dr Love is a Perth born full-time fertility specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist who has been in private practice since 2000. Prior to this, he trained at UWA, KEMH & UK. He has rooms and delivers babies at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco.

Dr Love follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were also obstetricians at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. His mother was a specialist gynaecologist at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Dr John Love has been working extensively in all aspects of fertility and IVF since 2000.

He obtained his medical degree from The University of Western Australia and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

As part of his affiliations, he attends conferences and medical education seminars to ensure staying up to date.

Special interests

IVF
Male infertility

Consults at

  • Claremont

Dr Roger Perkins

Dr Perkins is a fertility specialist and gynaecologist. His special interests include microsurgical reversal of male and female sterilisation, microsurgical testicular sperm retrieval, and advanced endoscopic surgery.

In addition to his private practice, Dr Perkins is a consultant at the King Edward Memorial Hospital Reproductive Medicine Clinic, a Senior Lecturer at the University of WA, and a RANZCOG training supervisor. He also operates at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Special interests

Fertility preservation
Male infertility

Consults at

  • Claremont

Dr Fiona Langdon

Dr Fiona Langdon graduated medical school with Honours from the University of Western Australia. She completed her residency at Royal Perth Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and The University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Prior to commencement of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology she worked in a variety of medical specialities giving her a broad knowledge of complex medical conditions and the influence fertility treatments and pregnancy can have on them. Her 6 years of specialist training was primarily undertaken at King Edward Memorial Hospital, a high-risk tertiary obstetric and gynaecology hospital delivering the sickest women and babies in Western Australia.

In her final year of training, she undertook a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Fertility Specialists of Western Australia. She has completed postgraduate studies in this area and has a Masters of Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales. As well as working as a Fertility Specialist at FSWA she is a Specialist Obstetrician delivering at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Fiona grew up in Perth and is a mother to two primary school-aged boys and remembers the absolute joy their birth brought to her and her family. She hopes to bring this joy to all her patients and feels it is an absolute privilege to be able to care for her patients, not just through their fertility journey, but also through their pregnancy and delivery.

Special interests

IVF
PCOS

Consults at

  • Claremont

Current website

Dr Chris Nichols

Dr Nichols is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with extensive experience in the management of fertility. He is an examiner with RANZCOG and an adjunct senior lecturer at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine in Fremantle. His obstetric practice is primarily based at St John of God Murdoch since 1998.

Dr Chris Nichols is the medical director of Fertility Specialists South, or the South unit within Fertility Specialists of WA. With decades of experience, he is highly qualified to help you with fertility treatment, whether the cause is age, ovulation disorders, malefactors, or something else entirely.

Special interests

Ovulation induction

Consults at

  • Applecross

Current website

Dr Richard Murphy

Dr Murphy is a fertility specialist. He holds public appointments at KEMH and OPH in addition to a private Obstetrics practice based at SJOG Subiaco. He has completed a fellowship in infertility at Fertility Specialists of Western Australia and has particular interests in the spectrum of pathology from infertility to recurrent miscarriage and perinatal loss. He performs a range of hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures for infertility.

Special interests

IVF

Consults at

  • Applecross

Current website

Your endocrinologist

Dr Ashley Makepeace

Dr Makepeace is an Endocrinologist, who trained locally and in Oxford, UK. She works in Endocrinology in Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals and privately.

Areas of interest include endocrine causes of infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, women’s health and type 1 diabetes. 

Dr Makepeace is also a guest lecturer at Notre Dame University, Fremantle.

Special interests

PCOS

Consults at

  • Applecross

Your geneticist

Dr Ben Kamien

Dr Kamien is a clinical geneticist. Clinical geneticists specialise in and diagnose rare genetic conditions and offer genetic counselling for individuals and families. Major advances in genetics allow various options for couples undergoing IVF treatment giving the possibility of avoiding having a child with a serious and rare condition.

Dr Kamien obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Australia. He trained in paediatrics at Princess Margaret Hospital and in clinical genetics in Queensland and New South Wales and he is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His interests within clinical genetics practice include reproductive genetics, preconception genetic testing, dysmorphology, and overgrowth conditions.

Consults at

  • Claremont
Our team consists of professional fertility specialists, an endocrinologist and a geneticist, and is well-supported by a dedicated nursing team. We work on keeping our waiting lists short to make sure we can give you an appointment without waiting too long, unlike most bulk-billed clinics.

Your nursing team

We have not one, but three nursing teams at our Perth fertility clinic. When you become a patient, you will be in contact with one of these teams. This ensures there is always a nurse ready to help you along your way. Each nursing team works very closely with a fertility specialist (doctor). Our nurses will ensure you are safe, comfortable and included in your treatment journey.

Your embryologists

Our Embryologists are highly trained scientists. They are responsible for maintaining the viability of your sperm, eggs and embryos. They take their responsibility very seriously and are fully aware that the cells in a culture dish today may become members of your family in the future.

They are professional and compassionate people. They have the very best technical skills, which matches their up-to-date scientific knowledge.

You will have contact with our Embryologists at various stages during your treatment cycle, particularly when we are growing your embryos. We encourage you to ask questions throughout your treatment. This will help you better understand the processes and the outcomes.

Your counselling team

At Fertility Specialists of WA we have a team of specialist counsellors who are available to support you throughout the entire treatment journey.

When issues with fertility arise, it is often likened to being on an emotional roller coaster ride. People’s reactions to undergoing fertility treatment are very individual – everyone copes in their own way and you are likely to experience different emotional reactions depending on the different phases of treatment.

There are several ways that you can feel more in control of the treatment process:

  • Access accurate and evidence based information about your treatment options
  • Be informed about normal reactions to infertility – you are not alone!
  • Develop coping strategies that work for you
  • Seek counselling support

Our counsellors have extensive experience in all areas of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and the implications this has for women and men. We are registered Clinical Psychologists, recognised Medicare providers and approved by the Reproductive Technology Council (RTC) to work in fertility clinics.

"Fertility Specialists of WA offers the following types of counselling services for individuals, couples and/or groups:

  • Pre-treatment implications counselling
  • Support Counselling
  • Therapeutic counselling
  • Donor Counselling (Egg, Sperm, Embryo)
  • Patient Information sessions
  • Follow up phone counselling

You can make an appointment with one of our counsellors at any time during your treatment by calling our reception staff."

Key points

Our approach is evidence-based. We keep up to date with the latest research.

We believe fertility treatment must be individual. You are not just another patient who should go through the same-old treatment as every other patient. Your treatment needs to be tailored to you.

Our team is extensive and consists of highly trained specialists, led by Professor Roger Hart.

If you have been trying to conceive for twelve months or more without success (or six months if you are over 36) we recommend a fertility assessment with one of our specialists.

Your reception team

Some practices may think the reception is merely where you check in and out of a clinic. But at Fertility Specialists of WA, we believe differently. We know reception is your first point of contact, and our receptionists will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. They will make sure the booking process is easy for you. They are there to help.

When visiting Fertility Specialists of WA, rest assured our entire team are qualified to help you start your journey towards parenthood.

We can’t wait to see you.

"Our receptionists are looking forward to welcoming you to our practice. We have endless warmth and support to offer you. We all share a passion for making sure you are ok"
Ms Jill Gleeson | General Manager, Fertility Specialists of WA in Perth

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