Fertility Specialists South have changed their name
We are now Fertility Specialists of WA
Yes, that's right. Fertility Specialists South are now called Fertility Specialists of WA.
Different name, same trusted specialists & teams. Same doctors. Same nurses. Same location.
Fertility Specialists of WA are conveniently located in
Applecross (formerly Fertility Specialists South) and Claremont, WA.
Your fertility specialists
Your fertility specialists
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 clincial director of Fertility Specialists WA Applecross. With decades of experience, he is highly qualified to help you with fertility treatment, whether the cause is age, ovulation disorders, male factors, or something else entirely.
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).
Assoc Prof Krish Karthigasu
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.
Dr Jennifer Pontré
Dr Jennifer Pontré is a specialist gynaecologist with an interest in fertility and endometriosis. She is one of only a handful of gynaecologists in Perth to have completed the Australasian Gynaecologic and Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES) Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery, a two-year training program undertaken by gynaecologists who wish to pursue additional training in surgery for endometriosis and fertility.
Dr Pontré received her medical degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia. She subsequently gained a breadth of experience working at Fremantle Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and undertook her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital. Subsequent to obtaining her FRANZCOG, Dr Pontré completed her AGES fellowship followed by a final fellowship year in Dublin, Ireland.
Throughout her years of training Dr Pontré has maintained a strong commitment to the study of reproductive endocrinology and fertility. She has completed post graduate studies in this area and holds a Masters through the University of New South Wales in Reproductive Medicine. She has published several papers and book chapters in the field, and previously received an academic prize from the Fertility Society of Australia for her work on embryo implantation. She was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to further her specialty interest in the management of endometriosis.
In addition to working at Fertility Specialists, Dr Pontré holds an appointment as a member of the Endoscopy Unit at King Edward Memorial Hospital, and has a private gynaecology practice at Hollywood Private Hospital. She looks forward to the privilege of caring for you during your fertility journey.
Prof Roger HartMedical 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.
Dr Wei-Ying Chua
Dr Wei-Ying Chua is a 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.
Dr Shital Julania
Dr Shital Julania completed her Medical degree and post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in India then moved to Australia in 2009.
She has completed 6 years Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Australia (FRANZCOG) including fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility from KEMH/FSWA, Perth. She has done paediatric and adolescent gynaecology fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne with involvement in management of fertility preservation in Children and Adolescents undergoing gonadotoxic therapy. She has completed Masters of Reproductive Medicine from University of NSW.
Shital has 16 years of work experience in Medicine and 13 years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has worked in India and Australia, both in rural and urban areas. She is a mother of 2 boys and understands what joys kids bring in lives, and the importance of their and our health and well-being. She is passionate about supporting you through your journey.
She also provides general gynaecology consultations at WOOM, West Perth and works at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital. She offers consultations in Hindi as well.