Our team

We have been looking after patients with straightforward and complex fertility challenges since 1982. You can trust you are in safe hands and being cared for by a team who have years of success in helping families to have children.

We were the first clinic to have a baby born by IVF in London and we continue to have some of the best success rates in the country. Some of the leading lights in fertility treatment have been part of our team over the years including Professor Robert Winston. We specialise in fertility preservation and have the longest established egg freezing centre in the UK – with over 20 years of experience.

Wolfson Fertility Clinic patient:

“We cannot thank all the nurses, doctors, embryologist and staff and Hammersmith enough for helping us receive our amazing daughter! Everyone there has been brilliant and we couldn’t speak more highly of the IVF team and unit at Hammersmith.”

All of our doctors are trained in gynaecology and obstetrics and together cover every aspect of reproductive medicine, including IVF and fertility treatments. Each consultant has special clinical interests so we can treat a broad spectrum of conditions.

Unlike some private fertility clinics, our fertility doctors are Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) accredited reproductive medicine subspecialists. This means all our team can work as NHS consultants and have higher degrees.

Our clinic is part of a large, world-renowned NHS Trust so we can draw on the expertise of clinicians from all different specialities and help patients with complex medical conditions to have successful fertility treatment.

The Wolfson Fertility Clinic has close links with Imperial College London too. We use the latest technology and can offer you the chance to take part in research and clinical trials.

Our consultants and team

Head of reproductive medicine

Mr Rehan Salim is a consultant obstetrician, gynaecologist and specialist in reproductive medicine. Rehan has extensive experience in IVF and achieves high pregnancy rates by adapting the care he provides to the needs of his individual patients. His special clinical interest is working with patients who have previously had unsuccessful fertility treatment and are considered less likely to respond to IVF treatment.

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Miss Lisa Webber is a consultant in gynaecology and reproductive medicine. Lisa has considerable experience of ovarian disorders including polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature menopause and irregular or absent periods.

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Rajendra Rai is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists accredited Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine. He has been a Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital and subsequently Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002. He is currently Head of Specialty for Reproductive Medicine and Director of the Reproductive Medicine Sub speciality training program at St Mary’s / Hammersmith.

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Miss Monica Mittal is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and is accredited as a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has been a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2018, at both St Mary’s Hospital and the Wolfson Fertility Centre, Hammersmith Hospital.

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Miss Annabel Rattos is the Head of Embryology in the Wolfson Fertility Centre and a Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists (RcPath) specialising in Reproductive Science.
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She graduated from the University of Hull and undertook postgraduate qualifications from the University of Greenwich. She originally trained in Embryology within East Riding Fertility Services in Hull, East Yorkshire before returning to London and has over 10 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors of fertility.
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Annabel is a member of the European Society of Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS) and has regularly presented research at both national and international conferences. She leads a team of approximately 10 scientists in the provision of all specialised in-vitro techniques including Pregenetic Testing (PGT).
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Annabel works closely with the National School of Healthcare Scientists (NSHCS) in providing training and development opportunities for future clinical scientists. Together with her team of highly trained Clinical Embryologists, Annabel ensures the highest standards of treatment and care are always maintained in the IVF laboratory.

Special Interests

Donation and surrogacy
Gamete/ embryo culture
Embryo Metabolism
Fertility preservation
Pregenetic testing
Quality and Risk Management
Clinical Scientists training
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