at The Wolfson Fertility Centre
Meet our team
All our consultants are internationally respected in their field, and we can guarantee that any advice and treatments we offer are evidence-based and research-led.
Our wider team is made up of nurses, laboratory and administration staff. We all take pride in our roles to make sure our patients have the very best experience possible during what may be a stressful and emotional time in their lives.
Mr Rehan Salim is a consultant obstetrician, gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine at St Mary’s and Hammersmith hospitals. Mr Salim graduated in medicine from St Andrews University and King’s College, London, and trained as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine at University College London Hospital (UCLH).
Appointed as a consultant at UCLH he led the reproductive medicine unit and developed an NHS IVF service. He was recruited by Johns Hopkins International in 2012 to set up and run the IVF centre at Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the largest women’s hospital in United Arab Emirates, which he did until his return to the UK to take up his appointment at St Mary’s.
Mr Salim has extensive experience in IVF and provides a highly individualised approach to patients, tailor making protocols to achieve the highest pregnancy rates. An area of particular interest are patients who have had previous failed fertility treatment or who are considered poor responders to IVF treatment. Mr Salim also has a special interest and extensive experience in reproductive surgery and is able to perform most surgical procedures via minimal access techniques via laparoscopy or hysteroscopy including myomectomies and excision of endometriosis .
Marta joined IVF Hammersmith as the Head of Embryology in 2012. She directs a laboratory of nine embryologists providing state of the art technology to all fertility treatments as well as PGD.
Marta trained as an undergraduate in Barcelona (Spain) and was awarded a PhD for her thesis on molecular genetics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She then did post doctoral research on zebrafish embryonic development in New Zealand. She has worked in clinical embryology since 1998, first in New Zealand and Australia and in London since 2002.
Marta is particularly interested in the development and selection of embryos from fertilisation to blastocyst development and in the treatment of male infertility. Her team strives for providing the best possible care for each specific case and she is very actively involved in the development of new services.
She is the embryologist representative in the British Fertility Society Executive Committee and she is a member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
In January 2011 she was awarded the Claire Gillott Memorial Prize by the Association of Clinical Embryologists for her leadership role as a consultant embryologist at King’s College Hospital.
Karen was an emergency nurse and a midwife before moving into fertility nursing more than 22 years ago and discovered a love for the field and an empathy for the patients we see. Her aim is always to help her teams develop, whilst providing compassionate and informed care.
As the nursing lead she has been part of teams to set up assisted reproduction Services at three fertility centres before arriving at Hammersmith Hospital and the Wolfson Fertility Centre in 2017. Here she supports a wonderful team of nurses to develop their roles in order to provide more supportive care to all our patients.
Prem is a highly experienced and trained in reproductive medicine. Prem has over 20 years of experience working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He leads a dedicated nursing team to provide excellent individualised care and support to every step of patient’s journey. Prem’s specialist areas of interest are in egg/embryo donation and the surrogacy programme.
Prem is actively involved in research projects and ensures the IVF unit complies within the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA) guidelines.
Jennie has many years of experience of providing counselling to people affected by infertility in the UK and Australia. She works with couples and individuals by supporting them to deal with the complex issues that can arise when it is difficult to conceive a baby.
Jennie has a long-standing commitment to ensure people receive the highest quality of care. She was the founding member and first chairperson of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), a committee member of the British Fertility Society and a board member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She is currently co-chair of BICA’s training committee and a member of the Imperial College clinical ethics committee.
Jennie is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a senior accredited member of BICA, and has a diploma in stress management.
Dr Stuart Lavery completed his undergraduate training in South Africa.
He then undertook postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Oxford.
Dr Lavery has also completed subspecialty training in reproductive medicine and surgery at Imperial College, London.
Miss Lisa Webber is a consultant gynaecologist and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) accredited subspecialist in reproductive medicine.
She graduated from Oxford University Medical School and later obtained her PhD at Imperial College London, studying the development of preantral follicles in the normal and polycystic ovary.
She specialises in disorders of ovarian function and all aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome, including the fertility and non-reproductive effects. She was previously a consultant at University College Hospital NHS Trust before re-joining Imperial College Healthcare.
Lisa co-chaired the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) guideline on premature ovarian insufficiency published in December 2015. She has published in The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and the Journal of Endocrinology. She was a contributing author to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5th edition), the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes and co-author of a patient information book entitled Infertility: The Facts.