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The Bridge Centre - Next Generation IVF

One by One IVF

Meet the team

Founded in 1986, the Bridge Centre was one of the UK’s first fertility clinics and it remains one of the world's most advanced centres for fertility treatment, diagnostics, and genetic screening. The Bridge team has over 10 years of experience in assisting infertility patients with Preimplantation Genetic Analysis.

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Mr Michael C Summers MD PhD

Senior Consultant in
Reproductive Medicine

A graduate of King’s College, Cambridge Mr Summers completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is certified by both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ACOG) as well as on the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine. His special interests include IVF, embryo culture, embryo implantation and preimplantation genetic diagnostics, areas of research in which he has published extensively.

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Professor Alan Handyside MA PHD

Scientific Director, One by One

An internationally recognised expert in embryology and genetics of human eggs and embryos. With Professor Lord Robert Winston, Professor Handyside achieved the first pregnancies worldwide following IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in 1990 at Hammersmith Hospital, London. Since then he has been at the forefront of many cutting edge developments in embryology and reproductive genetics.

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Mrs Shailaja Nair MD, FRCOG

Deputy Clinical Director

As the Deputy Clinical Director of the Bridge Centre, Dr Nair has more than 20 years experience in fertility and assisted reproduction. She has worked at the LWC since 1993 and consults both at the Bridge Centre and London Women’s Clinic on Harley Street. Before joining the LWC, she worked as Associate Professor in a large teaching hospital and at the renowned Cromwell IVF programme in West London. She has been at the development of many IVF centres in England and is registered as the HFEA Person Responsible for the LWC Darlington clinic.

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Ms Vivienne Hall FRCOG

Fertility Specialist

Dr Hall qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1982 and specialized in infertility at Hammersmith Hospital until 1994. She then spent 12 years in Italy establishing and directing two successful IVF units in Milan and Turin. Since returning to the UK she has worked in private units and the NHS and joined the Bridge Centre in 2015.

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Dr Christian Ottolini PhD

Senior Embryologist and Lab Manager for Preimplantation Genetics

Dr Ottolini initially trained at the renowned PIVET IVF clinic in Perth, Australia. He has spent the last five years at the Bridge Centre specialising in preimplantation genetics. He led the research identifying a new mechanism resulting in abnormal chromosome copy number in human eggs which was recently published in Nature Genetics.

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Dr Jinjun Wang PhD

Laboratory Manager

Jinjun Wang is a senior embryologist and lab manager at the London Women’s Clinic. He received his embryology training from Shenzen Hospital of Beijing University and Sydney and worked steadfastly to enhance his skills between 2005 and 2008 before joining the LWC in 2008. He is a compassionate believer in developing cutting edge techniques in egg and embryo cryopreservation.

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Mrs Julija Gorodeckaja MBBCh, MD

Clinical Research Fellow

Julija Gorodeckaja is a clinical research fellow at the Bridge Centre. She trained at Vilnius University Hospital in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. Since moving to the UK in 2012, she has worked at the Whittington Hospital as a specialist trainee, at the Baltic Medical Centre and at the Kings College Hospital as a Clinical Fellow. Apart from being a popular clinician, she is also an accomplished manager.

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Sue Perry RGN

Lead Nurse

Sue has been involved in the field of fertility for 20 years and is both a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has worked in both the NHS and private sectors and is passionate about providing excellent care to all those seeking advice and treatment. Before joining the Bridge Centre she worked at the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s hospital, London.

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Samantha E. Neumann, MS, CGC

Genetic Counsellor

Samantha Neumann is a Certified Genetic Counsellor who works with patients going through assisted conception as well as gamete donors to address all aspects of inherited and genetic disease. She completed her training in genetic counselling at Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Bridge Centre, she worked as a prenatal genetic counsellor at a private practice genetic testing laboratory in the United States. She was also a part of the Northwestern graduate program in genetic counselling faculty. Her special interests are preimplantation genetic diagnostics, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and presymptomatic testing.

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Emma Hill MA

Project Co-ordinator

Emma has been part of the JD Healthcare group for the last seven years working across the board in numerous departments to provide safe and efficient patient care. Emma brings a wealth of experience ensuring that patients receive a level of care that is fundamental to their success and happiness.

Get in touch to find out more about One by One IVF telephone 020 3819 3282

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