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.
Mr Michael C Summers MD PhD
Senior Consultant in
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Jinjun Wang PhD
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.
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.
Samantha E. Neumann, MS, CGC
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.