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The team

Our highly qualified team is led by world-renowned fertility experts Professor Ovrang Djahanbakhch, Mr Michael Summers, Mrs Shailaja Nair, Mr Julian Mamiso, Dr Mona Rahmati and Professor Alan Handyside.

Michael C. Summers

Michael C. Summers MD PhD FACOG

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.

Shailaja Nair

Shailaja Nair MD FRCOG

Deputy Clinical Director

Shailaja Nair is Deputy Clinical Director of the Bridge Centre and has more than 20 years experience in fertility and assisted reproduction. Dr Nair has worked at the LWC since 1993 and now consults full-time at The Bridge Centre. Before joining the LWC, she worked as Associate Professor in a large teaching hospital and at the Cromwell IVF programme before joining the LWC in 1993. Dr Nair has extensive experience in all aspects of assisted conception, with a special interest in the egg-sharing and gamete donation programmes. 

Mona Rahmati

Mona Rahmati MD. PhD.

Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

Dr Mona Rahmati graduated and completed her training in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine in Rene Descartes - Paris V University.
She joined the LWC London in 2015 and now splits her time between the LWC and Bridge Centre. Before joining our team, she was a consultant in Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital and Bluets Hospital in Paris.
Her special areas of interest are recurrent implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage. Her publications include the maternal-foetal dialogue, innate immunity, endometrial receptivity and innovative biomarkers. She is a member of the European Society of Reproductive Immunology

Kamal Ahuja

Kamal Ahuja

Scientific & Managing Director

Kamal Ahuja gained his PhD at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Robert Edwards, which sparked his lasting interest in clinical IVF. The ethics of IVF and its cost effectiveness continue to be part of his research interests. Dr Ahuja is Chairman of Reproductive BioMedicine Online, an international medical journal, and the Scientific and Managing Director of the London Women's Clinic Group.

Peter Bowen-Simpkins

Peter Bowen-Simpkins

Medical Director

Peter Bowen-Simpkins is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Medical Director of the London Women’s Clinic Group. He qualified from Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital Medical School and obtained the Hancock Prize for Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. After completing his training in London, he was appointed to a consultant post in Swansea. His main interests have been fertility, the menopause and menstrual disorders. He was on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 13 years, the latter seven as the Honorary Treasurer.  He is a Trustee of Wellbeing of Women and is a spokesman for both the College and the charity. He is a regular broadcaster and lectures all over the UK and abroad. Currently he is also the Honorable Treasurer of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.

Alan Handyside

Alan Handyside MA PhD

Consultant in Pre-implantation Genetics

Professor Handyside is a leading scientist in human embryology and the genetics of early human development having pioneered the development of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Genetic Embryo Testing for chromosome aneuploidy - two groundbreaking techniques for identifying genetic abnormality and for assisting embryo selection which, are both available at the Bridge Centre.

Professor Handyside supports the Bridge team in all aspects of patient care and continues to lead important developments in embryo assessment. 

Jinjun Wang

Jinjun Wang

Laboratory Manager

Jinjun Wang is a senior embryologist and lab manager at  the LWC. He received his embryology training from Shenzen Hospital of Beijing University and Sydney and worked steadfastly to enhance his skills between 2005-2008 before joining the London Women’s Clinic in 2008.  Early in 2013 he was recognised with the position of Laboratory Manager with the objective of maintaining the high success rate of the laboratory and introducing new technologies such as oocyte vitrification and blastomere biopsy for the benefit of the LWC patients.

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