Dr. John Waterstone MD MSc MRCOG CCST

Medical Director, Waterstone Clinic

A graduate of both the Science Faculty (Genetics) and Medical School of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Waterstone’s career began at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before continuing his training at teaching hospitals in London. His interest in Reproductive Medicine developed at the Hammersmith Hospital where he developed his interest in subfertility while working with Professor Robert Winston. A research fellowship at the Assisted Conception Unit, Kings College Hospital followed. Today, in addition to leading one of Ireland’s most successful Assisted Conception Units, he continues to practice as a Consultant in Obstetrics at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) – one of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland. He also has a gynaecology practice at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.
Dr Waterstone established Waterstone Clinic (formerly Cork Fertility Centre) in 2002. The Centre has since expanded to Dublin, Limerick and Waterford and is at the forefront of Assisted Reproduction in Ireland. His scientific team achieved the first birth in an Irish clinic following Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and also the first birth in an Irish clinic following Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in October 2015, marking important milestones for Irish reproductive medicine. Dr Waterstone is involved with undergraduate and post graduate medical education at CUMH and he is committed to leading change in Reproductive Medicine in Ireland.


Waterstone Clinic is regulated and licensed by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), TE-007. We are inspected by the HPRA to ensure compliance with European tissues and cells legislation.

We operate a comprehensive quality management system, with regular internal audits to ensure standards are maintained. We are committed to delivering a professional service to the highest possible ethical and clinical standards.

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