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Expert leaders

For the past 15 years Waterstone Clinic has been leading the way in fertility care in Ireland. Our highly experienced doctors, nurses and embryologists have most recently achieved the births of the first babies from PGD, PGS and micro-TESE in Ireland.

We have a strong commitment to research and development with the focus always on improving outcomes for our patients.

Our laboratory was the first in the country to introduce successful blastocyst culture routinely, giving rise to an effective single embryo transfer programme with live birth rates of 65%. Our team also achieved the first live birth in Ireland after embryo vitrification in 2012.

In June 2014 Waterstone Clinic produced the first birth following embryo biopsy in an Irish clinic for Pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD). Our clinic went on to establish the first successful PGD programme in the country.

You can be assured that with our wealth of knowledge and expertise your dream of having a baby is in safe hands.

Experienced clinicians, leaders in their field.

Led by Dr John Waterstone, our team of four consultants are among the most experienced in the country.

A major strength of our organisation is the fact that the majority of our medical consultants also hold HSE consultant posts. This link generates a high calibre of medical staff and fosters the evidence based clinical approach we have always endorsed.

Importantly when patients are admitted to hospital because of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome it is our consultants who manage their care. When patients require fertility enhancing surgery such as myomectomy, ovarian cystectomy or adhesiolysis, it is our consultants who operate.

Our Fertility Consultants

John
Farhat
Minna
Peter

Dr John Waterstone leads Waterstone Clinic and has devoted his life to women’s health and fertility in the pursuit of parenthood for his patients. He has been the leader of many important milestones for reproductive medicine in Ireland.
Dr Waterstone established Waterstone Clinic (formerly Cork Fertility Centre) in 2002. The Centre has since expanded nationally, with additional clinics in Dublin, Limerick and Waterford. Dr Waterstone prides himself in being at the forefront of Assisted Reproduction in Ireland. He and his team are known internationally and collaborate with top clinics in the USA, UK, Spain and Cyprus. He has led the introduction of new fertility techniques to Ireland, many of which have become standard practice.

Dr Waterstone was the first to deliver the first babies born following Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) treatments; Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS); and Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (MicroTESE). Dr Waterstone’s clinic was the first Irish clinic to implement routine blastocyst culturing, paving the way for elective single embryo transfer, and the clinic was also the first to successfully use vitrification for embryo cryopreservation which improves the viability of frozen embryos.

Dr Waterstone’s career began in both the Science Faculty (Genetics) and Medical School of Trinity College Dublin, before moving to the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Dr Waterstone trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology before continuing his training and teaching hospitals in London. Dr Waterstone is a consultant obstetrician in Cork University Maternity Hospital and is involved with undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at CUMH. He is committed to leading innovation in Reproductive Medicine in Ireland.

Dr Wiegandt is a highly regarded fertility specialist, and he joined the Waterstone Clinic team in 2009. Dr Weigandt’s interests and expertise centre on male fertility, pre-implantation testing (PGT) and egg and embryo donation. He also has a special interest in medical ethics and in particular, ethical implications in the management of the infertile couple.

Dr Wiegandt is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and a member of the Irish Fertility Society, the British Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE).

After graduating from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary in 1985, Dr Wiegandt commenced residency and then specialist training at the Department of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Jahn General Hospital, Budapest.
Dr Wiegandt specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1989 and Paediatric Gynaecology in 1993. Prior to joining Waterstone Clinic, he worked at the largest IVF unit in Budapest, the Buda Fertility Centre, located in St. Janos General Hospital, Budapest.

Dr Farhat Khan is an assisted reproduction specialist with a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge. His interests and expertise include male infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fertility preservation in cancer patients.

Dr Khan is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists London, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is also a member of the Irish Fertility Society, the British Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE).

Dr Khan completed his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecology, London in 1996. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland since 1997. Prior to joining Waterstone Clinic in 2006, Dr Khan trained in the Central Middlesex Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Following his subspecialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, he completed the British Fertility Society training modules in Assisted Reproduction in 2008

Dr Geisler is a consultant in reproductive medicine. She is passionate about fertility and the importance of fertility awareness. Dr Geisler joined the consultant team Waterstone Clinic in 2017 and is also an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Dr Geisler began working in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2011 and joined Waterstone Clinic as a Research Fellow in 2013 due to her keen interest in Reproductive Medicine. She completed a two-year research study into the prediction of the risk of preterm labour in pregnancies conceived with IVF/ICSI. Her research has resulted in peer-reviewed original papers, published conference proceedings and has been presented nationally. Additionally, she was instrumental in establishing the My Fertility Check service in 2014.

Dr Minna Geisler is an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin (2005), a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2009) and a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2012).

Our Milestones
Ireland’s First MicroTESE birth Jan-17
Ireland’s First PGS Birth Oct-15
Ireland’s First PGD Birth Jun-14
First clinical PGD Pregnancy Nov-13
PGD first introduced Oct-12
Vitrification freezing technique introduced Apr-12
Embryo donation introduced Oct-11
Birth of first babies (twins) from an egg donation pregnancy Nov-06
Birth of first baby after ICSI with surgically obtained sperm Apr-04
Birth of first baby after Frozen Embryo Transfer Nov-03
Birth of first IVF twins Jun-03
Birth of first IVF baby May-03
Birth of first ICSI baby Mar-03
First egg collection Jul-02
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