Your Team

MEDICAL TEAM

Dr Renato Bauman

Clinical Director
PhD, Ob/Gyn Consultant, Subspecialist in Infertility

Renato graduated from University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1992. In 2000 he gained his MSc and in 2012 his PhD.

Since 1992, his main area of interest was Gynaecology and Obstetrics. In 1997 he developed a keen interest in the area of Infertility. His main areas of interest within assisted reproduction are minimally invasive (endoscopic) surgery, Colour Doppler and three-dimensional ultrasound. In 2005 he became an “Expert Leader” of the Human Reproduction Clinic in Sveti Hospital in Zagreb and in 2009 he became a Sub-Specialist in IVF.

Renato was a regular lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb in postgraduate studies, “Ultrasound in gynaecology and obstetrics,” “Obstetric Surgeries” and “Gynaecological Surgery and Endoscopy”. As a teacher he participates in national and international professional meetings and conferences, he is the author of many chapters in domestic and foreign books on gynaecology, as well as numerous scientific articles which are often cited in the international indexes.

He joined us here in Rotunda IVF in 2015, becoming our Deputy Clinic Director in June 2016 and then our Clinical Director early in 2017. He continues to provide ongoing support and leadership to all of our medical and nursing team’s. He strives at all times to ensure that couples attending RIVF receive excellent care and attention.

Dr Piotr Sokol

MD
Consultant Gynaecologist

Piotr is a Medical Graduate of Akademia Medyczna in Warsaw, Poland in 2006. He completed his speciality training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2012 at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, a tertiary hospital and referral centre for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He subsequently completed his post graduate (MSc) in Gynaecological Endoscopy at University Hospital Vall D’Hebron in Barcelona.

He developed his expertise in ART at Sims IVF in Dublin in 2013. He returned to his family in Barcelona where he continued to work in Instituto Marques and FIV Clinic, where he had responsibility for the Egg Donation programme.

He re-joined the Sims group, based in Rotunda IVF in 2016.

Piotr strongly believes in evidence based medicine and an integrated approach in the treatment of infertility. He is passionate about the need for emotional support and empathy throughout the entire fertility process.

Dr Maria Arque

MD

Dr Maria Arque, MD, is a medical graduate of University of Barcelona (2009). She completed her Specialty training in Obstetrics and Gyneacology at Hospital de Sant Pau I la Santa Creu in Barcelona, a reference hospital in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has had special interest for human reproduction since the beginning of her speciality in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has done a clinical observership in Yale University in the US in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility department and in Laparoscopic Surgery and Endometriosis at IRCAD (Prof. Arnaud Wattiez) in Strasbourgh (France).

She started her training in IVF in one of the main Reproductive Clinics of Barcelona and became the director of the Egg Donation program. She completed the Subfertility, Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction Theoretical Course at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gyneacology in London.

She is currently finishing her thesis at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona about the impact of lifestyle in the outcome of IVF and ICSI. She strongly believes in the holistic approach in the treatment of infertility and the importance of empathy and patient care.

SENIOR STAFF

Kathleen Chada

Clinic Manager

Kathleen trained in Kingston upon Thames and qualified as a general nurse in 1992. She worked in the UK and Ireland before heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There Kathleen started working in an IVF unit attached to the hospital. She returned to Ireland in 2002 and joined a Dublin based IVF Clinic where she worked as a fertility nurse and then nurse manager. Kathleen left to work in The Kilkenny Clinic before returning to the Dublin based IVF Clinic in 2010 to join the Egg Donation program as donor coordinator. In September 2015 we were delighted to take Kathleen on board as Clinic Manager.

Sameer Angras

Laboratory Manager

Sameer, who has a background in Molecular Biology and Genetics, debuted his career in Embryology in 2002 where he underwent intensive-extensive training in Harley Street, London, with members of the original team who worked with Steptoe and Edwards in Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge. He is an HFEA ICSI licensed practitioner.

During his 15 years in the embryology field, Sameer has been able to acquire and accumulate a wealth of knowledge and know-how, and develop enhanced techniques and skills, through his vast experience and exposure to different IVF centres around the world.

In 2004, Sameer became Lab Director for the Harley Street satellite clinic, located in Mauritius. Among other things, he was also responsible for overseeing the design and physical construction of the specialist IVF unit and lab for that satellite clinic, and the implementation of a PGD/ PGS programme.

Sameer moved on to become Lab Director for the largest private IVF clinic in Belgium, in 2008. There he also implemented the EU Tissue and Cell Directive, and had consistently the best pregnancy rates in the country.

In 2011, based on his decision to expand his experience and knowledge in IVM and Vitrification, Sameer moved to Montreal to join another private IVF clinic. He also had the opportunity to receive personal training from Dr. Kuwayama a pioneer and world authority in vitrification, and consequently Sameer is a certified instructor for Cryotech.

Sameer moved to Ireland in 2014 to join the Clane Fertility Clinic as Lab Manager - Senior Embryologist, and became also the Designate Person Responsible.

He then joined the SIMS group in 2015, and subsequently became Lab Manager of Rotunda IVF in August 2016.

Sameer recognises the enormous privilege of working with human embryos in the IVF lab, and is passionate about his work. He strives to maintain the highest possible standards, bringing experience and new innovation to help couples achieve the dream of parenthood.

Joan Kelly

Nurse Manager

Joan Kelly was educated in Dublin, Ireland. She started her nursing career in St.Vincents Hospital, Dublin and completed her training in 1984. She worked in Oncology Nursing for several years completing a diploma in Oncology and Care for the Dying. She then branched into fertility and started working in Rotunda IVF Clinic in 1996. Specializing in ultrasongraphy and assisted reproductive medicine. Whilst working in Rotunda IVF, she did an MBA in Health Care Services and also completed a certificate in Ultrasound in the University of Derby. She now is head of the nursing department in Rotunda IVF.

Laura Behan

Administration Supervisor

Cyrille Kuster

Quality Officer

Keith O Toole

Patient Co-ordinator

Keith O’Toole graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Multimedia Technology at Napier University, Edinburgh. Keith has been working at Rotunda IVF since 2009 as Patient coordinator. While at Rotunda IVF, Keith has been involved in many of the projects specializing in our ‘Patient Care’ system and IT structures.