Declan Keane has worked in the field of assisted reproduction technologies as a scientist and clinical embryologist since 1992. With 25 years of experience he offers a huge depth to ReproMed’s services. Declan founded the clinic in 2009 upon his return from working in renowned fertility clinics in New York. The concept was that ReproMed should serve its clients and offer them the care that Declan would want himself if going through fertility treatments. He didn’t want to reinvent the wheel or mimic the existing services in Ireland at the time. He wanted to bring the US model of boutique style services to the Irish market.
Declan has achieved this and ReproMed is the fastest growing fertility clinic in Ireland and has made a huge impact on the services provided here. This is testament to his and to ReproMed’s commitment to always providing the best quality and highest standard treatments to patients under our care.
“I have committed myself to this field of clinical science, to continuing to grow ReproMed and expand our team of experts, so we can provide the best fertility service to our patients”.
Declan lives in Dublin with his wife Fionnuala and their 4 children.
Dr Efstathios Diakos graduated from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1994. He completed his thesis in the area of male infertility during this time.
Moving to the UK in 2001, he gained a breadth of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a number of district hospitals. In 2004 after completing his specialist training he was awarded entry in the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
Following this he started his training in the field of fertility with a clinical fellowship at “Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life” a prestigious Fertility and Research Centre, under the auspices of Prof Alison Murdoch.
Dr Diakos extended his experience in Assisted Conception treatment working in Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge the first IVF clinic of the world that was created from Patrick Steptoe and Bob Edwards the pioneers of the IVF.
He is accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the areas of “Management of the Infertile Couple” and “Assisted Reproduction” as well from the British Fertility Society in the use of Pelvic Ultrasound for Reproductive Medicine. He has a special interest in male infertility, diminished ovarian reserve and fertility preservation and was the doctor behind the first pregnancy ever conceived in Ireland using frozen eggs.
Prior to joining ReproMed Ireland in November 2016 he worked for two years as the Clinical Director in an IVF Unit in Cork and during his tenure there he achieved an excellent personal success rate for his patients.
“I was delighted to be asked to join ReproMed Ireland and with my appointment as Medical Director. I look forward to working with the excellent team of clinicians and dedicated staff to provide an individualised, comprehensive and compassionate service for all our patients.”
Dr Sandra Brett graduated from Trinity College in 1991 after which found that she naturally gravitated towards a career that was focused in Women’s Health. She completed her Specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a sub-speciality in Reproductive Medicine in 2008. Her work in the field of Reproductive Medicine commenced in 2008 in what was then the HARI unit in the Rotunda Hospital.
Sandra has worked as a Consultant Fertility Specialist in a number of IVF units in Ireland and the UK, gaining a depth of Clinical experience in all aspects of this very varied role, as well as developing her expertise in Clinical Management, Teaching Experience, and Quality & Risk Management.
We were delighted to have Sandra join the ReproMed team in October 2016. With her she not only did she bring great insight from her previous experiences, but a fantastic sense of humour as well!
Sandra is truly committed to getting the best outcomes for her patients and gets great fulfilment from seeing patients successfully through treatment from start to finish.
Dr. Hanora Ryan is our Gynaecologist and fertility specialist in ReproMed Kilkenny. She graduated from Medicine at UCD in 1993 and worked in the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Irish maternity hospitals until 1999.
In 2001, after a brief period as a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the RCSI, Dr. Ryan moved her career into the area of Assisted Reproduction and has worked in both large and small IVF units since that time. Dr. Ryan regularly attends national and international conferences and is a member of the Irish Fertility Society.
She prides herself on providing empathetic and right-first-time treatment to patients undergoing fertility investigations or treatment. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to reproductive health and ensuring that individuals and couples are in the best possible health prior to intervention.
Dr. Ryan develops strong and long lasting relationships with her patients and is responsible for aiding the conception of thousands of children over the course of her career.
Conor graduated in 2003 from Queen’s University Belfast with distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He completed specialist training in the major Northern Ireland teaching hospitals and obtaining membership of the Royal College of Obstericians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. It was then that he began to develop an interest in the field of infertility.
Conor went on to complete a clinical research fellowship in Endoscopic surgery and took up a lecturing position in RCSI, developing skills in advanced laparoscopic and hystereroscopic procedures, particularly related to infertility. He carried out a further fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the Rotunda Hospital to gain expertise in Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Endocrinology.
He has a special interest in education and research, particularly in reproductive immunology, implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage. He has published and presented work internationally.
Conor joined ReproMed in early 2017 and brought with him a wealth of experience, complemented by his truly patient-focused attitude.
When he is not at ReproMed, Conor is a very busy dad to three children!
Catherine is a graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
She carried out post-fellowship training in Urology in the UK and has been a member of the Urology team at St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, since 2010. She also spent many years working in the field of women’s health before moving into the world of assisted reproduction.
Her previous experience gives her a slightly more male-oriented perspective to what can, at times, seem a very female-centric process. With her two children raised, Catherine is enjoying the freedom of focusing on her career again and has undertaken an MSc in Medical Ultrasound for an extra challenge.
Having Catherine join the ReproMed team has added depth and experience to our continued commitment to having a holistic approach to Fertility Medicine.
Dr McEleny graduated from Southampton Medical School BM BSc (Hons). After intern jobs, teaching anatomy at Glasgow University and basic surgical training in Plymouth, he completed a PhD at University College Dublin before returning to the UK to train in Urology in the North East of England.
It was here that he developed a passion for Andrology and since appointment as a Consultant Urologist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2009, working closely with leading Reproductive Physicians at Newcastle Fertility Centre, Kevin has set up a specialist Male Fertility Service, offering advanced surgical treatments to couples from across the North of England and Northern Ireland.
Dr Kevin McEleny is the Andrology Representative for The British Fertility Society and through this has set up a popular training course for fertility specialists who wish to learn more about male factor problems. Kevin is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and his current research interests include genetic, clinical and psycho-social aspects of male fertility.
Despite being based in the UK, Dr McEleny is fully registered and compliant with the Irish Medical Council and is professionally indemnified with ReproMed.
Mary McNeaney, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip. Couns., Cert. R.E.B.T., MBPsS, is a registered psychologist and counsellor She has been counselling individuals and couples in areas connected with women’s health and relationship issues for over thirty years. She is an advocate of counselling and “talking therapy” for the times when fear or sadness may be affecting our lives.
Mary has completed research into the social acceptance of families parented by lesbian or gay couples in Ireland. She has also researched the effects of stress and low mood on memory.
Mary is a member of The Irish Fertility Society, The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, The British Psychological Society and The Irish Fertility Counsellors Association of which she is a past chairperson (2011 -2013).
Dip. Couns. (TCD), Dip Gestalt Therapy, Prof Cert Mind & Body Medicine, Prof Cert Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.
Roisin has extensive experience working with individuals affected by fertility/infertility issues including men and women with a cancer diagnosis who want to future-proof their fertility or discuss their options. She has specialist training to provide counselling for couples having IUI and IVF, those who need to use donor gametes or surrogates; as well as miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
Roisin also works with women’s health issues, relationship issues, stress and anxiety. Roisin has designed and run workshops and information days for individuals and groups with fertility issues in addition to offering implications and therapeutic counselling to her clients.
Roisin has been involved in several research projects which were presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conferences, a number of which received awards.
Roisin was one of the founding members of the Irish Fertility Counsellors Association and is the current chairperson. She also serves as the counsellor representative on the executive committee of the Irish Fertility Society. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Irish Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.