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. Hans Arce is our Medical Director and consultant in ReproMed Ireland. He graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, where he worked for two years with the economically and socially disadvantaged people of his country. He then went off to study in Barcelona, Spain. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the well renowned Hospital Clinic de Barcelona.
After his training he worked for 9 years in one of the leading fertility clinics in Barcelona involved in the medical and surgical treatment of infertile couples. He was the head of the international department and medical director of that centre, also director of the minimally invasive surgical department.
He prides himself for his practical approach to problems but specially the importance of the human emotional side his patients have to go through in this very difficult journey. He also works really hard to deliver to his patients the most evidence based treatments he has in hand.
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 Clinic 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. 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.
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. Faiza Shafi is a specialist in fertility and reproductive medicine at Repromed Ireland. She is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, and has over eight year of experience in Irish medical industry. She graduated from Punjab University Lahore in 2003 with distinction. Afterwards, she completed her fellowship with College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in 2009. Thereafter, she moved to Ireland, and obtained membership of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. She worked for several years at different levels including in many Irish hospitals before taking up a role in Repromed as a Fertility specialist.
Dr. Shafi is also a member of British Fertility Society / European society of reproductive endocrinology and the American Society of Reproductive medicine.
Dr. Shafi has presented numerous research papers in many prestigious national and international conferences, such as RCOG, COGI, and FIGO. In addition to that, she has attended numerous workshops, courses and conference. Dr. Shafi believes in personalised treatment and care and nothing gives her more pleasure than a successful outcomes for her patients.
Dr Umme Salma is one of the leading Fertility Specialists in ReproMed’s team. She has considerable experience in reproductive medicine in the Irish industry, which she has acquired while working in various fertility clinics and hospitals in Ireland since 1987. Most recently, Dr Salma has worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where her husband is also a consultant.
Dr Salma is an expert in her field, graduating in 1982 from Dow Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan, with an MBBS and has since acquired an array of qualifications in top Irish and UK universities since. She has developed expertise in reproductive medicine by regularly attending national and international conferences and workshops. She is highly regarded in the industry for delivering excellent, personalized care according to each patient’s needs and her pleasant and calming nature has helped see many patients through this challenging period in their lives.
Dr Salma will be leading ReproMed’s newest clinic in Drogheda and is very excited about the prospect of being involved with this project from its inception.