Our Expert Team

Throughout your Fertility Journey you’ll be in the hands of our experts in the field of Fertility Medicine, Gynaecology, Midwifery & Nursing, Embryology and Counselling. Lead by our CEO Caitriona McPartlin, each of them play a role in providing a supportive and comprehensive service to our patients.

Our Expert Team

Caitriona McPartlin CEO

Caitriona became CEO of the ReproMed Group in July 2020 having spent 7 years with the company in various managerial roles.

During this time she learnt every facet of the operations of the business and developed a strong understanding for the needs of the company’s patient-base. Caitriona was heavily involved in most of the key projects that the company undertook including ReproMed’s partnership with Vhi Health, the investment of the FutureLife Group, the acquisitions of both Galway Fertility Clinic and BabyScan, and the led the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In her most recent role as Chief Operations Officer, developed her own style of leadership which concentrated on getting the best results for the company by focusing on the staff’s needs and performance. Together with the senior management team, she updated the company’s core values of ‘dignity, integrity, accountability and consistency’, and continues to drive to instil these in every interaction her staff have with one another and with our patients.

As CEO, Caitriona intends to maintain and build on the excellent reputation that the company has, and to develop its presence on the landscape of Reproductive Health in Ireland by expanding the company’s service-offer. Her focus will remain people-centric and ensure that the business keeps the welfare of its staff and patients at the core of everything it does.

Dr Hans Arce Medical Director & Consultant Fertility Specialist

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 Conor Harrity Consultant Fertility Specialist

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.

Dr Umme Salma Fertility Specialist

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.

Dr Florencia Steinvarcel Consultant Fertility Specialist

Originally from Argentina, Dr Florencia was graduated in Medicine at Buenos Aires University in 2002. Being attracted by the European culture, she moved to Barcelona where she completed a 4 year training in Obstetrics and Gynecologist in Hospital Clinic which is one of the bests Hospitals in Spain.

In 2007 she started to work in a very well renowned fertility clinic in Barcelona. She developed into the director of the embryo donation program and a leader for minor surgery. Looking for a new challenge, she moved to Ireland in 2015, becoming a referent in male factor, endometriosis and genetics in fertility.

Florencia’s research interests reflects her personal approach to tailoring treatment to each patient’s clinical and personal needs. She acknowledge the importance of the desire of building a family empathizing with patients who struggle to conceive, guiding them not only clinically but also emotionally.

Dr Carolina Tovar Consultant Fertility Specialist

Dr Carolina is from Venezuela in origin, where she completed her residence training in Obstetrics and Gyneacology in one of the biggest and most important maternity hospitals in Latin America, “Maternidad Concepcion Palacios”. There she began her interest in the reproductive field, completing a 2 year fellowship in Assisted Reproduction in a pioneer IVF Center in Caracas.

After that, she decided expand her experience in Spain where she worked for the past 10 years in two clinics, heading up the fertility unit of Instituto Bernabeu Cartagena for the last 7 years.

Looking for a  new challenge, she now joins the Repromed team in Dublin bringing a special interest in challenging cases such as low responders and repeated implantation failures

Dr Julia Ramos Vidal Consultant Fertility Specialist

Dr Julia Ramos Vidal graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. She completed her medical residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the main hospital in the south of Spain Virgen del Rocío in Seville from 2000 to 2004.

She earned her Master’s degree in Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with an outstanding rating in 2018 and began her fertility training in Valencia in the main clinic of IVI, one of the greatest world leaders in reproduction, to later settle permanently at the clinic in Seville where she was part of the medical team for 17 years, from July 2004 to June 2021. She was responsible for the international unit department at IVIRMA Seville and coordinator of the specialized reproductive surgery. She has a wealth of experience in performing diagnostic and surgical hysteroscopies as well as specialised diagnostic tests such as HyCoSy.

She has contributed to the publication of several manuals, scientific articles and books on ART. For seven years she has been in charge of promoting activity within social networks about her specialty. She has participated in multiple clinical trials in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Ramos Vidal was recognised from the Spanish Society of Contraception (SAC) and Spanish Federation of Contraception (FEC) and reproductive health with an award for the work entitled: New techniques for the assessment of tubal patency. 

Her vast amount of experience has taught her two main points, the first is the importance of personalising the treatment according to each patient and secondly, being close and present to her patients at all times, speaking to them clearly and making their journey to parenthood easier.

Dr Ehab Abu Marar Consultant Fertility Specialist

Dr. Marar graduated from GR. T. POPA University in Iasi, Romania, after which he moved to Jordan to finish a year of internship at Jordan University Hospital. He started to study Ob/Gyn speciality at MOH biggest hospital in Jordan and was Jordan Board Certified in 2005. He got Arab Board Certificate during his work as a senior specialist in the International Medical Center which is considered one of the most prestigious hospitals in KSA and the middle east and has a partnership with The Cleveland clinic USA.

He moved to Germany to attend a fellowship program of IVF under the supervision of the well known Professor Klaus Diedrich in Lübeck. Dr. Marar then moved to CRG, Brussels, Belgium as a clinical fellow to learn certain IVF modalities under the supervision of Professor Paul Devroey, and then went back to Germany to work as a lecturer at the University of Lübeck, Germany, school of medicine for two years.

Dr. Marar ran his private clinic in Jordan, performing all procedures related to Ob/Gyn, specifically IVF and minimally invasive surgeries, while in the same time he also worked as an assistant Professor at Yarmouk University, faculty of medicine in Jordan. Patient rights, quality assurance, medical guidelines, being involved in medical researches under the umbrella of IVF and up to date procedures are Dr. Marar priorities

Dr Ernesto Vázquez Hidalgo Consultant Fertility Specialist

Dr. Ernesto Vázquez Hidalgo, is a senior consultant with the ReproMed Galway Team.

Dr. Ernesto is Licensed ObGyn professional in Venezuela and Spain, he has 18 years working in women’s health, and 13 years in reproductive medicine and minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

He studied medicine in the University of de Carabobo in Valencia City, Venezuela, and then obtained Degree as Obstetrician & Gynaecologist also in this city. In 2006 after exploring different areas of interest in ObGyn, he decided to enroll in the Advanced Endoscopic Gynaecologic Surgery Master Degree Program offered by the prestigious IVI (Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad) and University of Valencia in Spain, focusing his interest mainly in Reproductive Surgery.

He developed most of his professional experience in the Venezuelan Institute of Fertility, where he became member of the Board of Directors, as well as Head of the Endoscopic Surgery Department, and also Consultant in the Department of Reproductive Medicine. Later he returned to Spain where he served as a Senior Consultant in two fast growing Fertility Clinics in Catalonia, Spain, Eva Fertility Clinic and Procrear Fertility Clinic, for more than four years.

Dr. Ernesto believes in an honest and trusting doctor-patient relationship. He thinks that working together aids in making an optimum analysis and attention to details, which is basic to improve the success rate of a fertility treatment. He likes to listen to his patients, loves to serve and is always available to help with whatever is necessary.