Reproductive Medicine Specialist / Director Medfem Fertility Clinic

Dr Nicholas Clark, a gynaecologist for over 15 years, joined Medfem Fertility Clinic in 2012 as a director. Nicholas qualified from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London in 1990. After completing his training in the United Kingdom and South Africa he was appointed as a consultant gynaecologist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto. He is originally from the UK and settled in South Africa in 1997 having worked between the two countries since 1993.

Over the years he has had the privilege of training and working in many leading hospitals including the Hammersmith Hospital in 1991/2 and 1996/7 where he was first introduced to the world of IVF under the guidance of Professor Lord Robert Winston, a pioneer of his time in the field of fertility and particularly IVF. He ran a successful practice in gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics from 1999 to 2011 out of Medfem and Sandton Clinics in Johannesburg. In 2012 he was able to pursue an opportunity offered at a teaching hospital in Adelaide, South Australia after being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists before returning to join his current colleagues at Medfem Fertility Clinic.

His main interests have been fertility, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery in particular reproductive surgery, fertility preservation and problems traversing recurrent pregnancy failure and fertility. An active interest in the role of complementary therapies and how they might impact on success in the management of fertility is a current pursuit. He has previously had extensive experience in general gynaecology and complicated obstetrics which serves as an invaluable skills base to subspecialty reproductive medicine.

Outside of medicine Nicholas and his partner enjoy an active life with many interests including travel, music, fitness and the care of their four legged companions.

Qualifications Obtained

  • Tertiary Qualification: MB BS (1989), University of London, University College & Middlesex School of Medicine
  • Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FRANZCOG (2012) Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FCOG (1999) South African College of Medicine
  • Other Qualifications: Subspecialty Reproductive Medicine 2009, (Health Professions Council of South Africa)

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Congress Presentations

  • 1996 South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Boutique Ultrasound
  • 1997 South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 3D Ultrasound case presentations

Clinical Teaching Responsibilities

  • The teaching of medical students was part of registrar duties both in theoretical and practical skills.
  • As a consultant Nicholas was involved in training registrars both theoretically and surgical skills, and had examination duties of medical students.
  • Community service appointment during registrar time involved visiting rural clinics to train nursing staff in obstetrics.

Memberships

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
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