Fertility Specialist in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meet Medfem Fertility Clinic’s Dr Johan van Schouwenburg


If you are looking for a fertility specialist near you in Sandton in Johannesburg, the economic hub of South Africa and one of Africa’s biggest cities, you will be pleased to find some of the top fertility specialists in South Africa – and in the world – just minutes away on the corner of Peter Place Road and Nursery Lane in Bryanston.


Fertility: the ability to conceive children.

Specialist: a person highly skilled in a particular field; who possess detailed knowledge and/or is involved in the study of this specific field.

Conveniently located between the two main roads in Sandton, William Nicol Drive and Main Road, Medfem Fertility Clinic is minutes away, and offers you quick and easy access to one of the top fertility clinics in the world, where you can meet Dr Johan van Schouwenburg, one of Medfem Fertility Clinic’s fertility specialists, who is highly skilled and has detailed knowledge of fertility issues and studies the field of fertility.

In addition, Dr van Schouwenburg is qualified and registered; has extensive experience and an impressive success rate; is up-to-date with the latest fertility advances and research; has facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and extensive medical support; and takes a supportive, caring approach.


Dr van Schouwenburg is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, registered as Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.

Listed below are the qualifications Dr van Schouwenburg holds.

MB.Ch.B. 1970 (Pretoria)

D.A. (FRCS + FRCP) 1974 (London)

M.Pharm.Med. 1977 (Pretoria)

M.Med.(O+G) 1981 (Stellenbosch) Cum Laude

M.C.O.G. (SA) 1981 (Stellenbosch) – Prize for best candidate

M.R.C.O.G.1981 (London)

M.D. 1984 (Stellenbosch)

F.R.C.O.G.1996 (London)


Along with Professor Kruger, Dr van Schouwenburg performed the first IVF treatment in South Africa at the Tygerberg Hospital in 1983. Since then, he has remained at the forefront of the development of infertility services in South Africa for over 30 years and personally treated many thousands of patients with infertility problems.

In 1983, Dr van Schouwenburg co-established the In Vitro Fertilisation Unit at Tygerberg Hospital and the University of Stellenbosch, and two years later went on to co-establish the In Vitro Fertilisation Unit at Sandton Clinic. Since 1992, Dr van Schouwenburg has been practicing from the purpose-built Medfem Fertility Clinic.

During the more than 30 years of practice at Medfem Fertility Clinic, the team has performed an average of 1,100 IVF treatment cycles a year – that’s experience spanning more than 33,000 IVF cycles!


Dr van Schouwenburg, one of Medfem Fertility Clinic’s founding members and directors, is nationally and internationally recognised as a pioneer and innovator in the field of infertility treatment. From 1988 to 1996, he was a founding committee member of the Association of Reproductive Biology of SA.

Dr van Schouwenburg’s additional areas of expertise include assisted reproduction technology and minimally invasive surgery. He is responsible for the technical development and management of Medfem Fertility Clinic’s sophisticated In Vitro Fertilisation laboratory including micromanipulation facilities, a biochemistry laboratory, microbiology laboratory, andrology laboratory and sperm bank. Medfem Fertility Clinic is one of the first institutions in South Africa to have developed a fully comprehensive operating theatre with all the necessary equipment for minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. Dr van Schouwenburg and his partners have had extensive training abroad and are teaching endoscopic surgery on an ongoing basis to visiting gynaecologists.

At Medfem Fertility Clinic, a centre of excellence in research and development (R&D), Dr van Schouwenburg is part of the team developing new procedures and achieving scientific breakthroughs, while receiving international acclaim for the results and insights gleaned from their research.

Dr van Schouwenburg has also presented papers at numerous Congresses and Scientific Meetings, organises and presents courses and has conducted various Clinical Trials.

Success Rate

Dr van Schouwenburg and his fellow fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic achieve among the highest the pregnancy rates in the nation, well above the South African clinical pregnancy rates per embryo transfer for IVF and ICSI.

Dr van Schouwenburg and the entire team at Medfem Fertility Clinic is very proud of their high rate of pregnancies and live births per transfer, and to have assisted in over 16,000 successful pregnancies!


As one of the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic – a clinic registered as an accredited IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) unit with the Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) – Dr van Schouwenburg has access to purpose-built facilities, with consultation offices, exam rooms, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a surgical suite and a pharmacy specialising in fertility medicine, all in one convenient location. In addition, he is supported by a highly qualified and experienced team of nursing specialists, embryologists, lab personnel, pharmacists, theatre and support staff, as well as a clinical phycologist specialising in fertility.

Because Medfem Fertility Clinic is an independent practice, it has the capacity to provide patients with cutting-edge technology and medical advancements that smaller clinics are unable to provide, and offers the full spectrum of fertility treatments.

Supportive, Caring Approach

As a fertility specialist at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr van Schouwenburg shares a commitment to earning the continuing trust and respect of their patients and colleagues. Everyone at Medfem Fertility Clinic is dedicated to your success – from the receptionist, administration and finance team, and the nursing staff to the fertility specialists and embryologists.

This approach is reflected in the individualised treatment plan, tailored to your unique situation, created with you by your Medfem Fertility Clinic fertility specialist, whether you are new to fertility treatments or have had treatment before or elsewhere. In addition, Medfem Fertility Clinic’s specialists, nurse practitioners, embryologists and clinical staff hold weekly patient care meetings, during which every patient’s protocol plan is reviewed, providing you with a well-coordinated, well-executed, holistic fertility experience… and some of the best success rates worldwide.

What others say…

Here are a few comments from patients who are consider Dr van Schouwenburg as one of the best fertility specialists in South Africa.

“From administration through to the nurses, embryologists and Dr van Schouwenburg, we are forever grateful for your guidance and support. So much compassion, love and care are rarely found elsewhere. Thank you for so many precious moments, being able to hold and cherish our sweet baby girl.” – Elsabé Potgieter?

“We wanted a little miracle of our own more than anything for the longest time, but thought it was an absolute impossibility…then we went to Dr Van Schouwenburg and the Medfem team and they changed our lives forever! After a sometimes emotionally draining journey that most people won’t understand, ups and downs and what seemed like forever… we are now 6 months pregnant and eternally grateful to Dr Van Schouwenburg and the team for our little miracle! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream a reality xxx.” – Taryn Finlayson Nicholls?

“We struggled for 3 years with different gyneas and fell pregnant but lost the baby. Then we went to Dr van schouwenburg and in 3 months we were pregnant with a healthy little girl who is now four years old. Thanks so much Dr van Schouwenburg, we can’t imagine our lives without Jenica!” – Diana Van Der Westhuizen?

“Dr. Van Schouwenburg taught me to focus all my energy on the positive and what I really want. I wanted to heal and I really wanted a sibling for my daughter. My whole family and I are so thankful!” – MadCie Kauffmann

You can read more heart-warming stories here….

Meet Our Other Fertility Specialists

At Medfem Fertility Clinic, we also have two other fertility specialists: You can meet Dr Antonio Rodrigues; Dr Nicholas Clark by simply clicking on the name.

At Medfem, we believe in helping you reach your family dream through:

* World-Class Fertility for Everyone

* A Positive Fertility Journey

* Delivered With Empathy & Caring

Our team at Medfem Fertility Clinic believes in making world-class fertility treatments available for everyone. It is our joy and commitment to give you a positive outcome to your fertility journey, so you will have a fond memory of feeling empathy, caring and being part of the Medfem Fertility Clinic family.

If you would like to meet one of our fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.

We look forward to meeting you!


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