Meet Our IVF Doctors
Mr George Ndukwe
George is one of the most experienced fertility experts in Europe and is a world leader in the investigation and treatment of recurrent IVF failure. He began his long career in this field as a research fellow at The Royal Free Hospital, London in 1984 under Professor Shaw. He became the Medical Director of the prestigious Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE) in 1997 when it was one of the top IVF units in the UK and joined the Zita West Clinic in 2011.
Working in medicine, you can live a life focused on the sadder side of human existence, such as death and illness. I’ve always felt incredibly lucky that I chose, some 20 years ago, to focus on fertility and IVF, as I work in the side of medicine that is about life.
Since I started working in IVF, there haven’t been that many major breakthroughs scientifically. Drugs and techniques have improved but there hasn’t been anything radical that has shaken up the industry.
The only thing that has revolutionised my approach over the years is studying, understanding and following holistic approaches to treatment, as we do here at the Zita West Clinic. In Italy, where I am originally from, and across most of London, whole body approaches are not considered.
Yet, you can clearly see the difference in outcomes. Our results are better: it’s as simple as that. This is particularly interesting when you consider that many of the processes of IVF are unchanged over years and the same from clinic to clinic. What makes us have more success than others is the fact we look at all aspects of a couple’s life and leave no stone un-turned.
There is nothing better than seeing people happy and helping people build a family. I feel privileged that my work focuses around helping people have babies.
Dr Hall trained in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1982.
After training in general obstetrics and gynaecology she started developing her interest in infertility at The Bourn Hallam Clinic in 1989. She worked for 3 years at the Hammersmith Hospital with Professor Lord Winston before going to live and work in Italy. There she ran her own fertility clinics in Milan and Turin before coming back to the UK in 2006. Since her return she has worked in private and NHS fertility units and also continued with mainstream obstetrics and gynaecology until 2014.
Most recently she has worked at the Bridge Fertility Clinic and at Create Fertility, St Pauls, where she gained expertise in pre-implanation genetics and the management of low and critically low ovarian reserve.
Dr Hall has always had an interest in a holistic approach to fertility and is looking forward to working at Zita West where a completely personalised individual care plan gives the best possible chance of success.
Dr Hall has twin teenage daughters (and various cats and dogs) and lives in Surrey.
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