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- Dr. Mary McCaffreyMedical Director MB FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician - Gynaecologist
Dr. McCaffrey is a graduate of University College, Cork. She was appointed as Consultant Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist at Kerry General Hospital in 1998 and opened The Scotia Clinic (previously Scotia Women’s Clinic) in 2002.
Prior to that she was employed as Assistant Master at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
During her time at the Rotunda Hospital she worked in the IVF Unit and Sexual Assault Treatment Unit.
In the early 90’s Dr. McCaffrey worked in Northwick Park Hospital, London and played a lead role in starting a medical service for women suffering from Female Genital Mutilation.
She served as President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association until 2007.
Her areas of special interest are Obstetrics/infertility/reproductive medicine, Menopause and vulvodynia.
- Dr T.A.HalimVisiting Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist /Lead in Fetal Medicine at Rashid Latif Medical College, Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital/Hameed Latif Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
Elected member of Overseas committee of Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 2011.
1) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/ Lead in Fetal Medicine at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, England.
2) Tem Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interest in Fetal Medicine at University Hospital Kerry.
- Dr Fabian WardLab Manager
Dr. Fabian Ward originally hails from the hills of Donegal. He adapted the hills of West Cork as his new home and helped set up the SIMs IVF Cork Lab in 2014. He completed his PhD in 2001 which was focused on improving existing IVF techniques at that time and predicting male fertility using a host of in vitro diagnostic tests. During his career as an embryologist, Fabian has been responsible for the introduction of electronic witnessing and vitrification of eggs and embryos in new and existing Irish IVF laboratories.
He believes that a commitment to patient care by focusing on quality management and equipment monitoring in the IVF laboratory are the cornerstone on which the IVF laboratory can best serve the needs of patients.
At The Scotia Clinic Fabian is our Lab Manager and runs our Semen Analysis Clinic and our IUI service.
- Dr. Rizwan KhanMB, DCH, FRCPI, FRCPCH, Dip.Med Ed
Rizwan Khan graduated in 1998 and he finished his paediatric specialist training in 2012 after completion of his Neonatal fellowship from prestigious Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals. In Cambridge apart from his clinical work. Dr. Khan was also a lead research fellow in an international multi centre randomised trial regarding neonatal platelets transfusion PlaNeT 2 (www.planet-2.com). It was a collaborative project between Cambridge Neonatology group and Oxford haematology group.
Prior to the appointment in University Hospital Limerick in 2017, he worked as consultant neonatologist/paediatrician in University Hospital Kerry (UHK). He developed first ever research group in UHK during his tenure and was a chairman of that committee until his departure. He was also a member of executive management board (EMB) in UHK as consultant representative from 2013-2016.
Currently he is a member of National neonatal clinical advisory group. He also oversees all research abstracts as a secretary in Irish Paediatric Association (IPA).
In 2012, Dr. Khan completed his two year higher diploma in medical education awarded by Queens University, Belfast. He was an honorary senior lecturer in University college Cork and a visiting neonatologist in Cork university maternity hospital from 2012-2016. Currently he is an honorary senior lecturer in University of Limerick.
Apart from various paediatric and Neonatal pathologies, Dr. Khan has a particular interest in paediatric and neonatal feeding. Infantile colic, Gastro-oesophageal reflux, Cows milk protein intolerance, Constipation and Allergies.
- Rachel WillettPractice Manager/Practice Nurse/RN
Rachel qualified in Wrexham hospital back in 2006 and subsequently worked in 2 different hospitals over in UK spent mostly in gastroenterology and graduating to senior staff nurse within this field.
Whilst this job was extremely demanding but exciting, after a decision to leave her homeland of the Wirral, she moved to Tralee in 2016 where she has now settled.
Without any local connections, she has been welcomed into the local area and is well known to many people in Tralee.
After working in a nursing home for 5 years and becoming CCM, she wished to expand her knowledge of women’s health and her managerial skills within Scotia Clinic.
Outside of work, Rachel can be found out on her motorcycle assisting others and raising funds for local charities, Rachel also fosters cats through the charity Klaws