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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.
- Niamh QuirkePractice Manager
Niamh graduated from Lee Business College in 2000 with a certificate in Office Information Systems.
Prior to joining The Scotia Clinic, Niamh worked as a Clerical Officer with the HSE as part of a Primary Care Team for 9 years.
She was a volunteer with the Tralee Red Cross and is a qualified First Aider. She has many years experience volunteering both at home and abroad.
Niamh is a qualified Health Care Assistant (Fetac Level 5). She has also completed courses in BLS, Phlebotomy, Infection Control, People Management, Communications Occupational First Aid and most recently Quality Management System Course with SQT training.
- Pauline O’Kelly MurphyPractice Midwife / RGN, RM
Pauline joined The Scotia Clinic in 2012 and has brought a vast amount of nursing and midwifery experience to the clinic.
Having completed her general nursing training in St James Hospital, Dublin, Pauline then specialized in midwifery at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.
Pauline also gained valuable experience at the Pre Natal Diagnosis Clinic at the Rotunda Hospital which was being pioneered at the hospital at the time.
In recent years, Pauline has worked at the Cork University Maternity Hospital and also as a Practice Nurse at the Cork Women’s Clinic.
Pauline has completed a wide range of courses to date including BLS, Counselling in Pre Natal Diagnosis, Risk Management, Family Planning and Practical Obstetric Multiprofessional Training.
Most recently Pauline has helped to develop our Menopause Clinic and completed an advanced Menopause Training in the R.C.O.G in London.
- Eilish O' SullivanSecretary
Eilish qualified with a BSocSc Honors Degree in Youth & Community Work, from UCC in 2008 and has attained Fetac Level 5 Certificates in Classroom Assistant/Special Needs Assistant, Palliative Care & Challenging Behaviours.
She has over 10 years experience of working and volunteering with youth and community organisations.
She was a volunteer advocate for the Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre for four years prior to taking up an administration position with the KRSAC for 18 months.
Prior to joining The Scotia Clinic, Eilish worked as a telephone receptionist for Southdoc (out of hours GP service) for seven years.
- Tracey CahillSecretary
Tracey qualified from Institute of Technology, Tralee in 1997 with a certificate in Office information Systems.
She also has a certificate as a Special Needs Assistant and a Fetac Level 5 certificate in Healthcare Assistant.
Prior to joining The Scotia Clinic, Tracey worked previously in a GP practice as a medical secretary.