IVI Middle East

Doctors & Experts

Medical Director

  • Dr. Human Fatemi

    Dr. Human Fatemi

  • Two decades of exemplary achievements in the field of Reproductive Medicine with extensive international experience in Europe. ESHRE certified sub-specialist in Reproductive Sciences. Expert of IVF segmentation to enhance implantation success. Winner of “Pfizer educational Grand” for the best young clinician (Brussels/Belgium) in 2005. Widely published and globally recognized reproductive treatment expert with a fantastic success rate. Over 150 invited lectures worldwide at various events and author of over 80 scientific publications & book chapters.

Fertility Specialists

  • Dr. Barbara Lawrenz

    Dr. Carol Coughlan

  • Dr. Carol Coughlan is a Consultant, Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (IVF) and specializes in treating all kinds of infertility conditions. Her qualification includes fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery. She has over 15 years of experience across UK and Dublin and was a consultant for reproductive medicine and surgery at Bourn Hall Clinic, Dubai before joining the IVI Dubai clinic.
  • Dr. Barbara Lawrenz

    Dr. Barbara Lawrenz

  • Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Expertise in treatment of young female patients before cytotoxic treatment, Endometriosis, treatment of hormonal disturbances, e.g. polycystic ovarian syndrome. Establishment of close cooperation with oncologists, rheumatologist and pediatricians for the implementation of preservation techniques into the oncologic therapeutic regime. 27 years of experience. Author/co-author of 24 pub-med reviewed papers and numerous articles in German journals.
  • Dr. Francisco Javier Ruiz Flores

    Dr. Francisco Javier Ruiz Flores

  • Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology. Special interests include Endometriosis and poor ovarian response. Obstetrics and Gynecology Degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2009, Mexico City, Mexico. Human Reproduction Masters Degree from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad in 2010, Madrid, Spain.
  • Dr. Laura Melado Vidales

    Dr. Laura Melado Vidales

  • Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Autonoma University of Madrid (1996-2002). 14 years of practice of Medicine at University Hospitals: Hospital Puerta de Hierro and La Paz in Madrid. Fellowship in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid), 2003-2007. Member of Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Dr. Laura Melado Vidales

    Dr. Upma Pathak Shanker

  • Dr. Upma Pathak Shanker received her Masters in Reproduction, Development and Advanced Infertility from Bristol School of Medicine, St Michaels Hospital in 2013. She is a renowned Gynecologist and Obstetrician with an experience of over 15 years and 2000+ deliveries to her credit. She is an esteemed member of the British Fertility Society, American Society Of Reproductive Medicine and the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2014, she was awarded a certificate of appreciation at the Armed Forces Hospital, Oman for her outstanding work with the OT safety committee


  • Dr. Nils Engelmann

    Dr. Nils Engelmann

  • Consultant Anaesthetist with over 10 years of experience in Germany, Switzerland, and UK. Worked at Manchester Royal Infirmary, St. Barts and the Royal London, University Hospital Leipzig, Klinikum Dortmund, and currently leading the Department of Anaesthesiology at London’s King’s College Hospital Clinic in Abu Dhabi. Member of German Association of Anaesthesiologists (BDA), and Saxonian Marksman Society (DSB).
  • Dr. Emmanuel Abu

    Dr. Emmanuel Abu

  • Worked at University Hospital Southampton, UK, as a consultant for 12 years. Helped develop the Lipid, Forensic Toxicology and Biochemistry service. Awarded Hospital Hero recognition twice and NHS England South East Innovation award in 2010. PhD at St John’s College University of Cambridge. Completed MSc in clinical Biochemistry at University of Surrey, UK, with an award of distinction. Graduated in Medicine from Nigeria’s foremost medical school, the University of Ibadan in 1987.


  • Asina Bayram

    Asina Bayram

  • Certified clinical Embryologist from ESHRE. Over 12 years of experience in Assisted Reproductive Technology. Expert of embryo micromanipulation, biopsy and cryopreservation by vitrification and semen analysis and preparation. Co-authored articles published in international scientific journals. MSC in Molecular Medicine from Yeditepe University and Bachelors in Molecular biology and Genetics from Bogazici University.

Head Nurse

  • Sanne Biesemans

    Sanne Biesemans

  • Head Nurse and Registered Midwife at IVI Middle East. Sanne completed a degree in midwifery in 2001 in Belgium. She has six years of experience in the GCC region, in the field of ART. She was a lead nurse, as well as a counselor at Royal Hayat Hospital, Kuwait in association with University of Brussels. She worked as a clinical midwife at Free University, Brussels.

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