Prof. Mary Wingfield qualified in medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 1984. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland and the UK and quickly developed an interest in fertility. She moved to Melbourne in 1991 where she worked at Monash IVF, one of the largest fertility units in Australia and home to many pioneering IVF doctors and developments. While in Melbourne, she also did research in Endometriosis, leading to an MD degree in 1996.
In 1998 she became a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, setting up Merrion Fertility Clinic the following year. She was instrumental in establishing the Irish Fertility Society and was a member of the government-appointed Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction. Her current clinical and research interests are subfertility in all its facets, including the development of national frameworks, legislation and endometriosis.
Dr Wingfield was recently appointed Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UCD. This is in recognition of her role in teaching and research.
Dr Wingfield’s publications
Dr Cathy Allen graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1995, and went on to train as a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Dublin and Cork. Her interest in Fertility developed during her posts at the Rotunda Hospital where she was involved in several research projects including the maternal and childhood outcomes after fertility treatment. On completing her specialist training, Dr Allen worked at the Oxford Fertility Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, which is a leading UK unit providing highly specialised fertility techniques.
Dr Allen joined Merrion Fertility in January 2009, and is also a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital. She has complimentary interests in both Fertility and Obstetric care, and has a special interest in pregnancies conceived following fertility treatment. She lectures on medical undergraduate and postgraduate courses on fertility-related topics including Bioethics, and is a member of Irish, British and European Fertility societies. Her current area of research in association with Trinity College has been presented internationally and hopes to result in the development of clinically useful tests for IVF patients.
I graduated from National University of Ireland Galway in 1984. I subsequently completed my postgraduate training in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Family Planning in Ireland and the UK, and I hold specialist qualification / registration in that area.
It has been my privilege to have worked in the area of Fertility and Assisted Conception since 1988 in both the UK and Ireland and in the allied field of Genetics in Canada. In recent times I qualified as an Acupuncturist completing my training in China in October 2008.
My particular wish is to ensure that those attending the clinic feel informed, educated and supported throughout their journey with us and that we provide patient centred care.
Dr Fiona Martyn graduated with honours from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 2002. She joined Merrion Fertility Clinic in July 2012 and completed a doctorate of Medicine (MD) in 2014 with Dr Mary Wingfield in association with Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. The focus of this MD was on the function of the cervix and how it is related to fertility. She is a member of the Irish, British and European Fertility Societies. She is currently working as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Merrion Fertility Clinic and the National Maternity Hospital.
Dr Martyn’s interests include all forms of reproductive endoscopic surgery: outpatient hysteroscopy, operative hysteroscopy, treatment of endometriosis, tubal surgery and benign gynaecology .
Dr Yvonne O’Brien graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008. She is a Specialist Registrar on the Higher Specialist Training Scheme of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has joined the team in the Merrion Fertility Clinic as a Clinical Research Fellow to pursue the area of fertility medicine as a sub specialty. She also practices obstetrics in the National Maternity Hospital.