Our world-class team take great pride in providing our patients with a personalised treatment experience.
Qualified fertility professionals
Fertility North boasts a cohesive, multidisciplinary team of around 50 highly skilled, qualified staff. We firmly believe that our collaborative approach offers our patients the benefits of the combined knowledge and skill of our expert Fertility Doctors, Fertility Nurses and Scientists, ably supported in their role by our invaluable Administration and Support staff.
We offer a comprehensive range of treatment options from our custom-designed, state-of-the-art facilities, conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of Perth’s inner suburbs.
Our core values revolve around kindness, integrity, teamwork and excellence; we strive to deliver high-level care to every individual we welcome to our clinic, supporting and guiding our patients through each step of their fertility journey.
At Fertility North, our ultimate goal is to “make dreams come alive”.
Our expert team of Doctors is lead by Medical Director, Dr Vince Chapple, and Clinical Director, Dr Jay Natalwala.
Vince and Jay have worked together in practice for over twenty-five years. Each with a skillset and expertise that complements the other, and sharing their special interest in infertility, endometriosis and laparoscopic surgery, they are committed to delivering first-class patient care.
Above their significant clinical experience, each of our Fertility Doctors is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RANZCOG), with additional Masters training in Reproductive Medicine.
Our Doctors are available to the team to address urgent matters as and when they arise, working work closely with our Nursing, Laboratory and Administration staff to uphold our mission.
The Laboratory Team
From our humble beginnings with two Embryologists in 2003, the Laboratory at Fertility North has come a long way and now boasts a team of 10 vibrant and committed staff, who each bring with them a wealth of local, national and international clinical and research experience. The Embryology Laboratory is staffed every day of the week, and as a safety precaution is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most patients’ first interaction with our Laboratory takes place during their fertility investigations, where the team are responsible for sperm testing. Appointments are available on selected weekdays and Saturday mornings, and can be made by telephoning Admin on 9301 1075.
The Embryology team then comes to the fore when patients undertake fertility treatments, such as Insemination, IVF, ICSI, Frozen Embryo Transfer and more. The Embryologists will be with you each step of the way, from the collection of your eggs and the preparation of sperm for insemination, to the creation of embryos and their ongoing culture, the transfer of embryo(s) into the uterus and long-term embryo storage.
Our Laboratory team aim to be leaders in our field; we are committed to ongoing professional development and also actively participate in research and education in the Scientific Community on a local and national level. All of our Embryologists belong to Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), as well as the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) and we regularly present the findings of our research at local and national conferences and meetings.
Ultimately, the Embryology team takes pride in providing the best possible care for our patients, their gametes and embryos, and we look forward to guiding our patients through the scientific aspect of their journey. If there is anything you would like to know or anything we can do to help, we are simply a phone call away.
Dr Vince Chapple
Qualifications: MBBS (London), FRANZCOG, MRepMed
Medical Director Fertility/Gynaecology
Specialising in the management of infertility, endometriosis and advanced, minimally invasive (or laparoscopic) surgery, Medical Director Vince Chapple has been with Fertility North since its inception.
Dr Jay Natalwala
Qualifications: MBBCh (UK), DRCOG, FRANZCOG, MRepMed
Clinical Director Fertility/Gynaecology
Co-founder of Fertility North and Clinical Director, Jay specialises in the management of infertility, advanced minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) and endometriosis care.
Dr Maria Kladnitski
Qualifications: MD, Dip Obs, FRANZCOG, MRepMed
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Maria has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Dr Megan Byrnes
Qualifications: BMedSci, MBBS, FRANZCOG, MRepMed
Consultant Gynaecologist, Megan holds a Masters in Reproductive Medicine and has a special interest in infertility, endometriosis, complex laparoscopic surgery, PCOS and family planning.
Dr Gian Urbani
Qualifications: MBChB, MMed (O&G), FRCSC, FACOG, FRANZCOG, MRepMed
An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Gian also holds a Masters in Reproductive Medicine and has worked with Fertility North for over ten years.
Dr Bart Smith
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD MBBS, FRANZCOG
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bart has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and other aspects of gynaecology.
Dr Rashida Hakeem
Qualifications: MBBS, FCPS(O&G), DGO, FRANZCOG
Dr Rashida Hakeem is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has been working in the area of Women’s Health for the past 18 years