MFC – About Us

My Fertility Check aims to empower, educate and reassure individuals and couples about their reproductive health. Led by renowned fertility expert, Dr John Waterstone, My Fertility Check’s team of gynaecologists have a wealth of experience in fertility care and, are dedicated to delivering straightforward and focused investigations, providing honest and clear advice.

My Fertility Check was set up by Cork Fertility Centre, the leading centre of excellence in advanced fertility treatments in the south of Ireland. My Fertility Check is a self-referral service and is ideal if you want to know more about your fertility, whether you are planning on having a baby now or hoping to start a family in the future, you can easily book an appointment over the phone or through our website.

Appointments can be made individually, or by a couple and our expert team will ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.

Dr John Waterstone MD MSc MRCOG CCST

Medical Director, Cork Fertility Centre and My Fertility Check

Dr Waterstone established Cork Fertility Centre in 2002 to provide assisted reproduction services for clients in the South of Ireland. The Centre is at the forefront of new developments in the field of Assisted Reproduction. It pioneered routine blastocyst culture in Ireland, paving the way for elective single embryo transfer; these advances have made it possible to reduce the incidence of IVF twin pregnancies without compromising the unit’s excellent success rates. In June 2014, Dr Waterstone and his scientific team achieved the first birth in an Irish clinic following Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which marked an important milestone for Irish reproductive medicine.

Dr Waterstone is involved with undergraduate and post-graduate medical education at CUMH and also gives regular lectures in the UCC School of Pharmacy. Currently President of the Irish Fertility Society, Dr Waterstone is committed to leading change in Reproductive Medicine in Ireland. He is a graduate of both the Science Faculty (Genetics) and Medical School of Trinity College Dublin, and trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, before continuing his training at hospitals in London. His interest in Reproductive Medicine developed at the Hammersmith where he developed his interest in subfertility while working with Professor Robert Winston. Today, in addition to directing one of Ireland’s leading Assisted Conception Units, he continues to practice as a Consultant in Obstetrics at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)

Dr Moya McMenamin MB BCh BAO MD MRCPI MRCOG

Consultant in Reproductive Medicine

Dr Moya McMenamin joined Cork Fertility Centre in 2015, coinciding with her appointment as Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital, where she is the lead clinician for the fertility service.

Dr McMenamin is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with University College Cork providing undergraduate tuition in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a national trainer for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr McMenamin’s research has resulted in peer-reviewed original papers. She has won a number of prizes for her research presentations, including the gold medal for best presentation at the Royal Academy of Medicine (RAMI) obstetric registrars prize meeting in 2013. Her current research interests include endometriosis, pregnancy outcomes from fertility treatment and minimal invasive surgery. She currently sits on the board of the Irish Fertility Society and is a member of the British Fertility Society, European Society for Human Fertilisation and Embryology and European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. She is an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin (2003), a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2007) and a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2010). She received her MD from University College Dublin in 2014, following Health Research Board funded studies on endometriosis.

 

Dr Minna Geisler MB BCh BAO MRCPI MRCOG

Consultant in Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Minna Geisler was born in Dublin and studied Medicine at University College Dublin, graduating with honours in 2005. She began her career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin. She began working at Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2011. She joined the team at Waterstone Clinic as a Research Fellow in January 2013 due to her keen interest in Reproductive Medicine and completed a two year research study into the prediction of the risk of preterm labour in twin pregnancies conceived with IVF/ICSI. Dr Geisler’s research has resulted in peer-reviewed original papers, published conference proceedings and has been presented nationally. She has won a number of prizes for her research presentations including first prize for best overall presentation Irish Fertility Society and best overall presentation IGOGPM at the 3rd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine 2015.

Dr. Geisler is passionate about fertility and the importance of fertility awareness. In 2014 Dr. Geisler was instrumental in establishing My Fertility Check at the Waterstone Clinic.

Dr. Geisler took up a consultant post at Cork Fertility in 2017 coinciding with a post as Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Cork University Maternity Hospital. Dr Geisler is a member of the Irish Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE).

 

Dr Tim Dineen

Head of Laboratory Services

Dr Tim Dineen is one of the founding members of Cork Fertility Centre, having worked at the clinic since its inception in 2002. He has helped to establish a strong link between Cork Fertility Centre & NYU Fertility in New York and was awarded the Senior Clinical Embryologist certificate from the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) in 2008. Tim is a member of ESHRE, ICE, ACE and the Irish Fertility Society. He has also recently contributed a chapter to a book entitled ‘Male Infertility: Sperm Diagnosis, Management and Delivery’ which was published late 2013.

Tim graduated with a BSc and PhD from the National University of Ireland in Galway before training as an embryologist at the Galway Fertility Clinic and subsequently graduating with a Masters in Genetic Counselling from University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.

Mary McAuliffe, RGN RM HDip

Head of Clinical Services

Mary McAuliffe is a general nurse and midwife and a founder member of the CFC nursing team. Mary has gained a vast amount of knowledge in the field of Reproductive Medicine through her work at Cork Fertility Centre. She completed a certificate in counselling from the Cork Institute of Technology and, is also a certified fertility ultrasonographer having completed a specialist course at the University of Derby, UK.

Mary regularly mentors student midwives on female health placements at Cork fertility Centre, and has represented Irish fertility nurses on the steering committee of Insights and at infertility nursing conferences in the UK. She is an active member of the Senior Infertility Nursing Group (SING, UK) and the Irish Fertility Society.