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Dr Tom Bamford

Medical Director & Fertility Specialist
Dr Tom Bamford became Medical Director of Care Fertility Manchester in July 2023. He is committed to consistently driving up quality through research, training and development.

Training

Dr Tom Bamford has successfully completed British Fertility Society training in various areas, including pelvic ultrasound, assisted conception, management of the infertile couple, creating modern families, embryo transfer and IUI. His educational background includes a bachelor of science and medical degrees earned at the University of Leeds, where he received several prizes and a healthcare innovation grant, along with local awards for his efforts to enhance patient safety.

Tom continued his medical training in London, during this period, he also undertook a fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Subsequently, Tom embarked on RCOG Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Greater Manchester.


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I decided to leave my NHS career because I wanted to work in a team dedicated to improving patient’s outcomes in assisted conception but also one that moved at pace and was exciting to be part of. I am forever grateful for the opportunities I have had a Care in my career thus far; I’m also incredibly proud of the team we have at Care Manchester.
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Tom Bamford

Career

After joining the Care Fertility Manchester team in 2021 and simultaneously supporting a secondary level fertility service in the NHS, Tom decided to stay within Care Fertility following the completion of his PhD research. In July 2023, he earned a promotion to the role of Medical Director at Care Fertility Manchester, one of the UK's largest independent fertility clinics. Tom actively participates in group-wide focus groups for clinical guideline development, donation and surrogacy. He has been instrumental in developing several guidelines for our teams, particularly those related to the management of patients with recurrent implantation failure.

Specialities & Credentials

In addition to his clinical duties, Tom is actively engaged in research, having authored several book chapters and manuscripts featured in several prestigious fertility journals. His research has been presented both nationally and internationally, earning awards for its excellence. Tom's primary research focus centres around utilizing artificial intelligence for embryo selection, with the goal of reducing the time to pregnancy and increase live birth rates per transfer.

Guided by Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Tom has become a named reviewed for artificial intelligence articles. Proficient in complex statistical modelling, he plays a crucial role in developing new products and driving innovation for the group. Tom now holds an honorary contract with the University of Birmingham, allowing him to continue his investigative work in infertility and assisted reproduction.

Clinically, Tom provides comprehensive care for a large number of patients using surrogacy to build their families. Demonstrating his commitment to inclusivity, he started a service for fertility preservation for patients prior to gender reassignment. His academic interests have also led him to develop a passion for supporting patients with recurrent implantation failure or a poor response to stimulation in IVF.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Tom is part of BFS, RCOG and ESHRE.

Links to published work

BFSRCOGeuropean society of Human Reproduction and embryology ESHRE