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Professor Simon Fishel is one of the world’s most well-known and respected fertility specialists.
Janine Elson is one of the UK's leading IVF consultants.

Dr Janine Elson

Janine has been an RCOG accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2004, and for the last 10 years has been a consultant in Leicester and London with extensive experience in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery including all aspects of Assisted Conception.

Janine undertook her initial medical training at Leicester University and Leicester Royal Infirmary and her subspecialty training at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. She is known internationally for her research into early pregnancy failure, endocrinology and gynaecological ultrasound, and her research work underpins national guidelines in the area.

Janine currently sits on the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology recurrent pregnancy loss guideline group which produces European wide guidance. She is a Medical Advisor to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.
Janine speaks fluent French and treats patients from all over the world.

Dr Janine Elson, Associate Group Medical Director

Dr Janine Elson, Associate Group Medical Director

If you have a question about IVF or fertility treatment, you can talk to Janine directly. Simply email her Dear Doctor address –

Professor Simon Fishel

Professor Simon Fishel, PhD, founded CARE back in 1997. Even before he started our fertility group he was already a big name in the field of fertility treatment, recognised for his pioneering work in embryology and IVF. In fact, Simon was part of the team involved in the birth of the world’s first IVF baby in 1978.

Since then Simon’s remained at the forefront of pioneering IVF research, working hard to develop new procedures, tests, and treatments that allow us to give our patients the very best chance of success  – including amongst many other innovations human sperm microinjection, CAREmaps, and C4M2 testing.

Simon is an acclaimed international scientist, and has published more than 200 papers and edited four books on the development of IVF technology. He’s won many awards for his work in the field and was awarded the Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University in 2009 for his "outstanding contribution to science and humanity".

Prof. Simon Fishel, Founder & President; Head of R&D

Prof. Simon Fishel, Founder & President; Head of R&D

If you have a question about embryology, you can talk to Simon directly. Simply email him at – - or follow him on Twitter - @simonfishel_ivf