Mara received most of her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the Eastern Deanery (Cambridgeshire), and completed her postgraduate specialisation in the UK and abroad. She has received specialty training in areas such as family planning, colposcopy and ultrasound.
She developed an early interest in Reproductive medicine and endocrinology and has completed a two year fellowship in fertility at the Imperial College London (IVF Hammersmith).
Mara worked as a Consultant Gynaecologist Fertility Specialist at the Bourn Hall Fertility Unit and as the clinical lead at Create Fertility who specialise in mild and natural IVF. She joined the team at CARE London in February 2016.
She has advanced skills in gynaecological and fertility ultrasound, including 3D ultrasound and early pregnancy ultrasound and is experienced in saline cavity tests and tubal patency tests (saline sonography and HyCoSy). She is proficient in all aspects of assisted conception and stimulation regimes, including conventional IVF, mild stimulation and natural IVF protocols and experienced in technically difficult oocyte retrievals and embryo transfers.
Mara has a special interest in recurrent treatment failure and management of cases of low ovarian reserve. She is passionate about patient tailored treatment and high quality of care.
Mara is a British Fertility Society accredited trainer in ultrasound, embryo transfer and assisted conception.
She is an active member of international societies such as the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and the British Fertility Society. Dr Kotrotsou has published a number of papers.