Having children is a basic human desire.
Most couples build their lives together, around the idea of nurturing and fostering children who will follow in their footsteps.
To be unable to have a child is a confronting issue and the IVF journey can be a difficult and lonely one. There are many.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Professor Chapman AM co-founded IVF Australia and over the last 35 years, he’s helped over 3,500 couples realise their dreams of having a baby.
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Professor Michael Chapman AM is one of Australia’s most highly profiled and respected fertility specialists. He is a busy clinician who has personally been involved in fertility care resulting in over 3000 pregnancies. His academic position enables him to be at the forefront of new advances in treatment which he applies in his practice at the earliest opportunity.
He has a high public profile due to his tireless efforts to ensure access to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for all Australians, as a vocal patient advocate and senior medical academic training practitioners of the future.
When Chair of the IVF Directors Group he was instrumental, working closely with the Federal Government, to ensure access to ART treatment remained clinically protected as a doctor-patient medical decision. Today he is one of the country’s leading media commentators on reproductive health.
Michael graduated from the University of Adelaide, after which he specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. He then moved to the UK, developing extensive experience in infertility, hormonal disorders and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Michael became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He gained his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of London, where he was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Guy’s Hospital.
After 15 years abroad, Michael returned to Australia as Professor in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales, and St George Public Hospital, Kogarah – a role he continues today. He is heavily involved in training and education at all levels and is an examiner for the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, of which he is a Fellow.
Michael’s depth of experience comes from extensive international roles having established and run IVF services in London, Naples, Jeddah and Sydney. He lectures regularly at national and international meetings, has over 130 scientific publications and many book chapters. His particular interests are in IVF, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), recurrent miscarriage and menstrual problems.
Michael currently holds the following posts, Clinical Director for Women’s and Children’s Health, St George Hospital Executive Director for the Royal Hospital for Women, Fertility Society of Australia President, Australian and New Zealand Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Vice Chairman, CREI Subspeciality Committee RANZCOG.
Michael consults from IVFAustralia’s Kogarah and Miranda clinics.
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