Dr Rukma Bhattacharya

Lead IVF Consultant St Paul's

Dr Bhattacharya had her basic MBBS training at the NRS Medical College in India and moved to the UK in 2002 for higher training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She was an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainee at the Severn and Peninsular Deanery. Whilst working in gynaecological cancer, she developed an interest in fertility preservation and began a special skills training course in fertility. After the completion of her training, instead of starting a consultant post, she decided to take up a fellowship in fertility at the IVF Unit in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. She then worked as a Locum Consultant at the Fertility Unit at Barts Hospital after finishing her fellowship.

Subsequently, she joined the Derriford Hospital as a Consultant in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive medicine. After working in the NHS as a consultant for almost five years, she went on to join the CREATE Fertility team in 2017. She is excited to work in a unit which practices and advocates a more woman friendly approach to fertility treatment, focusing on the ‘quality not quantity’ of eggs and embryos.

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