Harley Street Fertility Centre
The Harley Street Fertility Centre is one of the leading specialist Centres for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, with the latest in technological advances. It has an international reputation for excellence in the provision of fertility services. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of individualised physical and psychological care whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.
Our centre provides the latest treatment techniques, including IVF, ICSI, Laser Assisted Hatching, Testicular tissue freezing, Blastocyst culture, Frozen Embryo Replacements. Our multidisciplinary team of Fertility specialists includes Dr Rajat Goswamy, the Medical Director, who has been providing these treatments since 1982 in UK, Qualified and experienced Fertility nurses, High-tech Laboratory, Counselling staff and administrative staff, each dedicated to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. This approach to personalised care guarantees that our staff knows and understands each patient’s medical history and clinical needs, better enabling them to tailor fertility treatment to the finest possible outcome.
Dr Rajat Goswamy, MBBS, FRCOG
Pioneer of vaginal ultrasound, and performed the first ultrasound directed egg collection procedures in the UK, initially using abdominal ultrasound, and later using vaginal ultrasound techniques.
Initially set up IVF Centres at King’s College, London, and the Hallam Medical Centre, London. Then worked as Deputy Medical Director under Dr Patrick Steptoe, the pioneer of IVF, in Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge.
He has trained many specialists worldwide and published scientific articles extensively, in Medical journals and textbooks, in the past 33 years.
Frequent speaker at International meetings on topics related to Infertility, Ultrasound and Endoscopic surgery.
One of the pioneers of Medical Tourism in Mauritius, in 2002.
Presently, Medical Director of Harley Street Fertility Centre, Mauritius
- Qualified from Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, India, March 1976.
- Postgraduate training positions in Weymouth, Dorset; Reading, Berkshire; and Brighton; Sussex, UK 1976 - 1981
- Admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, MRCOG, Feb 1981.
- Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow, King’s College Hospital, London 1982-1984.
- Deputy Medical Director/ Consultant Gynecologist, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, 1985-1987
- Medical Director, The Fertility & IVF Centre, Churchill Clinic, London, 1988 – 1999
- Senior Lecturer /Consultant Gynecologist, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1988 – 1994
- Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK 1995 – 2001
- Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, London, 2002 to 2007
- Medical Director, Harley Street Fertility Centre, London, 1999 to 2013
- Medical Director, Harley Street Fertility Centre, Mauritius, 2002 to present
Awards and Achievements
- Admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, July 1995.
- Set up the first Ovarian Cancer screening unit in the world, funded by a research grant from the Cancer Research Campaign, at King’s College Hospital, London in 1982.
- Pioneered abdominal ultrasound oocyte retrieval (1982), Vaginal ultrasound, Vaginal ultrasound oocyte retrieval (1986) in the UK.
- Published pioneering papers in outpatient IVF, Ultrasound Screening for Ovarian Cancer, normal values for postmenopausal ovaries, uterine and ovarian blood flow studies in fertile volunteers and infertile women, recurrent miscarriage research involving Doppler ultrasound studies and hysteroscopy, the role of LH in lowering fertilization rates and increasing early miscarriage rates. Numerous publications on Ovarian Cancer Screening, reasons for IVF failure, Ultrasound techniques and Endoscopic correlations.
Dr. Sarafaraz Nawaz G Salgar - MBBS. MS. DNB (OBG)
Dr. Sarafaraz Nawaz G Salgar joined our team at HSFC in December 2020 as Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician.
He qualified from MR Medical College, RGUHS University, Karnataka, India and obtained his Postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology (MS) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, MANIPAL University & also DNB in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He has a Fellowship in Obstetric ultrasound and prenatal fetal screening. He is highly experienced and now provides a service for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), 3 D nuchal scans, 3 D structural (fetal anomaly) scans, and Doppler studies for high-risk pregnancies, at HSFC.
He is trained in Advanced Hysteroscopic & Laparoscopic surgery and has been performing these procedures since 2012 in various hospitals in India, Nigeria and Kenya before joining our team in 2020.
He is experienced in Infertility practice and has been performing IVF treatments since 2015.
With him as a key member of our team we are now able to provide a comprehensive “Conception to Cradle” service which includes preconception advice and investigations, fertility enhancing surgery, fertility treatments, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), antenatal care and delivery.
Dr Purvashi Gowreesunkur (MBBS, MD) - Clinical Assistant
Dr Purvashi graduated from Guangxi Medical University, China in 2015, with a Masters degree in Obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr Purvashi returned to Mauritius and did her internship at Victoria Hospital and worked in Clinique du Nord & Link to Life.
She has authored and co-authored several research articles such as Lipid changes & effect of diet therapy in gestational diabetes mellitus & normal pregnancy, Influence of iron-deficiency anaemia during pregnancy on preterm birth and Decreased endometrial vascularity and receptivity in unexplained recurrent miscarriage.
During her training, Dr Purvashi has shown special interest in fertility medicine.
She has been shadowing Dr Goswamy for a long time, before joining the HSFC team in 2020 as Clinical Assistant.
Dr Purvashi assists patients efficiently and with empathy through each step of the treatment process.
Cathy PARIS - Fertility Nurse
Cathy qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2006.
She has 5 years of experience in the Paediatric nursing and 2 years of experience as Chief Nursing Officer, at Muller Clinic (previously known as Lorette) .
Cathy is compassionate and is at HSFC to support our couples through their IVF journey, accompanying them through their ups and downs.
She is flexible, reliable, enthusiastic, and motivated to provide a sympathetic ear and support counselling.
Francesca Comarmond - Manager
Francesca joined the team in May 2021.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Hospitality and Service Management at Air Mauritius.
She is now responsible for overseeing and managing the team at HSFC. She is attuned to patients’ emotions and meets with every patient to make sure that their experience at HSFC is a positive and peaceful one.
“I feel honoured to be part of such a reputed clinic, with Dr Goswamy as a leader, to go the extra mile to do our upmost best to fulfil the dream that every couple cherishes to embrace parenthood”.
Sweetie Laljee - PA/Admin Secretary
Sweetie joined Harley Street Fertility Centre in February 2009 as Secretary / Receptionist and has past experience in Customer service and in Administration.
In March 2020, Sweetie was promoted as Personal Assistant to the Medical Director and Administrative Secretary.
She assists patients for all queries pertaining to cost and insurance procedures.
"I have always had an interest in working in a private clinic and being a part of helping others start their journey to parenthood is a great opportunity".
She will take the utmost care to make sure that patients have a pleasant experience at HSFC.
Karinne Poleevadoo - Receptionist
Karinne joined the Harley Street Fertility Centre in September 2020 as Receptionist. She is the front desk smile greeting patients at the reception and on the phone.
Karinne arranges the appointments and any investigations that need to be made prior to bookings.
Every day at HSFC is a new challenge for Karinne. She is attentive to all queries and rejoices when patients call with good news. She is caring, helpful and has a positive attitude.
“Every patient is unique and deserves to be treated like a V.I.P. I wish every patient to achieve their dream”.
Mr. Udayakiran Doradla - Chief Embryologist
Udayakiran completed his Masters degree, in Biotechnology from Sri Venkateshwara University, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 2008.
Udayakiran was initiated and trained in Andrology and basics of Embryology at Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai in 2009, and subsequently worked at Gitanjali Fertility Centre, Hyderabad, to further his experience in Embryology in 2010.
In February 2012, he joined the team at Harley Street Fertility Centre and was trained in Advanced Embryology and Pre-implantation aneuploidy screening of embryos.
After an excellent 5 years in Mauritius, he returned to India in 2017 to take up employment as Chief Embryologist in a multicentre Fertility facility, known as Indira IVF, working in Udaipur and Hyderabad.
In 2019, Udayakiran returned to HSFC as Chief Embryologist to further expand our services in the Laboratory.
He is dedicated, disciplined scientist maintaining High Quality Standards in our Laboratory.
Zyaad Abdool Hack Mosahed - Lab Technician
Zyaad graduated from the International Medical University, Malaysia with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (HONS) in 2020.
He joined the Institute for Research, Development and Innovation at the International Medical university as a researcher in population and environmental health for 2 years, before returning to Mauritius.
He joined the Harley Street Fertility Centre in June 2021.
Ziyaad’s job scope consists of assisting the embryologist in lab duties as per competences, to be responsible for follow up on Frozen Embryos Storage, and to ensure maintenance of equipment in the laboratory.