Meet the team
Mr Stuart Lavery
Mr Lavery is a Consultant in Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He holds an NHS consultant position at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals, one of London’s premier teaching hospitals. He has a private practice at both the Hammersmith Hospital, 92 Harley Street and Boston Place Clinic, Marylebone.
He is the director of IVF Hammersmith, one of the United Kingdom’s largest IVF Units with an international reputation as a centre of excellence for assisted conception. He is also the HFEA ‘Person Responsible’ for IVF Hammersmith.
Mr Lavery is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at Imperial College London. He is the author of more than 30 publications in the field, has presented at numerous international and national meetings, and serves on international advisory boards for the pharmaceutical industry. He trained as an undergraduate in South Africa before completing post-graduate specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Mr Lavery then completed a research fellowship at Imperial College in IVF and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. He has coordinated the PGD service at the Hammersmith Hospital since 1997. Mr Lavery achieved Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology accreditation as a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine through Imperial College in 2000. During this time he was awarded an MSc in Human Reproductive Biology with distinction. His current research interests are in assisted conception, reproductive surgery and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Mr Lavery is also trained in specific reproductive surgical techniques such as open microsurgery for repair of damaged fallopian tubes. He is accredited in the minimal access (or ‘key-hole’) techniques of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. Mr Lavery is an active member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and serves as an inspector of Subspecialty training programs and trainees in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is also a member of the British Fertility Society and acts as an official spokesman for the organisation. He is also a member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Mr Lavery is married with three children and lives in Buckinghamshire.
Mr Geoffrey Trew
Geoffrey Trew is a consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London. He was appointed as a consultant at the Hammersmith Hospital in 1995. He qualified at St George’s Hospital, London in 1984 and started his Reproductive Medicine training at Guy’s Hospital in 1989.
He then went to be the lecturer at the Royal London Hospital until 1993 and completed his Sub specialty training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Hammersmith Hospital in 1994 leading up to his appointment as consultant there in 1995.
He is a preceptor in laparoscopic and complex hysteroscopic surgery as well as one of the few surgeons in Europe who still practices complex open- microsurgery in the areas of tubal anastomosis and the correction of congenital abnormalities. Mr Trew is one of the few surgeons recommended by the Ashermans Support Group for the surgical correction of intrauterine adhesions. He lectures frequently both nationally and internationally in the areas of reproductive surgery and assisted conception. Mr Trew has published over fifty peer reviewed papers and authored over ten book chapters in these areas.
He co-runs the IVF Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital with Stuart Lavery and this is one of the busiest IVF units in the country. It has a reputation for taking the more complex and difficult problems and particularly patients who have been previously labelled as ‘poor responders’ and who have been refused treatment elsewhere. A large amount of their patients also have had multiple previous failed cycles at other units, both in the UK and overseas. He has vast experience in treating complex surgical problems ranging from difficult endometriosis through fibroids to congenital abnormalities. Mr Trew has an international referral base and has appeared for the last three years in The Tatler’s list of “Best Private Doctors”.
Mr Chun Ng
Mr Chun Ng is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in infertility, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Mr Ng trained as a Specialist Registrar (SpR) in the North West London Deanery training program, receiving his postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and specialising in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, and Minimal Access / Benign Endoscopic Surgery. Completion of his training program led to the award of UK Certificate of Specialist Training and inclusion in the specialist register with the General Medical Council.
Previously, he was also a Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and conducted postgraduate clinical research in menopause. During his postgraduate training, he obtained his membership of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He also holds a Diploma in Family Planning.
Mr Ng has contributed numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and chapters in textbooks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has presented at various international and national meetings in the field of gynaecology and reproductive medicine. He has also appeared on TV news interview with CNN and webnews with BBC.
He is a member of the British Fertility Society, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and British Menopause Society. He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is a past module organiser and tutor for MSc and BSc Intercalated year in Human Reproductive Biology course of Imperial College London. He is also a past co-editor for journal summary service Current Medical Literature.
Mr Emil M Barsoum
Emil Barsoum is a Fertility Specialist at IVF Hammersmith Hospital and has held this position for the past 6 years. He qualified in Egypt and obtained specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Cairo University, Egypt. He worked as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Egypt till 1998 when he came to the UK to complete his speciality training .He obtained his membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2000.
He started working in Reproductive Medicine as a clinical research fellow at IVF Liverpool (The Hewitt Fertility Centre) in 2003.
He moved to IVF Hammersmith, London in 2005 as a Fertility Specialist .He is a recognised trainer for the British Fertility Society for the accredited training of clinical research fellows.
He is interested in scanning, specially 3D scans , treatment of patients with low ovarian reserve and is highly experienced in dealing with difficult cases of egg collection and embryo transfer including transmyometrial transfer.
Mr Barsoum sees patients privately at IVF Hammersmith and 92 Harley Street.
Dr Antonios Vlismas
Dr Antonios Vlismas is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist. He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Athens. He gained a wealth of experience through his work in the department of recurrent miscarriages and implantation failures of University of Athens. His PhD thesis focused on the aetiology of recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure.
He has broad experience in the field of reproductive medicine. He has focused his career in fertility and assisted conception since 2007. He worked at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at Bart's Hospital until 2012. He subsequently joined IVF Hammersmith, working at Hammersmith Hospital until 2016.
He has extensive background in the management of complex fertility problems. He passionately believes that fertility treatment should be tailored to the individual needs of each patient. He is highly experienced in dealing with difficult cases of egg collection and embryo transfer. His area of expertise is recurrent implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage.
He has authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has numerous presentations in international congresses.
He is certified from the British Fertility Society in pelvic ultrasound, embryo transfers and assisted conception. He is a member of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).