We have a specialist team who are all experienced in the management and delivery of fertility care with local knowledge and experience in the area for over 30 years in Eastbourne, Worthing, Brighton, Sussex and Kent. Our team are very approachable and supportive of patients who are undergoing the stressful burden associated with fertility treatment.

Our team is well versed with the latest advances in fertility treatments and consists of consultants who are experts in the field of reproductive medicine. Their knowledge and dedication has resulted in a high level of performance and success rates over several years.

Contact Sussex Downs Centre: 01323 410333

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Our Management Team

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Mike Annan

Human Resources Manager

Mike is an experienced manager with over 20 years experience in management, operations and development. His experience covers the finance, retail and the banking sector. Mike is responsible for the management of the team and the operations of the centre, he is passionate about delivering excellent patient services and care.

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Christine Urry

Finance Manager

Christine is an experienced finance professional who has over 10 years of experience in managing and implementing systems, controls, accounting and finance in commercial and NHS organisations.

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Kelly Stephen-Martin

Finance Director

Kelly is an experienced Fellow Chartered Accountant with experience in various sectors including banking, insurance and healthcare. Kelly is responsible for financial governance, reporting and strategy. She is passionate about customer service and delivery.

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Mr David Chui

Clinical Director and HFEA Person Responsible

Mr Chui is a Consultant Gynaecologist with over 26 years experience in treating fertility patients. His subspecialty interests are in Reproductive Medicine including treatments of IVF and other advanced assisted conception therapies. Mr Chui is a senior consultant and person responsible in the centre.

Our Clinical Team

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Mr Osama Naji

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Osama Naji is a consultant gynaecologist working in central London, his clinical interests include early pregnancy, subfertility, and diagnostic imaging. He cares passionately about evidence-based medicine and is an advocate for the better understanding of the challenges facing reproductive health.

He worked in prestigious central London hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’,St Mary’s and the Hammersmith. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and he holds a medical research doctorate from Imperial College London. He published over 30 research papers, presented at many national and international conferences, and won awards for teaching and research.

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Dr Shital Sawant

Fertility Doctor

Dr Shital Sawant is a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with a MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, , Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists UK (MRCOG).

Dr Sawant has several years experience from the assisted conception and reproductive unit at The  Homerton University Hospital, NHS trust. She is highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive medicine & endocrinology including management of polycystic ovaries, egg freezing, same sex couples, recurrent implantation failure after IVF treatment, recurrent miscarriage and those with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Dr Sawant is extremely passionate providing tailored treatments to meet the unique and specific needs of patients offering high quality care.

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Ms Despina Mavridou

Fertility Consultant

Ms Despina Mavridou is an experienced consultant gynaecologist who works at The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and has fertility experience at The Kings Fertility Centre.

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Dr Cheryl Lambe

Fertility Doctor

An experienced local fertility doctor who qualified from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in 1996 and worked initially in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before taking up a GP partnership in 2001. Dr Lambe specialises in Women’s health and is passionate about gynaecology and fertility. She has a subspecialty interest in infertility medicine. Dr Lambe has 4 children and lives in the countryside with 2 dogs, she enjoys travel, cooking, socialising and many sports including running, having completed a couple of marathons.

Anaesthetists

Our anaesthetists are a group of senior consultant anaesthetists with a long history of providing anaesthetic services to The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre. They are all experts in delivering safe sedation techniques in this environment, as well as general anaesthesia for all specialities in the hospital setting.

  • Dr Cathryn Mantovani BSc (hons), MBBS, FRCA

  • Dr Philippa Marshall BSc (hons), MBBS, FRCA

  • Dr Tuhin Goswami MBChB, FCARCSI, MA(Ed.)

  • Dr John Dimond MBBS, FFARCSI, FRCA

  • Dr Simon Walton MBBS, FRCA, MA (with distinction), FFICM

  • Mr Andrew Turvey

  • Ms Angela Orunta

Together we are aiming to achieve…

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Excellent success rates for all our patients

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Support for all our patients throughout and after their treatment

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A personalised consultant led treatment plan, tailored to each individuals needs