Giving you the best chance of a healthy baby
Melbourne IVF specialises in helping couples with a known genetic condition achieve their dream of having healthy children.
Our Genetics team plays an important role in assessing any genetic risks, and helping you understand test results and implications. In some cases we are able to provide reassurance through counselling and testing, in others we can look at possible treatment options such as IVF and PGD, donor treatments, or further testing, and their implications.
Dr David Amor, Clinical Geneticist
After graduating from the University of Melbourne, David trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. He completed subspecialty training in the field of Clinical Genetics in 2000, and then undertook a PhD in chromosome biology at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Since then, he has worked as a consultant clinical geneticist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne – and here at Melbourne IVF, where he holds a fortnightly genetics clinic.
David’s clinical and research interests include chromosome disorders, rare genetic syndromes, genetic disorders associated with infertility, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and the possible links between IVF conception and birth defects. He is currently Head of the Clinical Genetics Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. In 2010, he was appointed Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service.
In fulfilling all these roles, David goes to great lengths to raise awareness about genetic conditions – in the community and on TV. He is also highly regarded for his ability to diagnose quickly and accurately, and to effectively communicate complex genetic information.
Zoe Milgrom, Genetic Counsellor
Zoe Milgrom is an associate genetic counsellor with experience in numerous areas of reproductive genetics including prenatal counselling, high risk obstetrics and fertility counselling, particularly in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Zoe has experience in a number of well-regarded tertiary hospitals both in Sydney and Melbourne.
As part of the PGD team, Zoe sees all Melbourne IVF patients prior to starting PGD for counselling and to complete the relevant consent forms. Appointments can also be made for information or supportive counselling.
The best way to contact Zoe is via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The genetics clinic is for people who are considering treatment options because of known genetic conditions. David and Zoe hold a fortnightly clinic at East Melbourne for people who are considering treatment options because of known genetic conditions. To make an appointment for our fortnightly genetic clinic, you will usually need a genetics reports or a referral letter from your Melbourne IVF fertility specialist.
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