Geneticists | Melbourne IVF

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 PGTdonor treatments, or further testing, and their implications.

Professor 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 monthly 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. In 2010, he was appointed Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service. He is currently the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in the Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne, he is a Group Leader in Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at The Royal Children's Hospital and VCGS.

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.

Prof Martin Delatycki

Professor Martin Delatycki is a co-director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and a clinical geneticist at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). Martin studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and trained in paediatrics at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

Martin subsequently trained in Clinical Genetics at VCGS and then obtained his PhD for work on Friedreich ataxia through the MCRI. His research and clinical interests are neurogenetics and community genetics. Martin has over 250 publications and has obtained over $5 million in research funding.

Genetics clinic

The genetics clinic is for people who are considering treatment options because of known genetic conditions. There is 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 need a referral from your GP, a clinical genetics service or from your Melbourne IVF fertility specialist. Download the fertility referral form below.

Understanding Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
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