About Dr Devora - Fertility Specialist Sydney

Dr Devora – Fertility Specialist Sydney

In 1997 I was lecturing in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard University in Boston when my college sweetheart came back into my life.  I always say that some women get a proposal, but I got a proposition.  “There’s no surf in Boston Harbour,” he said.

I had obtained my Medical Degree from The State University of New York, completed residency training in Washington, DC, and then moved to Boston to earn my Masters of Public Health from Harvard and join the faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel, one of the Harvard hospitals.

In 2003 I was fortunate enough to become a part of Sydney IVF. I had spent 3 years working in a pharmaceutical company and saw the inside of every IVF clinic in Australia. I knew that when the time was right for me to return to clinical practice that there was only one place for me.

I am quite active in the media, appearing on radio, TV and in print, discussing fertility issues. It is my belief that infertility needs to be talked about and taboos removed. It’s something that many individuals and couples go through and they should not feel alone. I also regularly speak at conferences and seminars.

Professionally, my main interests are ovarian ageing, miscarriage and genetic disease. Many of the patients I treat have suffered from recurrent miscarriage or previous IVF failure. I know that often people who come to me have tried other options and need my persistence and support to achieve a successful outcome.

My treatment philosophy may be considered a little unorthodox by some. I will sometimes go above and beyond traditional techniques to maximise chances for success, encouraging use of holistic treatments in conjunction with medical approaches.

Professional Background

Genea (Formerly Sydney IVF) – Infertility and Miscarriage Specialist
December 2003- Present

Responsible for supervision of the Miscarriage Management Program as well as private clinical infertility practice.  Conduct clinical trials in infertility and miscarriage.

Menopause Clinic, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW – Visiting Medical Officer
October 1998 – December 2014

Current and past trials for Eli Lily, Pfizer, Organon, Wyeth and Proctor and Gamble.

Family Planning NSW – President
June 2003- March 2014

Responsible for driving the strategic direction of the organisation through chairing Board meetings and working with the CEO, who reports to the President.

Family Planning NSW – Director
November 2002 – Present

Participate in Board activities to oversee and support the strategic direction of the organisation.

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – Director
November 2003 – 2009

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – President
November 2006 – 2008

Lead Board activities to drive and support the strategic direction of the organisation.

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia – Vice President
November 2004- 2006

Fertility Society of Australia – Director
September 2005- 2013

In the position of “Fertility Control” to promote contraception in the strategic direction of FSA.

Fertility Society of Australia – Vice President
September 2007-2009

Women’s Health Organon Australia Pty Ltd – Associate Medical Director
March 2001 – November 2003

Reporting to the Medical Director, principally responsible for acting as a resource to the company in women’s health areas, specifically contraception, menopause and infertility.  Ensured appropriate product safety surveillance and compliance with regulatory requirements, industry codes of conduct and Organon International guidelines.

North Shore Fertility, Chatswood, NSW – Staff Gynaecologist
July 1998 – March 2001

Responsible for all aspects of the care of infertile couples undergoing infertility diagnosis and treatment.

Gynecology And Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts – Instructor in Obstetrics
July 1994 – June 1998

Responsible for teaching Harvard Medical Students and Residents in both clinical and classroom situations. Developed curriculum for Evidence Based Medicine course.

Beth Israel Hospital OB/GYN Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 1994 – June 1998

Private general obstetrics and gynaecology practice.

Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattapan, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
June 1995 – May 1997

Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts – Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 1994 – June 1995

Education

Australian Graduate School of Management – E.M.B.A.
GDM 2002

Harvard School of Public Health – M.P.H.
1996

State University of New York – M.D.
1990

Cornell University, magna cum laude – B.A.
1986

Residency

The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. – Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecolgoy
1990 – 1994

Licensure and Certification

Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Fellow
1998

New South Wales Medical Board Registration
1998

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Diplomate
1996

Massachusetts License Registration
1994

Contact Us

T (02) 9248 0200
A Suite 306, 343 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia