Doctors

  • Dr. Braulio Peramo Moya, MD

    Medical Director, Ob/Gyn IVF consultant

    Dr. Braulio Peramo, an Obstetrician, Gynecologist and IVF physician, is the Medical Director and the General Manager of the Al Ain Fertility Center (AAFC). Dr. Peramo has been internationally practicing in the field of reproductive medicine, specializing in Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ARTs), gynecology and andrology for almost two decades in the USA, UK, mainland Europe and UAE.

    Dr. Peramo obtained his Medical and Surgery degree from the University of Madrid in 1991. Following this, he received his obstetrics and gynecology training in Doce de Octubre Hospital Universitario, where his work won the XVIII Prize of the Gynecological Society of Madrid in 1995. Later in 1997, he became a Clinical Fellow of Obstetrics and Gynecology during his visit at the Florida Hospital in Orlando, USA.

    In 2004, Dr. Peramo was awarded a Masters in Reproductive Medicine from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and in 2007, he attended advanced workshops on IVF and infertility in the New York University, USA. In January 2008, he received the European Diploma of Gynecological Endoscopy from the University of Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    Dr. Peramo has been the Medical Director at both the Clinica Tambre in Madrid and the Marques Institute in Barcelona, Spain. Under his lead, Clinica Tambre became a finalist for the European Foundation’s Quality Management twice, in 2005 and 2008. He has also been IVF Consultant at the London Women’s Clinic in Harley Street, UK.

    His expertise and research in the field of reproductive medicine has contributed in the development of infertility treatments and optimization of a number of ART protocols. Dr. Peramo has produced over 100 publications in short communications, full-length research papers, abstracts, posters and book chapters. His work in standardizing assisted reproduction aspects, from ovarian stimulation to the successful management of difficult andrology cases, has been internationally recognized.

    Dr. Peramo’s outlook is to reduce the burden of infertility by doing everything possible to help couples in achieving their dream of creating a healthy family. He has particular interest in several aspects of infertility:

    Genetics: he has been one of the pioneers in the recommendation for genetics diagnostics in infertility

    Hysteroscopy: he has performed more than 1500 procedures

    Recurrent IVF failure: he has managed difficult and challenging cases, with multiple IVF failures, making it one of the areas of his expertise.

    Patients’ safety: he has developed protocols to increase the safety of patients undergoing vigorous infertility treatments.

  • Dr. Sadika Solkar

    Ob/Gyn Fertility Specialist

    Dr.Sadika Solkar, Specialist Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, has over 20 years of experience in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Infertility and Reproductive Health.

    Before moving to the UK, She worked in Tawam Hospital, Alain UAE.

    In the UK, she worked as a specialty Doctor in the prestigious Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology Centre, UK (EFREC) between 2010 and 2012.After returning from the UK, she worked with Fakih IVF in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain between 2012and 2016.

    Membership: British Fertility Society, Awarded the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG) UK in 2006.

    Education: After MBBS, Dr .Sadika received her Master’s degree in Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1996 from Bangalore University, India.she got her MRCOG from UK in 2006.She went on to complete her Post Graduate Award in Assisted Reproductive Technology at Warwick University , UK and her dissertation in Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

    Clinical Expertise: PCOS (Polycystic ovaries), Fertility preservation in cancer patients, advanced maternal age, Poor Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis ,Recurrent Miscarriages, Recurrent  Implantation Failures and Hysteroscopies .Infertility management including HyCoSy, ovulation induction, IUI and all IVF procedures such as egg retrieval, embryo transfer, TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration).

    Awards: In 2011, Dr.Sadika’s co-authored publication received the best award in the International Scientific meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She also received a Post Graduate Award in Assisted Reproduction, Warwick University.

     

    Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Hindi and Urdu.

  • Dr. Martina Stevikova

    Ob/Gyn Fertility Specialist

    Dr. Martina Stevikova currently holds the position of Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology in Al Ain Fertility Center.

    Dr. Martina holds more than 14 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. She had practiced medicine at some of the leading healthcare organizations in Czech Republic such as the University Hospital - The Institute for the Care Of Mother and Child in Prague and also  Pronatal private IVF Clinic. Before moving to Middle East she held the position of Head Consultant in the biggest private IVF center Prague Fertility Center. At the same time she also run her own private gynecology practice in Prague.

    From 2013 she worked as a visiting Consultant in NewLife Fertility Clinic in Muscat, Oman. Since 2015 she has moved permanently to UAE and worked as IVF Specialist in Healthplus Fertility Center, Abu Dhabi prior joining Al Ain Fertility Center.
    Dr. Martina pioneered fertility treatment in IVF clinics across the African continent and was the first doctor to ever treat infertility patients in Uganda, Gabon and Togo. She is also the co-founder of Egg Bank program to preserve fertility of African women in Ghana.
    Dr. Martina has a special focus in treating of women with advanced maternal age, couples with reproductive immunological pathologies and recurrent implantation failure.

    Membership: Dr. Martina is a member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Czech Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Czech Society of Reproductive Medicine

    Education: Dr. Martina graduated from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2004. She had obtained European Union Board Consultant license in Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine. During her medical training she participated in internship programs in United States, Brazil, Norway and Denmark.
    Languages spoken: English, German, Czech, Slovak, Serbo-Croatian, Norwegian.

  • Dr. Rajia Al-Halaby

    Ob/Gyn Fertility Specialist

    Dr. Rajia Al-Halaby is a Lebanese Specialist of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Infertility, and Assisted Reproductive medicine, with more than 12 years of experience in the field and special interest in reproductive medicine and assisted conception.

    In June 2002Dr. Al Halaby, graduated from Beirut Arab University Faculty of Medicine and Surgery with a remarkable degree in OB-GYN. She has a special interest in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), menstrual irregularities, recurrent pregnancy loss, and repeated IVF failures.

    In 2007 she obtained a Diploma of Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology from Beirut Arab University – Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center HHUMC and joined Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group- Riyadh for more than 2 years as Ob GYN Specialist prior leaving to the UK to enroll in the RCOG subspecialty program.

    In 2011 Dr. Al Halaby obtained her Subspecialty in Subfertility & Reproductive Endocrinology as well as Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis from University College London Hospital (UCLH) and The Center for Reproductive & Genetic Health (CRGH) completing the Advanced Training Skills Module (ATSM) of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG). 

    She worked for more than 7 years as an OB-GYN / IVF consultant at Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, Riyadh with several successful stories especially for couples with repeated IVF failures. She initiated some protocol setups for the treatment of complicated cases and is knowledgeable with the latest and advanced techniques to ensure favorable outcomes.

     

  • FIRAS ALBUZ, MSc, PhD

    Fertilisation & Embryology Lab Director

    Dr Firas Albuz is the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Laboratories Director at the Al Ain Fertility Center (AAFC). Dr Albuz is an expert in Clinical Embryology, from his educational stages to his professional career to date, having performed research and managed IVF laboratories in Jordan, Germany and Australia.

    Dr Albuz obtained his BSc in Applied Biological Science, specialising in Molecular Biology and Genetics, from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1999. He later obtained his MSc in Clinical Embryology from the University of Leeds in 2007. Following, Dr Albuz joined the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where he worked on novel treatments of infertility. His work on the In-Vitro Maturation (IVM) of oocytes, sponsored by the Cook Medical company, awarded him his PhD in Reproductive Medicine in 2010. The IVM procedure and media suite from his PhD research have been patented and published in high impact factor journals.

    After obtaining his PhD, Dr Albuz joined the well renowned Center of Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussels, in Belgium, as a post-doctoral fellow for two years. There, he continued his research and established a clinical program for oocyte IVM. In 2011, Dr Albuz moved back to the Middle East to take up a leading position as the director of the first and largest IVF center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which involved managing four IVF laboratories.

    Dr Albuz is an innovative researcher who also has experience in intellectual property protection and commercialization. He has published and co-authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of assisted reproductive medicine gaining a growing international reputation. His work has been recognized with multiple nominations and prizes, as he regularly participates at local and international conferences.

  • Dr. Kulkarni Sameer Arun

    Anesthesia Specialist

    Dr.Sameer A Kulkarni is a Specialist Anesthesiologist who has over 16 years of experience in the field of Anesthesiology in United Arab Emirates and India.

    After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from Shivaji University, India (1998), he completed Diploma in Anesthesiology from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi (2004).

    Research: His research project during post-graduation was to compare various techniques of Anesthesia for outpatient (day case/ambulatory) surgeries. Ambulatory anesthesia has remained his core subject of interest and he has presented various original research articles on the same .Apart from publishing papers and posters in various conferences, he co-authored a reference book in the field of Medical Physiology.

    Dr.Sameer has a keen interest in Ultrasound guided nerve blocks as well and he tries to update himself in this field.

    Experience & Teaching: Dr.Sameer Kulkarni has a vast experience in Anesthesia for various surgical broad specialties and super specialties while he worked at prestigious institutes in UAE (like Zayed Military Hospital) and India (Global Hospital, Hyderabad; KLES Hospital, Belgaum; Paravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra; Kamineni Institute of Medical sciences, Hyderabad etc…).He worked in India as an intensivist in Surgical ICUs as well.

    Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates has always been his passion and he was a guide for prestigious DNB course at the Railway Hospital in Secunderabad, India. He was always appreciated and liked by his students.

    Memberships: Dr.Sameer Kulkarni has been an active of European Society of Regional Anesthesia (ESRA) and Indian society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

    “Safe Anesthesia and smooth perioperative course has remained Dr.Sameer’s top priority always and he takes as far patient safety is concerned .He believes thorough preanesthesia evaluation is a key to an uneventful anesthesia experience.”

    Languages: English, Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and (basic) Arabic.

     

  • Dr. Kabir Sachdeva

    Genetic Lab Manager

    ksachdeva@aafc.ae

    nipt@aafc.ae

    00971 3 7024023

    Kabir Sachdeva is the Laboratory Manager at AAFC Middle East. He has done his BSc Hons (2004) and MSc Hons (2006) in Human Genetics from Guru Nanak Dev University In Punjab, his Ph.D is in Human Genetics from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Molecular Genetics Department New Delhi.

    He’s been trained in pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis in Igenomix Valencia Spain and worked for two years as biologist in Igenomix India Lab and till date handed more than hundred PGS and PGD cases. He has an over 11 years of experience in molecular genetics and has publication in various peer review journal.