A/Prof. Peter Illingworth
MD (Hons) FRCOG FRANZCOG CREI
Caring, highly experienced and attentive fertility specialist
Infertility & IVF / Reproductive Endocrinology
Peter is an experienced infertility specialist with over 20 years’ experience in assisted reproduction. He is highly regarded internationally due to his academic achievements and practical patient focused approach. Having just concluded a four year term as President of the Fertility Society of Australia, Peter's ability to facilitate collaboration, develop and implement ways to improve clinical practice and results for patients is renowned.
He started his medical training in the UK, receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and achieving his Doctorate of Medicine with honours at Dundee, Scotland. Having completed his obstetric and gynaecology training, he worked as a medical research scientist at the UK Medical Research Council Reproductive Science Unit in Edinburgh.
Moving to Australia in early 1996, Peter subspecialised in reproductive endocrinology and worked for ten years at Westmead Hospital in Western Sydney. Nowadays, he is Medical Director of IVFAustralia. His qualifications include an accredited sub-speciality in infertility and he is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London. Peter is a Royal College examiner in the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
He has an international reputation in the field of reproductive medicine, and has published over 70 research papers and book chapters, and provides regular media comment in Australia. His special interests are in reproductive endocrinology and female fertility disorders and he has served on a number of senior committees of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Peter takes great pride in the fact IVFAustralia is a RANZCOG appointed training ground for fertility specialists of the future.