Very caring and engaging, highly regarded CREI qualified fertility specialist Manuela Toledo approaches all fertility patients with a holistic view applying her extensive experience in fertility and the genetics of reproductive medicine.
Manuela’s empathetic and warm nature is reflected in her holistic approach to patient care. Manuela is interested in all aspects of infertility and has a special interest in fertility preservation (for medical and social reasons) and complementary medicine in fertility care. As the lead investigator at Melbourne IVF for the multi-centre Australian randomised control trial on acupuncture during IVF treatment, Manuela is focused on identifying if there is an evidence based link between the use of acupuncture and implantation following IVF. Manuela liaises closely with complementary therapists on individual patient care.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Melbourne and completing her residency at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Manuela specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology becoming a Member of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2001. Manuela is the only female fertility specialist in Tasmania and one of the few fertility specialists in Australia, that has completed the CREI qualification (Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). Her special area of interest is in complex IVF and the genetics of reproductive medicine, completing a Masters of Reproduction and Genetics at the University of Sydney in 2004.
Manuela continues to work closely with the country’s leading Pre-Implantation Genetics (PGD) team at Melbourne IVF (TasIVF’s sister clinic) facilitating this specialised area of reproductive health to those in Tasmania that want to avoid passing hereditary conditions to their children or may wish to utilise the newer Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) technologies to overcome recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure. Most recently genetic technology is being applied to screening of potential parents and embryos to ensure selection of chromosomally normal embryos providing the greatest chance of implantation and pregnancy success.
Manuela consults Friday and Saturday’s in Hobart, taking the opportunity to visit her parents, as she shares her time between Hobart and Melbourne where she holds a long standing VMO position at The Women's Hospital in Melbourne and is responsible for training future fertility specialists.
Manuela is delighted to join Bill Watkins’ team at TasIVF in 2016.