Fertility Belgium


The fertility centre has two branches: one in the General Hospital in Ghent and the other in Weststraat in Aalter.

At the fertility centre in the hospital in Ghent, besides consultations, we do all the oocyte retrievals, transfers and operations. Thanks to the tissue bank, we can also store gametes (egg and sperm cells) and embryos (fertilised eggs) for possible later use. Dr Kaan Osmanagaoglu, Prof. Paul Devroey and I (as the director) work full-time for the fertility centre.


But of course we are just a few members of our brilliant team. There are also 15 nurses and midwives who work for us:

  • Sara Bonte
  • Lisa De Roover
  • Lieve Declercq
  • Chantal Demurie (coördinatie)
  • Deryckere Helena
  • De Waele Sarah
  • D'Haene Eveline
  • D'Hont Jennifer
  • Firlefyn Friedel
  • Gentier Dorothy
  • L'Ecluse An
  • L'Ecluse Charlotte
  • Moureau Françoise
  • Monstrey Elien
  • Thysebaerdt Greta
  • Vandenberghe Emily
  • Vandesteene Caroline
  • Vanhercke Josephine
  • Van Rompuy Florence

The fertility centre also employs no less than 9 lab technicians or embryologists:

  • Bogaerts Melissa
  • Caufrier Tabitha
  • De Keukelaere Jolien
  • Golsteyn Nadja
  • Lutin Nicoline
  • Maes Leen
  • Mahieu Frederik (head laboratory technician)
  • Van Acker Michaël
  • Van de Walle Linda
  • Vandenhecke Evelyne
  • Vanruyskensvelde Evelien
  • Verheecke Tahira (quality manager)

We also have our own research department that I, Prof. Devroey and Dr Osmanagaoglu contribute to, which is coordinated by Lieve Declercq and Caroline Van De Steen. Katrien Van Der Schueren deals with all the statistics. You can find out more about our research under Scientific work and Publications.

Of course the fertility centre works closely with the gynaecologists at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department at Jan Palfijn General Hospital: Dr Tom Bovyn, Dr Anne De Vits, Dr Frank Hauspy, Dr Dina Houben, Dr Indra Laureys, Dr Liesbeth Ottoy and Dr Caroline Van Turnhout. To improve our services even further, the fertility centre also has a partnership with the hospitals Onze-Lieve-Vrouwziekenhuis Aalst-Asse-Ninove, Sint-Augustinus General Hospital in Antwerp and Maria Middelares General Hospital in Ghent.