Experience & Qualifications
Lionel is from France and is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. After completing his medical training at Montpellier 1 University (the most ancient medical school in the western world), he undertook further subspecialist training in reproductive medicine at the Montpellier University Hospital, France. It was here that Lionel held a staff specialist and lecturer position for seven years before moving to Australia. He obtained the DESC - complementary diploma in specialized study - in reproductive medicine in 2007 (French CREI equiv.).
Upon arriving in Australia in 2010, Lionel took a position at the Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre as a Research Fellow in advanced laparoscopic surgery (tubal surgery, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis). He was elevated fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2011, is a member of several scientific societies, and has widely presented at various society meetings. Lionel has authored or co-authored more than 30 international papers, encompassing such topics as natural IVF for poor responders, prenatal genetic diagnosis PGD, endometriosis, laparoscopy and lifestyle factors related to infertility.
He is a staff specialist at the Wollongong Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Wollongong and Shellharbour Private Hospitals and the Wollongong Day Surgery.