Dr Irena Nikakis
Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Deputy Medical Director)
Qualifications: BSc, MSc ForSc, MBBS (Hons), FRANZCOG
Also practises general Gynaecology
Also practises Obstetrics
Irena is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility. She is an accredited Monash IVF specialist. known for her warm, caring nature and holistic approach to patient care. She is proud to be part of Fertility Tasmania, providing Tasmanians access to advanced fertility services and treatment.
Born in Greece but raised in Tasmania, Irena graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tasmania, Followed by a Master of Forensic Science at the University of London. She worked in a number of medical laboratories both in London and Greece before returning to Hobart. Thereafter she worked for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as their Scientific Officer and Quality Control Manager.
Irena then completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with Honours at the University of Tasmania in 2004. She trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and at Launceston General Hospital. Since 2013, she has been undertaking advanced training in infertility at TasIVF. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a Staff Specialist at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Irena is committed to providing information and support pre conception as well as during early pregnancy and beyond. She is keenly interested in using evidence based medicine to tailor treatment to suit each individual’s or couple’s unique fertility issues. She often supports patients with difficulty conceiving due to health factors or age.Her special focus is in recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure and how to minimise the impact of fertility treatment to improve pregnancy outcomes. Other areas of interest include fertility preservation and PCOS.
Irena firmly believes that taking time to work through issues is the cornerstone to her success but mostly as a mother of four she is humbled to be part of her patients journey to parenthood.