Assisting Nature consists of a group of scientists with specialized expertise in the field of infertility, capable of providing all kind of services related to assisted reproduction.
Gynaecologists who are dedicated in treating female infertility, highly experienced in reproductive endoscopy, but also passionate, loyal, and highly committed to patient treatment and care…
Reproductive Medicine Specialists, accredited by National Authority
Gynaecologists with Reproductive Interest
There is an entire team behind our lab, whom patients might haven’t met yet,however, these scientists have a tremendous impact on creating life everyday and play an integral role in the establishment of a pregnancy…
They consistently contribute to the development of new and revolutionary approaches to reproductive care..
It is truly a combination of great physicians, professionalism, and great patient care
A Symphony of Expertise and Excellence in the field of reproductive medicine with our European renowned Fertility specialists offer more than 100 years of combined reproductive treatment, research and infertility expertise…
to provide cutting edge fertility care in an environment that supported patients’ physical, emotional, and financial needs—and to make future business and clinical decisions based on what is in the best interest of the
Evi Timotheou received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Bologna, Italy in 2004. Her thesis included research about the influence of different culture systems in human ovarian tissue preservation after cryopreservation.Evi began her embryology career in 2004 at University Hospital Sant’ Orsola Malpighi, Institute of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Human Reproduction Unit, Bologna, Italy , trained by Raffaella Fabbri in freezing / thawing ovarian tissue , ovarian tissue culture and electron microscopy techniques.She completed her internship in IVF techniques at Ravenna Hospital, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Italy in 2006.In 2007 she was recruited as embryologist at Genesis IVF Center, Patras, Greece.She joined American Fertility Services Clinic in New York, USA in 2007 and specialized in assisted reproduction techniques including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and extended embryo culture.
Petroula Tatsi , is clinical embryologist in “Assisting Nature” since 2013 and is one of the first members of this Team.She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013 with specialty in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Developmental Biology. In her Diploma Thesis Petroula has done extensive work in the area of estrogen receptors research: “The effect of a diet rich in phytoestrogens on Estrogen Receptors and PPARs in liver and uterus tissue”.In 2012 she fulfilled her Internship in “Biogenesis” where she first experienced all In vitro Fertilization Techniques. Her Internship Thesis focused on: “Use of Time Lapse Monitoring System in embryo culture in IVF Laboratories”.
Tatiana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2013. Her studies were targeted in the field of Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology. Her diplomatic research focused in the evaluation of the genotoxic and antigenotoxic effects of natural agents using both in vitro and in vivo techniques.In 2012 she completed her internship in “Theageneio” Hospital where, she was trained in molecular diagnostics in viral infections of HPV.During the next two years she completed her Master degree in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attending the Postgraduate Study Program “Applied Genetics and Biotechnology”, where she was involved in the challenging field of Molecular Biology and Cytogenetic. In her thesis, she performed mitochondrial DNA and chromosome analysis, using molecular and cytogenetic techniques, along with the use of bioinformatic tools.
During 2016-2017, she also participated in the Educational Study Program in “Human Reproduction” at Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Tatiana joined our team in 2017, as our younger trainee embryologist.
Ronny Janssens graduated from the Stedelijk Instituut voor Technisch Onderwijs in Mechelen in 1978 with a degree in clinical chemistry.
He started his career at the Radio Immuno Assay laboratory at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels in 1979.
He joined the team of Prof. André Van Steirteghem and Prof. Paul Devroey as an embryologist in 1983.
Since then he has been involved in the start-up and development of the IVF laboratory at the centre for reproductive Medicine.
Ronny Janssens is currently the Quality Manager of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel where he was responsible for the implementation of a quality system and accreditation according to ISO 17025 and later ISO15189.
He has been an ESHRE member since 1985 and cofounder of the paramedical group within ESHRE.
He has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and he acts as an external reviewer in several leading journals.
He is invited lecturer in several international congresses around the world.
He has authored many chapters in international textbooks regarding the implementation of a quality system and laboratory accreditation.
Fotini Pakaki is a midwife that graduated from Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Midwifery.
Since 2013 she has taken up duties as a midwife coordinator in the Assisting Nature IVF .
In 2019, she completed her Master's Degree in "Human Reproduction" in the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace.
Fotini is experienced endoscopy midwife and our Operating Theatre supervisor. She is active member of Quality Management Department.
She is responsible for two research programs of Assisting Nature College of Reproduction. She is a lecturer at the Institiut I.E.K Pasteur in the department of paramedical professions. She is fluent in English and French.
Fotini is focused on providing a high quality, professional service with a friendly smile. She also supports our fertility yoga program.You are able to read her interesting publications in our Assisting Blog.
Stella Stamataki is a midwife that graduated from Technological Educational Institute, Department of Midewifery.
Since 2017 she has taken up duties as a midewife coordinator in Assisting Nature IVF. She speaks english.
Theodora Palia is a Registered Midwife since 2012. She graduated from International Hellenic University, Midwifery Department (Thessaloniki).
Since 2012, she collaborated with obstetricians-gynaecologists, providing psychosomatic preparation during pregnancy, support in labour, postnatal home visits and assistance on breastfeeding. Alongside, she worked at private clinic “Genesis”, in postnatal and high risk pregnancy department.
Furthermore, she worked as midwife in charge of a perinatal center to provide psychosomatic preparation for childbirth in future parents.
She has also acquired a 3 years’ clinical experience in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at “Iaso” Thessalias, providing daily advanced care in premature and ill neonates.
Beyond midwifery studies, Theodora followed the path of emergency medicine and acquired the last years specialized clinical knowledge and skills in advanced life support.
From 2017 until 2019, she worked as a midwife-medical personnel in remote areas in the sector of prehospital emergency care, in Meducation, GR and then in SHARP Medical Company, providing emergency prehospital care in high-profile clients and in population groups of all ages, in remote areas.
She is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support/Automated External Defibrillator from European Resuscitation Council from 2015.
She is holding certificates in Basic and Advanced Life Support (BLS-ALS) and Medicine in Remote Areas (MiRA, UK).
She has participated in the lifelong learning programme entitled “Psychosomatic Preparation for Parenthood” and she is expertise in postnatal fitness L2 from Human Mama (GR).
Her passion for knowledge and self-development is what characterizes her, following always the evidence based knowledge and practice, aiming for the best possible outcome for each patient.
She speaks excellent English and French.
Since 2019, she joined the Assisting Nature IVF team.
Alexandra Karassavidou is an expert cardiologist and is particularly concerned with hypertension and arrhythmias.
Her experience in diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases is long and extensive.
From 1986 till 1995 while doing her speciality, she worked in the Department of Pathology in the Prefectural Hospital of Edessa for four years and them moved to the cardiology department of Papanikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki.
From 1996 until today she continues the cardiology profession in a private office
in Thessaloniki specialising in cardiological ultrasound and holter studies.
Πτυχιούχος της Ιατρικής Σχολής του Πανεπ. Θεσσαλίας το 1999.
Ειδικεύθηκε στην Αναισθησιολογία στο “Γ. Παπανικολάου” από όπου απέκτησε τίτλο ειδικότητας το 2005. Διδάκτορας του Π.Θ., το 2007.
Μετεκπαίδευση το 2009 στο UCI-Los Angeles στην νευροαναισθησιολογία και καρδιοαναισθησιολογία και το 2010 στο “Policlinico Umberto-La Sapienza, Rome” στην νευροαναισθησιολογία.
Εργάσθηκε ως ειδικός αναισθησιολόγος στο Νοσ. “ΑΧΕΠΑ” και “Παπαγεωργίου”, εξειδικεύθηκε στην εντατικολογία στο Νοσ. “Αγ. Παύλος” και από το 2008 έως το 2016 εργάσθηκε ως επιμελήτρια στο Αναισθησιολογικό και στο Καρδιοαναισθησιολογικό Τμήμα του Νοσ. “Γ. Παπανικολάου”.
Από το 2016 είναι Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια του Ιατρικού Τμήματος της Σχολής Επιστημών Υγείας του ΑΠΘ με γνωστικό αντικείμενο ‘‘Περιγραφική Ανατομική’’ στον Τομέα Ανατομικής και Παθολογικής Ανατομικής
Veatriki Tsatsouli is a senior healthcare executive with over 17 years of experience in healthcare.
As a senior manager, she has developed extensive experience in the leadership and management of healthcare organizations and services.
Her experience in the field of infertility, the past 15 years, has given her an in-depth understanding of the needs and expectations of patients and the requirements to develop and deliver high performing quality service.
Following her studies and initial training she embarked on further post graduate studies and completed an MBA in Health Care Management, at Sheffield University.
Stamatia Kogiou graduated from the department of “Medical Laboratory Technologists” of the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki.
From 2006 to 2015 she worked in a renowned medical diagnostic laboratory of Thessaloniki. Since 2016, Stamatia coordinates all the QMS Department operations while in 2017 she took on the position of Administration Department supervisor and the Scientific Committee Secretary. She currently studies in the master’s program ‘Healthcare Management’ at the Hellenic Open University.
She speaks English and Greek Sign language.
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Chara has been in a medical background for almost eight years, and joined the Assisting Nature IVF team in 2017. With many years in the field of customer service, Chara is a compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable, and highly professional individual with excellent communication skills. She is well versed at walking new patients through the process of ‘’getting started’’ in a friendly, uncomplicated manner and has a wide passion for delivering the quality care patients.
Her customer service skills plays an invaluable role of providing front desk services in a fast paced environment ensuring that all queries are attended to us quickly as possible.
Her strong interest and genuine caring for our patients is heart-warming. She is responsible for administrative requests from the patients as well as for international patient communication relating to visa applications, recommended accommodation and etc. She is always available and more than happy to answer any related inquires.
Artemis Marousou is a graduate of the Department of French Language and Literature of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Customer service skills were acquired through multi-year sales and customer service expertise make it highly experienced to guide new patients in processes and ensure the best possible service.
She is fluent in English and French and since 2017 she is in charge of secretarial support, patient management and coordination of English-speaking and French-speaking patients at our unit.
H Μαρια Σμαγα είναι Ψυχολόγος – Ψυχοθεραπευτρια.
Σπούδασε Ψυχολογία BSc (Bachelor of Science in Psychology) στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Σέφιλντ στην Αγγλία. Συνέχισε τις σπουδές της στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Λονδίνου στο Ινστιτούτο της Εκπαίδευσης αποκτώντας τον μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο MSc στην Ανάπτυξη του Παιδιού(Master of Science in Child Development). Ολοκλήρωσε τις σπουδές της στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Ανατολικού Λονδίνου αποκτώντας διδακτορικό τίτλο PsychD στη Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολογία (Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology).
Έχει πολυετή και πολύπλευρη πείρα µε ποικίλες οµάδες πελατών ως Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολόγος την οποία απέκτησε δουλεύοντας σε εκπαιδευτικά ιδρύματα και σχολεία, εκκλησιαστικά κέντρα, μη κερδοσκοπικούς οργανισμούς, κέντρα ψυχοκοινωνικής υποστήριξης/αποκατάστασης και δομές υγείας (πρωτοβάθµιας και δευτεροβάθµιας) του Εθνικού Συστήµατος Υγείας (NHS – National Health Service) του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου και της Ελλάδας.
"Ο ρόλος μου ως Συμβουλευτική Ψυχολόγος είναι να παρέχω υποστήριξη σε ενήλικες και ζευγαρια έτσι ώστε να αναπτύξουν τις ψυχικές τους δυνάμεις για να βελτιώσουν τη ζωή τους και να αντιμετωπίσουν τα πρόβληματα που συνοδεύουν την τεκνοποίηση τους.. Προσφέρω βραχεία και µακράς διάρκειας θεραπεία βάση της Γνωστικής Συμπεριφορικής και της Συνθετικής Προσέγγισης. Χρησιμοποιώ διάφορες θεωρίες και τεχνικές προερχόμενες από το Ανθρωποκεντρικό, το Ψυχοδυναµικό και το Γνωστικό Συµπεριφοριστικό µοντέλο, τη Θεραπεία Σχημάτων, και τεχνικές Mindfulness, ανάλογα με τις ιδιαίτερες ανάγκες και την ηλικία του ατόμου. Είμαι εξειδικευμένη στην θεραπεία του άγχους ."