Dr Myvanwy McIlveen



Dr Myvanwy McIlveen is unique in that she is the only female college certified infertility specialist outside the Sydney metropolitan area in NSW. As Genea Newcastle’s Medical Director, she loves helping individuals and couples work towards their parenting dreams in an approach they feel comfortable with. She offers honest, realistic advice on the choices available to patients and guides them to the best path for them to parenthood. 

She treats patients in Newcastle and Gosford from her dedicated fertility practices. 

Her clinic consistently has one of the highest IVF success rates as independently verified by the government website Yourivfsuccess.com.au 

Dr McIlveen’s specialty areas include; 

  • IVF 
  • Infertility 
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis 
  • PCOS 
  • male factor infertility 
  • Recurrent implantation failure 
  • Donor sperm treatment 
  • Egg freezing 
  • Endometriosis  

Myvanwy is Newcastle born and bred, growing up at Lake Macquarie before doing her degree at Newcastle University (Honours) and her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at the John Hunter Hospital. She spent four years training in Sydney and at the University of Sheffield in England in infertility and IVF, completing both her subspecialist qualifications (CREI) and Master of Human Reproduction & Genetics. In 2005, she returned to her hometown of Newcastle as a specialist working with Genea. She is the Medical Director of Genea Newcastle & the Chairperson of the Genea Medical Advisory Committee. 

An active member of the Fertility Society of Australia, American Society of Reproductive Medicine & the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology Myvanwy is also an examiner for the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Her Masters research topic was in AMH and ovarian reserve (egg number) testing & optimising the embryo transfer technique using different catheters. Her areas of interest include PCOS, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, ovulation disorders (irregular periods), difficult IVF cases (recurrent IVF failures), ovarian failure and insufficiency, male factor infertility and unexplained infertility. 

Myvanwy runs her own fertility practice, Newcastle Fertility Specialists at The Junction, Newcastle. She also sees patients on the Central Coast at Gosford at Intuition Obstetrics. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at Lingard Hospital. She welcomes patients from Newcastle, the Hunter, Lake Macquarie, Gosford, Central Coast, Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbor, Tamworth, Armidale & Northern NSW. For remote patients she uses Facetime (Medicare rebate-able) or Skype. For local patients who cannot attend the rooms in person she offers  telehealth consultations.  

Myvanwy understands that the process of investigation and treatment can be stressful and sometimes you need a little reassurance. That’s why emailing and phoning her is welcome & encouraged! 

Outside of work, Myvanwy is married to her childhood sweetheart and has a teenage son. She loves anything active, from bushwalking, sailing, bouldering, to tennis and skiing. She loves a good trivia night and admits she may be a little addicted to F45. Her happy place is on the lounge reading and smothered by her two cats, Bob & Ferris.

Myvanwy has rooms at:

193 Corlette Street The Junction NSW 2291, And:

31 Hills Street Gosford NSW 2250

Contact the practice:

T: 02 4908 6555