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Dr. Carol Coughlan
Dr. Carol Coughlan
Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist Reproductive Medicine & Surgery

Medical Director, ART Fertility Clinics, Dubai

Dr. Carol Coughlan is an RCOG accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. Dr Coughlan graduated with honours from University College Cork , Ireland in 1997. She was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) in July 2013 from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her MD thesis focused on recurrent implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage resulting in many publications and presentations both nationally and internationally. She has an interest in fertility preservation particularly for oncology reasons and prior to relocating to the UAE held the position of Clinical Director, Rotunda/IVF , the National Oncofertility Centre at Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

English
Dubai, UAE

Educational Qualification

  • 2015                FRCOG
  • 2013                Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training
  • 2013                RCOG Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
  • 2013                Medical Doctorate Reproductive Medicine, University of Sheffield
  • 2009                PGCME (Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education Dundee)
  • 2004                MRCPI                                    
  • 2003                MRCOG                                              
  • 1997                MB. BCh. BAO with Honours University College Cork

Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi H. Influence of Ethnicity in Human Reproduction. Professor Velasco, Jason Franasiak . Cambridge University Press. 2022

Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi H. Preparation for Optimal Endometrial Receptivity in Cryo Cycles. Human Fatemi & Barbara Lawrenz. Individualized In-Vitro Fertilization. : Delivering Precision Fertility Treatment.  Cambridge University Press 2021

Coughlan C, Loiudice Luisa, Pellicer Antonio. Individualized Embryo Transfer. Human Fatemi & Barbara Lawrenz. Individualized In-Vitro Fertilization. : Delivering Precision Fertility Treatment.  Cambridge University Press 2021

Coughlan C.  How to draw up a management plan when an IVF cycle has failed.  . Practical Problems in Assisted Reproduction. Ying Cheong, TC Li, Togas Tulandi. Cambridge University Press 2018.

Coughlan C. Reproductive Surgery in Assisted Conception. Local  endometrial trauma: a Treatment Strategy to Improve Implantation Rates. Metwally Mostafa, Tin-Chiu-Li.  Springer -Verlag London. 2015.

Coughlan C, Ola B. Assisted Reproduction Techniques-Challenges & Management Options. Vaginal bleeding in the luteal phase after IVF. Wiley-Blackwell: 1st Edition; Ch 63 p 267-70.2011

Coughlan C, Ledger W. Ovarian stimulation for PCO patients; In: Ovarian Stimulation.  Edited by Mohamed Aboulghar, Botros Rizk.Cambridge University.

Coughlan C, Ledger W. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.Clinical Infertility and Assisted Reproduction. Editors: Botros Rizk, H. Sallam.


Works arising from Thesis


Coughlan C, Clarke H, Cutting R, Saxton J, Waite S, Ledger W, Li T, Pacey AA. Sperm DNA Fragmentation, Recurrent Implantation Failure and Recurrent Miscarriage. Asian J Androl.2015 Jul-Aug;17 (4):681-5.

Coughlan, C., Yuan X, Demirol, A, Ledger, W, Li TC. Factors affecting the outcome of “Endometrial Scratch” in women with recurrent implantation failure. J Reprod Med. 2014. Jan- Feb; 59 (1-2): 39 – 43.

Coughlan, C, Ledger W, Wang Q, Liu Fenghua, Demirol Aygul, Gurgan Timur, Cutting R, Ong K, Sallam H, Li TC. Recurrent Implantation Failure:  Definition and Management. RBM Online. 2014 Jan; 28 (1):14 – 38.

Coughlan, C., Yuan X, Nafee, T., Yan, J, Mariee N, Li TC. Clinical Characteristics of Women with Recurrent Implantation Failure. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2013 Jul; 33 (5): 494 – 8.

Coughlan C, Sinagra M,  Ledger W, Li TC, Laird SM. Endometrial integrin expression in women with recurrent implantation failure after IVF; relationship to pregnancy outcome.  Fertility Sterility  2013 Sep ; 100 (3) : 825-30.

Coughlan C, Walters S, Ledger W, Li TC. Psychological Stress and Reproductive Failure. International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2014. Feb; 124 (2):143-7.


Publications


Abdala A, Elkhatib I, Bayram A, Arnanz A, El-Damen A, Melado L, Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Garrido N, Fatemi HM, De Munck N.  Euploidy rates are not affected when embryos are cultured in a continuous (CCM)  or sequential culture medium  (SCM): a sibling oocyte study. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 Apr 9. Doi:10.1007/s10815-021-02187-0. Online ahead of print.

Arnanz A, De Munck N, El Khatib I, Bayram A, Abdala A, Melado L, Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Pacheco A, Garcia-Velasco JA, Fatemi HM. Vitamin D in Follicular Fluid Correlates with the Euploid Status of Blastocysts in a Vitamin D Deficient Population. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Jan 25; 11: 609524.

Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Melado L, Digma S, Sibal J, Jean A, Fatemi HM. Step- down of FSH-Dosage During Ovarian Stimulation –Basic Lessons to be Learnt From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Apr13;12:661707.

Melado L, Arnanz A, Bayram A, Elkhatib I, De Munck N, Navarro AT, Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi HM. Anti-Mullerian hormone is an independent marker for oocyte survival after vitrification. Reprod Biomed Online . 2020 Jul;41(1):119-127.

Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Melado L, Fatemi HM. The ART of frozen embryo transfer : back to nature! Gynecol Endocrinol. 2020 Jun; 36 (6):479-483.

Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Fatemi HM. Individualized luteal phase support. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun; 31(3): 177-182.

Shanker U, Lawrenz B,  Bungum L, Depret Bixio L, Ruiz F, Coughlan C, Fatemi HM. Significant serum progesterone variations on the day of final oocyte maturation in stimulated IVF cycles. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Nov 20;10:806

Lawrenz B, Coughlan C, Melado L, Fatemi HM. Ethnical and sociocultural differences causing infertility are poorly understood- insights from the Arabian perspective. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2019 Apr; 36 (4): 661-665.

Coughlan C. What to do when good quality embryos repeatedly fail to implant. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Nov; 53:48-59.

Melado L, Lawrenz B, Sibal J, Abu E, Coughlan C, Navarro AT, Fatemi HM. Anti- mullerian hormone during natural cycle presents significant intra and intercycle variations when measured with fully automated assay. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) . 2018 Nov 27; 9:686.

Lawrenz B, Depret Bixio L, Coughlan C, Andersen CY, Melado L, Kalra B, Savjani G, Fatemi HM, Kumar A. Inhibin A-A Promising Predictive Parameter for Determination of Final Oocyte Maturation in Ovarian Stimulation for IVF/ICSI. Front Endocrinol  (Lausanne) . 2018 Nov 27; 9:686.

Coughlan C, Fitzgerald J, Milne P,Wingfield M. Is it safe to prescribe clomiphene citrate without ultrasound monitoring facilities? J Obstet Gynaecol.2010 May; 30 (4): 393-6.

Coughlan C, McAuliffe F, Bermingham N, Gleeson N. Vaginal cytology following primary hysterectomy for cervical cancer: is it useful? Irish Journal of Medical Science. Jan- March 2006;175 (1): 45-9.

Coughlan C, Kearney R, Turner M.  What are the implications for the next delivery in primigravidae who have an elective caesarean section for breech presentation? BJOG. 2002 Jun;109(6):624-6.


Invited Publications


Coughlan CJ, Harrity C, Laird SM, Li TC.  Local Endometrial Trauma (Endometrial Scratch): A Treatment Strategy to Improve Implantation Rates. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Scientific Impact Paper No .54. December 2016.

Coughlan C., Ledger, W., Ola, B. (2011) In-vitro Fertilisation. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine Vol 18.

Coughlan C. and TC Li. (2010) Surgical management of tubal disease and infertility. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Vol 19:

Coughlan C. and Ola, B. (2010) Problem based learning:  The subfertile couple. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine: 20, 3, p 87-92. 


Book Chapters


Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi H. The Effect of Ovarian Stimulation on Short Term Maternal Outcomes. D’Angelo A,  Rodriguez-Wallberg KA, Nogueira D. Long Term Safety of Assisted Reproduction, CRC Press, Boca Raton. 2022

Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi H. Influence of Ethnicity in Human Reproduction. Professor Velasco, Jason Franasiak . Cambridge University Press. 2022

Coughlan C, Lawrenz B, Fatemi H. Preparation for Optimal Endometrial Receptivity in Cryo Cycles. Human Fatemi & Barbara Lawrenz. Individualized In-Vitro Fertilization. : Delivering Precision Fertility Treatment.  Cambridge University Press 2021

Coughlan C, Loiudice Luisa, Pellicer Antonio. Individualized Embryo Transfer. Human Fatemi & Barbara Lawrenz. Individualized In-Vitro Fertilization. : Delivering Precision Fertility Treatment.  Cambridge University Press 2021

Coughlan C.  How to draw up a management plan when an IVF cycle has failed.  . Practical Problems in Assisted Reproduction. Ying Cheong, TC Li, Togas Tulandi. Cambridge University Press 2018.

Coughlan C. Reproductive Surgery in Assisted Conception. Local  endometrial trauma: a Treatment Strategy to Improve Implantation Rates. Metwally Mostafa, Tin-Chiu-Li.  Springer -Verlag London. 2015.

Coughlan C, Ola B. Assisted Reproduction Techniques-Challenges & Management Options. Vaginal bleeding in the luteal phase after IVF. Wiley-Blackwell: 1st Edition; Ch 63 p 267-70.2011

Coughlan C, Ledger W. Ovarian stimulation for PCO patients; In: Ovarian Stimulation.  Edited by Mohamed Aboulghar, Botros Rizk.Cambridge University.

Coughlan C, Ledger W. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.Clinical Infertility and Assisted Reproduction. Editors: Botros Rizk, H. Sallam.

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