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Specialist team

Gynaecologist/reproductologist
Dr. Violeta Fodina
Dr. Violeta Fodina CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova)
Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova) Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Dace Melka
Dr. Dace Melka Gynaecologist, obstetrician Details
Dr. Alina Seleznova
Dr. Alina Seleznova Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Ulyana Lapay
Dr. Ulyana Lapay Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova
Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova Gynaecologist, obstetrician, reproductive specialist Details
Dr. Indra Bergmane
Dr. Indra Bergmane Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Jūlija Tarasova
Dr. Jūlija Tarasova Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka
Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka
Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Violeta Fodina Dr. Violeta Fodina

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician
Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Education and experience

She has graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's diploma. Specialization in gynaecology and obstetrics at Riga Stradins University Postgraduate Faculty and St. Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy.

For a long time, she managed one of the reproductive clinics in Riga.

Further training

She completed her training in the field of reproductive medicine in Finland.

Proficient in all techniques of in vitro fertilization; using them, she achieves a large number of successful pregnancies.

In her work she uses all possible innovative technologies, combining reproductive medicine and genetics; develops her own methods of treating complex cases of infertility.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Member of the Latvian Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Member of the Baltic Fertility Society (BFS). Member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Reproductologists and Embryologists.

Continuously improves her qualifications in leading European reproduction centres and international congresses.

She constantly continues her development and training: the founder and head of SIA Vivacell; graduated from the courses of the LU "Pharmacognosy"; "Pharmaceutical Chemistry"; "Technology of dosage forms".

Since 2018 she studying for a doctorate at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia.

Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova) Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova)

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Education

Certified doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician; she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Riga Stradins University in 2008 and acquired the specialty of a doctor.

Graduated from Riga Stradins University Faculty of Continuing Education, mastered the full study programme "Residency in Medicine" and obtained the qualification of a gynaecologist and obstetrician.

Further training

She has acquired practical skills in specialized courses at the ESHRE, and regularly improves her knowledge in various training courses, seminars and congresses.

Information for patients

Worked for four years in the Emergency Medical Service, broadening her professional horizons by providing assistance to sick and injured people in critical cases in everyday and emergency situations, and dealing with issues in non-standard cases.

Dr. Dace Melka Dr. Dace Melka

Gynaecologist, obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Gynaecologist, obstetrician

Education

Gynaecologist of the highest qualification, specializing in operative gynaecology, with more than 35 years of experience.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge at local and foreign conferences and congresses.

Information for patients

A real professional in her field. A very responsive and knowledgeable doctor who will be able to help you in any complicated cases (endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility).

Dr. Alina Seleznova Dr. Alina Seleznova

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Education

Graduated from Riga Stradins University Medical Faculty in 2004. Completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at RSU faculty of Continuing Education in 2012. Certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Further training

Has experience in the Gynecological department of P. Stradins Clinical University Hospital and in ambulatory practice, as well as in various clinics in Riga.

Information for patients

Has practical skills in specialized educational programs, regularly attends courses and seminars to improve her qualification. Has experience in the emergency gynecology.

"The greatest right of women – to be a mother" (L. Yutang)

Dr. Ulyana Lapay Dr. Ulyana Lapay

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Education

She has graduated from the Donetsk National Medical University and obtained a doctor's diploma in 1999. Continued her education at the Donetsk National Medical University at the Department of Postgraduate Education on the basis of the Donetsk Regional Center for Maternal and Child Welfare with a specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics, having received a certificate of an obstetrician-gynecologist in 2001.

Further training

She was trained in the field of reproductive medicine and repeatedly trained in this specialty in clinics in Belgium, Sweden, Germany. She has extensive experience in implementing IVF programs. Manages all IVF techniques; achieves a high number of clinical pregnancies.

She has certificates in reproductive endocrinology, endoscopic and surgical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, ultrasound diagnostics. Actively introduces and develops methods of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of hereditary diseases. Extensive experience has been accumulated in the management of IVF with PGD in patients with genetic pathology.

She takes an active part in leading international and domestic conferences on reproduction issues. Author of a number of printed works and articles published in specialized scientific journals.

A full member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Baltic Fertility Society (BFS), the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM), the Russian Association of Human Reproduction (RAHR).

Information for patients

Clinical interests - assisted reproductive technologies (ART); preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); IVF in patients with genetic pathologies and a history of unsuccessful IVF attempts; treatment of complex cases of infertility using personalized protocols.

Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova

Gynaecologist, obstetrician, reproductive specialist

Field of specialisation

Certified gynaecologist – obstetrician, reproductive specialist

Examination of women in reproductive issues, diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders, observation of pregnancy.

Further training

Regularly upgrades her knowledge in Latvia and international scientific congresses, refresher courses, participates in clinical research.

Member of the Reproductive and Embryological Section of the Latvian Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians. Member of the Human Reproduction Association (Russia).

Information for patients

Extensive work experience in maternity pathology and maternity wards.

Dr. Indra Bergmane Dr. Indra Bergmane

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Information for patients

Extensive work experience in Riga Maternity Hospital. Consults pregnant women at iVF Riga Clinic.

Dr. Jūlija Tarasova Dr. Jūlija Tarasova

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2014 and obtained a doctor's degree. Since 2014, continues her studies at Riga Stradins University residency programme in the specialty "Gynaecologist and Obstetrician"

Further training

Since 2012, volunteers at the Interdepartmental Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology (Riga Stradins University), research activity – pathologies of the female reproductive system in connection with proliferative processes in the uterus.

Information for patients

Regularly updates and supplements her professional knowledge by attending various courses and congresses.

Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Andrologist
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss Internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist, sexologist Details
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss

Internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist, sexologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medical Sciences, an internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist and sexologist

Education

In 1998, Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy, specialization – male genital function and sexual disorders (andrology). In 2003, he obtained a doctor's degree.

Further training

He acquired training and worked in Israel, Holland, Sweden; was later elected a full member of the European Academy of Andrology.

Author of scientific works and publications. He constantly improves his theoretical knowledge and practical skills by participating in various international seminars, courses and trainings.

Information for patients

Provides diagnosis and treatment of the causes of male infertility, diagnosis and treatment of potency, erection, hormonal disorders.

Urologist
Dr. Egita Deine
Dr. Egita Deine Doctor – urologist Details
Dr. Egita Deine Dr. Egita Deine

Doctor – urologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – urologist

Education

Certified doctor – urologist

Information for patients

Dr. Deine will accept patients every other Monday, from 15:00 to 19:00 by prior appointment to be made with the reception desk.

Provides consultations. Treats chronic diseases, urinary tract inflammation, diagnoses and treats STDs in women and men, consults on prostate problems (prostatitis, adenoma); kidney diseases. She also provides consultations to pregnant women suffering from urinary incontinence.

Performs urological operations: excision of formations; plastic repair of spermatocele; plastic repair of hydrocele; plastic repair of Frenulum Breve; varicocele with a scrotal approach; correction of urinary incontinence; excision of the urethral outer opening polyp; excision of periurethral cyst; vasectomy.

Ultrasound specialist
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, ultrasound specialist Details
Dr. Nelli Rožina
Dr. Nelli Rožina Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician Details
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, ultrasound specialist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; ultrasonography specialist.

Education

Graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2011, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained the scientific degree of Doctor of Medicine of the Republic of Latvia (Dr.med.) for her research work "Fetal Intrauterine Growth Retardation".

Information for patients

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; ultrasonography specialist.

Dr. Nelli Rožina Dr. Nelli Rožina

Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician

Field of specialisation

Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician

Education

In 2010, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2017, she completed residency programme in radiology diagnostics at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (PSKUS)/Riga Stradins University (RSU). Member of the Latvian Association of Radiologists.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge in various courses, seminars, participates in conferences in Latvia and abroad.

Information for patients

Broad-based ultrasonography specialist (ultrasound examinations of abdominal organs, kidneys, bladder, thyroid, mammary glands, lymph nodes, soft tissues, joints).

Oncologist – chemotherapist
Dr. Marina Babuškina
Dr. Marina Babuškina Oncologist – chemotherapist Details
Dr. Marina Babuškina Dr. Marina Babuškina

Oncologist – chemotherapist

Field of specialisation

Oncologist – chemotherapist

Education

Graduated from Riga Stradins University in 2016 and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2016, she joined the University of Latvia residency programme in oncology and chemotherapy; clinical base at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital. Since 2018 – member of the Latvian Association of Oncologists and Chemotherapists. Since 2017 – member of the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO).

Further training

Actively participates in events organized by the ESMO, such as ESMO Preceptorship Courses on different cancer sites; Masterclass events organized by the European School of Oncology.

Endocrinologist
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist Details
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe Dr. Tatjana Zaķe

Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist

Education

  • 2021 - Riga Stradins University, Doctor of Medicine (PhD) degree, section: internal medicine
  • 2007 – 2013 – Riga Stradins University, doctor's degree
  • 2013 – 2016 – Riga Stradins University, certified internist
  • 2016 – 2019 – Riga Stradins University, certified endocrinologist
  • 2014 – 2018 – Riga Stradins University, Department of Doctoral Studies, programme “Medicine”
  • Since 2012 – Riga Stradins University, lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine
  • 2018 – 2021 – Project "Interaction of External and Genetic Factors in the Mechanisms of Immunological Development of Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases", researcher. Latvian Science Council grant lzp-2018/2-0059

Further training

Author of several scientific publications. Her research is related to autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease. Regularly updates her professional knowledge in international scientific conferences and congresses. Member of the Latvian Association of Endocrinologists and the European Association of Endocrinologists.

Information for patients

Advises patients with diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism disorders, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary diseases, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, suspected secondary arterial hypertension, calcium metabolism disorders and osteoporosis, obesity and other endocrine disorders.

Doctor geneticist
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Surgeon
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs Surgeon Details
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs

Surgeon

Field of specialisation

Surgeon

Education

Graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's degree. He continues his education at Riga Stradins University residency programme in general surgery; at the doctoral programme at Riga Stradins University and St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Medicine, clinical residency in general surgery. Specialization – laparoscopic surgery.

Further training

Continues training in laparoscopic surgery in international courses in Belgium and France. Regularly participates in local and international medicine conferences and seminars. Has extensive work experience working in large hospitals in Russia and Latvia. He has been working for a long time as the chief physician of the acute surgery department and the head of the emergency department at Jūrmala Hospital.

Information for patients

Broad profile surgeon. Has many years of experience in general and acute – emergency surgery, successfully performs both conventional and laparoscopic operations.

Acupuncture doctor
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor Details
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks

Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor

Field of specialisation

Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor

Education

Certified acupuncture doctor He has graduated from Riga Medical Institute and obtained a doctor's qualification.

Nutrition specialist
Baiba Iskrova
Baiba Iskrova Nutrition specialist (on maternity leave) Details
Karina Berseneva
Karina Berseneva Nutritionist Details
Baiba Iskrova Baiba Iskrova

Nutrition specialist (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Nutrition specialist

Education

In 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University Faculty of Rehabilitation and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care and the professional qualification of a nutritionist. Since 2019, she has been studying at the joint master's programme "Nutrition Science" of Riga Stradins University, University of Latvia and University of Agriculture of Latvia.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge in various courses, seminars, participates in conferences both in the field of nutrition and in the field of anti-aging in Latvia and abroad. Member of the Latvian Association of Diet and Nutrition Specialists (LDUSA). Member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN).

Information for patients

Works with patients with metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiometabolic disorders, oncology and micronutrient deficiency. Evaluates eating habits and provides recommendations for preventive diet and lifestyle strategies.

Karina Berseneva Karina Berseneva

Nutritionist

Specialisation

Nutritionist

Education

In 2004 has graduated Faculty of Modern Languages of the University of Latvia and has got a Bachelor's degree in English language.

In 2021, has graduated Riga Stradins University Faculty of Rehabilitation and has got a Bachelor's degree and the professional qualification in Nutrition. Since then continues her education, studying Master's programme "Nutrition Science" in Riga Stradins University.

Further training

Regularly ugrades her professional skills and competences, participating in scientific conferences and congresses both in Latvia and abroad.

Continuing education’s certificates:

Certificate of the Australian University (MONASH university) - the Low FODMAP diet for managing irritable bowel syndrome symptoms (IBS);

ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) LLL Nutrition certificates (continuing education):

Nutritional Assessment and Techniques (2019), Nutrition in Obesity (2021), Nutrition in Cancer (2021), Nutritional Support in Metabolic Syndrome (2021);

Member of the Latvian Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists (LDUSA), participating in seminars and lectures organized by LDUSA.

Information for patients

Provides Nutritionist’s consultations in:

  • dietary habits assessment and improving them in accordance with Dietary Guidelines based on the scientific reviews of the current body of evidence on key nutrition and health topics, as well as taking into account patient’s lifestyle, age and chronic disease (if there are any) ;
  • weight management (both - reduction in high BMI and gain in low) and control;
  • desighning sustainable meal plans for various chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.).
Psychiatrist
Dr. Dace Meļķe
Dr. Dace Meļķe Psychiatrist Details
Dr. Dace Meļķe Dr. Dace Meļķe

Psychiatrist

Field of specialisation

Psychiatrist

Education

Certified doctor psychiatrist. She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a doctor's degree.

Further training

Work experience at Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre and the State Social Care Centre "Rīga".

Nurse
Evita Arāja
Evita Arāja Senior nurse (on maternity leave) Details
Viktorija Everte-Burve
Viktorija Everte-Burve Certified midwife (on maternity leave) Details
Jekaterina Lisovska
Jekaterina Lisovska Senior nurse Details
Anita Kobaska
Anita Kobaska Nurse Details
Kristīne Gurjašina
Kristīne Gurjašina Nurse Details
Anete Marta Arāja
Anete Marta Arāja Ward attendant Details
Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa
Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa Nurse Details
Aija Orlovska
Aija Orlovska Nurse Details
Evita Arāja Evita Arāja

Senior nurse (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Senior nurse

Education

She has graduated from Riga Pauls Stradins University.

Further training

She has obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care and the qualification of a nurse. Participates in various courses and seminars to update her qualification.

Information for patients

Kind and responsive, ensures that patients feel comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.

Viktorija Everte-Burve Viktorija Everte-Burve

Certified midwife (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Medical College No. 1 and obtained the qualification of a midwife, which corresponds to the fourth level of professional qualification.

She has graduated from the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare of Riga Stradins University and obtained the qualification of a chief midwife. She is currently continuing her studies ar Riga Stradins University master's programme "Health Management".

Further training

Regularly improves her professional knowledge by attending various courses, seminars and scientific conferences.

Information for patients

She considers communication with patients to be central to healthcare processes and works to provide care at the highest level.

Jekaterina Lisovska Jekaterina Lisovska

Senior nurse

Anita Kobaska Anita Kobaska

Nurse

Kristīne Gurjašina Kristīne Gurjašina

Nurse

Anete Marta Arāja Anete Marta Arāja

Ward attendant

Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa

Nurse

Aija Orlovska Aija Orlovska

Nurse

Embryologist
Andris Grunskis
Andris Grunskis Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist Details
Evija Pīmane (on parental leave)
Evija Pīmane (on parental leave) Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System Details
Arita Blumberga
Arita Blumberga Embryologist – biologist Details
Rūta Romanosa
Rūta Romanosa Embryologist – biologist Details
Sanda Cielava
Sanda Cielava Embryologist – biologist Details
Andris Grunskis Andris Grunskis

Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist

Field of specialisation

Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist

Education

Natural sciences master's degree in biology (2010).

Further training

Regularly attends local and international seminars and trainings to upgrade his knowledge and practical skills. Competence and knowledge are confirmed by the certificate of the Senior Clinical Embryologist of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) obtained in 2017, as well as the laboratory specialist certificate obtained in 2013.

Information for patients

The most important thing is to provide patients with the highest possible quality of treatment using all the available technologies and experience accumulated in a period of over 11 years. Sometimes it is enough to not give up.

Evija Pīmane (on parental leave) Evija Pīmane (on parental leave)

Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System

Education

She has graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a degree of natural sciences in biology, as well as a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

Participates in the exchange of experience with staff of other clinics. Participates in international industry – related

Information for patients

With a high sense of responsibility to take care of all living cells that enter the Embryology Laboratory and carefully perform their evaluation and all standard procedures to achieve the maximum positive fertilization result.

Arita Blumberga Arita Blumberga

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

Education

She graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia in 2009 and obtained a bachelor's degree in biology.

Continuing her studies, in 2011 she graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Information for patients

More than three years of professional experience working as a geneticist and one and a half years of experience working as a nutritionist in neonatal screening and treatment of phenylketonuria at Children's Clinical University Hospital.

Regularly attends refresher courses, conferences and seminars.

Rūta Romanosa Rūta Romanosa

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

Education

In 2019, she obtained a bachelor's degree in biology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia.

Further training

The qualification of an embryologist is further upgraded by participating in various seminars and practical conferences. She has obtained a certificate by participating in various workshops in Vilnius.

Sanda Cielava Sanda Cielava

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

iVF Riga Genetics Centre
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dace Serģe
Dace Serģe Head of the Genetics Centre (on maternity leave) Details
Dace Enkure
Dace Enkure Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person) Details
Santa Andersone
Santa Andersone Cytogeneticist Details
Una Čonka
Una Čonka Molecular geneticist Details
Alise Eihmane
Alise Eihmane Molecular geneticist Details
Diāna Livčāne
Diāna Livčāne Molecular geneticist Details
Patrīcija Spalve
Patrīcija Spalve Cytogeneticist Details
Irēna Teilāne
Irēna Teilāne Cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Dace Serģe Dace Serģe

Head of the Genetics Centre (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Head of the Genetics Centre

Education

Master's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Law, professional master's programme "Law". Master's degree in social sciences – University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, European Studies. Bachelor's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of European Studies, Department of Regional Economics and Business, European Economics and Business.

Further training

Work experience 2010 – 2017 Director Orto Clinic; 2006 – 2010 Ministry of Welfare, Head of the International Agreements and Relations Division; 2004 – 2006 Head of the EU Coordination Sector of the Legal Department of the State Social Insurance Agency.

Dace Enkure Dace Enkure

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2007; holds a bachelor's degree in biology. In 2010, she graduated from master's programme "Biomedicine" at Riga Stradins University, obtaining a master's degree in biology. In 2013, she completed the doctoral programme in medicine at Riga Stradins University.

Further training

More than ten years of experience in molecular biology and genetics. Author and co-author of a number of internationally cited publications. Participation in local and international scientific projects. Raises qualification by taking part in both Latvian and international conferences and trainings.

Member of the Latvian Human Genetics Association.

Santa Andersone Santa Andersone

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2015; holds a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 2017, she obtained a master of science degree in biology from the University of Latvia.

Further training

More than two years of experience in scientific research at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre. Attends conferences and seminars in Latvia.

Una Čonka Una Čonka

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Alise Eihmane Alise Eihmane

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Diāna Livčāne Diāna Livčāne

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Patrīcija Spalve Patrīcija Spalve

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Irēna Teilāne Irēna Teilāne

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre
Anna Dorondo
Anna Dorondo Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager Details
Elīna Zandberga
Elīna Zandberga Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre Details
Marija Mihailova
Marija Mihailova Molecular biologist, biotechnologist Details
Marija Urbo
Marija Urbo Certified midwife (on maternity leave) Details
Dana Saukuma
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Alisa Kurļanda
Alisa Kurļanda Biotechnologist Details
Sabīne Kondratjeva
Sabīne Kondratjeva Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre Details
Anna Dorondo Anna Dorondo

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Field of specialisation

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Education

In 2015, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in chemistry; in 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University acquiring a master's degree in biomedicine.

Further training

Experience in scientific research in the field of chemistry and molecular biology. Participation in local and international conferences. She has completed quality management courses, both local and international.

Information for patients

She has also obtained certificates in labour protection, project management, HR management.

Elīna Zandberga Elīna Zandberga

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2005, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in natural sciences. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Latvia in 2009, specializing in molecular biology.

Further training

More than 12 years of experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Participation in both local and international conferences and courses.

Marija Mihailova Marija Mihailova

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Education

In 2002, she obtained master's degree in biology at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology. In 2008, she obtained Dr. biol. degree at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology.

Further training

From 2002 to 2005, worked at the Institute of Virology of the Essen-Duisburg University Hospital, where she developed a larger part of her doctoral thesis. In 2011, for a period of three months, she gained practical experience and skills in work with the method of flow cytometry at the same institute. She has attended several international schools for young scientists in immunology, biotechnology and molecular biology. Attends scientific conferences, seminars and training courses.

Has obtained a certificate on the organization and safety cycles of biohazardous and potentially infectious waste management.

Member of the Latvian Biochemistry Society since 2000

Information for patients

Experience of twenty years in scientific research in the field of molecular biology. Winner or numerous awards:

  • University of Latvia annual award “Achievements in Science” for the best doctoral thesis of 2008 (6 February 2009)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for Doctoral Thesis “HCV Prototype Vaccine Based on Hepatitis B Core Virus-Like Particles” (2008)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for scientific work “Genetic Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus” (2002)

Co-author of several scientific publications.

Marija Urbo Marija Urbo

Certified midwife (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care. She has participated in the ERASMUS student exchange programme. Within the framework of ERASMUS programme, she studied and completed an internship at Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

She has completed a full course in chemistry at Riga Stradins University.
Her research work was published in the 2015 collection of scientific articles of Riga Stradins University.
In 2017, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

She constantly updates her knowledge by attending scientific conferences.

Dana Saukuma Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2004, she graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

Alisa Kurļanda Alisa Kurļanda

Biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Biotechnologist

Sabīne Kondratjeva Sabīne Kondratjeva

Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre

International Unit
Dr. Violeta Fodina
Dr. Violeta Fodina CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Jeļena Silkalna
Jeļena Silkalna Director of iVF Riga Infertility Treatment Clinic; Head of International Department, Senior Patient Coordinator Details
Nadežda Hroļenko
Nadežda Hroļenko Patient Coordinator Details
Marina Vaļetko
Marina Vaļetko Patient Coordinator Details
Dr. Violeta Fodina Dr. Violeta Fodina

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Education

She has graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's diploma. Specialization in gynaecology and obstetrics at Riga Stradins University Postgraduate Faculty and St. Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy.

Further training

She continues her training in reproductive science in Finland. For a long time, she managed one of the reproductive clinics in Riga. She is familiar with all extracorporeal fertilization techniques; by using them, she has achieved successful results with a large number of pregnancies.

Continuously improves her qualifications in leading European reproduction centres and international congresses. Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Jeļena Silkalna Jeļena Silkalna

Director of iVF Riga Infertility Treatment Clinic; Head of International Department, Senior Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Head of International Unit

Education

Specialty of a midwife acquired as part of her secondary special education at Riga Medical College No. 1.

Further training

Participates in both international and local seminars and courses dedicated to patient coordination and medical tourism; a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

More than 10 years of professional experience in the field of patient coordination.
"I will be with you all the time – from your first call to the birth of your baby."

Nadežda Hroļenko Nadežda Hroļenko

Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Professional higher education in the field of law, the qualification of a lawyer

Further training

Actively participates in international seminars and courses dedicated to medical tourism and patient coordination.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

10 years of experience in coordinating foreign and local patients
The patient will feel safe and comfortable during the treatment process at our clinic

Marina Vaļetko Marina Vaļetko

Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Successfully completed a project management course at the training and consulting centre "ABC"

Actively participates in seminars and lectures dedicated to reproductology.

Information for patients

More than 5 years of professional experience in the field of administration in a medical institution.

Administration
Simona Seļezņova
Simona Seļezņova Patient Coordinator (on maternity leave) Details
Helga Araka
Helga Araka Administrator Details
Nataļja Kuhare
Nataļja Kuhare Chief Administrator Details
Karīna Ivanova
Karīna Ivanova Administrator Details
Dana Saukuma
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Laura Luīze Šimfa
Laura Luīze Šimfa Administrator Details
Alisa Uščenko
Alisa Uščenko Donor Programme Coordinator Details
Simona Seļezņova Simona Seļezņova

Patient Coordinator (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Graduated from "Turība" University, Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme and obtained a bachelor's degree in business management.

Further training

Takes part in international seminars and courses dedicated to patient coordination.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

Many years of experience as a secretary of AAS “Baltijas Apdrošināšanas Nams”

Helga Araka Helga Araka

Administrator

Nataļja Kuhare Nataļja Kuhare

Chief Administrator

Field of specialisation

Chief Administrator

Education

Graduated from "Turība" University and obtained the qualification of a lawyer.

Takes part in seminars and lectures dedicated to effective customer service and administration.

Karīna Ivanova Karīna Ivanova

Administrator

Field of specialisation

Administrator

Dana Saukuma Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

She graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management in 2004, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

Laura Luīze Šimfa Laura Luīze Šimfa

Administrator

Field of specialisation

Administrator

Alisa Uščenko Alisa Uščenko

Donor Programme Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Donor Programme Coordinator

Marketing
Lilija Agzamova
Lilija Agzamova Marketing specialist Details
Lilija Agzamova Lilija Agzamova

Marketing specialist

Field of specialisation

Marketing specialist

Education

She has graduated from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in Russian philology.

Regularly participates in seminars and conferences dedicated to marketing issues.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Finance Department
Svetlana Rožkova
Svetlana Rožkova Chief Accountant Details
Irina Žukova
Irina Žukova Accountant Details
Ilze Ķirse
Ilze Ķirse Administrative support Details
Svetlana Rožkova Svetlana Rožkova

Chief Accountant

Field of specialisation

Chief Accountant

Irina Žukova Irina Žukova

Accountant

Field of specialisation

Accountant

Education

She has obtained higher education in light industry

Information for patients

Many years of experience in woodworking and logistics, as well as in accounting. Regularly attends refresher courses and seminars.

Ilze Ķirse Ilze Ķirse

Administrative support

Field of specialisation

Administrative support

Education

She has graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Latvia, as well as the Institute of Accounting of the University of Latvia (qualification of an economist in accounting). She has graduated from Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration and obtained a professional master's degree in business management.

Information for patients

Many years of experience in the banking industry.

Gynaecologist/reproductologist
Dr. Violeta Fodina
Dr. Violeta Fodina CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova)
Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova) Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Dace Melka
Dr. Dace Melka Gynaecologist, obstetrician Details
Dr. Alina Seleznova
Dr. Alina Seleznova Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Ulyana Lapay
Dr. Ulyana Lapay Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova
Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova Gynaecologist, obstetrician, reproductive specialist Details
Dr. Indra Bergmane
Dr. Indra Bergmane Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Jūlija Tarasova
Dr. Jūlija Tarasova Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka
Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka
Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician Details
Dr. Violeta Fodina Dr. Violeta Fodina

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician
Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Education and experience

She has graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's diploma. Specialization in gynaecology and obstetrics at Riga Stradins University Postgraduate Faculty and St. Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy.

For a long time, she managed one of the reproductive clinics in Riga.

Further training

She completed her training in the field of reproductive medicine in Finland.

Proficient in all techniques of in vitro fertilization; using them, she achieves a large number of successful pregnancies.

In her work she uses all possible innovative technologies, combining reproductive medicine and genetics; develops her own methods of treating complex cases of infertility.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Member of the Latvian Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Member of the Baltic Fertility Society (BFS). Member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Reproductologists and Embryologists.

Continuously improves her qualifications in leading European reproduction centres and international congresses.

She constantly continues her development and training: the founder and head of SIA Vivacell; graduated from the courses of the LU "Pharmacognosy"; "Pharmaceutical Chemistry"; "Technology of dosage forms".

Since 2018 she studying for a doctorate at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia.

Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova) Dr. Irina Kalvāne (ex Kovaļova)

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Education

Certified doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician; she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Riga Stradins University in 2008 and acquired the specialty of a doctor.

Graduated from Riga Stradins University Faculty of Continuing Education, mastered the full study programme "Residency in Medicine" and obtained the qualification of a gynaecologist and obstetrician.

Further training

She has acquired practical skills in specialized courses at the ESHRE, and regularly improves her knowledge in various training courses, seminars and congresses.

Information for patients

Worked for four years in the Emergency Medical Service, broadening her professional horizons by providing assistance to sick and injured people in critical cases in everyday and emergency situations, and dealing with issues in non-standard cases.

Dr. Dace Melka Dr. Dace Melka

Gynaecologist, obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Gynaecologist, obstetrician

Education

Gynaecologist of the highest qualification, specializing in operative gynaecology, with more than 35 years of experience.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge at local and foreign conferences and congresses.

Information for patients

A real professional in her field. A very responsive and knowledgeable doctor who will be able to help you in any complicated cases (endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility).

Dr. Alina Seleznova Dr. Alina Seleznova

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Education

Graduated from Riga Stradins University Medical Faculty in 2004. Completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at RSU faculty of Continuing Education in 2012. Certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Further training

Has experience in the Gynecological department of P. Stradins Clinical University Hospital and in ambulatory practice, as well as in various clinics in Riga.

Information for patients

Has practical skills in specialized educational programs, regularly attends courses and seminars to improve her qualification. Has experience in the emergency gynecology.

"The greatest right of women – to be a mother" (L. Yutang)

Dr. Ulyana Lapay Dr. Ulyana Lapay

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Reproductive specialist, gynaecologist – obstetrician

Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Education

She has graduated from the Donetsk National Medical University and obtained a doctor's diploma in 1999. Continued her education at the Donetsk National Medical University at the Department of Postgraduate Education on the basis of the Donetsk Regional Center for Maternal and Child Welfare with a specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics, having received a certificate of an obstetrician-gynecologist in 2001.

Further training

She was trained in the field of reproductive medicine and repeatedly trained in this specialty in clinics in Belgium, Sweden, Germany. She has extensive experience in implementing IVF programs. Manages all IVF techniques; achieves a high number of clinical pregnancies.

She has certificates in reproductive endocrinology, endoscopic and surgical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, ultrasound diagnostics. Actively introduces and develops methods of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of hereditary diseases. Extensive experience has been accumulated in the management of IVF with PGD in patients with genetic pathology.

She takes an active part in leading international and domestic conferences on reproduction issues. Author of a number of printed works and articles published in specialized scientific journals.

A full member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Baltic Fertility Society (BFS), the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM), the Russian Association of Human Reproduction (RAHR).

Information for patients

Clinical interests - assisted reproductive technologies (ART); preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); IVF in patients with genetic pathologies and a history of unsuccessful IVF attempts; treatment of complex cases of infertility using personalized protocols.

Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova Dr. Natālija Požiļenkova

Gynaecologist, obstetrician, reproductive specialist

Field of specialisation

Certified gynaecologist – obstetrician, reproductive specialist

Examination of women in reproductive issues, diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders, observation of pregnancy.

Further training

Regularly upgrades her knowledge in Latvia and international scientific congresses, refresher courses, participates in clinical research.

Member of the Reproductive and Embryological Section of the Latvian Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians. Member of the Human Reproduction Association (Russia).

Information for patients

Extensive work experience in maternity pathology and maternity wards.

Dr. Indra Bergmane Dr. Indra Bergmane

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Information for patients

Extensive work experience in Riga Maternity Hospital. Consults pregnant women at iVF Riga Clinic.

Dr. Jūlija Tarasova Dr. Jūlija Tarasova

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2014 and obtained a doctor's degree. Since 2014, continues her studies at Riga Stradins University residency programme in the specialty "Gynaecologist and Obstetrician"

Further training

Since 2012, volunteers at the Interdepartmental Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology (Riga Stradins University), research activity – pathologies of the female reproductive system in connection with proliferative processes in the uterus.

Information for patients

Regularly updates and supplements her professional knowledge by attending various courses and congresses.

Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka Dr. Jūlija Jaščuka

Doctor gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka Dr. Anastasija Pazeičuka

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

Doctor gynaecologist – obstetrician

Andrologist
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss Internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist, sexologist Details
Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss

Internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist, sexologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medical Sciences, an internationally certified andrologist, sex pathologist and sexologist

Education

In 1998, Dr. Juris Ērenpreiss graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy, specialization – male genital function and sexual disorders (andrology). In 2003, he obtained a doctor's degree.

Further training

He acquired training and worked in Israel, Holland, Sweden; was later elected a full member of the European Academy of Andrology.

Author of scientific works and publications. He constantly improves his theoretical knowledge and practical skills by participating in various international seminars, courses and trainings.

Information for patients

Provides diagnosis and treatment of the causes of male infertility, diagnosis and treatment of potency, erection, hormonal disorders.

Urologist
Dr. Egita Deine
Dr. Egita Deine Doctor – urologist Details
Dr. Egita Deine Dr. Egita Deine

Doctor – urologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – urologist

Education

Certified doctor – urologist

Information for patients

Dr. Deine will accept patients every other Monday, from 15:00 to 19:00 by prior appointment to be made with the reception desk.

Provides consultations. Treats chronic diseases, urinary tract inflammation, diagnoses and treats STDs in women and men, consults on prostate problems (prostatitis, adenoma); kidney diseases. She also provides consultations to pregnant women suffering from urinary incontinence.

Performs urological operations: excision of formations; plastic repair of spermatocele; plastic repair of hydrocele; plastic repair of Frenulum Breve; varicocele with a scrotal approach; correction of urinary incontinence; excision of the urethral outer opening polyp; excision of periurethral cyst; vasectomy.

Ultrasound specialist
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, ultrasound specialist Details
Dr. Nelli Rožina
Dr. Nelli Rožina Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician Details
Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska Dr. Natālija Vedmedovska

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, ultrasound specialist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; ultrasonography specialist.

Education

Graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2011, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained the scientific degree of Doctor of Medicine of the Republic of Latvia (Dr.med.) for her research work "Fetal Intrauterine Growth Retardation".

Information for patients

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; ultrasonography specialist.

Dr. Nelli Rožina Dr. Nelli Rožina

Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician

Field of specialisation

Ultrasonography specialist, certified radiologist – diagnostician

Education

In 2010, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2017, she completed residency programme in radiology diagnostics at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital (PSKUS)/Riga Stradins University (RSU). Member of the Latvian Association of Radiologists.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge in various courses, seminars, participates in conferences in Latvia and abroad.

Information for patients

Broad-based ultrasonography specialist (ultrasound examinations of abdominal organs, kidneys, bladder, thyroid, mammary glands, lymph nodes, soft tissues, joints).

Oncologist – chemotherapist
Dr. Marina Babuškina
Dr. Marina Babuškina Oncologist – chemotherapist Details
Dr. Marina Babuškina Dr. Marina Babuškina

Oncologist – chemotherapist

Field of specialisation

Oncologist – chemotherapist

Education

Graduated from Riga Stradins University in 2016 and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2016, she joined the University of Latvia residency programme in oncology and chemotherapy; clinical base at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital. Since 2018 – member of the Latvian Association of Oncologists and Chemotherapists. Since 2017 – member of the European Society of Medical Oncologists (ESMO).

Further training

Actively participates in events organized by the ESMO, such as ESMO Preceptorship Courses on different cancer sites; Masterclass events organized by the European School of Oncology.

Endocrinologist
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist Details
Dr. Tatjana Zaķe Dr. Tatjana Zaķe

Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist

Field of specialisation

Doctor of Medicine, Endocrinologist

Education

  • 2021 - Riga Stradins University, Doctor of Medicine (PhD) degree, section: internal medicine
  • 2007 – 2013 – Riga Stradins University, doctor's degree
  • 2013 – 2016 – Riga Stradins University, certified internist
  • 2016 – 2019 – Riga Stradins University, certified endocrinologist
  • 2014 – 2018 – Riga Stradins University, Department of Doctoral Studies, programme “Medicine”
  • Since 2012 – Riga Stradins University, lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine
  • 2018 – 2021 – Project "Interaction of External and Genetic Factors in the Mechanisms of Immunological Development of Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases", researcher. Latvian Science Council grant lzp-2018/2-0059

Further training

Author of several scientific publications. Her research is related to autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease. Regularly updates her professional knowledge in international scientific conferences and congresses. Member of the Latvian Association of Endocrinologists and the European Association of Endocrinologists.

Information for patients

Advises patients with diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism disorders, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary diseases, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, suspected secondary arterial hypertension, calcium metabolism disorders and osteoporosis, obesity and other endocrine disorders.

Doctor geneticist
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Surgeon
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs Surgeon Details
Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs Dr. Vjačeslavs Popkovs

Surgeon

Field of specialisation

Surgeon

Education

Graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's degree. He continues his education at Riga Stradins University residency programme in general surgery; at the doctoral programme at Riga Stradins University and St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Medicine, clinical residency in general surgery. Specialization – laparoscopic surgery.

Further training

Continues training in laparoscopic surgery in international courses in Belgium and France. Regularly participates in local and international medicine conferences and seminars. Has extensive work experience working in large hospitals in Russia and Latvia. He has been working for a long time as the chief physician of the acute surgery department and the head of the emergency department at Jūrmala Hospital.

Information for patients

Broad profile surgeon. Has many years of experience in general and acute – emergency surgery, successfully performs both conventional and laparoscopic operations.

Acupuncture doctor
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor Details
Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks Dr. Dmitrijs Poļaks

Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor

Field of specialisation

Doctor – internist, acupuncture doctor

Education

Certified acupuncture doctor He has graduated from Riga Medical Institute and obtained a doctor's qualification.

Nutrition specialist
Baiba Iskrova
Baiba Iskrova Nutrition specialist (on maternity leave) Details
Karina Berseneva
Karina Berseneva Nutritionist Details
Baiba Iskrova Baiba Iskrova

Nutrition specialist (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Nutrition specialist

Education

In 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University Faculty of Rehabilitation and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care and the professional qualification of a nutritionist. Since 2019, she has been studying at the joint master's programme "Nutrition Science" of Riga Stradins University, University of Latvia and University of Agriculture of Latvia.

Further training

Regularly updates her knowledge in various courses, seminars, participates in conferences both in the field of nutrition and in the field of anti-aging in Latvia and abroad. Member of the Latvian Association of Diet and Nutrition Specialists (LDUSA). Member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN).

Information for patients

Works with patients with metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiometabolic disorders, oncology and micronutrient deficiency. Evaluates eating habits and provides recommendations for preventive diet and lifestyle strategies.

Karina Berseneva Karina Berseneva

Nutritionist

Specialisation

Nutritionist

Education

In 2004 has graduated Faculty of Modern Languages of the University of Latvia and has got a Bachelor's degree in English language.

In 2021, has graduated Riga Stradins University Faculty of Rehabilitation and has got a Bachelor's degree and the professional qualification in Nutrition. Since then continues her education, studying Master's programme "Nutrition Science" in Riga Stradins University.

Further training

Regularly ugrades her professional skills and competences, participating in scientific conferences and congresses both in Latvia and abroad.

Continuing education’s certificates:

Certificate of the Australian University (MONASH university) - the Low FODMAP diet for managing irritable bowel syndrome symptoms (IBS);

ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) LLL Nutrition certificates (continuing education):

Nutritional Assessment and Techniques (2019), Nutrition in Obesity (2021), Nutrition in Cancer (2021), Nutritional Support in Metabolic Syndrome (2021);

Member of the Latvian Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists (LDUSA), participating in seminars and lectures organized by LDUSA.

Information for patients

Provides Nutritionist’s consultations in:

  • dietary habits assessment and improving them in accordance with Dietary Guidelines based on the scientific reviews of the current body of evidence on key nutrition and health topics, as well as taking into account patient’s lifestyle, age and chronic disease (if there are any) ;
  • weight management (both - reduction in high BMI and gain in low) and control;
  • desighning sustainable meal plans for various chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.).
Psychiatrist
Dr. Dace Meļķe
Dr. Dace Meļķe Psychiatrist Details
Dr. Dace Meļķe Dr. Dace Meļķe

Psychiatrist

Field of specialisation

Psychiatrist

Education

Certified doctor psychiatrist. She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a doctor's degree.

Further training

Work experience at Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre and the State Social Care Centre "Rīga".

Nurse
Evita Arāja
Evita Arāja Senior nurse (on maternity leave) Details
Viktorija Everte-Burve
Viktorija Everte-Burve Certified midwife (on maternity leave) Details
Jekaterina Lisovska
Jekaterina Lisovska Senior nurse Details
Anita Kobaska
Anita Kobaska Nurse Details
Kristīne Gurjašina
Kristīne Gurjašina Nurse Details
Anete Marta Arāja
Anete Marta Arāja Ward attendant Details
Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa
Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa Nurse Details
Aija Orlovska
Aija Orlovska Nurse Details
Evita Arāja Evita Arāja

Senior nurse (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Senior nurse

Education

She has graduated from Riga Pauls Stradins University.

Further training

She has obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care and the qualification of a nurse. Participates in various courses and seminars to update her qualification.

Information for patients

Kind and responsive, ensures that patients feel comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.

Viktorija Everte-Burve Viktorija Everte-Burve

Certified midwife (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Medical College No. 1 and obtained the qualification of a midwife, which corresponds to the fourth level of professional qualification.

She has graduated from the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare of Riga Stradins University and obtained the qualification of a chief midwife. She is currently continuing her studies ar Riga Stradins University master's programme "Health Management".

Further training

Regularly improves her professional knowledge by attending various courses, seminars and scientific conferences.

Information for patients

She considers communication with patients to be central to healthcare processes and works to provide care at the highest level.

Jekaterina Lisovska Jekaterina Lisovska

Senior nurse

Anita Kobaska Anita Kobaska

Nurse

Kristīne Gurjašina Kristīne Gurjašina

Nurse

Anete Marta Arāja Anete Marta Arāja

Ward attendant

Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa Dace Avotiņa-Auziņa

Nurse

Aija Orlovska Aija Orlovska

Nurse

Embryologist
Andris Grunskis
Andris Grunskis Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist Details
Evija Pīmane (on parental leave)
Evija Pīmane (on parental leave) Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System Details
Arita Blumberga
Arita Blumberga Embryologist – biologist Details
Rūta Romanosa
Rūta Romanosa Embryologist – biologist Details
Sanda Cielava
Sanda Cielava Embryologist – biologist Details
Andris Grunskis Andris Grunskis

Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist

Field of specialisation

Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Embryologist, Laboratory Specialist

Education

Natural sciences master's degree in biology (2010).

Further training

Regularly attends local and international seminars and trainings to upgrade his knowledge and practical skills. Competence and knowledge are confirmed by the certificate of the Senior Clinical Embryologist of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) obtained in 2017, as well as the laboratory specialist certificate obtained in 2013.

Information for patients

The most important thing is to provide patients with the highest possible quality of treatment using all the available technologies and experience accumulated in a period of over 11 years. Sometimes it is enough to not give up.

Evija Pīmane (on parental leave) Evija Pīmane (on parental leave)

Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist, Head of the Quality System

Education

She has graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a degree of natural sciences in biology, as well as a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

Participates in the exchange of experience with staff of other clinics. Participates in international industry – related

Information for patients

With a high sense of responsibility to take care of all living cells that enter the Embryology Laboratory and carefully perform their evaluation and all standard procedures to achieve the maximum positive fertilization result.

Arita Blumberga Arita Blumberga

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

Education

She graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia in 2009 and obtained a bachelor's degree in biology.

Continuing her studies, in 2011 she graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Information for patients

More than three years of professional experience working as a geneticist and one and a half years of experience working as a nutritionist in neonatal screening and treatment of phenylketonuria at Children's Clinical University Hospital.

Regularly attends refresher courses, conferences and seminars.

Rūta Romanosa Rūta Romanosa

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

Education

In 2019, she obtained a bachelor's degree in biology at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia.

Further training

The qualification of an embryologist is further upgraded by participating in various seminars and practical conferences. She has obtained a certificate by participating in various workshops in Vilnius.

Sanda Cielava Sanda Cielava

Embryologist – biologist

Field of specialisation

Embryologist – biologist

iVF Riga Genetics Centre
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Liene Korņejeva
Dr. Liene Korņejeva Doctor – geneticist Details
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Doctor – geneticist Details
Dace Serģe
Dace Serģe Head of the Genetics Centre (on maternity leave) Details
Dace Enkure
Dace Enkure Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person) Details
Santa Andersone
Santa Andersone Cytogeneticist Details
Una Čonka
Una Čonka Molecular geneticist Details
Alise Eihmane
Alise Eihmane Molecular geneticist Details
Diāna Livčāne
Diāna Livčāne Molecular geneticist Details
Patrīcija Spalve
Patrīcija Spalve Cytogeneticist Details
Irēna Teilāne
Irēna Teilāne Cytogeneticist Details
Dr. Aigars Dzalbs Dr. Aigars Dzalbs

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist, cytogeneticist

Education

In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia and obtained a doctor's degree. In 2010, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist. In 2013, he completed the Doctoral Study Programme in Medicine at Riga Stradins University. In 2014, he mastered the study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of an immunologist.

Further training

Regularly participates in local and international scientific conferences and seminars in the field of genetics and immunology.

Information for patients

More than ten years of experience in genetic counselling and clinical cytogenetics.

Dr. Liene Korņejeva Dr. Liene Korņejeva

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist.

Education

She graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine in 2003; has obtained a doctor's degree. In 2012, she mastered full study programme “Residency in Medicine” and obtained the qualification of a geneticist.

Information for patients

Genetic counselling may be required in cases where:

  • recurrent miscarriages have occurred
  • a couple has given birth to a child with a genetic pathology
  • there have been cases of genetic disease in the family history
  • genetic screening tests or ultrasound scan have identified health problems for the baby during pregnancy that may be related to a genetic condition
Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde Dr. Ieva Grīnfelde

Doctor – geneticist

Field of specialisation

Doctor – geneticist

Dace Serģe Dace Serģe

Head of the Genetics Centre (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Head of the Genetics Centre

Education

Master's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Law, professional master's programme "Law". Master's degree in social sciences – University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, European Studies. Bachelor's degree in social sciences – Riga Stradins University, Faculty of European Studies, Department of Regional Economics and Business, European Economics and Business.

Further training

Work experience 2010 – 2017 Director Orto Clinic; 2006 – 2010 Ministry of Welfare, Head of the International Agreements and Relations Division; 2004 – 2006 Head of the EU Coordination Sector of the Legal Department of the State Social Insurance Agency.

Dace Enkure Dace Enkure

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist, certified geneticist (medical support person)

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2007; holds a bachelor's degree in biology. In 2010, she graduated from master's programme "Biomedicine" at Riga Stradins University, obtaining a master's degree in biology. In 2013, she completed the doctoral programme in medicine at Riga Stradins University.

Further training

More than ten years of experience in molecular biology and genetics. Author and co-author of a number of internationally cited publications. Participation in local and international scientific projects. Raises qualification by taking part in both Latvian and international conferences and trainings.

Member of the Latvian Human Genetics Association.

Santa Andersone Santa Andersone

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Education

Graduated from the University of Latvia in 2015; holds a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 2017, she obtained a master of science degree in biology from the University of Latvia.

Further training

More than two years of experience in scientific research at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre. Attends conferences and seminars in Latvia.

Una Čonka Una Čonka

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Alise Eihmane Alise Eihmane

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Diāna Livčāne Diāna Livčāne

Molecular geneticist

Field of specialisation

Molecular geneticist

Patrīcija Spalve Patrīcija Spalve

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

Irēna Teilāne Irēna Teilāne

Cytogeneticist

Field of specialisation

Cytogeneticist

iVF Riga Stem Cell Centre
Anna Dorondo
Anna Dorondo Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager Details
Elīna Zandberga
Elīna Zandberga Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre Details
Marija Mihailova
Marija Mihailova Molecular biologist, biotechnologist Details
Marija Urbo
Marija Urbo Certified midwife (on maternity leave) Details
Dana Saukuma
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Alisa Kurļanda
Alisa Kurļanda Biotechnologist Details
Sabīne Kondratjeva
Sabīne Kondratjeva Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre Details
Anna Dorondo Anna Dorondo

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Field of specialisation

Head of Stem Cell Centre, Quality Manager

Education

In 2015, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in chemistry; in 2019, she graduated from Riga Stradins University acquiring a master's degree in biomedicine.

Further training

Experience in scientific research in the field of chemistry and molecular biology. Participation in local and international conferences. She has completed quality management courses, both local and international.

Information for patients

She has also obtained certificates in labour protection, project management, HR management.

Elīna Zandberga Elīna Zandberga

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist. Biotechnologist at the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2005, she graduated from the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in natural sciences. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Latvia in 2009, specializing in molecular biology.

Further training

More than 12 years of experience in molecular biology and cell biology. Participation in both local and international conferences and courses.

Marija Mihailova Marija Mihailova

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Molecular biologist, biotechnologist

Education

In 2002, she obtained master's degree in biology at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology. In 2008, she obtained Dr. biol. degree at the University of Latvia, specialising in molecular biology.

Further training

From 2002 to 2005, worked at the Institute of Virology of the Essen-Duisburg University Hospital, where she developed a larger part of her doctoral thesis. In 2011, for a period of three months, she gained practical experience and skills in work with the method of flow cytometry at the same institute. She has attended several international schools for young scientists in immunology, biotechnology and molecular biology. Attends scientific conferences, seminars and training courses.

Has obtained a certificate on the organization and safety cycles of biohazardous and potentially infectious waste management.

Member of the Latvian Biochemistry Society since 2000

Information for patients

Experience of twenty years in scientific research in the field of molecular biology. Winner or numerous awards:

  • University of Latvia annual award “Achievements in Science” for the best doctoral thesis of 2008 (6 February 2009)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for Doctoral Thesis “HCV Prototype Vaccine Based on Hepatitis B Core Virus-Like Particles” (2008)
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Award for scientific work “Genetic Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus” (2002)

Co-author of several scientific publications.

Marija Urbo Marija Urbo

Certified midwife (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Certified midwife

Education

She has graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in health care. She has participated in the ERASMUS student exchange programme. Within the framework of ERASMUS programme, she studied and completed an internship at Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.

She has completed a full course in chemistry at Riga Stradins University.
Her research work was published in the 2015 collection of scientific articles of Riga Stradins University.
In 2017, she graduated from Riga Stradins University and obtained a master's degree in health sciences in nutrition.

Further training

She constantly updates her knowledge by attending scientific conferences.

Dana Saukuma Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

In 2004, she graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

Alisa Kurļanda Alisa Kurļanda

Biotechnologist

Field of specialisation

Biotechnologist

Sabīne Kondratjeva Sabīne Kondratjeva

Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator of the Stem Cell Centre

International Unit
Dr. Violeta Fodina
Dr. Violeta Fodina CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician Details
Jeļena Silkalna
Jeļena Silkalna Director of iVF Riga Infertility Treatment Clinic; Head of International Department, Senior Patient Coordinator Details
Nadežda Hroļenko
Nadežda Hroļenko Patient Coordinator Details
Marina Vaļetko
Marina Vaļetko Patient Coordinator Details
Dr. Violeta Fodina Dr. Violeta Fodina

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Field of specialisation

CEO, reproductive specialist, gynaecologist  – obstetrician

Education

She has graduated from the Latvian Medical Academy and obtained a doctor's diploma. Specialization in gynaecology and obstetrics at Riga Stradins University Postgraduate Faculty and St. Petersburg Postgraduate Medical Academy.

Further training

She continues her training in reproductive science in Finland. For a long time, she managed one of the reproductive clinics in Riga. She is familiar with all extracorporeal fertilization techniques; by using them, she has achieved successful results with a large number of pregnancies.

Continuously improves her qualifications in leading European reproduction centres and international congresses. Specializes in infertility treatment and gynaecological endocrinology.

Jeļena Silkalna Jeļena Silkalna

Director of iVF Riga Infertility Treatment Clinic; Head of International Department, Senior Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Head of International Unit

Education

Specialty of a midwife acquired as part of her secondary special education at Riga Medical College No. 1.

Further training

Participates in both international and local seminars and courses dedicated to patient coordination and medical tourism; a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

More than 10 years of professional experience in the field of patient coordination.
"I will be with you all the time – from your first call to the birth of your baby."

Nadežda Hroļenko Nadežda Hroļenko

Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Professional higher education in the field of law, the qualification of a lawyer

Further training

Actively participates in international seminars and courses dedicated to medical tourism and patient coordination.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

10 years of experience in coordinating foreign and local patients
The patient will feel safe and comfortable during the treatment process at our clinic

Marina Vaļetko Marina Vaļetko

Patient Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Successfully completed a project management course at the training and consulting centre "ABC"

Actively participates in seminars and lectures dedicated to reproductology.

Information for patients

More than 5 years of professional experience in the field of administration in a medical institution.

Administration
Simona Seļezņova
Simona Seļezņova Patient Coordinator (on maternity leave) Details
Helga Araka
Helga Araka Administrator Details
Nataļja Kuhare
Nataļja Kuhare Chief Administrator Details
Karīna Ivanova
Karīna Ivanova Administrator Details
Dana Saukuma
Dana Saukuma Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre Details
Laura Luīze Šimfa
Laura Luīze Šimfa Administrator Details
Alisa Uščenko
Alisa Uščenko Donor Programme Coordinator Details
Simona Seļezņova Simona Seļezņova

Patient Coordinator (on maternity leave)

Field of specialisation

Patient Coordinator

Education

Graduated from "Turība" University, Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme and obtained a bachelor's degree in business management.

Further training

Takes part in international seminars and courses dedicated to patient coordination.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Information for patients

Many years of experience as a secretary of AAS “Baltijas Apdrošināšanas Nams”

Helga Araka Helga Araka

Administrator

Nataļja Kuhare Nataļja Kuhare

Chief Administrator

Field of specialisation

Chief Administrator

Education

Graduated from "Turība" University and obtained the qualification of a lawyer.

Takes part in seminars and lectures dedicated to effective customer service and administration.

Karīna Ivanova Karīna Ivanova

Administrator

Field of specialisation

Administrator

Dana Saukuma Dana Saukuma

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Field of specialisation

Administrator of the Genetics Centre and the Stem Cell Centre

Education

She graduated from Riga Graduate School of Pedagogy and Education Management in 2004, obtaining a bachelor of social sciences degree in psychology.

Information for patients

Extensive experience as an administrator and salon manager, as well as experience in a pre-school educational institution.

Laura Luīze Šimfa Laura Luīze Šimfa

Administrator

Field of specialisation

Administrator

Alisa Uščenko Alisa Uščenko

Donor Programme Coordinator

Field of specialisation

Donor Programme Coordinator

Marketing
Lilija Agzamova
Lilija Agzamova Marketing specialist Details
Lilija Agzamova Lilija Agzamova

Marketing specialist

Field of specialisation

Marketing specialist

Education

She has graduated from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia and obtained a master's degree in Russian philology.

Regularly participates in seminars and conferences dedicated to marketing issues.

Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Finance Department
Svetlana Rožkova
Svetlana Rožkova Chief Accountant Details
Irina Žukova
Irina Žukova Accountant Details
Ilze Ķirse
Ilze Ķirse Administrative support Details
Svetlana Rožkova Svetlana Rožkova

Chief Accountant

Field of specialisation

Chief Accountant

Irina Žukova Irina Žukova

Accountant

Field of specialisation

Accountant

Education

She has obtained higher education in light industry

Information for patients

Many years of experience in woodworking and logistics, as well as in accounting. Regularly attends refresher courses and seminars.

Ilze Ķirse Ilze Ķirse

Administrative support

Field of specialisation

Administrative support

Education

She has graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Latvia, as well as the Institute of Accounting of the University of Latvia (qualification of an economist in accounting). She has graduated from Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration and obtained a professional master's degree in business management.

Information for patients

Many years of experience in the banking industry.

We will be glad to see you in our clinic!

Contact our patient's coordinators:

Jeļena Silkalna
Jeļena Silkalna
Marina Vaļetko
Marina Vaļetko
Nadežda Hroļenko
Nadežda Hroļenko
Nataļja Kuhare
Nataļja Kuhare

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