Mr Michael Matthew Dooley

Personal profile

"Also the Duchess of Cornwall's gynaecologist (he performed her hysterectomy in 2007), this yoga devotee believes in a holistic method and regularly refers clients for acupuncture or to a nutritionist".

Michael Dooley is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Dorset County Hospital and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  He qualified from the University of London and then gained clinical and research experience in London, Oxford and Southern Ireland.  His special interest is in reproductive endocrinology and he has particular expertise in infertility, menopause and premenstrual syndrome. 

Michael has always been interested in a holistic, integrated team approach to patient care and he employs this strategy to maximize the chances of a positive outcome to any fertility treatment.  Stress management, acupuncture and nutrition as well as other complementary therapies are combined with conventional IVF and assisted conception techniques to offer a tailored approach to the couple’s care.

Due to his work he has recently been appointed Foundation Fellow for the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health and is leading a tour to China at the end of the year to look at an integrated approach to healthcare in China.  Michael has a special interest in sports gynaecology and has attended two Olympic games.

He is sole author of ‘Fit for Fertility’, a very informative and entertaining book which gives   comprehensive advice on overcoming infertility and preparing for pregnancy. He is also developing a ‘Fit for Fertility’ programme.

Michael has established The Poundbury Clinic in Dorchester as a centre of excellence providing an integrated approach to women’s health including fertility, menopause, osteoporosis, reproductive endocrinology, sports gynaecology, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. 

Michael works in very close collaboration with the Winterbourne Hospital to provide a local comprehensive fertility service. We can provide locally intrauterine insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) as well as gamete donation. Appropriate reproductive surgery is also offered locally including laparoscopic surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of the British Menopause Society
  • Member of the British Fertility Society
  • Member of South West Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society
  • Fellow of the Hunterian Society
  • Member of Guild of Healthwriters
  • Member of Gynaecological Research Society
  • Fellow of the American Fertility Society
  • Foundation Fellow, The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health
  • Member of the British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Infertility
  • Menopause & osteoporosis
  • PMS sports gynaecology
  • Period problems
  • Endometriosis & pelvic pain
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Minimal invasive surgery

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