About Us

Embriology Team

The Beginnings ACU Embryology team is led by our highly experienced Laboratory Manager Dr Dimitri Kalleas with two highly experienced HCPC registered clinical embryologists (Catarina Gomesmachado and Pedro Murillo).

The laboratory is also an accredited Embryologist training unit, and we currently have two trainees on the Scientific Training Programme (STP); we are proud to support and develop the future generation of embryologists and you may be asked about your consent to training during your cycle to help support their training needs.

We strive to improve laboratory processes and continually review protocols and new emerging technology to improve patient outcomes.

The latest addition in the laboratory is the Embryoscope, which uses time-lapse imaging to continually record embryos as they develop, so embryologists can make informed decisions on the best embryos for your treatment, whilst they remain safe in the incubator.

The embryology team will be on hand to talk you through all the laboratory steps from the day of egg collection, through embryo development and up to transfer or embryo freezing. We will always assess each couple individually and ensure you get the best treatment for you.



Part of Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust Block E, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey, London,


Patient pathway coordinator:
+44 208 296 3861
Reception: +44 208 296 3860
Fertility nurses:
+44 20 8296 3862

Working Hours

Mon-Fri - 8:00 -16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 (Limited Embriology)