Dr Anil Ramdeo’s journey first began when he was awarded a UN Scholarship to study medicine in University College Dublin – from which he graduated in 1981. He then obtained a Postgraduate qualification in Gynaecology & Obstetrics in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dr Ramdeo continued to pursue a higher purpose & qualification and proceeded to sub-specialize in reproductive medicine at the Regional Fertility Unit in Belfast under the mentorship of Dr Anthony Traub and Professor Thompson.
” With the guidance of these mentors, Dr Ramdeo also undertook several research projects into sperm function and treatment”
Doctor Ramdeo returned to South Africa in January 1992 and worked as a consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and also as the Head of the Endocrinology & Fertility unit at Nelson Mandela School of Medicine. In February 1994, he initiated the set-up the first fully functional fertility unit in Westville Hospital, together with Sandy Slogrove , Razia Hussain and Consultant, Sheena Robinson (from the Regional Fertility Unit- Belfast. Twenty three years ago, they achieved the first IVF pregnancy in Westville Hospital – “The Hill twins” , as they are known. Their first IVF pregnancy achieved within the first month following the commissioning of the unit.
With the exponential growth of the clinic, Dr Ramdeo aspired to provide cryobanking facilities and went on to set up the first cryobanking facility in KZN, along with his Senior Embryologist, Kinnon Naidoo. This provided services for fertility patients, cancer patients as well as patients undergoing treatment for medical conditions that may affect their fertility. Thanks to its newly offered services, Care clinic was the first to execute the first frozen embryo pregnancy, in South Africa.
In February 2006, the CARE team took the next step in its path to success. The practice moved to an independent location in Westville – 21 Jan Hofmeyer Road. This became the first independent, free-hold, ultra-modern, specialised, stand-alone fertility clinic in South Africa. Doctor Ramdeo went on to establish the first dedicated Reproductive HIV unit. It is situated in the tranquil area of Westville, surrounded by beautiful greenery and gardens, with excellent security and on-site parking.