Clinical Team

Professor Luciano Nardo

Professor Luciano Nardo

Consultant Gynaecologist
Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Clinical Director

Professor Luciano Nardo is a renowned consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery. He trained in Italy, London and Manchester before being appointed as consultant in gynaecology and reproductive medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, where he worked full time until 2011.

His clinical and academic interests are in infertility, assisted conception, gynaecological endocrinology, pelvic pain, menstrual disorders and hysteroscopic management of uterine abnormalities.  He has expertise in gynaecological ultrasound scan and management of early pregnancy problems including recurrent miscarriage. He has vast experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, tubal surgery and other benign gynaecological conditions regularly performing complex laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy and reversal of sterilisation as day case procedures.

Luciano is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and an associate member of many other learned societies. In July 2017 he was appointed as Visiting Professor to both Manchester Metropolitan University and Catania University, in recognition of his long term commitment to research and teaching alongside his clinical career. He has published in excess of 100 papers on many aspects of gynaecology, reproductive medicine and surgery and is regularly an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr Lee Feddy

Consultant Anaesthetist
Responsible Officer
HFEA Licence Holder
CQC Registered Manager

Lee qualified from the University of Manchester Medical School in 2004.

He undertook Anaesthesia and Critical Care training in the North West Deanery.

His current NHS post is Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University Hospital of South Manchester where he specialises in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and is Clinical Audit Lead for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia/Critical Care. He is a member of the following professional bodies: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia.

In January 2017 Lee was appointed Responsible Officer for Reproductive Health Group. In December 2018 Lee was appointed as HFEA Licence Holder and CQC Registered Manager.

Sonia Chachan

Dr Sonia Chachan

Consultant Gynaecologist

Sonia is a consultant gynaecologist whose NHS practice is based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. She has advanced training in colposcopy, gynaecological ultrasound, management of early pregnancy, benign open and laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy, and diagnosis and management of early gynaecological cancers. Sonia’s special interests are in menstrual problems, cervical problems, pelvic pain, menopausal issues and hormone replacement therapy, vulval problems, contraception and related issues and management of vaginal prolapse. She runs a one-stop clinic to investigate and treat women with the above problems with the minimum number of visits. Sonia is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and a member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, British Medical Association and British Menopause Society.

Clare Tower

Dr Clare Tower

Consultant Obstetrician 

Dr Tower was appointed as Consultant in July 2011. She graduated from Leeds University in 1996 (MBChB), having won the Masser Prize for the best performance in Medical finals. Her clinical training was in Leeds, Nottingham, London and Manchester. She secured a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship leading to her PhD. She has published widely in books and journals and has taught widely to both medical students and junior doctors.

Following appointment, she set up the specialist service for women with rheumatological disorders in pregnancy and also set up the Perinatal Mental Health Clinic. She has an active interest in clinical service development and also research.

She has peer-reviewed papers for many journals and reviewed grant applications for several funding bodies. Her current research focuses on clinical trials and rheumatological disorders in pregnancy.

Dr Koon Loong Chan

Consultant Obstetrician

Dr Chan has been a Consultant Obstetrician and a Subspecialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine working at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester since February 2006. He obtained his CCST in September 2002 (Sheffield) and completed his subspecialty training in December 2005 (Nottingham). He graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (London) in 1993 with BSc (Hons) and MB BS, obtained his MRCOG in May 1999 and elected to FRCOG in September 2011.

Dr Chan has a special interest and patients are referred to him from hospitals in the North West region relating to high risk pregnancy, fetal medicine, HIV in pregnancy and multiple pregnancy. He is the Obstetric Lead for HIV in Pregnancy and Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Training at St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester.

Specialist Areas: Fetal Medicine (fetal detailed ultrasound scanning, invasive testing including amniocentesis and chorionic villus biopsy), Multiple Pregnancy, HIV in Pregnancy, Pre-conception Counselling, General and high-risk antenatal Care, Birth Planning, Labour ward management.

Mr René Woderich

Mr René Woderich

Consultant Urological Surgeon

René Woderich is a Consultant Urological Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at the Warrington and Halton Hospitals. He holds regular clinics at RHG’s Centre for Reproductive Health at Daresbury Park.

Mr Woderich graduated in 1993 from Rostock University, The Faculty of Medicine, in the North of Germany. He worked as a junior doctor for three years in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg and researched the topic of his MD thesis at Humboldt University, Berlin. He came to England in 1997 and continued to train in a broad variety of surgical specialities in the North-West and East of England, before moving into Urology in 2003. He started Higher Surgical Training in Urology at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, moving to Liverpool (both Aintree and the Royal Liverpool Hospital), before completing most of his Urology training in the North-West Thames Rotation including University College London Hospitals, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College London Hospitals.

He was appointed as a Consultant General Urologist at Northern Devon Hospitals in 2010 and re-located to Warrington in 2013. He has a special interest in Andrology, male infertility and Endo-Urology (including kidney cancer and stone disease).

René has a teenage daughter and two grown-up children. He loves skiing, gastronomy and DIY.

Stephen Bromage

Mr Stephen Bromage

Consultant Urologist

Steve Bromage is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who has an NHS practice based around Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Steve graduated from Newcastle University and has gained medical and surgical experience through working in Australia and New Zealand before settling in the North West of England.

Steve has experience across all areas of general urology and has a sub-specialty interest in male factor fertility. He has published many original scientific articles in this area and has reviewed articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Andrology and Journal of Urology.

Steve also has an interest in urological cancer, in particular renal (kidney) disease. He performed the first laparoscopic (keyhole) partial nephrectomy using a novel green dye to highlight the tumour borders in the UK together with colleague Neil Oakley in 2013. Read the Daily Mail article here…

Steve is a member of the British Association of Urologists and the European Association of Urologists. He has a keen interest in education and has been awarded a certificate of education from the University of Dundee. He is involved in teaching and lecturing of medical students as well as health professionals.

Mr Phillip Toon

Mr Philip Toon

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Philip Toon has been a consultant gynaecologist for over thirty years and has extensive experience in general gynaecology, fertility, oncology and colposcopy. His RHG practice will be based at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham and he continues to work for the NHS on a sessional basis after retiring from his full time post.  Mr Toon has examined for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and continues to examine for Cardiff University.