Dr Pete Benny was one of the founders of fertility services in Canterbury and has returned home from Australia to become Medical Director of Genea Oxford Fertility. Pete brings the experience of more than 30 years of treating people with infertility to every consultation. His interests in fertility and reproductive medicine are broad and he has extensive experience in surgical conditions associated with infertility management, hormonal aspects of ovarian responsiveness and reserve as well as factors including nutrition and environment that impact on male and female fertility.
While newly appointed as Medical Director of Genea Oxford Fertility and recently returned from Australia, Pete’s connection to New Zealand stretches back to his childhood and he began his medical career in Christchurch.
Pete studied medicine at the University of Otago and trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Christchurch NZ and Leicester UK. He returned to New Zealand in 1981 and practiced first in Wellington and then Christchurch as an obstetrician and gynaecologist while also holding a number of roles in Canterbury’s burgeoning fertility services. These included Clinical Director of Canterbury District Health Board’s IVF Unit until 1993; Medical Director of Healthlink South’s IVF service until 1996; Medical Director of The Fertility Centre until 2008 and Medical Director of Repromed Christchurch (now Fertility Associates) until 2010.
He has a subspecialist Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
More recently in Australia, Pete has served as the Medical Director of Monash IVF NSW and an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Pete is a Member of the Fertility Society of Australia, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
As well as helping Genea Oxford Fertility provide the very best care and treatment for people wanting to grow their families, Pete will be involved in training new fertility specialists to work at the clinic.