Management of the Fertility Centre Niederrhein

Dr. med. Georg Döhmen (gynaecologist, medical director)

[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. med. Georg Döhmen (Frauenarzt, medizinische Leitung)


  • 1977-1984: Medical studies at the University of Mainz
  • 1986-1991: Medical activity in the UFK Göttingen in the field of andrology
  • 1988: doctorate
  • 1991: Specialist for gynaecology and obstetrics
  • 1992: Branch office as gynaecologist in Mönchengladbach
  • 1996 career: Recognition of the Faculty of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine

Stays abroad:

  • 1982: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • 1985: University of Hongkong, Queen Mary Hospital

Functions in the North Rhine Medical Association:

  • since 2008 2. chairman of the "Standing Commission for Questions of In Vitro Fertilisation and Embryo Transfer according to § 13 of the Professional Code of Conduct for Doctors in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • since 2001 Member of the Chamber Assembly of the  North Rhine Medical Association
  • Member of the Future Committee
  • Member of the board of the Mönchengladbach district office
  • Delegate of the German Medical Association 2006/2007/2008
  • from 2004-2009 Chairman Linker Niederrhein District Office
  • since 08/2014 Chairman of the district office Linker Niederrhein


  • Member of the German Society for Reproduction Medicine
  • since 12/2009 Member of the board of the german society for reproductive medicine
  • 2018 praesident elect / Chairman of the subsequent session 2020/2021 of the board of the german society for reproductive medicine
  • 2020 Acting Chairman of the current session 2020/2021 of the board of the german society for reproductive medicine

  • Member of the German Society for Andrology
  • Member of the German Society for Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
  • Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE)

Professional association:

  • 2nd Chairman of the Federal Association of Reproduction Medicine Centres in Germany   from 04/2006 to 05/2010


Salaried doctors

Dr. med. Thomas Schalk (Gynaecologist, Deputy Head)

born: 16.03.1957, married, 2 children


  • 1976: Abitur after school attendance in Bremen and Tuscola, Illinois / USA
  • 1979 - 1985: Licence to practise medicine after studying human medicine in Marburg and Göttingen
  • 1985 - 1991: Further training as a doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics at the University Women's Hospital Göttingen  (in gynaecological endocrinology and andrology)
  • 1991: Specialist for gynaecology and obstetrics
  • 1992: Doctorate on the subject " Influence of peptide substances on the hormonal secretion profile of human granulosa cells“ (Prof. Wuttke, Göttingen)
  • 1991 - 1993: Assistant in the group practice Dres. Gehring Kast et al.. Springe
  • 1993 - 1998: Establishment in private medical practice with focus on reproductive medicine at the German Clinic for Reproductive Medicine Bad Münder
  • 1997: Recognition of expertise in laboratory examinations in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics, Optional further education in gynaecological endocrinology & reproductive medicine
  • 1998 - 2001: Establishment as contract physician and deputy head of the IVF working group in the Centre for IVF & Reproductive Medicine of a group practice, Bad Münder
  • from 01. April 2001: Partner of the joint practice


  • member of the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Member of the German Society for Andrology
  • Member of the German Society for Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Member of the German Society for Reproduction Medicine
  • Member of the Working Group Reproductive Medicine North Rhine e.V. (Treasurer of the board)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicin

Dr. med. Frank Bender (Gynaecologist)

Born: 16.05.1974


  • 1995-2002: Study of human medicine (Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University)
  • 2002-2004: Doctor in private practice, Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Fertility Disorders, Prof. Dr. med. T. Strowitzki
  • 2004-2007: Assistant physician, Department of General Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, University Women's Hospital, Prof. Dr. med. C.W. Kuhn
  • 12/2007: Specialist for gynaecology and obstetrics
  • 09/2010: Recognition focus on gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine
  • 01/2008-12/2010: Assistant physician, Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, University Women's Hospital Bonn, Prof. Dr. med. H. van der Ven
  • 02/2011-06/2014: Senior physician, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Köln-Hohenlind, Prof. Dr. D. Rein
  • 10/2014-06/2018: Specialist in gynecology, gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine, MVZ amedes for IVF and prenatal medicine in Cologne
  • seit 07/2018: Employee doctor at the fertility centre niederrhein


  • since 05/2006: European Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics German-French, Société Européenne de Langues Francaise et Allemande de Gynécologie-Obstétrique
  • since 07/2008: German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • since 05/2015: European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology

Dr. med. Nina Röper (Assistant for Gynaecology & Obstetrics)

[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. med. Nina Röper (Weiterbildungsassistentin zur Frauenheilkunde & Geburtshilfe)

born: 07.12.1973, married, 3 children


  • 1994-1997: Physikum, Medical University of Lübeck
  • 1997-2001: 1st - 3rd state examination, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
  • 2001-2004: doctorate, University of Cologne, Prof. Dr. Birgit Gathof
  • 10/2002-03/2004: first year resident
  • 01/2004-10/2004: Clinical Development Gynaecology: Clinical Project Scientist (CPS), Gruenenthal GmbH, Aachen
  • 01/2004-03/2006: Assistant doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics, General Hospital Viersen
  • 03/2006-03/2012: Child time out
  • 03/2012-06/2013: Assistant doctor for obstetrics and gynaecology, Asklepios Clinic St. Augustin
  • 07/2013-06/2014: Assistant doctor for obstetrics and gynaecology, Practice Dr. H. Mellmann, Cologne
  • 05/2014-11/2014: Assistant doctor for obstetrics and gynaecology, Asklepios Clinic St. Augustin
  • 01/2015-05/2015: Assistant doctor for obstetrics and gynaecology, hospital Porz am Rhein
  • 07/2015-10/2017: Assistant doctor for general medicine, MVZ Marienburg/Volker Brenn in Cologne
  • 01/2014-03/2019: Assistant doctor for obstetrics and gynaecology, St. Johannes Hospital Sieglar
  • since 04/2019: Further education assistant at the Fertility Centre Niederrhein

Further qualifications:

  • Acupuncture: A-Diplom (2016)
  • Diploma Micronutrient Coach (2017)


IVF laboratory

Team IVF Laboratory


The practice team

Practice team of the Fertility Center Niederrhein


Kryo-Kindwunsch GmbH & Co. KG

Team of Kryo-Kindwunsch GmbH & Co. KG

Corporate communications

Martine Elsholz

Martine Elsholz
Head of Corporate Communications

Mobil: +49 (0)175-6879988  
Fax:    +49 (0)2161 49686-19

Recommendations and assessments

in Mönchengladbach auf jameda

Very good doctor

We were in treatment from February 2018 to March 2019 with Dr. Döhmen and his team. We found ourselves in very good hands there. The whole team is super friendly. [...] If Dr. Döhmen wasn't there, his replacement Dr. Bender took over, this doctor is also great. So we can only recommend. Result: 35th SSW with twins.

Rating from 30.09.2019

Very good doctor and great practice team!

After several consultations in various fertility centres, we felt that we were in very good hands with Dr. Döhmen. At no time did you feel like you were one of many. This has always disturbed us in the other centres. We spent a total of 7 months with him in treatment and got to know Dr. Bender during this time - just as recommendable. Our wish came true - many thanks to the whole practice team. We will recommend you to others.

Rating from 03.09.2019

Very competent and sensitive doctor

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen for about a year. We felt very well taken care of during the whole time. The entire staff is always friendly and they are all super super sweet there! Unfortunately, the 3 ICSIs were not successful, but this definitely had nothing to do with the treatment method, but was due to my egg yield. It was a very emotional time and the whole team was very hard working and sensitive. Thanks for that!

Rating from 05.08.2019

Highly recommended

A good practice works best in a great team, where doctors and employees work hand in hand. We felt very well looked after and in good hands. Without your professional skills and your necessary empathy, our wish might have remained a wish. We would like to thank you and your entire team for supporting us in fulfilling our dream.

Rating from 10.06.2019

A very competent, nice and experienced doctor

We were super satisfied, both with Dr. Döhmen and with the entire practice team. Very nice staff, always answered our questions well and in detail. Dr. Döhmen is a very nice, experienced and trustful doctor. He knows what he's doing and is very friendly with patients.

Rating from 03.04.2019

Successful fertility treatment

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen from August 2017 to August 2018. He's very straightforward, matter-of-fact and doesn't revolve around anything. You know immediately where you are and what the possibilities are. We personally welcomed the honest and direct way all professional and medical information was understandable. Team also always very dear and endeavoured. [...] We are now in the 32nd SSW and thus in the final spurt and would go again and again to Dr. Döhmen in the practice.

Rating from 04.02.2019

Satisfied all round

On the recommendation of friends we turned to the practice and were treated by Dr. Döhmen. We had an ICSI and we had immediate success with the first attempt. Our healthy daughter was born in December 2018. We felt well taken care of during the treatment and were very satisfied all around.

Rating from 24.01.2019

I will always recommend the practice!

The appointment allocation is quick. Also the discussions, investigations and the further procedure are on the point. The care is very compassionate. My husband and I have always felt this way. The practice is very well organised. We felt very well taken care of there!

Valuation from 06.01.2019

Very friendly and professional service

Whether Dr. Döhmen or the employees, they were always very obliging and very nice. With all my fears and questions I have always felt very well taken care of.

Rating from 24.12.2018

Great time

We have been made aware of this practice by my gynaecologist. During the six months of treatment we felt comfortable and understood our problem. We never felt like we were alone. All doctors and assistants were very happy about our pregnancy. Thanks for a great time!

Rating from 11.10.2018

Successful fertility treatment

Very nice and competent team. Success with first treatment.

Rating from 19.07.2018

Very experienced nice doctor

Top treatment, good experience. After the first time, it was possible to have twins.

Rating from 02.07.2018

Very professional and empathic practice team and excellent physician

I am a doctor and have been recommended the practice by a colleague. It was our third ICSI attempt after unsuccessful attempts outside. The support by Dr. Döhmen was excellent from the very first day, very professional and all our questions were answered. The support by Dr. Döhmen in the treatment cycle but also by the entire team was great and very positive so that we were also very positive. The puncture and embryo transfer were very relaxed and professional. I was doing very well the whole time, all questions were answered. We actually got the wonderful news to be pregnant with twins and I am now in the 13th SSW. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Döhmen/Schalkalk practice and wish all couples who wish to have children every success.

Rating from 09.06.2018

Very competent and friendly

Very good practice throughout. Very experienced doctor. All staff very friendly. You're in good hands here.

Rating from 03.06.2018

Competent and friendly

Competent and friendly, knows what he's doing.

Rating from 26.05.2018

Sensitive and competent

All processes in practice are very well organised. The medical care is absolutely professional, all employees are highly competent and safe in what they do. The personal approach by both the doctors and the practice staff is characterised by goodwill and an emphatic basic attitude.

Rating from 22.02.2018

Competent and very friendly medical specialist

[...] Dr. Döhmen is a trustful doctor who takes care of questions and radiates calm and patience. It is very reassuring to know that you are in good hands, especially when a woman has a long, previously unfulfilled desire to have a child.

Rating from 12.12.2017

Very competent and friendly team

We were in treatment for almost a year. The second cryo seems to have worked. The team was at all times very busy and always nice and friendly. Competence cannot be questioned. The successes speak for themselves. I would recommend this clinic to everyone and would be happy to come back if I wish to have more children.

Rating from 27.10.2017

The best doctor ever

Successfully released from practice. Thanks to God, Dr. Döhmen and the great team, I have been a mother for a year now. After six years of unsuccessful desire to have children, this practice and this doctor were my very last hope. I can't say enough thank you, Dr. Döhmen, and see you next time.

Rating from 08.06.2017

Friendly and competent

A good treatment already takes place in the anteroom, where you are warmly welcomed and stay in the waiting room without long waiting times. Doctor is friendly and competent. I felt very well treated at all times.

Rating from 16.01.2017

Very nice and competent

Nowadays you rarely see doctors who are so friendly/human with you as Dr. Döhmen! Thanks a lot for that!

Rating from 11.01.2017
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