Dr Adilah Ahmat

IVF Clinical Advisor


Dr Adilah Ahmat

IVF Clinical Advisor


As the IVF specialist of Newlife@PHKL, Dr Adilah is passionate about helping her patients’ fulfil their dreams of having a baby. She currently facilitates more than 90% of all IVF cycles at PHKL.

Dr Adilah is a graduate of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1995) and had her training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university. She began her career at Hospital Seremban, Hospital Taiping, KKIA Shah Alam, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, HUKM and Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Klang. Her special interest in fertility treatment inspired her to move to Lembaga Penduduk & Pembangunan Keluarga Negara (LPPKN). As a federal statutory body, its IVF Centre recorded the highest number of IVF cycles during that time. It was with LPPKN that she gained most of her clinical experience in treating couples having problems with fertility. Since 2003, she has helped numerous couples conceived their dreams of having a baby and babies of their own.

During her tenure with LPPKN, she was given the opportunity to further her training in IVF techniques at Fertility Center Hamburg (FCH) in Germany under the renowned medical director, Dr Robert Fischer. She was later appointed as the Director of Human Reproduction, being responsible for all 50 LPPKN clinics throughout Malaysia.

Under her leadership the department successfully achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification within 6 months of initiation. The understanding and an appreciation of the importance of constant internal monitoring and maintaining the highest standards of every process in IVF treatment that she had gained at FCH (obtained a similar Quality Assurance System certification achieved earlier) led to her belief that higher than average pregnancy rates could be achieved.

After working in the public arena for a few years, Dr Adilah decided to gain some experience in the private sector of health care.

She was a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with Kuala Lumpur’s Hospital Pusrawi, after which she joined PHKL in 2008 and has been here since then.

Like many doctors, Dr Adilah strongly believes in lifelong learning. She participates in scientific meetings locally and abroad to remain at the forefront of the ever-changing science of reproductive medicine and techniques. She goes to FCH (Fertility Center Hamburg) for short clinical attachment every 2 years, for a ‘Revision and Learning New Tips’ and the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues to exchange thoughts and ideas. In 2012, Dr Adilah was recognised as the pioneer IVF clinician in GnRH-agonist Triggering (replacing hCG), a safe treatment to prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). She is a strong advocate of ‘Antagonist Protocol with Agonist Triggering’ as a safer and more convenient approach for IVF without compromising pregnancy rates.

PHKL has successfully maintained clinical pregnancy rates (overall, fresh cycles, excluding oocyte or sperm donor) above 50% for the past three years, after transferring a maximum of 2 embryos in more than 80 % of cases and employing extended embryo/blastocyst culture.

However, in 2014 the incidence of twin pregnancy had increased with transferring 2 embryos which led to a new understanding of transferring just one embryo after extended blastocyst culture. Since late 2014, she has been practising Single Embryo Transfer (SET) in majority of her cases, and doing more than 90% of Embryo Transfers at blastocyst stage. She believes that better understanding about the processes of IVF and cryopreservation techniques has led to better quality embryos. The improved uterine environment for embryo implantation has helped in maintaining high pregnancy rates without having to put more embryos.

As the IVF Clinical Advisor of Newlife@PHKL, Dr Adilah believes that Single Embryo (blastocyst) Transfer is the way forward. Transferring a single embryo significantly reduces the associated risks of multiple pregnancy for both mother and babies.
Personal Goals and Aspirations

With substantial clinical experience in the public and private sector, she became a dedicated advocate for women’s health, offering caring and compassionate obstetric and gynaecologic services to the community. She was nominated as one of the “50 inspirational women” in Nona publication, and has been a weekly columnist on O&G Health for the Harian Metro newspaper from 2003 to 2014. Her television credits include Malaysian TV health programmes, bringing messages about healthy lifestyle.

Dr Adilah credits the importance of living one’s life outside of work. She loves blogging about gynaecology and fertility issues, sharing her personal experiences outside her ‘doctor’s life’ as a mother and a woman. She enjoys slow music and collecting jigsaw puzzles. She shares the same ‘roller-coaster motivation’ with some women in achieving and maintaining ideal body weight and hopes that every-new-year resolution is finally crossed off the list.


Dr Eeson Sinthamoney

Fertility Specialist


Dr Eeson Sinthamoney

Fertility Specialist


Dr Eeson Sinthamoney has over twenty years’ experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This includes both local and international experience. He is fully accredited by the Ministry of Health as a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and is listed on the National Specialist Register (NSR) both as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as well as a Reproductive Medicine sub-specialist. Dr. Eeson has been in the Council of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) since 2009. He was also nominated to sit on the Reproductive Medicine Sub-specialty Committee, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He was elevated to Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2014.

He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1995. After his initial training in general obstetrics and gynaecology he went on to become a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the United Kingdom. He was subsequently appointed a Clinical Fellow in reproductive medicine and high risk obstetrics at St.George’s Hospital NHS Trust/St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London. While at St.George’s, Dr Eeson’s training included issues related to fertility, menopause, fibroids and recurrent miscarriages.

Dr Eeson returned to Malaysia in 2002 and practised in the public sector, including at Hospital Taiping, Hospital Melaka and Hospital Ampang. In 2005, he was appointed the founding head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at hospital Ampang, a position he held until 2009, when he left for Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

In 2010, he was appointed a Fellow in reproductive medicine at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, where he received further sub-specialty training in reproductive medicine and surgery. Prior to his appointment at that hospital, Dr Eeson received sub-specialty training in advanced laparoscopic surgery with world-renowned consultant gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon Dr Kurian Joseph in India.
Dr Eeson returned to Malaysia and re-joined Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where he was appointed a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist before leaving to join the private sector.

Dr Eeson believes that providing answers and sharing knowledge is an integral part of the commitment to the patients and community. He authored “Overcoming Infertility” a comprehensive and compassionate resource on the myriad aspects of infertility and its treatment.