About Us

Founded in 2009, Sydney-based Demeter Fertility is a small private fertility clinic that emphasises inclusivity, cost-effectiveness and a whole-body approach to reproductive health.

Dr Knight is a trailblazer in fertility care. He has achieved numerous milestones including overseeing the birth of the first Australian baby born through luteal stimulation and multi-COS cycles.

The Demeter Difference

Our patient-first approach stands in stark contrast to the big corporate clinics.

Before establishing Demeter Fertility, Dr Knight worked for some large providers and became frustrated with the tension between patient care and shareholder profits. To maximise their efficiency, bigger places often follow a one-size-fits-all model of fertility treatment where all patients are prescribed the same medication and all have their eggs collected on the same day.

Basically, you have to fit around them. In contrast, we fit around you.

Meet the team
Personalised service

Personalised service

At Demeter Fertility, we pride ourselves on providing a high level of personal service. That includes:

We also stay in regular contact with you. When you call us, the phone is answered by a real person, not an automated system. We understand that fertility treatment can be a challenging emotional journey and we do our best to support you with up-to-date information about your care.

You’ll never feel like just another number with us. We hope you’ll feel like you’ve found the specialist expertise and personalised support you’ve been seeking all along on your journey to parenthood.

Advanced care to maximise your chances of conception

We apply new approaches to maximise your conception chances and improve your natural fertility through our whole-body approach to care.
That includes:

No barriers to care

All are welcome here. Some clinics won’t accept you if your weight, age or sexuality doesn’t suit their criteria.

We welcome everyone – indeed, we consider it a privilege. We’ll listen to your story carefully and offer our best advice and expertise to help you establish your family.

A destination of choice for interstate patients

Victorian patients may choose to come to NSW to access rebates unavailable at home. Indeed, many of our patients travel to us from interstate or overseas. Others come from remote parts of Australia.

Though we’re a Sydney-based IVF clinic, we’ve welcomed patients from Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, regional NSW and overseas patients from New Zealand, the USA, Namibia and Austria.

Though many appointments are conducted through telehealth, you need to attend in person for egg collection or embryo transfer.

To relieve some of the stress involved in travelling at short notice, we offer you access to last-minute accommodation at a heavily discounted price through our partnership with Travelodge Hurstville. This is just 200m from our Hurstville clinic.

Meet our medical specialists

Demeter Fertility carefully selects medical specialists for their extensive experience and patient-focused approach. Led by our Medical Director, Dr David Knight, our team of doctors are all accredited and experienced OBGYNs.

Dr David Knight

Dr David Knight


Dr Farhad Rahimpanah


Dr Tony Bushati


Meet our wider team

An experienced, capable team supports our doctors and stay in contact with you throughout your care.

Janie Marsden

General Manager

Kristine Carlson

Head of Nursing

Jennifer Harris

Scientific Director

Benjamin Marsden

Donor Coodinator
+ Embryologist

Alison Boyd

Business Manager

Debra Scerri

Patient Care Coordinator

Paola Vargas

Executive Assistant

Teresa Janzek

Administrative Team