Who are we

Meet our specialist team forged over the years, they will assist you on your journey of fertility.



Dr Joham Markram is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility and laparoscopic surgery. He obtained the MBChB degree from the University of the Orange Free State in 1997. After completion of his Internship at the Pietersburg-Mankweng Hospital Complex in 1998 he was working as a medical officer in Lydenburg Hospital for 2 years. At the end of 2005 after completing his specialisation he obtained the MMed (O&G) degree from the University of the Free State. From 2007 he worked as a senior consultant in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of the Free State and at Universitas and Pelonomi Hospitals. He also worked at the Reproductive Care Unit under the guidance from Prof PH Wessels and Dr JD Nortje. In 2008 Dr Markram opened a private practice and fertility clinic in Netcare Unitas Hospital. In 2016 he relocated his practice and clinic to Midstream Medi-Clinic. In 2018 Dr. Markram received his MPharmMed degree from the University of Pretoria with distinction. .



Dr Ockie van Schalkwyk is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility and pelvic prolapse surgery. He qualified as a medical doctor in 2006 and did his internship and community service at Kimberley Hospital Complex, where he also obtained his Diploma in Anaesthesiology. He further worked here as a medical officer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He completed his MMed degree at the University of the Free State in 2014, where he worked at the Universitas Academic Hospital Complex. His MMed thesis looked at the association between obesity and infertility in men. He completed his FCOG degree at the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He started working in private practice in 2015 and joined the Midstream Fertility Clinic in 2016.


B Faber

Embryologist (B.Tech)

Bianca completed her Bachelors degree in Reproductive Biology from the Central University of Technology (CUT) in 2005. Since 2006 she worked as a qualified Embryologist in two very different but world class Private Practices in Gauteng. She does have a passion for mental health and therefor completed a certificate in Pastoral counseling in 2012. Bianca has a variety of different interests and combines this knowledge in her day to day application in the work place. As of April 2020 Bianca has joined the team at Midstream Fertility Clinic and looks forward to growing as an individual and adding value to the team.

L van den Berg

Professional Nurse

Sr Lia is a registered Nurse working with Dr Markram since 2007. She is responsible for the coordination of all OI, IVF and ICSI cycles. Her warm and loving personality is a big attribute to all patients undergoing treatment at the fertility clinic.