Born and educated in Ireland, Dr. Tim O’Dowd arrived in Australia as a newly qualified doctor in 1975.  He initially trained in obstetric and gynaecology at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and gained specialist qualifications in England (FRCOG) and Australia (FRANZCOG).

Tim began seeing patients at his private Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice on the Gold Coast in 1987. In 2000 he founded Fertility Gold Coast with his colleagues, and in 2011 joined the Queensland Fertility Group to form the Group's Gold Coast clinic. In August 2016 he co-founded The Fertility Clinic, a lower cost option belonging to QFG.

Tim has a deep interest in the importance of nutrition for fertility and pregnancy. Many of the chronic illnesses of today are due to our bodies response to poor nutrition. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease suggest that a baby’s 9 months in the uterus are probably the most influential and consequential of their whole life.