Dr. Michael Fakih is Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Consultant with over 25 years of experience. He is recognized as a leader in the field of assisted reproduction and is responsible for over 12,000 IVF deliveries. His continuous efforts in innovation of new techniques has made him a pioneer in his field. He has been listed in 2008 as one of the top 15 American Lebanese of all time in the category of Medicine. Dr. Fakih is Chairman of Fakih IVF, UAE, IVF Michigan, USA, and Founder of FIRST IVF, Lebanon. In addition, he is Associate Professor at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Amal Al-Shunnar is a Consultant IVF, OB/GYN and co-founder of Fakih IVF with over 20 years of experience in her field. After completing her training in IVF and Infertility in the UK and Ireland, Dr. Al-Shunnar returned to the UAE and worked in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of Al Wasl Hospital before joining her family's practice, Al Shunnar Polyclinic in 2003 as a Consultant IVF, OB/GYN. At this time, she also began working with Dr. Micheal Fakih at Dr. Fakih Gynecology and Obstetrics Center before they together opened Fakih IVF Dubai in 2011.
Dr. Carrell is a Professor of Surgery (Andrology and IVF) and Human Genetics at the University of Utah specializing in clinical aspects of infertility lab services, as well as basic and translation research in genetic and epigenetic aspects of male infertility and human embryogenesis. He is the IVF and Andrology laboratories director at the University of Utah and at CRM Minnesota. He has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, numerous chapters and editorials, edited 8 books, and is co-editor in chief of Andrology, the leading journal in the field of male infertility and sperm biology. He is the recent past president of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. Dr Carrell has been a co-founder of two university spin-offs, Episona and Nanonc.
Professor Homburg is Head of Research at the Homerton Fertility Centre, Homerton University Hospital in London and at the Hewitt Fertility Centre at the Liverpool Womens’ Hospital. He has published 200 research articles and chapters in books and has written or edited seven books. He has been invited to lecture in all five continents and has won prizes for his research at the British, American, and European Fertility societies. He has served as an associate editor for Human Reproduction, for Human Reproduction Update and is presently the International Advisor for the Special Interest Group of Reproductive Endocrinology in ESHRE.
Dr. Charles E. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is in private practice in metropolitan Chicago where he specializes in the treatment of infertile couples, especially in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Miller is the Founder, President, and Medical Director of The Advanced IVF Institute and The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute, Charles E. Miller, MD & Associates.
Dr. Miller is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and the Director of the AAGL/SRS Fellowship Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Miller currently holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Miller’s interests include advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, robotic assisted surgery, treatment of uterine fibroids, laparoscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, single excision laparoscopic surgery, treatment of endometriosis (medical and surgical), treatment of infertility (especially in-vitro fertilization including preimplantation genetics screening), and fertility preservation (ovum, sperm and tissue cryopreservation).
Antonio La Marca is the clinical coordinator of Clinica Eugin Modena and is professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
His clinical activity covers all the field of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and has taken part in thousands of IVF, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical procedures. Present scientific interests include: ovarian reserve and pharmacological manipulation of ovarian activity. His most impacting articles were on the physiological significance of AMH and AFC, their measurement and clinical utility. Moreover he has published a long list of original articles dealing with the prediction of ovarian reserve and response in IVF and the personalization of ovarian stimulation protocols. He is author or co-author of 146 articles published on peer-reviewed journals and authored many chapters on national and international textbooks. He is involved in several phase 3 and 4 trials as Principal Investigator and is recipient of several research funds competitively assigned. He is active member of many national and international professional and scientific societies and consultant for Italian Ministry of Health for infertility related issues.
Nick Macklon is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Southampton, UK, where is also co-founder and Director of the Complete Fertility Centre.
After training in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Nick completed a Fellowship in Rotterdam before being appointed Head of one of the largest IVF Units in Europe. In 2004 he moved to Utrecht to take the Chair in Infertility and Periconceptional Medicine, and was appointed Head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology. In 2009 he returned to the UK to the Chair in Obstetrics and Gyneecology at the University of Southampton, where he set up one of the most successful academic IVF units in the UK. In 2015, he accepted a further appointment to a part time Chair at the University of Copenhagen, where he is again setting up a major new academic unit.
In demand internationally as a speaker and teacher, Nick is a well known clinical scientist recognized for his innovative contributions to the field. In addition to three popular books, including ‘IVF in the Medical Patient’ he has published over 170 original papers and been the recipient of a number of prizes including the Egon Diczfalusy prize from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
A former coordinator of the ESHRE Special Interest Group in Reproductive Endocinology, he is now a member of the ESHRE Executive Committee, and Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update.
Prof. Alaa Ebrashy is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and A.Director of Fetal Medicine Unit at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasr Al Aini Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.
He graduated from Kasr Al Aini Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in 1986. He finished his residency program in the same hospital in 1989. He got his Master degree in 1993 and his M.D. degree in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996. He was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006. He received specialty training in Ob Gyn Department Ulm University Germany and in Birmingham Women Hospital UK.
Dr. Bahado-Singh is the Health System Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Beaumont Health System, which has an active urogynecology division.
Dr. Bahado-Singh is an accomplished researcher, developing research labs in metabolomics, and epigenomics and molecular genetics. He has published novel research findings on metabolomic prediction of preeclampsia, Down syndrome and recently fetal congenital heart defect in pregnancy. His other area of interests includes metabolomics of common brain disorders of children and adults.
Dr. Bahado-Singh is an obstetrician and geneticist, very committed to the development of metabolomics as a cross disciplinary (combined with genomics and proteomics) research enterprise in the USA.
Dr. Bahado-Singh is well-respected nationally and internationally as an academician, clinician and researcher. He has served on the boards of Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He also sits on the advisory board of the American Journal of Obstetrics & gynecology and also associate editor of Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.
A graduate of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, Dr. Munkarah received his Doctorate of Medicine with Distinction in 1985. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine in 1988 and Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992 at Wayne State University and fellowship training in Natural Immunity and Gynecology Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1995.
Dr. Munkarah has served in many leadership roles including being the Director of the Division of Gynecological Oncology at Wayne State University, Multidisciplinary Team Leader at Karmanos Cancer Center, and the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at King Faisal Specialists Hospital.
He is the current Chairman of Women’s Health Services at Henry Ford Health System, Chair of the Board of Governors for the Henry Ford Medical Group, Chief Medical Officer of Henry Ford Hospital & Health Network and Chair of the Henry Ford Medical Group Finance Committee.
Dr. Munkarah is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons, a member of many professional societies including the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, the American Association of Cancer Research and others. He has served on a number of committees in those national and international professional societies.
Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Munkarah has received Best Doctor’s in America, APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, and named one of the Top Doctors HOUR Detroit Magazine in the area of Gynecology Oncology.
Dr. Munkarah is active in research and education. He is a full-time affiliate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University. He has authored more than 160 articles and book chapters. He often serves as a visiting professor and invited lecturer at national and international meetings.
Dr. Atsushi Tanaka is the director of Saint Mother Hospital, located in Kita-Kyushu City, Japan. He obtained his postgraduate degree from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Juntendo University. He established Saint Mother Hospital in 1990, which has since become one of the premier fertility clinics in Japan and now has 8000 ART cycles yearly. He has a long-standing interest in the scientific aspects of reproductive medicine, biology and spermatogenesis. He served as an expert member of scientific committee, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (from 1998 to 2000). He is a vice-president of the Japan Society of Fertilization and Implantation and he organized the annual congress of the society as a chairman in 2008. He was a president of Japanese Institution for Standardizing Assisted Reproductive Technology (2009-2011), and a councilor of the Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Japanese Society of Mammalian Ova Research. He won the ASRM star award 2015 in October 2015 and became a member of ASPIRE board in April 2016.
Dr. Brad Van Voorhis has been a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist for over 25 years since finishing his fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is the Chief of REI, IVF program director, and fellowship program director at the University of Iowa where he holds the Ted Chapler Professorship in Ob-Gyn. He has published over 125 research papers largely focused on outcomes of infertility care, including cost-effectiveness of treatments and health outcomes of children born from IVF. More recently, he has studied and promoted elective single embryo transfer (eSET) as a means of improving safe IVF outcomes. His IVF program at Iowa has been one of the leading proponents of eSET in the world, while maintaining outstanding pregnancy rates. He has been a leader in the field having been president of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and is the immediate past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). His recent studies have utilized “big data” analysis of national data from SART and the CDC to evaluate best practices in IVF .
Fady I. Sharara, M.D, FACOG, is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility specialist, and a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Dr Sharara is the founder and Medical Director for the Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine (VCRM) in Reston, VA and is a Clinical professor in the dept of OB/GYN at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr Sharara has published more than 70 scientific papers and book chapters. He is the editor of “Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction” published in 2013.
Dr. Goodrow began her career in infertility in 1989 when she completed a Master’s degree in embryology and worked as an in vitro fertilization technician. After graduating from the University of Toronto medical school, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University in 2001. She then finished a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the United States in 2004 and is American board-certified in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Goodrow’s office is located at the RCC Fertility center where she specializes in problems related to reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She will see patients with issues involving infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, fibroids and pediatric gynecology. She has advanced surgical skills in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Dr. Goodrow is a member of staff at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.
Dr. Goodrow’s interests outside of medicine are focused on horse riding and horse-showing in dressage. Her family includes her husband, two spoiled cats and many horses.
Dr. Lamia Sayegh joined Fakih IVF as a Specialist, in OBS-GYN/Infertility in 2013. She is Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECMFG) certified and successfully passed the certification process set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in USA. Dr. Lamia's interests lie in female primary care and research; she completed a year as a research fellow in the department of Endocrinology in the American University of Beirut that allowed her to widen her knowledge in major endocrinology problems affecting women, such as Vitamin D deficiency and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Dr. Lamia is distinguished by her professionalism, competence, and transparency and kind approach. She is currently involved in many studies about PCOS, Endometriosis and labor abnormalities. Recently, she was the first author in a publication in Metabolism journal, titled "Vitamin D in Endometriosis: A Causative or Confounding Factor?" 2013.
After 2 years of extensive training in infertility under the direct supervision of DR Fakih in UAE, she moved to our branch in Lebanon.
Dr. Monikaa Chawla is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility specialist in FakihIVF, Abu Dhabi, practicing the subspecialty for more than 18 years. Her research work has been published in many international and National journals and has been invited at various international conferences as a speaker . She acquired her MD in 1998, was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG) in 2004 and FRCOG (UK) in 2016 . She was awarded the Fellowship in Reproductive medicine at the prestigious Guy's And St. Thomas Hospital in London which is also the pioneer center for Pre-Implantation Diagnosis (PGD) in the UK.
She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the British Fertility Society and the American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopists.
She has extensive clinical experience in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and works mostly with Emirati clientele. She is immersed in the culture of the community for last decade and this has helped her deeply understand health issues specific to the region. She has pioneered the evolving health awareness and disease management trends in the MENA region for a substantial time period.
Ranjith Ramasamy is the Director of Male Reproductive Urology as well as an Assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida. As a Urologist and Microsurgeon, Dr. Ramasamy specializes in the treatment of disorders of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is an expert in vasectomy reversal and penile prosthesis. Dr. Ramamsamy completed his Urology residency training at Weil Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed a National Institutes of Health sponsored fellowship in Male Reproductive medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical accolades, Dr. Ramasamy has been integral to the advancement of male reproductive medicine and surgery. To date, he has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters; he currently serves on the editorial board of Andrology, Asian Journal of Andrology and Urology as well as as an editorial reviewer for medical journals such as Journal of Urology, Fertility and Sterility, European Urology and British Journal of Urology.
Dr. Richard Leach is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He has made significant contributions to the field of infertility and implantation biology over the last 28 years following his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic . Dr. Leach is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. His NIH supported research has focused on early implantation and IVF outcomes with over 120 peer reviewed manuscripts.
Dr Ball is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and medical director based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his preclinical studies at Cambridge University and his clinical studies at Oxford University. He grew up in Europe, the son of an american journalist and a german artist. His OB/GYN residency training was at Vanderbilt University, followed by fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco. He has spent his career focused on prenatal diagnosis and in utero interventions, both in the academic and private practice environment. He has published numerous papers and book chapters on these subjects.
Dr. Silver is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Interim Chairman at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. His research has focused on recurrent pregnancy loss including stillbirth, complications of cesarean delivery, maternal medical disorders in pregnancy and reproductive immunology. He is the principal investigator for the Utah site of the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network, the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) trial, the Nuliparous Pregnancy and Preterm Birth Network, and the Heart health Network, sponsored by the NICHD. He also is a co-principle investigator for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units network of the NICHD and a project funded by the Human Placenta Project. He is active in the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the International Stillbirth Alliance.
With over 24 years of experience, Dr. Rupin Shah is a well-known, internationally recognized expert in the field of Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction with specialty in Sperm Mapping, needle aspiration TESA and micro-dissection TESE procedures. He is the pioneer of male reproductive microsurgery in India and is the developer of the first Indian Penile Prosthesis. Dr. Rupin has been actively involved in teaching for 20 years and has published over 100 articles and chapters on Male Sexual Dysfunction and Male Infertility.
Theodore Jones, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been named Program Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Jones is also academic chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Oakwood Physician Practices. He remains on the WSU School of Medicine faculty, where he is now vice chair for Oakwood WSU Programs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Jones, a graduate of Morehouse College, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He was a National Health Service Corp scholar and served three years in rural Arkansas to satisfy his commitment. He completed his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Wayne State University/Hutzel Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for which he is also a subspecialty board examiner. He has served as a member of the full-time faculty at the School of Medicine since 1991. He has served as program director, associate chair for Education and, most recently, interim chair of the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been division chief for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and chief of Obstetrics for Hutzel Women’s Hospital.
The founding medical director of the Perinatal Infectious Disease Clinic at the University Health Clinic, Dr. Jones has served as the primary obstetric investigator for perinatal trials sponsored by the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group sponsored by the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Childhood Diseases and Human Development for the past two decades. In addition to serving as a subspecialty board examiner for ABOG, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan State Medical Society and an active member of the Wayne County Medical Society. He also is on the board of directors for Gospel against AIDS, a faith-based organization working to educate about and eliminate HIV infection from southeast Michigan.
Dr Hammoud is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. He received his medical degree from Saint Joseph University. He finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University in Michigan. In 2005, Dr. Hammoud completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he stayed on faculty for 6 years as an assistant professor. He currently serves as the Medical director of IVF Michigan in Bloomfield hill, Michigan, USA. Dr Hammoud received multiple local and national awards for excellence in clinical care, medical education and infertility research. His professional interests include effect of environment and diet on fertility, abnormal sperm testing, and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Sue Hammoud is an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan in the Department of Human Genetics. Dr. Hammoud received her Ph.D. at the University of Utah. As a postdoctoral Helen Hay Whitney fellow she has explored how chromatin regulates germline stem cell development and tissue homeostasis. Currently, Dr. Hammoud’s lab – a recipient of the NIH innovator award - is investigating the cellular and genetic factors required to make a healthy and developmentally competent gamete.
Dr. Karunakar Marikinti is a Consultant IVF, OB/GYN with over 25 years of experience. Before joining Fakih IVF, Dr. Karunakar worked as the Medical Director, Senior Consultant Gynecologist and IVF Specialist at New Hope Gynecology & Fertility Hospital in Sharjah, UAE. Prior to that, he worked for several years in India and the United Kingdom in Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Karunakar's expertise lies in Multiple IVF failures, complex cases of Female and Male Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriages and Hysteroscopy.
Dr. Mohamed El-Said Eid, Consultant IVF, OB/GYN, has over 15 years of clinical experience in IVF and OB/GYN. He received his medical degree from Cairo University in 1997 where he has been a professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility for more than 10 years. Concurrently, since 2000, he worked as a Senior IVF Consultant in Saudi Arabia at a medical center that completed 1000-1500 IVF cycles per year. While there, Dr. Eid designed the policy for prediction and management of Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome and introduced the usage of 3D-Ultrasounds in their infertility work-ups. In addition, he modified the ovarian stimulation protocol and set up their PGD program. He is an expert in the field of gynecological endoscopy, with many years of experience in performing both laparoscopies and hysteroscopies. Dr. Eid’s specializes in treating recurrent miscarriages and fetomaternal medicine. He has 19 publications in scientific journals.
Dr. Amelia Rodríguez-Aranda took her medical degree in 2001 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 at the University of Seville, Spain.
During her training in reproductive medicine she did some stays in different reproduction clinics: New York, Rome and Madrid before joining Clínica Ginemed, a Reproduction and Gynaecological Centre in Seville in 2006.
In 2010, she joined Clínica Eugin in Barcelona, where she is in charge of the medical direction since March 2013. She develops her career only focused in Human Reproductive Medicine. Her main research interests are learning curve procedures of ART techniques and new ultrasound technologies and their application in human reproduction. She is developing research lines in the application of these techniques, especially when performed in multi-operator reproductive units.
She is present in many ART and Gynecological congresses with national and international scope as an invited speaker.
Eugin Group Eugin is nowadays one of the most international medical groups devoted to ART. Since June 2016, Dr. Rodríguez-Aranda is also the medical director of Eugin Group.
Kristin Dalton, a licensed and certified Genetic Counselor, joined Illumina’s Reproductive and Genetics Health team in June 2015. She is involved in several projects related to non-invasive prenatal testing and she provides support for Illumina’s partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. When she is not travelling, Kristin works remotely in Massachusetts, USA.
Before joining Illumina, Kristin spent 13 years providing genetic counseling at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. For the first six years, she was involved in almost all areas of genetics, seeing patients for preconception, prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer indications. She then decided to specialize in reproductive genetics for the next seven years. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at Baystate, Kristin led a monthly Congenital Anomalies case review meeting and was actively involved with student education and training. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Boston University Master’s in Genetic Counseling Program since 2008 and has served on committees with the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Kristin is excited to bring her clinical experience and knowledge to Illumina and to share this insight with others.
Dr Sandesh Kade is currently working at Bareen International Hospital in Abu Dhabi, as a Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology and Endoscopy surgeon. His specialities include: Fertility enhancing surgeries, Laparoscopy for pelvic floor repair, Laparoscopy for large fibroid and multiple fibroid, difficult laparoscopic hysterectomy, moderate to serve endometriosis. Hysteroscopy for septum, polyp, fibroid, adhesions, corneal block.
Dr Sandesh won the best video for Uterine Artery Occlusion in difficult Hysterectomy and Myomectomy at IAGE – ISGE International conferences. Dr Sandesh is recognized as an authority in Laparoscopic Surgery and an expert at training in his specialization. He has trained over 200 Gynecologists across India.