Dr. Kuwayama earned his PhD. in biology at the School of Veterinary Science at Hokkaido University in Japan in 1997. His doctoral thesis work involved vitrification of embryos and mammalian oocytes, achieving the world’s first pregnancies with vitrified bovine eggs. Moving into the field of human embryology, he obtained the first babies in Japan and the US with vitrified oocytes. He has also perfected the technique and apparatus being used by most successful programs in the world (in 40 countries).He is currently the CEO of a private research institute, Repro-Support Medical Research Center in Japan, with a staff of 65 embryologists and 13 scientists studying vitrification and other related areas of expertise. Dr. Kuwayama is also the academic and technical supervisor of the embryology laboratory at Kato Ladies Institute, one of the largest IVF centers in the world, which currently undertakes 21,000 IVF cycles per year.
He has vitrified more than 200,000 human oocytes and embryos in his own center and others he works with. Dr. Kuwayama has sat on many international academic and professional boards, occupied Directorships, and invited lectures including:
Advanced Medical Research Institute of Fertility
Scientific Consultant, Irvine Scientific, California
Visiting Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Invited Scientist, Royal Copenhagen University, Denmark
Visiting Scientist, Adelaide University, Australia,
Editor, Journal of Reproductive Bio Medicine Online
Board Member, Japanese Society of Clinical Embryologists
Lecturer, Meiji University
Lecturer, Azabu University
He has published 81 papers in vetted scientific journals on Reproduction and Fertility, Cryobiology, Biology of Reproduction and Theriogenology.
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