Dr. Kuwayama earned his Ph.D. in biology at the School of Veterinary Science at Hokkaido University in Japan in 1997. 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. Mayer received his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980. He joined the IVF program at the Jones Institute in Norfolk in 1982 and is presently Professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the Jones Institute at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He currently serves as the Clinical Laboratory Director of the Embryology Lab at The Jones Institute (since 1994); the offsite Laboratory Director at the Jones Institute of Western Penns/Allegehny Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, PA (since 2003); and also the offsite Laboratory Director at the University Reproductive Care, Department of Ob/Gyn, University of Washington in Seattle (since 2011).
Psychologist for The World Egg Bank
Dr. Lemberg completed his Ph.D. studies in the field of clinical psychology at the University of Maryland (APA approved) in 1977. His dissertation was titled “Measuring Community Mental Health Needs and Community Competence: A Cost-Effective Analysis of Three Assessment Methods”. His undergraduate degrees were in psychology, sociology and a minor in anthropology; where he received highest distinction honors.
Geneticist for The World Egg Bank
Rick graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975 and received his masters degree in human genetics and counseling from Rutgers University in 1976. Rick is a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC), a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics, and a charter member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Rick has over 30 years genetic counseling experience specializing in prenatal genetic diagnosis and counseling. He provides egg donor family history evaluations for our donors.
Professor S. Samuel Kim is internationally renowned in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is recognized for fertility preservation and a pioneer in ovarian transplantation. He founded the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) and served as the 2nd President of the Society. Prof. Kim completed his residency at Temple University and fellowship at University of Washington. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Leeds. Kim has served as Head and Professor of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Kansas School of Medicine until joining the American-Sino Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Shanghai. Kim has been published in many prestigious journals, has authored chapters for medical textbooks, and edited and authored three books.
Dr. Morbeck earned his PhD in Philosophy and Physiology at North Carolina State University in 1992 and is currently working to obtain his High Complexity Laboratory Director Certification with the American Board of Bioanalysts. He was director of IVF for the Midwest Center for Reproductive Health from 1999-2004, President and Owner of IVF Management, Inc. from 2003-2006, Director and Co-Director of InVitro Fertilization and Andrology Laboratories, and Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with the Mayo Clinic from 2005-2016. Dr. Morbeck currently serves as the Scientific Director of Fertility Associates with clinics in both New Zealand and Malaysia. Dr. Morbeck has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and 70 abstracts.
Dr. Harton received his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and his Ph.D. at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. His thesis title was Facilitating the widespread use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening through best practice and novel technology development.
After 20+ years serving in various roles, including both clinical laboratory and management positions, he began his commercial career performing Business Development and Market Development roles with two prominent genetics companies. Gary has been involved in a number of exciting breakthroughs in the field of reproductive genetics. Dr. Harton is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as a Technical Supervisor, in Molecular Diagnostics and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as well as the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society.
Past Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Members
Dr. Gabor T. Kovacs, Dr. Michael Tucker, Dr. Mark D. Johnson, Dr. Simon Fishel, Dr. Anna Cobo, Dr. Marcus Hughes, Dr. Stanley Leibo, Dr. Jeffrey Boldt