MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACS
Dr. Adamson is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and surgeon and internationally recognized expert on ART, endometriosis, reproductive surgery, and infertility. He has over 300 scientific publications, presented hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally, is past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and several other societies, and received multiple awards for his professional accomplishments and service.
MD, FACOG, Dr.h.c
Dr. Zegers-Hochschild is Emeritus Professor and director of the Program of Ethics and Public Policies in Human Reproduction. Founder and chairman of the Latin American Registry of ART; and since 2016, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine of France. His academic activity is centred in the analysis of world trends and bioethical dilemmas in modern reproductive technology.
Dr. Mouzon is trained in obstetrics and gynaecology as well as public health and epidemiology. He has a special interest in infertility treatments evaluation. He is a researcher at INSERM, and a board member of several medical journals.
Dr. Ishihara specialises in the field of infertility therapy and reproductive endrocrinology and has long-standing research interests in the various aspects of infertility, especially ovulation induction and implantation. He also works as a part-time anthropologist with his colleague anthropologists researching various socio-cultural issues in infertility and related areas for nearly 10 years.
PhD, MBA, BAppSci(MLS), GrdDp(IT)
Associate Professor Georgina Chambers is Data custodian of the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproductive Technology Database (ANZARD). She is also considered an international expert in the epidemiology and health economics and of ARTs having published and presented widely on the topic.
FCOG, FRCOG hon, PhD
Professor Silke Dyer is in fulltime clinical-academic practice at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, where she is Head of the Reproductive Medicine Unit and Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Prof Dyer's clinical and academic work is driven by the desire to improve infertility-related reproductive health services and access to care, and through this the quality of life of infertile people. Her research is focused on data registries monitoring utilisation, availability, effectiveness and safety of ART, the delivery of infertility service in low resource settings, and the psychological and socio-cultural experience of infertility.
Valerie L. Baker is the Richard W. TeLinde and Edward E. Wallach Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Hopkins in January of 2019, she served as Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, her Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Baker’s areas of clinical expertise include assisted reproductive technology and primary ovarian insufficiency. She has served as President of the Society for Assisted Technology (SART) and President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). Her current research focuses on health outcomes for women and their offspring following fertility treatment. She is currently leading an NIH-sponsored multi-center clinical trial comparing two commonly used protocols for frozen embryo transfer.
Dr. Banker has published numerous papers in journals, contributed chapters in numerous textbooks and delivered lectures at various international and national conferences. He has also lead the compiling and publishing of National ART Registry of India [NARI] for the last 7 years. He has also developed board-recognised training programs in basic fertility and gynecological endoscopy.
Dr Eman Elgindy is a consultant in reproductive medicine, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zagazig University and Clinical Director of Rahem Fertility Center, Egypt. Dr Elgindy is the Secretary General of EFRE (Egyptian Foundation of Reproductive Medicine and Embryology) from 2019 till now. She obtained her MD in 2001 from Zagazig University, Egypt and PhD in reproductive Medicine in 2013 from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Dr Elgindy authored and co-authored many research studies published in both national and international journals (Green Journal, Human Reproduction journal, Fertility and Sterility journal, Reproductive Biomedicine Online journal, J Assist Reprod Jenet., Gynecol Endocrinol., MEFS Journal). She had also written many chapters in international books. Her research interests include ovarian reserve, optimizing controlled ovarian stimulation protocols, fertility preservation and optimization of the endometrium in vitrified-warmed cycles. She has many presentations in national and international conferences. Dr Elgindy was a member of MEFS board from 2013 until 2017 and currently is an associate editor of MEFS Journal. In 2008 she received the Middle East Fertility Society Research Award for the best research in the field of human reproduction. She received Certificate of Excellence from the University of Zagazig for participation in upgrading the University in the years 2008 &2009& 2010& & 2011. The University of Zagazig offered Dr Elgindy the Certificate of Distinction in the field of medical sciences in 2012.
Team lead, ART Management Dept., National Center for Women and Children's Health, China CDC.
MD, PhD, MPH
Dr Seung Chik Jwa is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, and clinical genetics in Japan. He graduated with an MD from Chiba University, Faculty of Medicine, Chiba, Japan in 2006, and completed the OB-GYN residency program at National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan in 2011. He was awarded his PhD from Chiba University, Department of Public Health in 2014 for his work on maternal socioeconomic status and blood pressure change during pregnancy. During his PhD period, he completed MPH program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012-2013 to learn intensively about statistical and epidemiological methods. After completing his PhD, he started to learn reproductive endocrinology and conducted his research using the Japanese national assisted reproductive technology (ART) registry. From 2017, he was affiliated with Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan, and was promoted to an associate professor in 2021. Currently, his research interest includes the public health perspective of ART and clinical research evaluating the effectiveness of ART techniques.
Professor Markus Kupka is in fulltime clinical-academic practice at one of the largest IVF-units in Germany and at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. Since 1998 he is a member of the steering committee of the German IVF Registry (DIR). Since 2005 he is member, chair and special advisor of the European IVF monitoring consortium (EIM) organized by the European Society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Collection, validation and utilisation of ART-data are his focus in research especially because he also was trained in Medical informatics.
Dr. Dmitry Kissin is Epidemiologist and Health Scientist in the area of reproductive health. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree with specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the St. Petersburg State Medical University and did his residency training in Ott Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Kissin also received Master of Public Health degree with specialization in Epidemiology from the State University of New York in the United States. He worked on a variety of projects, both domestically and internationally, in the areas of women’s health and maternal and child health, ranging from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), family planning, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, prevention of influenza among pregnant women, and most recently – infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Currently, he is leading ART Surveillance and Research Team in Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive Health. His team maintains the National ART Surveillance System and monitors effectiveness and safety of ART in the United States and conducts wide-ranging epidemiological and clinical research on many aspects of infertility and ART. In addition, Dr. Kissin is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, where he mentors students, residents and fellows in the area of reproductive health, infertility, obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Kissin published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters on various topics in reproductive health. He is also an editor of the book “Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance”.
Dr. Wada is the Founder/CEO of Nisa Hospital as well as Chief Medical Adviser to Nisa Medical Group which also include the Institute of Medical Sciences Africa (IMSA). He obtained his MBBS degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1980. From 1982-1989, he held residency posts at Jos University Teaching Hospital; similarly, he held residency posts at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK 1986-1987 and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn 1988-1989. He was Clinical Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at Manchester Fertility Services, 1989-1990 and St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester 1991-1992. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) UK, Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and has held Consultant posts at Bourn hall Clinic, Cambridge in 1992-1994, Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital 1994-1999 and Chief Consultant at the National Hospital, Abuja, 1999 - 2002. He was the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at National Hospital from 2002 to 2004. He became the pioneer Medical Director of Garki Hospital Abuja, the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement following the signing of the Concession Agreement with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from 2007 to 2009 and now the Medical Adviser to the same hospital. He is the current President of the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH). In addition to his medical qualifications, Dr. Wada holds a Master of Business Administration in International Hospitals and Healthcare Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany. Dr. Wada is a recipient of the National Award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) conferred on him by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2006; for his ground-breaking works in the field of In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) in medicine. He has authored in more than 20 academic research articles published in peer review journals and has published 2 books: The Second Chance and PPP in the Health Sector.
The ICMART team consists of qualified professionals from all over the world, elected by the governing board for ICMART. Team members have extensive research or practice experience in ART and IVF.