The faculty members of the Global Fertility Academy (GFA) rank among the world’s leading fertility specialists. In addition to their job-related knowledge and skills, they are trained in medical education and critical thinking approaches to curriculum and materials development.
obtained his Master of Medicine (Obs. & Gyn.) at the University of Singapore (MMed) in 1980. He completed a fellowship at Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 1984, at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in London in 1994 and at the College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in Singapore in 2004 as well as an Honorary Fellowship at the Philippine Obstetrical & Gynecological Society (Foundation) in 2006. He is Professor at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore and is also Senior Consultant & Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the National University Hospital of Singapore as well as Gynecology Consultant at Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre also in Singapore. Furthermore, Professor Wong is Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Program at the National University Hospital. He is active in postgraduate education in the field of ART and has conducted and participated in numerous courses in the region. He was the first President of the Asia-Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) from 2006 to 2008.
completed both her MBBS and her postgraduate (MS) degree from the Kanpur University in India. She obtained her postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics & Gynecology from the Royal College in London in 2002. From 2004 until 2007 she was an Advanced Specialist Trainee in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NUH, and had subspecialist training in reproductive endocrinology & minimally invasive surgery. She has been the associate consultant for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore, since 2007. Dr. Agarwal’s main focus areas are in the field of reproductive endocrinology, including assisted reproduction, as well as, minimally invasive surgery. She has given many national and international presentations, has been published in national and international journals and has written a book chapter titled “Diagnosis & Management of IUGR”.
is the Medical Director of Sydney IVF, a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Sydney. He commenced specialty obstetrics and gynaecology training in 1987 at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, after which he obtained his PhD for research into pelvic adhesions working between the Universities of Sydney and Sheffield (UK). Dr Bowman achieved the specialist Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) in 1993. He is presently the Vice President of the Fertility Society of Australia and the immediate past Chairman of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee for RANZCOG and sits on the International Advisory Board of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He maintains a busy private practice as well as regularly teaching medical and postgraduate students and presenting papers at national and international conferences. He is the principal author of many peer-reviewed medical journal publications and his current research interests focus on the assessment of assisted conception outcomes.
was born in Peking, China in 1940. After attending schools in Canada, China, Hong Kong and England, he entered King’s College, University of London in 1959, followed by St George’s Hospital, London, from where he obtained his MB BS in 1966. After serving as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy between 1966 and 1982, he left the Navy in the rank of Surgeon Commander; he became a Consultant Gynecologist in 1978, with his main interest in infertility. He served at Bourn Hall Clinic with Mr Steptoe in 1985 and then joined Professor Ian Craft as Deputy Medical Director of the Wellington Hospital IVF Unit, at that time the largest IVF Unit in the world. He was appointed Medical Director of Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, in December 1988, following the death of Mr. Steptoe, and is now Consultant Medical Director. He travels widely for teaching and consultancy work, and holds five Honorary or Visiting Professorships in PR China. Recently he was elected President of the British Fertility Society. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications on Infertility and Assisted Conception, the author of 46 book chapters, co-editor of “The Infertility Manual” and “A Handbook of Intrauterine Insemination”, and is editor of three editions of “A Textbook of In Vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction”. His personal interests include sailing, scuba diving, photography and his grandchildren.
Professor Qiao is Chief Physician and head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing. She graduated from Peking Medical University in 1987 and received her doctoral degree in 1996. She went to Queen Mary Hosp, the University of Hong Kong as a visting scholar from 1996 to 1997 and Stanford University Medical Center as a Post Doctoral Research Scholar from 2002 to 2003. She specializes in diagnoses and management of infertility and reproductive endocrine diseases. She is on the editorial board of a number of Chinese medical journals. Her work is in clinical treatment, education and medical researches within the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a research direction focusing towards the diagnoses and treatment for diseases of Reproductive Endocrine, such as management to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, endometrium and infertility as well as reproductive treatments. Supported by several research funds, she has systematically studied PCOS, published more than 100 papers and given many invited presentations at international or national conferences. She first reported that oral contraceptive pill was beneficial to improve endocrine disorder and to enhance the effects of ovulation drugs, and evaluated the effects of Clomiphene Citrate (CC), HMG or CC/HCG on introduction of ovulation as well as the change of endometrium pathology in PCOS. Prof Qiao studied the endometrial receptivity related factors, genetic factors in the aetiology of PCOS and the mechanism of impairment of oocyte maturation. Additionally, she used gene chip technology and proteomic approaches to identify the expressing genes and proteins of PCOS and found that inflammatory factors such as IL1ra、IL18、IL1β、FABP4 may participate in the pathogenesis of PCOS, which can provide scientific data for PCOS clinical treatment. Prof Qiao received the Scientific and Technical Progress Reward of Education Ministry in 2008 and the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology and the CMWA WUZHOU Women Science and Technology Award in 2009.
was born in Spain in 1976. She completed Medical School at the University of Zaragoza in 2000. She was a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid from 2001 to 2005. Since July 2005 she has belonged to the Human Reproduction Unit of the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad in Valencia, where she has participated in several clinical research projects as well as published several papers in this field indexed in the Medline database and written more than 10 book chapters. Dr Labarta is a reviewer of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. In 2008 she obtained the title of Master in Research on Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in 2009 she obtained the title of Master in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery from the University of Valencia.
is the Chief Embryologist of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) program at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore since 2006. After having obtained an MS from the National University of Singapore she lectured at the Ngee Ann polytechnic for a brief period before joining the ART program at NUH in 1993. She has extensive experience in the field of ART. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), blastocyst culture, embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetics, use of laser for assisted hatching, ovarian tissue cryopreservation are all standard practice in the ART program at NUH. Her current focus is on vitrification of embryos and in vitro maturation of oocytes. She has served as consultant to several clinics and provided consulting services in various aspects of embryology such as ICSI, troubleshooting, laboratory design and laboratory setup etc. Given her experience in clinical embryology, she has been invited as consultant to ART clinics in Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea etc. She was one of the lecturers and practical instructor for the Masters of Clinical Embryology course at the National University of Singapore from 1997 -2001. She was also a practical instructor and lecturer for ART workshops conducted by National University of Singapore. She has trained many embryologists and has an ongoing training program for basic and advanced practical training in ART at NUH.
is a gynecologist and a pioneer of the Assisted Reproduction fraternity in India. Dr Kamini Rao is one of the stalwarts of the medical profession and her contributions to the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology and in particular to Assisted Reproduction are immeasurable. She is the founding Director of BACC Healthcare Pvt Ltd, a progressive hi-tech clinic with an ongoing IVF program and a success rate comparable worldwide. The Center is also renowned for its excellent facilities and team of highly qualified doctors for pregnancy complications, fetal medicine and genetics. Dr Kamini Rao is credited with the birth of India’s first SIFT baby and South India’s first ICSI and Assisted Hatching baby. A medical professional par excellence Dr. Rao has served as the President of the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), during the year 2000-2001 and as President of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction during 2006-2008. She has authored over twenty five books and has numerous journal articles and book chapters to her credit. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Karnataka State Award (Rajyotsava Award), and the Vidya Ratan National Award for her invaluable contribution to the field of medicine. Dr Kamini Rao has a strong commitment to improving the health and status of women in India. She has made all out efforts to bring about an awareness of women’s issues like Safe Abortion, Female Feticide and Reproductive & Child Health, with the aim of improving the quality of life and the status of women in society.
completed his undergraduate in medicine and surgery at the National University of Singapore in 1989 and obtained his Master of Medicine (Obs. & Gyn.) at the University of Singapore (MMed) and the membership at the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist, London in 1995. He completed a fellowship at Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 1995, at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in 2004 and at the College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in Singapore in 2004. He acted as the chief clinical coordinator for the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Programme at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London from 1999 to 2000 and also the Egg – Sharing Programme at CRM London which has one of the largest private egg sharing centers in the UK. Currently, he is the senior fertility clinician specialist at the Thomson Fertility Centre at the Thomson Medical Centre in Singapore and has a private practice at the Tow Yung Clinic in Singapore.