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About Us

The Clinic Team:

Physicians on the IVF team are members of the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Their areas of interest and expertise include reproductive endocrinology, andrology, tubal surgery, endometriosis and immunology.

Dr. Tim Rowe, Division Head

Dr. Christina Williams IVF Medical Director
Dr. Anthony Cheung

Clinical Consultants
Dr. Catherine Allaire
Dr. Victor Chow
Dr. Victor Gomel
Dr. Peter McComb
Dr. Mark Nigro
Dr. Sheila Pride


Nurses on the IVF team are experienced in infertility and IVF. These healthcare professionals have been trained and are available to discuss questions and concerns couples may have before, during and after the IVF cycle as well as providing emotional support, teaching, and a link to community resources. All teaching and counselling is done in private sessions with a focus on individual personalised care.

Lab Personnel

The IVF lab personnel who are trained in embryology, andrology and cytogenetics are dedicated solely to reproductive technologies and perform specialised procedures, such as semen analyses for in vitro fertilitzation and intrauterine insemination, invitro fertilitzation, embryo culture, cryopreservation (freezing) of embryos, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Young Moon, Ph.D, Emirtus
Sai Ma, Ph.D.
Susanne Geary
Helen Ryu
Jack Wei
Editha. Zamuco - Garcia


A counsellor is available for three hours of individual counselling to couples or individuals in the IVF Program who wish to receive support to understand and cope with emotional and psychological aspects of the infertility process. In addition, there is a weekly support group facilitated by the counsellor

Karin Schwartz MSW & Janna Stark Glassman MA
Holly Yager

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Mission Statement

As a leader in reproductive medicine, we provide comprehensive care to our clients in a personalized, compassionate and ethical manner. As an academic, non-profit organization, we diligently engage in research and education to constantly improve the quality of care according to evidence-based practice.


To be the centre of excellence for reproductive medicine in clinical care, research and education


  • We respect the importance of family building
  • We respect the integrity of the individual
  • We make decisions according to ethical principles and the best interests of those we serve


  • To continuously foster and promote research
  • To provide education to health professionals, clients and the community
  • To further enhance a holistic approach to reproductive care
  • To become the major referral centre for reproductive care






Fertility Services
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Male Infertility
Sperm Banking
Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain
Reproductive Surgeries
Abnormal Periods
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)