Fakih IVF Scientific Director named Embryologist of the Month
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The American College of Embryology has selected Dr. Iqbal Khan, the Scientific Director of Fakih IVF, as the Embryologist of the Month.
Dr. Iqbal Khan is Scientific Director of Laboratories at IVF Michigan; Fakih IVF, Beirut (Lebanon); Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Dr. Khan received M.Sc. from Bhopal, India and Ph.D. from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He completed his post-doctoral research at Imperial College, University of London, England, and the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. Prior to joining IVF Michigan in 1998, Dr. Khan was Director of IVF/Andrology Labs at F.I.R.S.T. IVF, Saginaw, Michigan (1990-1998). He has also held the positions of Senior Embryologist at the IVF Institute of Vilvoorde, Belgium (1983-1986), and Senior Embryologist at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Hospital VUB, Brussels, Belgium (1986-1990) under Prof. Dr. A. Van Steirteghem. During this time, Nobel Laureate Dr. R. Edwards was a visiting professor at the Academic Hospital. Dr. Khan was instrumental in teaching embryology to many scientists, including Dr. Gianpiero Palermo, who later discovered Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
His technical skills and experience as an embryologist are very well known and he is the driving force behind the highly successful IVF lab at IVF Michigan. Dr. Khan is certified as High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) through AAB. He is also a certified IVF laboratory inspector of College of American Pathologists. Dr. Khan has published more than 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. Khan holds memberships in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, European Society for Human Reproduction, American Association of Bioanalysis and Society for the Study of Reproduction.