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Research Collaborators

Sandro C Esteves, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Director, Androfert
Andrology & Human Reproduction Clinic
Av. Dr. Heitor Penteado, 1464
13075-460 Campinas
São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55.19.3295.8877

Publications Reflection

Sandro Esteves, MD, PhD obtained his Medical Degree in 1990 from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. He did residency training in Urology at UNICAMP, and post-residency training in Andrology under a research fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic American Center for Reproductive Medicine in the United States. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the Federal University of São Paulo, in Brazil.

Sandro Esteves is the founder and director of Androfert, Andrology and Human Reproduction Clinic, a referral center for male reproduction in Brazil. His clinic was the first Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) unit in South America to obtain full ISO 9001 certifications.

Dr. Esteves is a board-certified Urologist by the Brazilian Society of Urology, and an ART Consultant by the Brazilian Society of Assisted Reproduction. He is also a certified "Reproductive Laboratory Inspector" by both the College of American Pathologists and RedLatinoAmericana de Reprodución Asistida. Dr. Esteves’clinical interests include male infertility, microsurgery, reproductive endocrinology and assisted reproductive techniques. He is Professor of Research at the University of Campinas (Brazil) and Clinical Tutor in Urology (Honorary) at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Certificate of Dr. Sandro C. Esteves web talk to the CRM ART trainees

Armand Zini, M.D., FRCS(C)


Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Urology
McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Canada
Tel: 514- 345-3511
Fax: 514-724-2718

Dr. Zini received his Medical degree and completed his urologic training at McGill University in Montreal. He then completed a fellowship in Male Infertility at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Centre and The Population Council in New York.

Dr. Armand Zini is Associate Professor of Urology at McGill University and Head of the Division of Urology at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Zini is the Director of the Andrology Fellowship program at McGill University. Dr. Zini’s research interests include human sperm chromatin and DNA integrity and role of antioxidants in male infertility.

Rima Dada, M.D., Ph.D (Genetics), MAMS


Associate Professor
Dept of Anatomy
All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)
New Delhi 110029
Tel: 91-11-26588500 ext 3517, 26593216
Fax 91-11-26588663

Dr. Rima Dada received her medical degree and a PhD in Genetics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Dada is actively engaged in teaching and research and has established the laboratory for Molecular Reproduction and Genetics. She offers genetic diagnostic services and is pursuing research on genetic aspects of infertility, reproductive failure and recurrent ART failure. Dr Dada is a member of various professional societies and an ad-hoc reviewer for several scientific journals.

Dr Dada has received the ICMR National Award for significant contribution in the field of genetics of infertility. She has also received the Young Scientist award at 2nd European American Course in Clinical and Forensic Genetics in Croatia, GP Talwar Gold Medal at Indian Society for Research in Reproduction Meeting and Best paper award at 33rd Annual Congress of Indian Society of Andrology.

Alex C. Varghese, Ph.D.


Senior Embryologist
CRAFT Hospital & Research Centre
Kodungalloor PO
Kerala – 680664
Cell: +91-9748634082

Publications Reflection

He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India for his thesis based on ART. He was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA from 2007-2008 and then he joined as the Scientific Director and Chief embryologist at the Fertility Clinic, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata, India (2008 to 2011).

In the year 2011 he joined the team of Prof. S.L.Tan at Montreal Reproductive Centre, Quebec, Canada. He is also in the editorial board of Journal of Assisted Reproduction, Genetics (ASRM) and International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine, Journal of Reproductive and Stem cell Biotechnology and Obstetrics and Gynecology International and Ad Hoc Reviewer for Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Fertility and Sterility and Asian Journal of Andrology.

He is also the Ad-board member of C-Create, educational program by Ferring and ISAR-India. Alex’s research interests are in assisted reproductive technology, in particular, in understanding the molecular and environmental causes and prevention of male infertility, vitrification of gametes and embryos, probiotics in fertility, microbiota in health and disease associated with reproduction and developing stress-free embryo culture systems for In Vitro Fertilization.

Certificate of Collaboration

Giancarlo Balercia, M.D.


Professor of Endocrinology
Andrology Unit, Endocrinology,
Dept of Internal Medicine and Applied Biotechnologies,
Polytechnic University of Marche,
Umberto I Hospital,
60100 Ancona, Italy
Tel: 39-071-596-3738
Fax: 39-071-887-300

Giancarlo Balercia is currently a Professor in Endocrinology and teaches Endocrinology at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona. His research is directed in Endocrinology, Clinical and Experimental Andrology, Genetic of Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction.

He is the Chief of the Andrology Unit in Endocrinology, Umberto I Hospital, Ancona. Dr. Balercia is a Full member of European Academy of Andrology, of Italian Society of Endocrinology and of Italian Society of Andrology and Medical Sexology (SIAMS). He has been member of the Council of the Italian Society of Medicine of Sexuality until 2008 and he is a Regional Coordinator of the same Society. He is also the Director of the Ancona EAA Training Centre for Andrology.

Juan G. Alvarez, M.D., Ph.D.


Centro de Infertilidad Masculina ANDROGEN
C/Fernando Macias, 8, 1C
15004 La Coruna
Tel:  34-981 918420
Fax: 34-981 918520

Professor Juan G. Alvarez received his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Santiago of Compostela in Spain, has a Ph.D in Physical-Chemistry by the University of Villanova, Pennsylvania, and is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. During over three decades he has developed his scientific career in world leading research centers such as the Reproductive Biology Unit at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School.

He carried out basic and clinical research in the field of infertility with particular emphasis in oxygen radical chemistry and biochemistry in mammalian spermatozoa and free radical-induced sperm DNA damage in human spermatozoa. Currently, he is Director of Centro ANDROGEN, one of the leading male infertility clinics in Spain, and also Scientific Director of Institut Marques, one of the leading IVF centers in Spain.

Jaime Gosalvez, Ph.D.


Departamento de Biología
Edificio de Biología C/
Darwin sn
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
20849- MADRID
Tel:  34914978210
Fax: 34914978444

Professor Jaime Gosálvez is a permanent member of the Department of Genetics of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. He received his Ph.D. in Biology with specialization in Genetics in 1979. His research interests are in the area of Genetics (Molecular Cytogenetics) with special emphasis in DNA structure and function. He participates as an active reviewer of National and International Research projects and scientific journals.

Certificate of Dr. Gosalvez's visit to Cleveland Clinic in October 2007

Nabil F. Aziz, M.B., ChB, FRCOG, M.D.


Consultant Gynecologist and lead Clinician,
Liverpool Women's hospital
Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Liverpool Women's Hospital
Crown Street Liverpool L8 7SS
United Kingdom
Tel:  44-151-7089988
Fax: 44-151-7024137

Dr. Aziz received his medical degree from Ain Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians in 1988 and a Fellow in 2003. He was awarded the Doctorate Degree (MD) in reproductive medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1999. Currently, Dr Aziz is a consultant in Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine and lead clinician at Liverpool Women's Hospital and the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Dr. Aziz's primary research interest is basic and clinical research in fertility and assisted reproductive technology. Dr. Aziz is an ad hoc reviewer for Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive BioMedicine Online and BJOG.

Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition ASRM Meeting, Washington, DC, October 14, 2007

Appointment as Honorary Scientist

Certificate of Dr. Nabil F. Aziz web talk to the CRM ART trainees

Ramadan Abdou Saleh, M.D.


Assistant Professor
Director of Scientific Research Support Unit (SRSU), Faculty of Medicine
Vice Dean, Faculty of Nursery
Sohag University
Sohag, Egypt
Tel: 093 2304772; 093 2354268
Web site:

Publications Reflection

Dr. Saleh is the Director of Scientific Research Support Unit (SRSU) at Faculty of Medicine; and Vice Dean of Faculty of Nursery, Sohag University, Egypt. He is the Founder and Director of Ajyal Hospital and Ajyal IVF Center in Sohag, Egypt. He was a Research Fellow in Andrology in the Cleveland Clinic's American Center for Reproductive Medicine from November 1999 to May 2002. He is a member of the American Society of Andrology (ASA), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Egyptian Society of Andrology (ESA) & Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ESDV). His clinical and research interests include topics related to Andrology (male infertility, assisted reproduction and sexology) and Dermatology (general dermatology, dermato-pathology, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery and laser).

Peter Zsolt Nagy, M.D., Ph.D.


Scientific Director
Reproductive Biology Associates
1150 Lake Hearn Dr.; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Tel: 404-257-1840
Fax: 404-257-3314

Dr. Nagy graduated summa cum laude from the Semmelweis Medical University of Budapest in 1986. He was a member of the medical staff at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Nyiro Memorial Hospital Budapest between 1986 and 1989. He was awarded a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Free University of Brussells (VUB) in 1991. He went on to obtain a degree in Hospital medicine at VUB in 1993 and in 1998 was awarded a Ph.D. degree in biomedical science at VUB. Dr Nagy currently is the laboratory director at Reproductive Biology Associates. He is a reviewer for Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biomedicine Online and an ad hoc reviewer for Reproduction, Fertility and Development, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Fertility & Sterility.

Certificate of Dr. Nagy’s talk at the 2011 Summer Internship Course