Kieran Cunningham is certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director by the American Board of Bioanalysts and has over 15 years of experience in the field of IVF. He joined South Jersey Fertility center in 1995 as Laboratory Manager of the Embryology, Endocrine and Andrology laboratories, after years of experience as the IVF Laboratory Supervisor at a center in Delaware. There he was a part of some groundbreaking work with immature oocyte retrievals and culture. Kieran has had many years of experience performing IVF, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, ICSI, assisted hatching with fragment removal, blastocyst culture and cryopreservation and many embryo culture techniques. His work overseas resulted in the birth of the first GIFT baby in Syria. He has worked closely with local Urologists specializing in male fertility in the collection of sperm from testicular tissue and epididymal fluid. He implemented embryo biopsy and cell fixation techniques for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) of embryos at South Jersey Fertility Center. Currently he is working on evaluating and implementing the new and exciting technique of Vitrification for embryo and oocyte cryopreservation. He was instrumental in setting up the new state-of-the-art Embryology and Andrology Laboratories.
University of Delaware – BS in Medical Technology, Minor in Biology – 1991
Successful completion of graduate courses in embryology – 1995-1996
Completed many post graduate seminars and courses in embryology, micromanipulation cryopreservation, Vitrification cryopreservation and PGD.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society
American Association of Bioanalysts
AAB College of Reproductive Biology
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART)
Delaware Valley Reproductive Biology group
Medical Technology (ASCP) – American Society of Clinical Pathologist
Board Certified as Technical Supervisor in Antrology and Embryology by The American Board of Bioanalysts
Board Certified as Embryology Laboratory Director by The American Board of Bioanalysts