Lika Chkonia

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-08-18 at 06:13:35

Holder of a doctoral degree from Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia, USA where the first IVF baby in the US was born. Certified teacher of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), including ART micromanipulation, at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk. Eight years working in the US, including for the Mount Sinai Hospital and Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in New York, NY, culminating in 1998. Embryologist at the In Vitro Fertilization Unit of Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction in 2003-2006. Head of the In Vitro Unit at the Junona Medical Center in 2006-2012.

Headed ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine since July 2012. President of the Georgian Association of Reproductive Medicine and Biology. Since 2014, serves as Georgia’s elected representative to the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Committee of National Representatives. Winner of the 2015 IWEC (International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation) Award. Largely credited for the birth of the first ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), SSR (surgical sperm retrieval), and frozen blastocyst babies in Georgia. Member of the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine).


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