NIloufar Pourkaram Embryologist
Ms. Niloufar Pourkaram has over 14 years of experience in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and has completes over 2,000 ICSIs per year in the IVF Laboratory. Ms. Niloufar is skilled in...
Dr. Ali Hellani, PhD, is a world-renowned Reproductive Geneticist with over 15 years of experience, particularly in Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). In his early years, Dr. Hellani established the first Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis laboratory in the Gulf Region at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia with a grant from HRH Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud. He went on to establish the state of the art Genetic Diagnosis Lab of Saad Specialist Hospital-Al Khobar. Dr. Hellani was the first scientist worldwide to diagnose multiple diseases on a single cell as well as the first to diagnose the whole set of chromosomes on a single cell. He is currently the first and only scientist to perform PGD on single gene disorders with direct HLA matching. Dr. Hellani has written 46 publications and is a reference lab for the screening of genetic diseases and PGD for many IVF centers.
Education: Dr. Hellani holds a PhD from Claude Bernard University in France.