Dr. Said oversees the Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank at ReproMed since 2006. He graduated from Alexandria Medical School, Egypt in 1994 and received his master degree in Andrology from the University of Alexandria in 1999. He completed his four year post-graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio where he worked as a Research Fellow and as a Research Associate. Dr. Said holds a doctorate degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. In 2010, the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) certified him as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD). Dr. Said is one of the few Andrologists in the world, and the first one in Canada, to hold such a prestigious designation.
He has more than ten years of experience in the field of Andrology Laboratories and Cryo-banks. Dr. Said has helped build the new Andrology Laboratory at ReproMed from the ground up as a state of the art facility. Using his unique background and expertise, he has designed the Andrology Laboratory to offer the most comprehensive services for male fertility management combined with the highest standards of quality and care. Dr. Said has an impressive history of academic achievements.
He is the recipient of a number of academic awards and research grants. He has published over 35 scientific papers and review articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, authored 4 book chapters, and has presented more than 70 abstracts at both national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of several professional societies, including: American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Andrology, and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. Dr. Said is an ad hoc reviewer for several esteemed scientific journals such as: Andrologia, the Journal of Andrology, Fertility & Sterility, and Biology of Reproduction, Human Reproduction and the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
In addition, he also serves as a Managing Editor in Frontiers of Bioscience. His research interests include apoptosis and DNA fragmentation in the male germ line, sperm selection methods and gamete cryopreservation. He worked on developing a new semen preparation method based on immuno-magnetic labeling of apoptotic sperm. He remains fully active in both basic and clinical research. For a list of our current research projects click here.
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