Dr. Seang Lin Tan is an internationally recognized IVF specialist. He was awarded the Howard Eddey Gold Medal by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the MRCOG Gold Medal by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, UK. He undertook a fellowship in REI with Prof. Howard Jacobs at Middlesex Hospital in London and another fellowship with Prof. Robert Edwards, (Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2010 and inventor of IVF) and Prof. Stuart Campbell at King’s College Hospital in London. He was the Founding Medical Director of the London Women’s Clinic, UK. He was appointed James Edmund Dodds Professor and Chairman of the Department of ObGyn at McGill University and served 3 terms from 1994 to 2010. He founded the McGill Reproductive Centre and led it for 16 years, establishing it as one of the premier IVF centres in the world. His team achieved one of the highest pregnancy rates in the world and had many national and world firsts, including the first IVM (IVF without hormonal stimulation), the first babies born after PGD and the first egg freezing baby born in Canada. He reported the world’s first 4 children born from combined IVM and egg freezing and have had over 40 babies born from women who froze their own eggs and then used them to conceive. He has referred patients from around the world for fertility treatment, including from the major centres across North America and Europe and has trained doctors who have gone on to lead major programs in Canada, USA, Oxford, Turkey, Middle East and New Zealand. A review for the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) by John Collins showed that he had the highest number of papers published of any IVF doctor in Canada and his work has been published in leading medical journals, including The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. Most recently, his research won the 2016 best basic science research award at the ESHRE scientific conference. I was founding President of the International Society of IVM, founding President of the Global Chinese Association of Reproductive Medicine and Vice-President of the International Society of IVF. In 2018, he was invited by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as one of the top 40 IVF specialists in the field to contribute to a special volume commemorating the 40th anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby born in the world. He receives patients from around the world for egg freezing, IVM, egg donation and surrogacy. He is regularly invited to speak at international medical conferences and has published almost 300 peer-reviewed articles, 15 books and hundreds of presentations and book chapters.

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