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History

Reproductive center with international experience

The ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine opened in July 2012. The clinic’s key directions include diagnosing and treating all types of infertility, including the advanced use of in vitro fertilization (IVF). ReproART operates in every area of female and male reproductive health.

ReproART was founded by Lika Chkonia who has the most extensive experience with in vitro fertilization in Georgia (30 years) and 8 years of working in IVF Clinics in US: Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia, USA and OFRM (Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine NY, NY, USA).

David H. McCulloh (PhD/H.C.L.D./C.C), Assistant Laboratory Director at New York University’s Fertility Center, is Scientific Director at ReproART.  Dr. McCulloh, the author of numerous academic works, has been professionally involved in IVF since 1978 and with ReproART since its inception.

Our Clinics

The first satellite office of ReproART opened in Kutaisi on February 1, 2014 to provide the many of the same services as in Tbilisi. This enabled patients in Western Georgia to save time and money. The Kutaisi branch offers treatment of infertility, male and female medical examination, preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), gynecological services, laboratory diagnostics, hormone analysis, ultrasonography, and others.  For in vitro fertilization treatments, Kutaisi patients make only a brief visit ( 2- 3 days) to the Tbilisi or Batumi clinics.

The second satellite office, the Batumi ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine opened on September 15, 2014, offering a full set of services. ReproART Batumi employs the same technologies as in Tbilisi, including a complete embryology lab offering IVF, ICSI and embryo biopsy, just like any leading center for reproductive medicine in the world.

Thanks to our knowledge, experience, ultramodern equipment and, most importantly, the center’s experienced team of top-notch professionals and our American colleagues, we offer you American quality and success without you leaving Georgia.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LIKA CHKONIA

LIKA CHKONIA

Founder, Director
An embryologist with the most extensive IVF experience in Georgia…
Lia Chkonia

LIKA CHKONIA

  • Holder of a doctoral degree from Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine—Susan Lanzendorf Lab 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.
  • 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).
DAVID H. MCCULLOH PHD

DAVID H. MCCULLOH PHD

Director of Clinical Science
Assistant Laboratory Director and Research Committee Chair at NYU…
David McCulloh

DAVID H. MCCULLOH PHD, HCLD, C.C.

Director of Clinical Science

PhD, HCLD (High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director), C.C.

  • David McCulloh, PhD, HCLD (High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director), C.C., serves as Director of Clinical Science at three branches (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi) of the ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine.  At the same time, he leads the Andrology Laboratory at the Biogenetics Corporation in New Jersey, and serves as Assistant Laboratory Director and Research Committee Chair at the New York University Fertility Center (NYUFC). In addition, David is the interface between NYUFC and Redshift Technologies, the creator of the Center’s electronic medical record system. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine.
  • Since joining NYUFC in 2012, David McCulloh has coauthored 15 peer-reviewed publications and 3 textbook chapters.
  • David McCulloh’s work experience includes directing ART (assisted reproductive technology) laboratories for two decades: University Reproductive Associates [and its predecessor, the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center] in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey; Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, in Greenwich Village, New York; and the Fertility Institute at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Prior to his clinical endeavors, he was involved in basic research, investigating sperm-egg interactions, sperm entry, oocyte maturation and egg activation using cellular electrophysiological methods in sea urchin eggs at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in Miami, Florida. and  in rabbit oocytes (in vitro) at the University of Maryland and the USDA’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, in College Park/Beltsville, Maryland.
  • He has been a faculty member at the New Jersey Medical School within the University for Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark, New Jersey; the Oregon Health Sciences University, in Portland, Oregon; and the University of Miami School of Medicine.  He held a Scientist Position at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, in Beaverton, Oregon.
NINO OKUJAVA M.D.

NINO OKUJAVA M.D.

Founder, Deputy Director
Studied practical medicine at the Tbilisi State Medical Institute…
Nino Okujava

NINO OKUJAVA M.D.

Founder, Deputy Director

  • Studied practical medicine at the Tbilisi State Medical Institute.
  • Geneticist physician at Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction in 1981-1994.
  • Deputy Director at the NeoStudio Company (1994-2006).
  • Member of the editorial staff for The World to Constant Connection, MagtiCom’s (communications service provider) corporate magazine (1994-2006).
  • Executive producer for “General Shalikashvili”, “We Are the First Europeans”, “Silk Road”, “I, George Balanchine”, “The World of Constant Connection”, and other documentaries.
  • Corporate Video Advertising Executive Producer for MagtiCom (communications service provider) in 1999-2006.
  • Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University; Executive Producer of a family planning TV show under the Family Healthcare Program.
  • Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University; Executive Producer of an antiabortion TV project under the Family Healthcare Program.
  • Founder and Assistant Director of the ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine since 2012.
  • Member of the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine).

REPROART TEAM

Infertility is a treatable medical condition if the patient visits a reliable and competent clinic. The ReproART Georgian-American Center for Reproductive Medicine is staffed with specialists trained in some of the leading clinics of the world. Obstetricians/gynecologists, reproduction (fertility) specialists, embryologists, geneticists, andrologists, immunologists, and professionals in many other areas make up a team that has led to outstanding results in our clinic.

Our clinic carries out scientific and clinical studies in cooperation with our international partners. Our employees participate in various seminars, symposia, and congresses to present their latest scientific achievements and share experience with their colleagues worldwide. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, 2016 works by ReproART’s doctors were presented at such acclaimed conferences as the Congress of the European Society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Congress of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE).

WHY REPROART

The ReproART team deserves a lot of credit for its involvement with the following list of “Firsts” for IVF treatment  in Georgia:

AMERICAN STANDARDS OF CARE

ReproART’s work style is based on the American model. From the earliest steps taken by patients in our center, the highest standards are scrupulously observed by our retrained physicians and psychologists, and through treatment methods. Decisions at ReproART are made jointly by patients and doctors. Our center does not recognize questionable treatment courses or untried methods. Here one does not spend extra money or time, and this model is the very standard upheld by ReproART for over 6 years now. ReproART opted for home instead of the hospital to ensure the patient’s comfort, along with its schedule, admission methods, standards for interacting with doctors, and the environment in general, all of which serve the same goal. Doctors maintain continuous contact with patients throughout the entire period from In Vitro Fertilization and pregnancy to childbirth.

OUR EQUIPMENT

The ReproART Center uses ultramodern equipment from European, American, and Japanese manufacturers. Our diagnostic devices allow for all types of complex diagnostics testing necessary for gynecology and andrology patients and infertile couples. Our excellent results stemming from our vast experience, in the company of assisted reproductive technologies used by us, prove that professionalism at ReproART is perfected down to a fine art.

QR code – Tbilisi branch contact
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23 Sulkhan Tsintsadze Str.        Tbilisi, 0160 Georgia          Tel.:+995 322 515 909
hello@reproartclinic.com

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58 A. Tsereteli Str.
Kutaisi, 4600 Georgia
Tel.: +995 591 907 907
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159 V. Gorgasali Str.
Batumi, 6000 Georgia
Tel: +995 595 441 144
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