Dr. Stahler earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences from the Ohio State University and his M.S., at Eastern Kentucky University with an emphasis in animal physiology. After completing a Ph.D. in Reproductive Cell Biology from University of Toledo/Medical College of Ohio, he completed his postdoctoral training in on an NIH grant in reproductive cell biology at The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Stahler also holds an M.B.A from Michigan State University school of Business Management.
Dr. Stahler began his work in the field of assisted reproductive technology with IVF America in Port Chester NY and served as the Laboratory Director for the Pittsburgh, PA affiliate of IVF America. He became the Scientific Director of the Wm. Beaumont Hospital’s IVF program in Royal Oak, MI for 9 years before moving out to San Diego, CA where he served as the Laboratory Director for FSMG. He has also served as an off-site Laboratory Director for SMART Labs (MI) and Sharp Hospital (CA). He is currently serving as the Scientific Director of EmbryoWorks, a A.R.T. services company. Dr. Stahler is certified as a high complexity laboratory director by the American Board of Bioanalysts and is currently working on his Clinical Laboratory Scientist license through the state of California.
His research career began with investigations into cell-cell signaling pathways in the testis as well as part of a team attempting to development effective male contraceptives. His current research interests are in the area of A.R.T. with a focus on lean management of A.R.T. laboratory operations, electronic database records systems for A.R.T. and genetic screening of embryos. In addition, he is involved with FDA policy issues affecting assisted reproductive technology (ART), including regulation of ART laboratories, especially concerning matters related to cryopreserved embryo disposition.
He is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, including serving as the Information Officer for the Reproductive Laboratory Technologist Professional Group, an RLAP inspector for the College of American Pathologists and membership in the American Association of Bioanalysis;