Embryologist of the Month of Sept 2015

American College of Embryology Recognizes Excellence in the Practice of Embryology of the Following Practitioner

Navid Esfandiari, DVM, PhD, HCLD, ELD


  Navid Esfandiari, DVM, PhD, HCLD, ELD


Dr. Esfandiari is Director of Embryology and Andrology Laboratories at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Ob-Gyn and Pathology at Geisel School of Medicine in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He also serves as off-site ART Laboratories Director in Vermont Center for Reproductive Medicine and holds an adjunct Associate Professor position in University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.



Dr. Esfandiari received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Tehran, Iran and completed his residency and PhD in Reproductive Immunology in Medical Sciences University of Tehran in 1994. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to joining Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Esfandiari was Director of Embryology, Andrology and Immunoassay Clinical and Research Laboratories for 12 years at Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology (TCART), a University of Toronto affiliated fertility program where he developed successful oocyte freezing and trophectoderm biopsy programs.

Dr. Esfandiari has been a faculty member since 1994 and has lectured and taught Reproductive Immunology, Embryology, and Assisted Reproductive Technology to graduate students, residents, and fellows. He takes great pride in his embryology team members, many of whom are currently well-known ART Laboratory Directors. The REI fellows associated with him are successful fertility practitioners all around the world.

Dr. Esfandiari is a member of the American, Canadian, and European Societies for Reproductive Medicine and is board certified through the American Association of Bioanalysts as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) as well as an Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD). He is also certified as ART Laboratory Director, by the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS).

Dr. Esfandiari has an extensive research background with more than 100 publications in the field of human reproduction and fertility. He is an editorial board member of several top ranked medical journals including Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology and Fertility and Sterility.