Dr. Klaus Wiemer, PhD, HCLD
Dr. Wiemer is the first Phd, HCLD lab director in British Columbia. The IVF clinics that Dr Wiemer has directed or been associated with have consistently ranked in the top 10% in the United States.
The practices that he has been involved with have always incorporated the latest techniques and most innovative clinical embryology practices in order to ensure that these centers maximize their outcomes. In his most recent practice, Dr Wiemer was part of the team that reported the first frozen oocyte pregnancies, vitrified blastocyst pregnancies, and pregnancies following blastocyst biopsy in Washington State. This center also produced some of the first array-CGH pregnancies in the world. His world-wide affiliations have produced over 100 pregnancies resulting from vitrified oocytes.
He received his doctorate in Reproductive Physiology (Embryology) in 1989 from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. He trained extensively with Dr. Jacques Cohen at Cornell Medical University. Dr Wiemer has over 20 years of experience directing IVF Laboratories and has been involved in over 10,000 IVF procedures. He was the Scientific Director of the Institute for Assisted Reproduction, Charlotte, NC, USA for 10 years, and Laboratory Director for NorthWest Center for Reproductive Sciences, Kirkland, WA, USA for 7 years. He also has been an off-site director of several fertility clinics. He currently works with IVF centers in Spain, Argentina and Peru and is lab director for POMA Fertility in Seattle, WA and Genesis Fertility Center in Vancouver, BC. He is based between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Wiemer has an extensive clinical and scientific background and experience in cell and embryo culture, cryopreservation of embryos, embryo morphology and assessment, co-culture, blastocyst development, IVF lab design, and supervision. He has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical embryology.
Dr Wiemer has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics in the area of clinical embryology. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Overall Grand Prize awarded by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
His main interests are in embryo culture systems, improving laboratory outcomes and studying the effects of follicular stimulations on subsequent oocyte and embryo quality. He is currently conducting research on developing an embryo morphology grading system that can be used to predict rate and quality of blastocyst development. Other projects include various aspects of oocyte as well as blastocyst vitrification systems.
Dr Weimer is proud of the achievements he has made at Genesis so far this including the introduction of egg and embryo vitrification, trophoectoderm biopsy and comprehensive chromosomal screening.
Genesis is thrilled and honored to have a lab director of Dr Weimer’s caliber. In the short time Dr Weimer has been at Genesis, we have been amazed at what it has meant for patient care and scientific progress. We are excited for our patients and ourselves for the future!