Navid EsfandiariContact Information:
||IVF, Andrology and Research Laboratories|
Toronto Center for Advanced Reproductive Technology (TCART)
150 Bloor Street West, Toronto, M5S 2X9
Degrees & Professional Designations:
D.V.M. School of veterinary medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN
Ph.D. Reproductive Immunology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN
2000-2001 Fellowship in Human Reproduction and Andrology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
2001-2002 Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Academic Position: Adjunct Professor
Primary Appointment: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cross Appointments: n/a
Hospital Affiliation/Practice Location: n/a
Allergy and Infertility; Endometriosis; Implantation; Oocyte and Ovarian tissue cryopreservation; Gamete and Embryo Immunobiology
Current Research Grants and Projects:
Mount Sinai Hospital, REB # 01-0125A, August 2001 – August 2006 “ Characterization of Endometrial and endometriotic cells” (co-investigator).
Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology, ERB # 466, March 24, 2005 – March 23, 2006 “ The effect of freezing of human oocytes on oocyte survival, early embryo development and implantation rate”
Esfandiari N, Burjaq H, Gotlieb L, Casper R.F. Brown eggs; Implication for assisted reproductive technology Fertility Sterility (in press)
Esfandiari N, Gotlieb L, Casper R.F. Seminal hyperviscosity is associated with poor outcome of controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination: A prospective study. Int J Fertil Women’s Med 2006, Jan-Feb;51(1):21-27.
Esfandiari N, Javed M, Gotlieb L, Casper RF. Complete Failed Fertilization after Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – Analysis of 10 Years Data. Submitted to Int J Fertil Women’s Med 2005, Jul-Aug;50(4):187-92.
Esfandiari N, Falcone T, Goldberg J, Agarwal A, Sharma RK. Effects of Peritoneal Fluid from Patients with Endometriosis on Pre-Implantation Mouse Embryo Development and Apoptosis. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 2005 Vol. 11, No 5, 615–619.
Esfandiari N, Ryan E, Gotlieb L, Casper RF. Successful pregnancy following transfer of embryos from oocytes with abnormal zona pellucida and cytoplasm morphology. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 2005 Vol. 11, No 5, 555–561.
Esfandiari N, Gotlieb L, Casper R.F. Live birth of healthy triplets following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in an accromegalic woman with elevated growth hormone. Fertility Sterility 2005; 83(4), 1041-3.
Esfandiari N, Falcone T, Agarwal A, Attaran M, Nelson DR, Sharma RK. Protein Supplementation and the Incidence of Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress in mouse embryos. Obstet Gynecol 2005; 105: 653-660.
8. Esfandiari N, Claessens E.A., O’Brien A, Gotlieb L, Casper R.F. Gestational Carrier is an optimal method for pregnancy in patients with vaginal agenesis (Rokitansky Syndrome). Intl J Fertil Women Med, 2004; 49(2):79-82.
Aziz N, Saleh R.A., Sharma R.K., Lewis-Jones I, Esfandiari N, Thomas A.J., Agarwal, A. Novel association between sperm reactive oxygen species production, sperm morphological defects and the sperm deformity index. Fertility Sterility 2004;81(2), 349-354.
Esfandiari N, Saleh RA, Sharma RK, Nelson D, Thomas A, Agarwal A. Utility of Nitroblue Tetrazolium Reduction (NBT) Test for Assessment of Reactive Oxygen Species Production by Seminal Leukocytes and Spermatozoa. J Andrology 2003; 24(2), 862-870.
Esfandiari N, Falcone T, Bedaiwy MA, Agarwal A, Jeremias E, Sharma RK. Autologous transplantation of cryopreserved ovary induces the generation of antiovary antibodies in sheep. Fertility Sterility 2003;80(4), 1062-1064.
Esfandiari N, Goldberg J. Heterophile antibody blocking agent to confirm false-positive serum human chorionic gonadotropin assay. Obstet Gynecol 2003; 101(5), 1144-6.
Burlingame J, Esfandiari N, Sharma RK, Mascha E, Falcone T. Total Antioxidant Capacity and Reactive Oxygen Species in Amniotic Fluid. Obstet Gynecol 2003; 101(4), 756-761.