A true pioneer in the area of minimally invasive (Natural Cycle and Mini-IVF™) fertility care, Dr. John Zhang founded New Hope Fertility Center in 2004, and has since opened locations in China, Russia, and Mexico.
Since opening, Dr. Zhang has been behind several notable achievements in the area of assisted reproductive technology (ART), including the birth of a child by a 49 year-old using her own eggs, helping to restore a young woman's fertility through a recent ovarian tissue transplant surgery in February of 2012, and being named one of New York's Top Doctors in 2011.
Dr. Zhang completed his medical degree in at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and subsequently received his Master's Degree at Birmingham University in the UK. In 1991, Dr. Zhang earned his Ph.D. in In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and, after studying and researching the biology of mammalian reproduction and human embryology for nearly ten years, became the first Fellow in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of New York University's School of Medicine in 2001.
Today, Dr. Zhang continues his research in non-embryonic stem cell research, long-term cryopreservation of oocytes, and oocyte (human egg cell) reconstruction by nuclear transfer. He is currently one of a handful of reproductive endocrinologists in the United States to hold a Ph.D. in embryology while also being certified as a high complexity lab director.
Keep up with the latest from Dr. Zhang on his blog where he talks about trending topics in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Message from Dr. John Zhang
"The first thing that we do is talk to our patients to understand their unique needs. Then we create a customized fertility care plan. This system has allowed New Hope to have many successes, including breaking the age barrier for women who previously had trouble conceiving."
Medical School - Zhejiang University School of Medicine
Health Center of Zhejiang Province (Internship)
Georgetown University (Physiology)
New York University, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York University, Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of Birmingham, West Midlands
University of Cambridge, PhD in In Vitro Fertilization
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Awards and Publications
British Medical Research Council research Grant - 1989 - 1990
China-Cornell Fellowship sponsored by Rockefeller Foundation, USA (This fellowship sponsored a successful joint research work with Dept Histology & Embryology, Peking University School of Medicine, studying on human fetal ovarian tissue culture and cryopreservation in 1993). - 1993 - 1997
Winner of the General Prize Paper, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting; title: In vitro maturation of human preovulatory oocytes following germinal vesicle transfer - 1997
Winner of the first place poster, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 1997; title: Electrical activation and in vitro development of Human oocytes which failed fertilization following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (JCSJ) - 1997
Winner of the best resident research project, Department of OB/Gyn, New York University Medical Center - 2001
ASRM/Organon Research Award to study on “Mitochondrial DNA segregations following nuclear transfer in mouse oocytes”; $50,000 for two years - 2002 - 2004
Founder & Member, University of Cambridge Life Science Society, UK