Dr Xiao Zhang

Senior Embryologist, Scientific Director

Dr Xiao Zhang is the Head of Research & Development at Waterstone Clinic.

Dr Zhang is a medical doctor and general surgeon, who received a PhD in Reproductive Medicine from Peking University in China. In 2003, he was the first doctor to achieve an assisted pregnancy from frozen eggs in China. Dr Zhang received an honorary professorship from Zhengzhou University, China for his excellent contribution to fertility research.

Dr Zhang has led the development of new patient-centred services such as vitrification and pre-implantation genetic testing at Waterstone Clinic.

Our Milestones
Ireland’s First MicroTESE birth Jan-17
Ireland’s First PGT-M Birth Jun-14
First clinical PGT-M Pregnancy Nov-13
PGD first introduced Oct-12
Vitrification freezing technique introduced Apr-12
Embryo donation introduced Oct-11
Birth of first babies (twins) from an egg donation pregnancy Nov-06
Birth of first baby after ICSI with surgically obtained sperm Apr-04
Birth of first baby after Frozen Embryo Transfer Nov-03
Birth of first IVF twins Jun-03
Birth of first IVF baby May-03
Birth of first ICSI baby Mar-03
First egg collection Jul-02
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