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Dr. Al Yuzpe

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Yuzpe is the world-renowned co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre. As Canada’s most senior Reproductive Endocrinologist, he has been involved in IVF for the past 30 years and in the field of infertility for the past 43 years. Dr. Yuzpe will help further TFP’s growth ambitions and be an advocate for increased employer buy-in, third-party coverage and government healthcare support to achieve optimal patient care. Dr. Yuzpe shares TFP’s vision to advance the profession through collaborative reproductive medicine R&D to deliver world best outcomes for patients.

Dr. Yuzpe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Presidents Award, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Speaker's Award.

He pioneered the development of the emergency contraceptive pill, which is often referred to as "The Yuzpe method." It was listed by the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition as among the 10 Canadian discoveries with the greatest impact on health outcomes for children and youth in the last 100 years.

Dr. Yuzpe joined the Western University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in 1970 and passed through the academic ranks to full professor. He retired from the university in June, 1995, and now holds the distinguished academic appointment of Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Yuzpe then went on to found the Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.