Dr. Michael Femi Obasaju has been the Director of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Andrology & Hormones Laboratories at New York Fertility Institute since 1997. Prior to working at the New York Fertility Institute, Dr. Obasaju was the Director of IVF laboratory at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York from 1994 to1997. He was the Director of IVF Laboratory at the IVF America Program in Mineola, New York from 1989 to 1994. He was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis from 1986 to 1989.
Dr. Obasaju obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology (Reproductive / Developmental Biology) from the University of California, Davis in 1986, a Masters in Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Physiology) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1981. Prior to that, he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1977. The American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) and the New York State Department of Health (Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Unit) certify him as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) and Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD). In 2008, he received a Master of Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
He has authored numerous publications in peer-review journals in infertility and in basic sciences and has presented papers and has given lectures at national and international conferences. Presently, he is a laboratory inspector for the American College of Pathologists (CAP) and a reviewer for the Reproductive Biomedicine Online scientific journal. Dr. Obasaju’s research interests include the detection of sub-lethal damage to embryos, oocyte dysmorphisms, oocytes freezing, embryonic aneuploidies and implantation.
Dr. Obasaju, lives in Long Island NY, with his wife of 40 years and has three grown children He is a serious tennis player and he is a jazz aficionado.