Michael T Zavy, PhD


Michael T. Zavy, PhD, HCLD (ABB)

Director of Assisted Reproductive Laboratories

Michael Zavy, PhD. - Oklahoma Infertility Doctor

Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Clinical Embryology and Andrology
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including IVF
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Endometrial -conceptus interaction during the pre-implantation period

Laboratory Board Certification:

  • High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) American Board of Bioanalysts (1997 - present)
  • Clinical Embryologist (EMB); American College of Embryology (2010 - present)


  • B.S.  in Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 1973
  • M.S. degree in Reproductive Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL,  1977
  • Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL , 1979 


  • Harvard Medical School, Laboratory of Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biology, joint Appointment in the Department of Anatomy; Reproductive Cell Biology, NIH  (1979 -1981)
  • SmithKline Beckman Corporation Research Fellowship; Endocrine regulation of growth in monogastrics , West Chester, PA (1981-1982)


Research Interests:

  • Control of early embryonic development mediated by in vitro culture conditions
  • Cryopreservation methodologies for gametes and embryos
  • Development of methods for quality assessment in ART

Laboratory Certifications:

  • ART Laboratory, inspected and certified by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)/College of American Pathology (CAP)  (2009-present)
  • FDA  inspected (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Endocrine and Andrology Laboratories, CLIA certification (2010 - present) 



  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society for Reproductive Biology and Technology
  • College of Reproductive Biology (American Association of Bioanalysts)
  • American College of Embryology


  • Most outstanding graduate student in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Univ. of Florida, 1977
  • Morris Foundation Fellow (1977 - 1979)
  • Sigma Xi, University of Florida (1979)
  • Certificate of Merit, USDA/ARS
  • Kinney Fellowship; USDA/ARS  (1987)
  • Appointed to national 5 member panel to award the USDA/ARS Scientist of the year (1984)

Professional Appointments:

  • Research Physiologist, lead scientist, USDA/ARS (1982 -1986)
  • Sr. Research Physiologist, USDA/ARS (1986 - 1992)
  • Interim Laboratory Director; USDA/ARS Grazinglands Research Center; Administrative oversight of 14 PhD level scientists and a support staff of 40 (1990)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor; Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Physiological Sciences and College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Sciences, member of the Graduate Research Faculty (1983 - 1994)
  • Associate Professor and IVF laboratory director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (1992-1994)
  • Associate Professor, Director of Laboratories (IVF, Andrology, Endocrine and Primate Colony) Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (1994 - 1996)
  • Full Professor with tenure (1996)
  • Director of Laboratories, Center for Reproductive Health, Oklahoma City, OK (1996 - 2009)
  • Clinical Professor and Director of Laboratories, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2009 - present)


  • Senior author or co-author of 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters and 67 abstracts presented at national and international meetings.
  • Served as senior editor of the book "Embryonic Mortality in Domestic Species".
  • Recipient of two patents in the areas of endocrine regulation of growth and stress. 


  • Past Ad hoc reviewer for 7 peer reviewed journals, current Ad hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility
  • Reviewer for USDA/CSRS competitive grant program
  • Reviewer for March of Dimes research grant program

Laboratory Inspections (national):

  • Inspector; CAP Laboratory accreditation program (2003 - present)

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Dr. Karl Hansen, Dr. LaTasha Craig, Dr. Alexander Quaas, Dr. Heather Burks, your fellowship trained Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Subspecialists and the OU Physicians Reproductive Medicine team, including Michael T Zavy PhD and Angela King, PAC, proudly provide the complete scope of infertility treatments including:

In-vitro fertilization (IVF), Tubal reversal surgery, Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, Frozen (cryopreserved) embryo transfer, Ovulation induction, Intrauterine insemination, Donor insemination, Recipient / oocyte (egg) donation cycles, Hysterosalpingograms, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, and Surrogacy / Gestational Carrier cycles