Please join us in celebrating the Center for Human Reproduction's 40th anniversary! Take a look back at our history, learn about the work we do and how we help people have families, and consider making a donation to support our mission. Thank you for your support!

History of the Center for Human Reproduction – Celebrate 40 Years With Us!

The Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) was founded in 1974 by Dr. Ricardo Asch and Dr. Jaime Zapata. It was one of the first fertility centers in the United States, and over the past four decades, CHR has helped tens of thousands of patients achieve their dream of parenthood. Today, CHR is a world-renowned fertility center, providing state-of-the-art fertility treatments to patients from all over the world.

Over the years, CHR has been at the forefront of many fertility breakthroughs. In 1978, CHR was the first center in the world to successfully perform in vitro fertilization (IVF). Since then, CHR has helped thousands of couples have children through IVF, and our IVF success rates are among the highest in the world. CHR was also the first center in the United States to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a revolutionary treatment that has helped countless men with fertility problems father children.

In addition to our work in IVF and ICSI, CHR has also been a leader in the development of new fertility treatments. We were the first center in the United States to offer preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a cutting-edge technology that can screen embryos for genetic diseases before they are transferred to the uterus. We were also the first center in the United States to offer egg freezing, a revolutionary fertility preservation treatment that can help women extend their reproductive years.

Over the past 40 years, CHR has helped countless patients achieve their dream of parenthood. We are proud to have been a part of so many families’ journeys to parenthood, and we look forward to helping many more in the years to come.

This July is our 40th anniversary! Tune in to learn more about CHR’s history and Dr.Gleicher’s path to leading fertility center the whole world turns to.

We’re thankful for each and every patient we’ve been able to join on their journey over the past 40 years.

Be sure to share your fondest memories at CHR in the comments below!