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Scott E. Smith, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Laboratory Director

Dr. Stephen SmithAs high complexity laboratory director, Scott E. Smith, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., leads our clinical team of embryologists and andrologists at the Abington IVF and Genetics,Toll Center for Reproductive Sciences at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Within his first year at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Smith launched an onsite Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program and prepared the hospital’s laboratories for accreditation by the College of American Pathologists. Thanks to the hard work of Dr. Smith and his team, we became the first laboratory in Pennsylvania to offer onsite PGD for detecting chromosomal abnormalities using fluorescent in situ hybridization, or FISH. Dr. Smith also was instrumental in conducting the state’s first successful PGD case to diagnose Huntington's disease. He is currently president of the Delaware Valley Reproductive Biology Group.

Dr. Smith’s areas of interest and expertise include:

  • PGD
  • Embryo biopsy
  • Blastocyst culture
  • Embryo and egg freezing
  • Micromanipulation
  • ICSI
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Autologous Endometrial Coculture
  • Male factor infertility
  • Sperm retrieval techniques
  • Sperm penetration following testicular and epididymal sperm extraction
  • IVF

Background information

Graduate school: Ph.D. in reproductive biology, the University of Tennessee
Fellowship: Embryo and Uterine Interaction, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology