A photograph of Dr. Jim Meriano.

Dr. Jim Meriano, B.Sc, M.Sc, ELD, PhD

Director, Embryology Laboratory

Dr. Jim Meriano’s international reputation as an outstanding embryologist is based on his achievements over the past 25 years in the field. He established both the Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and the Egg Freezing (Vitrification) programs at LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine and continues to manage and expand these programs, as well as all other embryology laboratory activities, at TRIO Fertility.

Jim is a recipient of the LIFE Award (Laboratory Innovation for Embryology), a national award recognizing excellence in the field of Embryology, and has published numerous articles in Canadian and International peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. Jim is Past Chair for the CFAS Special Interest Group for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, a member of the CFAS Committee to form standards for Embryology Certification in Canada, and a member of the Committee for the Canadian Embryo Summit. He is also a member of ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine and the ASRM.

What I love about my work in the embryology lab

“I really enjoy having an egg underneath the microscope, choosing the sperm and knowing that the egg is going to turn into a baby. I also get to see the patient smiling at me at the window when I hand the doctor the embryo and tell them how nice it is.”