Khalied Kaskar PhD joins Ovation Fertility as a lab

Nashville, July 12 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Khalied Kaskar, PhD, HCLD has joined Ovation® Fertility as Laboratory Manager for IVF labs in Austin and San Antonio as well as Andrology labs in New Braunfels, Round Rock and South Austin . This lab director’s extensive experience in assisted reproductive technology and global perspective on fertility care will enable Ovation to continue bringing the joy of parenthood through innovative science.

Dr. Kaskar earned both his BSc and MSc in Physiology as well as his PhD in Medical Biosciences from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. While in South Africa, Dr. Kaskar was a researcher at Tygerberg Hospital. There he focused his research on developing a computerized system to measure the movement characteristics of sperm.

The next phase of Dr. Kaskar’s career took him to Saudi Arabia where he worked as the chief IVF technician and helped set up an IVF laboratory at the National Guard Hospital. He then came to the United States, where he worked as an embryologist before becoming an IVF lab manager and then director of the IVF lab at the Family Fertility Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.

In addition to working in the laboratory, Dr. Kaskar also worked as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and performed cutting-edge research. His research has focused on a variety of topics, including optimizing blastocyst development using different culture media and conditions and analyzing culture media for biomarkers to predict embryo implantation potential.

With Dr. Kaskar’s extensive experience in assisted reproductive technology, he is able to oversee all aspects of Ovation Fertility Labs in Texas, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and cryopreservation of eggs and embryos.

According to Ovation CEO, Paul Kappelman, “Dr. lab for Ovation Fertility Austin and Ovation Fertility San Antonio as well as our Andrology labs in Texas, and we are excited to see how much we can accomplish together.

Dr. Kaskar shares this enthusiasm saying, “I am thrilled to join Ovation Fertility as they offer cutting-edge treatment options and are committed to helping individuals and couples achieve pregnancy. Ovation is also an industry leader doing cutting-edge research, and I look forward to being part of such an incredible team.

About Ovation Fertility

Bringing the joy of parenthood through innovative science

Ovation® Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific opinion leaders focused on reducing the cost of having a family through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics labs, along with affiliated physician practices, work collaboratively to raise the bar for IVF treatment, with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preconception carrier screening; preimplantation genetic testing; egg donation and surrogacy services; and the safe storage of their frozen eggs, embryos and sperm. Ovation also helps IVF labs across America improve quality and performance through offsite expert guidance and consultation. Learn more about Ovation at

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