Ovation Fertility has added a new IVF laboratory director to its nationwide team, expanding its ability to provide off-site lab directors to existing and startup IVF laboratories nationwide. Diane Wright, PhD, HCLD/CC, will bring to client laboratories Ovation’s best practices, developed through the collaboration of some of reproductive medicine’s top scientists and physicians.
Ovation® Fertility is pleased to announce that it has added a new off-site laboratory director, Diane Wright, PhD, HCLD/CC, who will be responsible for the operation, administration, technical and scientific oversight of client start-up laboratories as well as existing client laboratories seeking to upgrade or expand their operations. As an off-site lab director, she works both remotely and on-site to advise clients in the employment of qualified laboratory staff members, provides training and guidance to each laboratory’s team, and records and reports procedural outcomes.
In her exemplary career in reproductive science, Dr. Wright has designed, constructed and managed IVF laboratories in both academic hospital and private practice settings, gaining extensive experience with regulatory agency inspections of IVF facilities.
“Dr. Wright is a deeply experienced laboratory director who has worked alongside some of IVF’s highly regarded pioneers,” said Nate Snyder, Ovation’s chief executive officer. “By combining Dr. Wright’s expertise with Ovation’s proven processes and ongoing collaborative research efforts, we will bring the industry’s best practices into more laboratories, improving the quality of fertility care for even more physicians and people seeking IVF treatment.”
Prior to joining Ovation as an off-site laboratory director, Dr. Wright was the founding director of Aspire Fertility Laboratories, where she designed and oversaw construction of three private laboratory facilities. She previously spent 15 years as director of Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center’s laboratories, where she served as an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and served on MGH’s Partners Human Research Committee (IRB), the MGH Tissue Banking Committee, and the Division’s Ethics and Quality Assurance Committees. Dr. Wright also spent three of these years working as an off-site laboratory director for the IVF and andrology/endocrinology laboratories at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, supporting The Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center.
“All Ovation lab directors are impressive, high-caliber scientists, and that was an important factor in choosing this next phase of my career,” Dr. Wright said. “Having worked as both an off-site and on-site lab director, I know that the key to success is having a good team, and I know I’ll have that with Ovation. We each have a commitment to improve patient outcomes, and the combined knowledge the team brings to this effort is unprecedented, in my experience.”
Dr. Wright earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in College Station, then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in physiology of reproduction from the same university. She then earned a PhD in biomedical sciences at one of the early outstanding entities for IVF embryology training in the United States, The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, associated with Eastern Virginia Medical School/Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia – the same program responsible for the first IVF child born in the United States in 1981.
About Ovation® Fertility
Ovation Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of having a family through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated 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 for a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing. Ovation also provides donor eggs that come with a Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm long-term storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation’s vision of a world without infertility at www.OvationFertility.com.