Aldo Esterhuizen, PhD

Aldo Esterhuizen PhD Has Decades of Experience in the IVF Lab

Aldo Esterhuizen PhD is the laboratory director at Ovation® Fertility Nashville. Dr. Esterhuizen joined Ovation in January 2022, bringing nearly four decades of experience in the field of IVF and reproductive science. She uses her background in clinical laboratory direction and reproductive medicine to ensure that our Nashville lab running smoothly so that more patients become parents.

Aldo Esterhuizen PhD is an experienced embryologist and lab leader

Board certified by the American Association of Bioanalysis as a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisor, Dr. Esterhuizen came to Ovation from her prior role as laboratory director for Mississippi Reproductive Medicine. In that role, she managed both the embryology and andrology laboratories. She also supervised the Fertility Institute of North Alabama’s IVF and andrology labs as an off-site laboratory director.

Before moving to the United States and starting work as a senior embryologist and lab manager, she was lab director for Medfem Clinic in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. Earlier in her career, she held a variety of positions as a lab director, specialist consultant, senior technologist, head of laboratory, embryologist, senior biomedical scientist and reproductive biomedical scientist, beginning in 1985.

Dr. Esterhuizen’s research

A renowned researcher in the field of reproductive science, Dr. Esterhuizen has presented and published her work in respected medical journals and at scientific conferences worldwide. She has worked as a co-supervisor of post-graduate studies for several universities. Additionally, she has organized several conferences and educational events to advance the state of the art in the field of IVF.

Dr. Esterhuizen earned her PhD in reproductive biology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tygerberg, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She attained her Master of Science at University of Pretoria in South Africa. She also earned a Bachelors in Science and a Bachelors Honors in Science degrees from this school. She also holds a diploma in reproduction biology from the South African Medical and Dental Council.