Hi, my name is Andrew (Drew) Barker. I am a board certified Technical Supervisor in the areas of embryology and andrology by the American Association of Bioanalysts. Growing up in the Midwest and attending the University at Northern Illinois, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Evolutionary Biology. I have over 10 years of extensive hands on experience in human embryology including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching (AZH), biopsying embryos (polar body, blastomere and trophectoderm), and oocyte/embryo cryopreservation. I have published in peer review journals on vitrification (rapid freezing) of human blastocyst embryos.
Over the years, I have traveled extensively, and I am actively committed to continuing to improve our already excellent IVF success rates and bringing Arizona Center for Fertility Studies to the cutting edge of modern technology through the utilization of blastocysts culture, vitrification and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). I routinely attend continuing medical education activities and am committed to remaining at the forefront of ART and the continuing technological challenges and advances the field offers.
When not in the lab, I can be found at a local golf course or in the air; as I am an avid pilot and actively involved in promoting general aviation. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have and, along with Dr. Lipskind, will be actively involved in the treatment of our valued patients at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. I look forward to meeting you and to contributing to your successful journey with our center.