Dror Meirow, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sakler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Prof. Meirow is the head of fertility preservation research and clinical center at the Sheba medical center Tel-Hashomer Israel.
Prof. Meirow received his MD from the Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel in 1983. He then specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah University hospital Jerusalem. Since 2001 he is the head of fertility preservation program of the IVF unit Sheba hospital Tel Hashomer and is the head of the Gynecology service for breast cancer patients.
Professor Meirow basic and clinical research is focused on the effects of chemotherapy on reproduction and developing techniques and options to preserve fertility in cancer patients. These include pioneer publications on ovarian tissue harvesting and transplantation for fertility preservation, detection of cancer cells in ovarian tissue, IVF and embryo freezing for fertility preservation, and medications that can prevent chemotherapy induced ovarian damage. On this field of fertility preservation prof. Meirow wrote dozens of original articles, reviews and book chapters and received prizes from International and National organizations. Among these Prof Meirow reported in the New England Journal of Medicine the first case of IVF, pregnancy and delivery of healthy baby post transplantation of cryopreserved thawed ovarian tissue in a sterilized former cancer patient.