Dr. AboTaleb Saremi, born 1947, obtained his MD from Jondishapour and Tehran Universities, Iran in 1975. He trained at the obstetrics and gynaecology department of Munster University, Germany, took a subspecialty in IVF at Vienna University, Austria from 1981 to 1986 and then participated in complementary assisted reproduction courses in the USA and Australia. His specialization includes laparoscopic surgery and his work lead to the birth of the ﬁrst Iranian assisted reproduction child (by gamete intra-Fallopian transfer) in 1989. He founded his ﬁrst IVF centre in Iran in 1993 and received the International Federation of Fertility Societies’ 30th anniversary recognition award in 1998. He is the president of the Sarem Women’s Hospital (which he founded in 2006) and the president of the Sarem Cell Research Center (SCRC) & Sarem Fertility & Infertility Research Center (SAFIR).