Toni Di Berardino, BSc, MSc

Toni DiBerardino

Director of Clinical & Technical Support
LifeGlobal Group, LLC

Toni@LifeGlobal.com

Toni has over 20 years of experience directing IVF Laboratories. She was the Laboratory Director of Reproductive Biology Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada for 22 years, and Laboratory Director for Procrea Fertility Centre, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada for 3 years. In both laboratories she was responsible for all aspects of laboratory services, including Andrology, ART procedures, cryobanking as well as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening. In addition she was closely involved in clinical and basic science research projects, training of laboratory staff as well as providing reproductive biology information to medical staff, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows. She incorporated the latest techniques while always mindful of the importance of Quality Management while delivering the best patient care.

Toni has consulted in various reproductive biology areas including ART laboratory design, selection of products and equipment, protocols, troubleshooting, and quality management. She is bilingual in Italian.

Toni has participated in a variety of external committees related to Assisted Reproductive Technology. She is an author on numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed publications presented at many national and international meetings.

She is a recipient of a prestigious Canadian Fertility and Andrology (CFAS) Care and Life award (2007). Toni is an active member of the CFAS, and is the past chair of the ART Special Interest Group with the CFAS. Her main interests are in embryo culture systems, vitrification and pre-implantation genetics.

Toni has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Embryology from University of Leeds, UK, focusing on hormonal (growth factors) influences on human embryo implantation and development.

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