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Kitchener, Ontario,
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IMG_0817Victor Shola Akinsooto, MBBS, FCOG, FRCSC

Medical Director,
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region
Dr. Victor Shola Akinsooto is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with over 10 years experience in obstetrics and gynecology, with a significant part of this being dedicated to fertility and endocrinology. He completed a two-year subspecialty fellowship in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McMaster University. He is certified in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Prior to that he received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He is also a Fellow of the South African College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.Dr Akinsooto’s practice interests include infertility treatments – IUI, IVF, ICSI; recurrent pregnancy loss, early pregnancy assessment, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fertility enhancing minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgical tubal ligation reversal. He is an experienced reproductive surgeon with advanced skills in hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery.Dr. Akinsooto is an active member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He is affiliated with McMaster University and he is actively involved in the training of residents and medical students.

He has presented at various national and international conferences, and his research works have been published in peer reviewed Journals. Most importantly, he has a passion for helping and advocating for families affected by infertility to achieve their goal of parenthood.

IMG_0148 (2)Michael Neal, BSc(Hons), MSc

LABORATORY DIRECTOR
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Michael Neal is a Co-founding Partner and the Scientific Director of ONE Fertility. He completed his Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph, focusing on the reproductive consequences of chromosome abnormalities. His career in Human IVF started by working in a private clinic in Toronto, and he has since worked as a Laboratory Manager in public and private clinics from 2000.

Michael Neal’s experience in clinical Assisted Reproductive Technologies and his keen research interests have gained him an international reputation for innovation and excellence. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is a frequent reviewer for many major scientific journals related to reproduction. He is a recipient of the prestigious Laboratory Innovation in Fertility and Embryology (LIFE) Award. Other honours include: Best Basic Science Paper, Best Clinical Paper, Alpha Exchange, and the R.T. Weaver Award, among other acknowledgements. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Mike has research interests in the following areas: (a) the effect of environmental contaminants on fertility, (b) non-invasive measurements of embryo quality, and (c) fertility preservation for male and female oncology patients.

Mike is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS); the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP); European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology (ESHRE). He is a past executive member of the ART Lab SIG and CFAS Board of Directors and is also on the Advisory Board of Fertile Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients preserve their fertility. Mike is actively involved with Fertility Preservation initiatives. He currently sits on the POGO Sperm Cryopreservation task force, and the Ontario Oncofertility Committee and is frequent contributor to the Cancer Knowledge Network



Peyman Mazidi, BSc, MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCSC 

Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region 

Dr. Mazidi is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility.  He is known for his warm, caring nature and holistic approach to patient care. He is proud to be part of One Fertility.

Born in Iran but raised in Canada and Australia. Dr. Mazidi graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario and then completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Flinders University of South Australia in 2006. He trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Westmead Fertility Centre in Australia before returning to Canada. Dr. Mazidi is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Dr. Mazidi is committed to providing information and support preconception as well as during early pregnancy and beyond. He is keenly interested in using evidence based medicine to tailor treatment to suit each individual’s or couple’s unique issues. He supports patients with difficulty conceiving due to health factors or age.  Dr. Mazidi’s practice interest include infertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, ICSI; recurrent pregnancy loss, early pregnancy assessment, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fertility enhancing treatments, male factor infertility and treatments.

Dr. Mazidi is fluent in both Persian and English.



Avery Winlow, RN

NURSE
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region


Taylor Seaton, RN

NURSE
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region


Lauren Elford, RN

NURSE
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Ashly Brown, RN

NURSE
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Kristen Panayiotou, RN

NURSE
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Pettina Lafrance

RECEPTIONIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Alison Paul

RECEPTIONIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Kennedy Miller

RECEPTIONIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region


Alexandre Beudry

ANDROLOGIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region 

Sahib Shahani, PhD

ANDROLOGIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Natasha Wright

PHLEBOTOMIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Rebecca Oleson

PHLEBOTOMIST
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region


Hanan Massoud, RDMS

SONOGRAPHER
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Melissa O’Leary, RDMS

SONOGRAPHER
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region


Naila Aslam, RDMS

SONOGRAPHER
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Katherine Close, MSW

Social Work
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region

Andrew Huff

Clinic Operations Manager
ONE Fertility Kitchener Waterloo Region