Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Scientific Laboratory Director Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Meintjes completed his doctorate degree in reproductive physiology and embryo biotechnology at Louisiana State University (LSU), a renowned institution for training many leading reproductive physiologists, embryologists, reproductive scientists, laboratory directors, and leaders in the field of human infertility. While at LSU, Dr. Meintjes participated in developing numerous new and innovative techniques in assisted reproduction and embryo biotechnology, which even today, assist in bringing some of the best treatments to infertility patients. After graduation, Dr. Meintjes functioned in various capacities at fertility centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. More recently, he served as the Program Director and Scientific Director for the ARTS programs at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. In 2008, Dr. Meintjes was one of the founding members of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine – Frisco, where he currently serves as Scientific and Program Director. Dr. Meintjes is board certified as a high complexity laboratory director, a human embryology laboratory director, a technical supervisor and a clinical consultant through the American Board of Bioanalysts as well as a senior clinical embryologist by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Meintjes serves as an advisor for numerous national and international fertility companies. In vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories under his direction consistently rate among the best in the U.S. Dr. Meintjes is frequently featured as a national and international speaker on in vitro laboratory excellence and design, as well as on various aspects of the optimization of assisted reproduction procedures and outcomes. He has published many book chapters and papers on these topics in peer-reviewed scientific journals.