Experience the Grace Fertility difference
While growing a family is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, our job is to make the journey less daunting. By getting to know you and using a comprehensive approach to your health and fertility, we’ll help you find the right treatment approaches for your unique situation.
Guiding you through the most complex fertility challenges
We believe everyone who wants a family should have the opportunity to try. That’s why we treat the full spectrum of circumstances, from the straightforward to the most complex.
So whether your reproductive journey involves fertility drugs or surgery to facilitate a natural pregnancy, or assisted conception treatments such as IUI or IVF, know that you’ll be supported every step of the way.
Using state-of-the art reproductive technology
We pride ourselves in bringing effective and innovative reproductive technologies to our patients to provide highly advanced fertility treatments and care. In fact, we were the first fertility clinic in Canada to introduce the RI Witness technology from the UK, a system that tracks eggs, sperm, and embryos throughout the IVF process to minimize risk in fertility treatment cycles.
And with a 24-hour equipment monitoring and alarm system, we’ve taken world-class security precautions to provide you with the reassurance you need.
At Grace Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, we’ve got you covered.
Science at the service of life’s greatest miracle
Every day, we do our best to make sure you benefit from leading reproductive technology combined with a truly bespoke approach to fertility care. And we believe it shows in our success rates.
Elective embryo single transfer (eSET)
in patients aged ≤35
Compared to the national average clinical pregnancy* rate of 49% per eSET in patients aged ≤35
clinical pregnancy rate per sSET
cumulative clinical pregnancy rate per cycle§
Frozen embryo transfer (FET) with vitrification†
All ages up to 43
Compared to the national average clinical pregnancy rate of 32% per FET
clinical pregnancy rate per FET
embryo survival rate after warming
* A clinical pregnancy is defined as one with an ultrasound confirmed gestational sac i.e. an early implanted embryo.
§ Embryos from same stimulation retrieval cycle (eSET + FET).
† Vitrification is the latest cryopreservation technique that improves survival of embryos following “warming”. Vitrification techniques (for both oocyte and embryo cryopreservation) have been used at Grace Fertility since 2013.
Get to know our team of dedicated doctors
Dr. Anthony Cheung
MBBS MPH MBA FRANZCOG FRCSC Founder, GREI
Dr. Anthony P. Cheung is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist with 25 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience. He holds specialist credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Dr. Cheung completed subspecialty training in menopause in Sydney, Australia and training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility in California, USA.
His areas of specialty include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), ovarian physiology, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), male infertility, and menopause. Always keen to share his knowledge, Dr. Cheung is known for being thorough and taking the time to answer patient questions.
• Founder and Medical Director, Grace Fertility
• Clinical Professor, Division of REI, Department of OB-GYN, UBC
• Researcher, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (CHRI), BC
• Consultant, Vancouver General Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital
• Founding member of the subspecialty of Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
• Past Chair and Co-Chair of the REI Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Dr. Ghadeer Akbar
MD FRCSC GREI
Dr. Ghadeer Akbar completed her 5-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University in Montreal obtaining her first Canadian Board in 2011 and subsequently completed a 2.5 year Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI).
Following her Fellowship, Dr. Akbar returned to Kuwait where she was the Head of the Infertility and IUI Unit at Farwaniya Hospital as well as providing service at Dar Al Shifaa Hospital in IVF and general gynecology, two of the largest hospitals in Kuwait.
Dr. Akbar has returned to Canada to work together with her mentor and former Program Director Dr. Anthony Cheung to continue providing an elite level of infertility and IVF care. She has a vested interest in fertility preservation for women and couples.
"The most rewarding part of job is recording the first fetal heartbeat on an ultrasound."
Outside of work, Dr. Akbar enjoys spending time with her family, running, and keeping fit.