Dr. Michael Virro obtained his medical degree and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director of Markham Fertility Centre (MFC) and led this clinic to become one of Canada’s first accredited fertility centres. He and his scientific team are recognized and respected leaders in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
As a staff physician at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Dr. Virro performs fertility-related surgical procedures and provides obstetrical care for his patients who have achieved a pregnancy through MFC.
Additionally, Dr. Virro is hired by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to act as an assessor of other fertility clinics and physicians.
He is an Associate Professor at McMaster University.
Over the years, his expertise has focused on helping those patients who have experienced repeated IVF failures and/or pregnancy loss (miscarriage). In addition to traditional fertility care, Dr. Virro has developed a systematic and comprehensive protocol for assessing and treating other factors that affect fertilization and implantation.
Dr. Virro’s success is unique. His philosophy is to provide his patients with personalized care and honest & direct answers to questions. He is committed to providing medically-safe, scientifically-advanced and ethically-based treatment for each of his patients.
These are some ways that contribute to the success of both MFC and Dr. Virro:
- He understands the impact of the structure of the uterus on implantation and personally performs surgical procedures to repair uterine septae and other abnormalities.
- He recognizes the role of immune factors in achieving and maintaining a successful pregnancy. Immune treatments such as Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy (LIT) and immunoglobulin therapy are provided when required.
- He believes that some patients benefit from pre-genetic testing embryos (PGT) prior to transferring the embryos to the uterus. This has significantly increased pregnancy rates and reduced miscarriages. MFC has hired a Genetic Counsellor to educate and review findings with patients.
Dr. Virro’s desire to help patients achieve a successful pregnancy is the catalyst for his continued investigations into a variety of treatment options.