Dr. Michael Virro has been working in the field of infertility since 1982, when he became exposed to the field at Toronto’s first IVF centre at Toronto General Hospital. He obtained his fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the Toronto program.
Over the years, his focus has been on identifying problems for patients with multiple IVF failures, specifically the identification and repair of uterine septum and the immunology of pregnancy, implantation and recurrent pregnancy loss. His desire to help patients achieve a successful pregnancy is the catalyst for his continued investigations into a variety of treatment options for the MFC fertility programs.
As a staff physician at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Dr. Virro offers surgical procedures for fertility-related problems and provides obstetrical care for his patients who have achieved a pregnancy through MFC.
He is also the founder of Cells for Life Cord Blood Institute and Victoria Angel Registry of Hope Public Cord Blood Bank, Ontario’s first charitable cord blood bank. He is an advocate of umbilical cord blood banking, either privately or publicly. Additionally, he also acts as a clinic and physician assessor at the CPSO and is an Associate Professor at McMaster University.
His philosophy is to provide personalized service, honest and direct answers to questions, and medically safe, scientifically advanced and ethically based treatment for each of his patients.