Scientific Advisory Board

Tony Anderson, DHSc, ELD

Tony Anderson, DHSc, ELD is a multi-site laboratory director for Aspire Fertility as well as the founder of EmbryoDirector IVF Academy USA. Anderson started his career in the bovine laboratory in 1990 at Granada Biosciences and made it to the human laboratory in 1992 at IVF America in Livingston New Jersey. Dr. Anderson moved to North Carolinato work at Presbyterian Hospital under the direction of Dr. Klaus Wiemer in 1992. In 2009 Tony took on the challenge of a new start up in San Antonio at RMATX that has grown to 2 IVF centers and 2 satellite centers. Dr. Anderson has been an early adopter in blastocyst embryo transfer, cryopreservation and pioneered blastocyst biopsy with and without laser technology for genetic testing.

Dr. Anderson completed his undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University in Animal Science and Masters in Clinical Embryology studies at Leeds University under the direction of Professors Alan Handyside and Helen Picton. These studies focused on cryopreservation and non-invasive methods of predicting euploidy in early embryos. Tony completed his doctoral studies at a Nova Southeastern University, a private university in South Florida. These doctoral studies focused on the comparison of cryopreservation methods of oocytes as well as pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) of embryos for optimized outcomes.

Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG

Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG is a reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and completed both her residency and fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She has helped thousands of patients with complex cases achieve successful outcomes, preserve fertility and fulfill the dream of parenthood.

During her years of practice, Dr. Cooper has received numerous awards for her outstanding surgical techniques, teaching excellence, clinical research and patient satisfaction, and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America by St. Louis Magazine for the last eight years running. She considers it her life’s work to educate, empower, and improve care for those with infertility.

Dr. Cooper has authored articles for several medical journals and textbooks, led clinical studies, and has had her research covered in the local and national press. Most recently, she coauthored a multicenter publication on INVOcell use in the US. She speaks nationally and internationally on how cancer and autoimmune disease therapies affect reproductive health and fertility, ovarian aging, primary ovarian insufficiency and genetics. While she is passionate for all facets of fertility health, she has a special interest in improving IVF success and outcomes