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Mitchel C. Schiewe, BS, MS, PhD, HCLD

Mitchel C. Schiewe, BS, MS, PhD, HCLD

ART Lab Director & Research Director

Mitchel Craig Schiewe, Comparative Reproductive Physiologist Education Post-doc NRC Research Associate National Institutes of Health/NCRR Embryo Cryopreservation Program 1/90-12/91 Bethesda, Maryland Ph.D. program Physiology (Adv: Dr. David Wildt) Uniformed Services University of the 8/84-12/89 Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland M.S. program Animal Science (Adv: Dr. Robert Godke) Louisiana State University 8/81-5/83 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Undergrad- B.S. Animal Science (Adv: Dr. Gary Anderson) University of California 9/76-6/81 Davis, California Current Appointments 6/15– date Lab Director-NB/ Corp. Research Director, Ovation Fertility, Newport Beach, CA (80%) 6/07 – 6/15 Lab Director - Previously Southern California Institute for Reproductive Sciences (SCIRS) 6/10 – 6/19 Technical/Andrology Advisor, California Cryobank, Los Angeles, CA (20%) Board Certification 12/94 Laboratory Supervisor/Consultant (TS-1995, HCLD-1996-present, ELD-2003), American Board of Bioanalysts, St. Louis, MO Professional Society Appointments 7/09-10/10 Chairman, Executive Planning Committee, Society for Reproductive Biologists & Technologists (SRBT) (5th ASRM Sub-Society formation, 10/2011) 11/07-10/10 Past-Chair 2010; Chairman 2008 & 2009, ASRM, Reproductive Biologists PG **Coordinated 4 ASRM Post-graduate courses and have written 2 ASRM CME Courses (2014) Publications *70 peer-reviewed articles, proceedings papers & book chapters; 145+ abstract/presentations Journal Articles (pioneering research examples)

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    Recent publicized events of cryogenic storage tank failures have created nationwide concern among infertility patients and patients storing embryos and gametes for future use. To assure patient confidence, quality management (QM) plans applied by in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories need to include a more comprehensive focus on the cryostorage of reproductive specimens. The purpose of this review is to provide best practice guidelines for the cryogenic storage of sperm, oocytes, embryos, and other reproductive tissues (e.g., testicular and ovarian tissue, cord blood cells, and stem cells) and recommend a strategy of thorough and appropriate quality and risk management procedures aimed to alleviate or minimize the consequences from catastrophic events.