Our History

Dr Joseph Schulman

Fairfax Surrogacy was founded by Dr. Joseph D. Schulman.

Dr. Schulman is also the founder of the Genetics & IVF Institute, Fairfax Cryobank, and Fairfax Eggbank. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors and is Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of GIVF from 1984 until 1998.

He is internationally recognized in human reproduction and genetics and is the only American physician trained with Drs. Robert G. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe of Britain, the inventors of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Schulman was also the first director of the Medical Genetics Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he was a research scientist and served on the faculty for ten years. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous academic and research institutions, has produced over 200 original contributions to the medical literature, and currently holds an affiliate professorship at the College of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University, with an additional teaching appointment at the University of California – San Diego.

Dr. Schulman is well known as one of the pioneers in creating the specialties of assisted reproduction and prenatal genetics in the United States and was the impetus behind the development of many important concepts and techniques that have become standard in these important fields.

The only American physician trained with the inventors of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is our founder and the Chairman of the Genetics & IVF Institute’s (GIVF) Board of Directors, Joseph D. Schulman, M.D.

GIVF was founded on several core insights that created the model for IVF centers across the country and around the world.

GIVF has innovated reproductive medicine to help patients have healthy babies and to improve the health of women. Today, GIVF continues to be a pioneer in infertility and genetics.

Fairfax Cryobank has been the trusted choice for donor sperm since 1984.

The Fairfax EggBank’s Donor Database is one of the largest repositories for premium frozen donor eggs in the United States. It provides a diverse selection of pre-screened, FDA-compliant egg donors.

Our family of companies is truly unsurpassed in reputation and quality. But, most importantly, our family is also your family.

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