About Dr. Bar-Ami & Gale-Onn Labs

About Dr. Bar-Ami

On 1982 Dr. Bar-Ami concluded his PHD from Weizmann institute of science. As part of the researches, he conducted during his doctorate, he engaged in researches of the processes which prepare the oocyte for fertilization.

Later, from 1982 to 1984 Dr. Bar-Ami did his post-doctorate in the University of Maryland USA where he researched the processes involved in ovarian follicular development and selecting the dominant follicle.
In 1984 Dr. Bar-Ami joined the IVF unit in RAMBAM medical center. At the same time, he founded and directed, for 10 years, the research lab for studying the human fertility in the Technion institute medical school.
This outstanding rare unique combination of a clinical research lab and day by day doing humans IVF in the one of the country biggest Medical Center, led to a great success in providing solutions to many infertility problems.
Between 1995 and 1999 Dr. Bar-Ami headed the IVF lab, the andrology lab and the biochemistry lab in Foulkner Centre for reproductive medicine (FCRM) that was in Foulkner Medical Center in Boston Massachusetts USA. During that time his international reputation as a leading figure in the field of adequate performance, appliance and development of lab methods in the in vitro fertilization was established.
In addition, it was at that time that he worked as a clinical instructor in Harvard University and was admitted as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Boston University and admitted to scientific and medical associations around the globe.
As of 1999 Dr. Bar-Ami acts as a Section head in the IVF unit of Poriya Medical Center in Tiberius in Israel. He has brought to that unit the micro manipulation technic (ICSI: Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) which serves many couples and has thus far assisted barren couples. Likewise, he codirected the laboratory procedures of many advanced techniques in of the IVF unit:
a. TEFNA (Testicular Fine Needle Aspiration): which assist in azoospermia to extract sperms from the testicle.
b. vitrification: Fast freezing of human egg and pre-embryos
c. Time Laps: Highly sophisticated controlled environment in combination with continuous photography which help increasing pregnancy rate in the IVF treatment
From 2006 to 2007 he acted as head of the research lab in the endocrinology unit in Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera Israel. As part of his activity there, he guided many researches with graduate student. He initiated groundbreaking researches utilizing molecular biology approaches aimed the understanding of the relationship between the development of the ovarian follicle and oocyte and the fatty acid metabolism in ovarian cells.
In 2005, Dr. Bar-Ami has founded "Gale – Onn" laboratories which provide state of the art comprehensive sperm lab services. Over the years, we at Gale – Onn labs have specialized at implementing and perfecting the latest most advanced lab methods and treatments aimed at assisting couples suffering from barrens due to lack of sperm cells (Azoospermia). For this aim, Dr. Bar-Ami had developed new approaches for detecting mature sperm (spermatozoa), even when there are only a few sperm in semen and when sperm are not found, we could offer an approach of using microscopic DIC (Differential Interference Contrast) together with the sophisticated genetic test (FISH Fluorescence in situ Hybridization) to detect the presence of spermatids or elongated spermatids among the round cells population in semen.

For a list of Dr. Bar-Ami's scientific publications click here.