Expert Pakistani

Dr. Sajida Shahnawaz

Director & Chief

Dr. Sajida Shahnawaz Ahmad, affectionately known as “The IVF Queen of Pakistan,” awarded by the President of Pakistan in August 2023, is a trailblazing figure in the field of reproductive medicine. Her remarkable dedication to empowering women as mothers has earned her national recognition, including the prestigious Presidential Award, a poignant moment captured in a memorable photograph alongside the President of Pakistan.

Dr. Sajida Shahnawaz Ahmad stands as a beacon of hope for countless women who yearn to experience the profound joy of motherhood but are confronted with the heart-wrenching challenges of infertility. She firmly believes that motherhood is the ultimate source of pride for a woman, transcending any barriers or reasons for infertility.

With unwavering commitment and compassion, Dr. Sajida Shahnawaz Ahmad has dedicated her life to extending a helping hand to those women who, for various reasons, have been denied the opportunity to embrace the title of “mother.” Her pioneering work in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has not only brought the dream of motherhood within reach for countless women but has also elevated her to the status of a true national hero in Pakistan.

She became 1st international speaker from Pakistan after 37 years of history at the forum of ESHRE. Pakistani flag was waved at this platform. Later, she was awarded twice at the national level in 2011 and 2013 by the Governor of Punjab and was given a medical honor award by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. The sky is the only limit to success. She conducted stem cell research at the Andrology Institute of Pakistan (STAR ICSI) at the Lahore branch and the First stem cell baby of the world was born in Pakistan. ALLAH almighty blessed this honor to her due to true dedication and hard work. There are multiple success stories of patients across this world.

Victory is the cascade of events that can be perused only with love, passion, hardship, and true command. The Andrology Institute of Pakistan (STAR ICSI) was established in collaboration with the United States on February 2, 2009, in response to a survey report that highlighted a significant increase in male infertility cases. Over the past several years, this center has provided treatment to numerous couples dealing with infertility. Presently, it offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for infertility, including Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Computerized semen analysis, CASA (Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis), DNA fragmentation tests, Sperm freezing, Embryo freezing, Reproductive STEM Cell therapy for males with Azoospermia, and Embryo splitting to enhance male conception rates. Additionally, the center provides Testicular and Ovarian rejuvenation using STEM Cell technology.

Dr. Sajida Shahnawaz enjoys global recognition for her expertise and dedication to the field. She has presented numerous research papers at prestigious gynecology conferences across the United States, Australia, Europe, and Canada, further establishing her reputation as a leader in the field of reproductive medicine.

IVF Specialist (USA) 48%
ICSI Specialist (UK) 49%