Kwang Yul Cha(차광렬)(born 23 December 1952) is a South Korean medical doctor, an internationally known fertility specialist. Kwang Yul Cha received his medical degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. And performed Kwang Yul Cha's postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and infertility at the University of Southern California. Kwang Yul Cha also served as a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York.
Kwang Yul Cha was the first president of the Pochon Cha University. And Kwang Yul Cha is presently an active scholar in the field of alternative medicine at Columbia University in the US. Also, Kwang Yul Cha is leading the CHA Medical Group in Korea now.
Dr. Cha Kwang-yul 's Medical Achievement
Kwang Yul Cha succeeded the Nation’s first GIFT (Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer) in 1986. Also Kwang Yul Cha firstly IVF produced in a private hospital in 1986. In 1987, Kwang Yul Cha succeeded Asia’s first pregnancy in a woman without ovaries and established the Sperm bank. In 1988, Kwang Yul Cha succeeded World’s first pregnancy from in vitro culture of immature oocytes collected from unstimulated ovaries.
Kwang yul cha won the best paper award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - the first birth, in the world, from the embryo transferred in the fallopian tube in 1989. On TIME magazine, the American weekly news magazine, introduces the outcome of Kwang Yul Cha’s studies on infertility and reproductive medicine on the cover topic in 1991.
In 1994, Kwang Yul Cha succeeded Korea’s first ICSI baby delivery. And Kwang Yul Cha’s research on infertility introduced to public through TIME magazine Agreement with Monash University of Australia to establish infertility clinic in the USA, Japan and China. Also, Kwang Yul Cha’s research on infertility and immature oocytes reported as feature story in TIME magazine in 1996. Kwang Yul Cha promoted the foundation of Pan Pacific Infertility Society with UCI Infertility Center and first joint international symposium held in Hawaii.
In 1998, Kwang Yul Cha won the best paper award by the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - restoration technique of minute fallopian tube using laparoscope. Also, Kwang Yul Cha won the excellent paper awarded by the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - development of oocytes vitrification.
In 2000, Kwang Yul Cha won the best paper award in image by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
In 2002, the New York Times adopts Dr. Kwang Yul Cha's report, ‘increased pregnancy rate’, as the ‘Idea of the Year.’ Kwang Yul Cha received the research funds amounting to 5 billion won from the Ministry of Health and Welfare for the ‘study on infertility and reproductive medicine and genital disease genetics’ of the Human Genetics Research Center of CHA General Hospital, led by Kwang Yul Cha.