Dr. Salaheldin Abdelgadir

Laboratory Director

Dr. Abdelgadir received a BVSc from the University of Khartoum, followed by an MSc and a PhD from Oregon State University. Subsequently, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University and served as a staff scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Centre, specializing in primate in vitro fertilization and andrology. Since then, Dr. Abdelgadir has worked as an embryology and andrology laboratory director in many clinics in the United States for the last 15 years and now brings his extensive experience to Olive Fertility Centre.


He is the only full-time, PhD-level embryology laboratory director in BC who is certified as a Technical Supervisor, High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, and Clinical Consultant in both andrology and embryology by the American Board of Bioanalysis. His certification as a laboratory inspector for the American College of Pathologists is consistent with his commitment to quality control and safety in the lab. While some lab directors only work part-time or on a consultant basis, Dr. Abdelgadir is fully committed to Olive, overseeing an experienced staff for all embryology and andrology procedures. More than just a laboratory director, Dr. Abdelgadir is a very hands-on worker, personally performing many of the complicated procedures.

Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.

Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).

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