Dr. Zhila N Harat

Senior Embryologist

I was born and raised in Iran, Tehran, where I completed MD and PHD course in Human Reproductive Physiology at the Tehran Medical University. During working on my PhD thesis, I had to go to one of the IVF centers and there I realized how eagerly I want to be an Embryologist. Just one month before my graduation my dreams of being an embryologist came true and I had an offer to learn Embryology and Andrology skills in the largest Middle East IVF center; The Royan Institute. After the training course, I started to run Arash Woman Hospital new IVF lab on February 2009. I can’t forget the first baby who was born in our center, a beautiful baby girl after 17 years of her parents’ infertility. During my 7 years of directing and working in that lab, I helped more than thousands of families to have their baby. Following immigration to a USA , I had the chance of working with some of the best IVF centers in southern California and upgrade my experience to a higher level. Meanwhile I got certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as Embryology lab Supervisor and Embryology lab Director in 2017 and 2018. I feel so blessed to be a part of Harvest Fertility Center, a team of brilliant minded, hardworking, knowledgeable and experienced people with ambitious goals for you, our patients. We stand as a new center with an incredible vision on a uniquely difficult problem, Infertility. We promise to take on this challenge with you and give you new hope in your dreams of having children.


Training: Tehran medical school & Royan institute Certified by American Board of Bioanalysis

Language: English, Farsi

Dr. Harat is also a researcher and has published articles in ascientific journals