PD Dr. med. Andreas Schmutzler

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Curriculum vitae


PD Dr. med. habil. Andreas Gerd Schmutzler

Gyn-medicum IVF Center Göttingen and Kiel University Women’s Hospital

Education and Scientific Career

University Entrance Diploma, Goethe Grammar School, Essen, Award of the City of Essen for Special School Performance.

Studies of Law, Bonn and Geneva (Switzerland) Universities, part-time free-lance interpreter for German, English and French, Specialization in international public and private law, Participation International Moot Court, state examination in law.

Studies of Medicine, Bonn University, internship Norfolk, VA / USA, state examination in medicine, license in medicine

Doctorate in Medicine 1992 (magna cum laude), thesis "Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the Mouse," New York, NY / USA and University of Bonn.

Specialist Training University Women’s Hospital, Bonn (Prof. Dr. Dieter Krebs), examination and license as Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Introducing Humane Micromanipulation in Germany, establishing the first laboratory to facilitate fertilization, 1992 first human birth by micromanipulation in Germany, 1993 first birth after ICSI in Germany (with Prof. Klaus Diedrich), and First International Workshop on Assisted Fertilization by Micromanipulation, Bonn, Germany.

Sub-Specialization in Reproductive Medicine at the Clinic for Reproductive Medicine Novum, Essen (Prof. Dr. Thomas Katzorke), examination and license as Specialist in Reproductive Medicine.

Attending Physician University Women's Hospital Kiel (Prof. Walter Jonat), head of the IVF section of Reproductive Medicine (Prof. Dr. Liselotte Mettler).

Establishment of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2004 birth after polar body screening (with Prof. Dr. Norbert Arnold).

Director Fertility Center of Kiel University 2008.

International School of Medicine (ISOM) 2008 Foundation (with Dr. med. Monica Tobler), for Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Biology training courses for gynecologists from developing countries.

Private Practice 2010 in Kiel, with license of the state insurances, in group practice with Dr. Wolfhard Fischer and Dr. Monica Tobler, at the same time head of the Fertility Center at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel. 2013 merger of the private practice with the University Fertility Center Kiel, 2014 change to the gyn-medicum Center for Reproductive Medicine Göttingen.

Habilitation 2015, thesis "PreimplantationGenetic Screening by Polar Body Biopsy", University of Kiel examination and venia legendi (permission to read) for Obstetrics and Gynecology, appointment as Lecturer for University of Kiel.



Over 300 publications of scientific lectures, articles in journals and chapters in books, with a focus on preimplantation genetic diagnosis, reproductivebiology, reproductive medicine, and ethics of reproductive medicine.

Peer-reviewed papers in PubMed (since 2012)

  1. Continuing to deliver: the evidence base for pre-implantation genetic screening.

    Griffin DK, Fishel S, Gordon T, Yaron Y, Grifo J, Hourvitz A, Rechitsky S, Elson J, Blazek J, Fiorentino F, Treff N, Munne S, Leong M, Schmutzler A, Vereczkey A, Ghobara T, Nánássy L, Large M, Hamamah S, Anderson R, Gianaroli L, Wells D.

    BMJ. 2017 Feb 14;356:j752. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j752.

  2. The Role of Interleukin-18 in Serum and Follicular Fluid during In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

    Günther V, Alkatout I, Fuhs C, Salmassi A, Mettler L, Hedderich J, Maass N, Elessawy M, Schmutzler AG, Eckmann-Scholz C.

    Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:6379850. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

  3. Cut-Off Levels of Anti-Mullerian Hormone for the Prediction of Ovarian Response, In Vitro Fertilization Outcome and Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome.

    Salmassi A, Mettler L, Hedderich J, Jonat W, Deenadayal A, von Otte S, Eckmann-Scholz C, Schmutzler AG.

    Int J Fertil Steril. 2015 Jul-Sep;9(2):157-67. Epub 2015 Jul 27.

  4. Assisted reproductive technology in Europe, 2010: results generated from European registers by ESHRE†.

    Kupka MS, Ferraretti AP, de Mouzon J, Erb K, D'Hooghe T, Castilla JA, Calhaz-Jorge C, De Geyter C, Goossens V; European IVF Monitoring Consortium, for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

    Hum Reprod. 2014 Oct 10;29(10):2099-113. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu175. Epub 2014 Jul 27.

  5. Array-based DNA methylation profiling in male infertility reveals allele-specific DNA methylation in PIWIL1 and PIWIL2.

    Friemel C, Ammerpohl O, Gutwein J, Schmutzler AG, Caliebe A, Kautza M, von Otte S, Siebert R, Bens S.

    Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr;101(4):1097-1103.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.12.054. Epub 2014 Feb 10.

  6. Oocyte morphology on day 0 correlates with aneuploidy as detected by polar body biopsy and FISH.

    Schmutzler AG, Acar-Perk B, Weimer J, Salmassi A, Sievers K, Tobler M, Mettler L, Jonat W, Arnold N.

    Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Feb;289(2):445-50. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-2944-3. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

  7. Sham-controlled implantation after preimplantation genetic screening by polar body biopsy and FISH.

    Schmutzler AG, Acar-Perk B, Weimer J, Salmassi A, Sievers K, Tobler M, Mettler L, Jonat W, Arnold N.

    Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Feb;289(2):439-44. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-2945-2. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

  8. Multiple meiotic errors caused by predivision of chromatids in women of advanced maternal age undergoing in vitro fertilisation.

    Handyside AH, Montag M, Magli MC, Repping S, Harper J, Schmutzler A, Vesela K, Gianaroli L, Geraedts J.

    Eur J Hum Genet.2012 Jul;20(7):742-7. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2011.272. Epub2012 Feb 8.


Teaching at the University of Kiel, with lectures, advanced training courses, doctoral student supervision, and examiner final state examination in medicine.

Professional Memberships


  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics

  • North German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics

  • German Lower Rhine Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics

  • German Society for Reproductive Medicine

  • German Association of Reproductive Biology of the Human (founding member)

  • German Society of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine

  • German Association of Gynecological Oncology

  • German Cancer Society

  • German Federation of Reproductive Medicine Centers (Member of the Committee on Billing and Strategy)

  • German IVF Register

  • Member (2013) of the Committee "Directive in Semen Analysis" of the German Medical Association

  • German Fertiprotekt Network for Fertility Preservation (before Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy)

  • Lower Saxony Chamber of Physicians

  • Professional Association of German Gynecologists


  • European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (Member Special Interest Group for Reproductive Genetics, Member Consortium for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Member Task Force Preimplantation Genetic Screening), Brussels, Belgium.

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Member Special Interest Group Reproductive Genetics), Washington, D.C., USA.

  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society, Chicago, IL, USA.

  • The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.

Reviewer of scientific journals

Fertilität (until 1998), Human Reproduction, Archives of Gynecology, , Reproductive Biomedicine Online

Member of the Editorial Board

Archives of Gynecology (IF 2,090)

Organization of congresses

  • First European Hands-on Workshop on Assisted Fertilization by Micromanipulation, Bonn 1993

  • 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Molecular Biology of the German Society of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Essen 2004

  • 5th Colloquium "Young Researchers in Reproductive Medicine”, Kiel 2004

  • XX. Anniversary Annual Meeting of the German IVF Centers, Kiel 2006, co-organization

  • 57th Congress of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hamburg 2008, co-organization (President: Prof. Walter Jonat)

  • 21st COGI Congress: Innovation in Reproductive Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany, May 14-16, 2015, member of the organizing committee


2007 - 2017 international grants on preimplantation genetic diagnosis, from the European Union (EU) and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).


Married to Dr. med. Monica Tobler, two children studying medicine and economics. Sports: golf, gym, downhill skiing. Further interests: American literature of the 20th century, travel books of the 19th century, Asia.

January 15, 2019

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