In October we revealed the mystery behind the Octomom. Today, new details shed more light on Dr. Michael Kamrava, the “‘Octomom” Nadya Suleman’s fertility doctor and a reproductive endocrinologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Kamrava is not board certified in any specialty. The California state board has charged that Dr. Kamrava created a hoard of unused frozen embryos that serve no clinical purpose.
The full accusation is available from the LATimes.
Nadya Suleman told the media that there were a total of six embryos transferred to her uterus during each of her pregnancies. During her second time, it resulted in eight babies “because two embryos split into two pairs of identical twins.” This is a violation 0f ASRM guidelines which state:
“For patients under the age of 35 who have a more favorable prognosis, consideration should be given to transferring only a single embryo. All others in this age group should have no more that 2 embryos (cleavage-stage or blastocyst) transferred in the absence of extraordinary circumstances.”
For this and other deliberate practice errors, Dr. Kamrava is being expelled from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the main infertility professional organization.