• 1980

    CHA Fertility Center- Seoul Station
    fascinating patients from around the world
    1980
    • 1984

      Gangnam CHA Medical Center opens

    • 1986

      Delivery of the Korea’s first test-tube baby in a private medical center Gangnam CHA Medical Center

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful pregnancy and birth by Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer

    • 1987

      CHA establishes its first sperm bank
      CHA achieves Asia’s first successful pregnancy in a woman without ovaries

    • 1988

      CHA achieves world’s first successful pregnancy from in-vitro maturation and fertilization of immature oocytes

    • 1989

      CHA receives the Prize Paper Award at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society (now the American Society for Reproductive Medicine)

  • 1990

    CHA Fertility Center- Seoul Station
    fascinating patients from around the world
    1990
    • 1991

      TIME Magazine cover article features CHA General Hospital’s fertility and immature oocyte research outcomes

    • 1992

      Fertility Center at Gangnam CHA Medical Center opens

    • 1993

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful birth through intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

    • 1994

      CHA develops Korea’s first protocol for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful pregnancy after laparoscopic microsurgical tubal reanastomosis

    • 1995

      Bundang CHA Medical Center - Fertility Center opens

    • 1996

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful pregnancy and birth in a woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

      Daegu CHA Women’s Hospital – Fertility Center opens

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful birth with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) protocols

    • 1998

      CHA develops world’s first protocols for oocyte vitrification

      CHA increases success rates after application of laparoscopic techniques to microsurgical tubal reanastomosis

      CHA receives Prize Poster Award at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the 16th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the 16th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility

    • 1999

      CHA-Columbia Fertility Center opens - Korea’s first export of domestic medical technologies

      CHA achieves world’s first successful birth from a vitrified oocyte

      Fertility clinic opens at Gumi CHA Medical Center, Teaching Hospital at Pochon CHA University College of Medicinen

  • 2000

    CHA Fertility Center- Seoul Station
    fascinating patients from around the world
    2000
    • 2000

      Daegu CHA Women’s Hospital opens

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    • 2002

      CHA Fertility Center opens in Los Angeles, California, USA CHA Fertility Center - Los Angeles establishes first commercial egg bank in the world

      CHA performs free IVF procedures for 19 low-income infertile couples

      CHA discovers the genes associated with recurrent pregnancy loss for the first time in the world

      Paper from CHA Medical Center was cited in Novak’s Gynecology, a medical textbook used worldwide

      CHA celebrates its 15th anniversary of Korea's first successful IVF birth

      Paper by the CHA Fertility Center accepted by The New York Times as “the idea of the year.”

    • 2003

      CHA achieves successful induction of spermatocyte differentiation from stem cells extracted from the testicle

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award in Male fertility at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    • 2004

      First ISO9001 credentials obtained for domestic fertility treatment

      CHA discovers genes implicated in primordial follicle development using a DNA chip

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    • 2005

      CHA develops the technology for cryopreservation of oocytes using slush nitrogen for the first time in the world

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in joint conference with the 51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

    • 2006

      CHA discovers a protein associated with recurrent pregnancy loss for the first time in the world

      Gumi CHA Women’s Hospital - Fertility Center opens

    • 2008

      Bundang CHA Women’s Hospital - Fertility Center opens

      CHA receives 2008 Medical Korea Grand Prize

      CHA is designated as a research-based specialized Fertility Center by the Ministry of Health and Welfare

    • 2009

      CHA establishes spermatogonial stem cells

      CHA receives Prize Paper Award in Male fertility at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

  • 2010

    CHA Fertility Center- Seoul Station
    fascinating patients from around the world
    2010
    • 2011

      American Society for Reproductive Medicine establishes “KY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology”

    • 2012

      CHA achieves Korea’s first successful birth from cryopreserved oocytes by a survivor of gynecological cancer

    • 2014

      CHA assists Korean entertainer Kang Won-Rae and his wife, Kim Song, in their pregnancy

      CHA receives Prize Poster Award at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    • 2015

      CHA hosts the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine in joint conference with the 69th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Reproductive Medicine and the International Ovarian Conference 2015

      CHA Fertility Center - Seoul Station (the largest fertility center in Asia) opens