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1986 Nation’s first GIFT (Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer)
First IVF produced in a private hospital.
1987 Asia’s first pregnancy in a woman without ovum.
Sperm bank established.
1988 World’s first pregnancy from in vitro culture of immature oocytes collected from unstimulated ovaries.
1989 Winning of the best paper awared by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - the first birth, in the world, from the embryo transferred in the fallopian tube.
1991 TIME, the American weekly news magazine, introduces the outcome of CHA’s studies on infertility and reproductive medicine on the cover topic.
1994 Korea’s first ICSI baby delivery.

CHA’s research on infertility introduced to public through TIME magazine

Agreement with Monash University of Australia to establish infertility clinic in the USA, Japan and China.
1996 CHA’s research on infertility and immature oocyes reported as feature story in TIME magazine.

Pan Pacific Infertility Society founded with UCI Infertility Center and first joint international symposium held in Hawaii.
1998 Wimming of the best paper award by the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - restoration technique of minute fallopian tube using laparoscope.

Winning of the excellent paper awarded by the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - development of oocyte vitrification.
2000 Winning of the best paper award in image by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
2002
The New York Times adopts the ‘increased pregnancy rate’ as the ‘Idea of the Year.’

Receipt of research funds amounting to 5 billion won from the Ministry of Health and Welfare for the ‘study on infertility and reproductive medicine and genital disease genetics’ of the Human Genetics Research Center of CHA General Hospital.

World's first to discover 27 genetic genes that causes habitual abortion

2006 Newly rennovated CHA Fertilty Center
2008 Named as "Baby-friendly hospital" by UNICEF
2010 CHA Gangnam Medical Center's 50th Anniversary
2012 MOU Agreement with Health Authority in Abu Dhabi - Referring fertility patients from UAE directly to CHA Gangnam Medical Cente