Dr John E Buster, of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is credited with performing the first embryo transfer in the world. Performed at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in July 1983, the embryo transfer resulted in a successful birth of a child in February 1984. The sperm used in this case belonged to husband of the woman who received the transplant.
This transplant was a revolutionary step, and gave hope to millions of couples who were battling infertility. This process also started the trend of embryo donation, much on the lines of blood and organ donation.
A student of Stanford University, Dr Buster completed his medical degree at the University of California. His residency training in the field of obstetrics and gynecology were also completed at the Los Angeles School of Medicine, at the University of California, his alma mater.