Dr Chiter is a North African Berber from the eastern province of Sétif. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sétif, Dr. Chiter began his career in academia in 1995, following the award of his Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Sheffield in England.
He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laboratories of Prof. G. Eric Blair at the University of Leeds, constructing Transgenic Animal Models for the study of the neuropathology of nociception (pain perception), then with Prof. Mike Forbes, School of Biology, University of Leeds, studying DNA integrity in genetically-modified food. He pursued his interests in research and teaching in the field of neuroscience with Prof. Michael O’Shea at the Sussex Centre for Neuroscience, the University of Sussex in England, until 2007.
Dr Chiter began his initial training in Clinical Embryology and Andrology in Brighton in the South of England, before embarking on a career in Clinical Embryology at the H.M.C. in the Gulf region between 2007 and 2012. At the Military Hospital of the Bahrain Defence Force, he initially fulfilled the role of Clinical Embryologist and Andrologist, then progressed to a Senior Embryologist performing all aspects of Clinical Embryology an Andrology. He assumed managerial and administrative duties between 2012 and 2017 at the Bahrain Military Hospital. Besides his normal duties, Dr Chiter offered advice and counseling to patients with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). In 2015, he established links with Dr Kazuhiro Kawamura and Professor Bunpei Ishizuka of St Marianna University Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan, for referral of POI patients for treatment.
He returned to the University of Leeds, School of Medicine, in 2013 to do an MSc in Clinical Embryology, which he obtained in 2015. Dr Chiter is interested in fertility preservation through the cryopreservation of oocytes and ovarian tissue for cancer patients and the application of scientific approaches to the treatment of severe male factor infertility. He continues to attend regional, national and international scientific meetings and workshops on a regular basis. Dr Chiter is keen to meet people from different cultures and to learn from them. His genuine interest and commitment is to help all infertile married couples realize their parenthood.