Mariam was graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University with honor and was granted full government scholarship for further studies. Upon completing her 3-year residency program she continued her studies at Tbilisi State Medical University to pursue her Master Degree in Healthcare Management and Economics. In parallel to her post graduate studies, Mariam worked as a night shift nurse and later as a doctor at an Emergency Care Unit of Tbilisi Central Hospital.
From 2003, Mariam works as a Regional Coordinator for EU supported project “Primary Health Care Financing Reform in Georgia” , where she has been supervising health care reform in the Country. After Health Care Reform Project, Mariam continues work at various EU and USA Embassy funded projects: “Palliative Care’, Poverty Reduction”, US Embassy programs on “Sustainment and Stability Operations program”, “Bioweapon’s Threat Reduction Program
Mariam is principle author of the books “Surrogate Motherhood: The World Practice and Georgian Reality”, “Aging and Healthy Lifestyle” and Co Author of Surrogacy and Fertility book which was published by Cambridge University in 2016. She also writes articles and Blogs for various Georgian newspapers
‘’I would like to personally thank you for putting your trust in us. I strongly believe that every individual deserves to experience the joy of parenthood, so I established New Life Georgia as part of New Life Group. You’ve probably been through many attempts, struggled with doubts and experienced waves of emotions along the journey that has led you here to us.
But my own personal experience with infertility empowers me to tell you this: it’s too early to give up! My personal journey saw me through 11 unsuccessful IVF attempts, endometriosis and four surgeries, and one successful, but ectopic, pregnancy. At that point I, too, turned to third party assisted reproductive technologies. And with the help of two wonderful surrogates, my husband and I now have a beautiful daughter and twin boys, born in 2011. I know it’s hard to start or even continue the journey to parenthood through the hurdles and the struggles. But we are here to walk with you every step of the way.’’
Mariam Kukunashvili, MD, PhD