The Fertility Doctors at San Diego Fertility Center
The physicians of San Diego Fertility Center are nationally recognized experts in in vitro fertilization (IVF), reproductive endocrinology, and infertility. After completing fellowships in these fields, both have focused their clinical practices on the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
Dr. William P. Hummel
Dr. L. Michael Kettel
Dr. Susanna J. Park
Dr. Sandy S. Chuan
Dr. Jeffrey S. Rakoff
Dr. Brooke Friedman
Dr. Hummel and Dr. Kettel have led the San Diego Fertility Center to success rates exceeding the national average. Both doctors have been voted one of the "Best Doctors in America" (1996-2014). The San Diego County Medical Society nominated Drs. Hummel and Kettel “Best Doctors in San Diego” in 2002, 2003, and 2004 (published in San Diego Magazine Vol. 54, No. 11; Vol. 55, No. 12; and Vol. 56, No. 12). Together they pioneered egg donation IVF and had the first Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) case in San Diego. They played an active role in developing blastocyst transfer as a breakthrough technology, lowering the risk of multiple births. Working within the principles of innovation, intelligence, and integrity, they provide you with the finest comprehensive, state of the art fertility care possible.
Dr. Jeffrey Rakoff is an affiliate physician of San Diego Fertility Center. He is renowned in the community for founding the first IVF program that successfully achieved a pregnancy in San Diego in the early 1980s. With over 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Rakoff has helped countless families to have 'little miracles'. Dr. Rakoff provides patients with comprehensive fertility evaluation and care, including fertility consultations, infertility surgery and in vitro fertilization.
Dr. Susanna Park is an award-winning clinical researcher and a highly successful fertility specialist. Dr. Park is fluent in English, Korean and Spanish due to her international upbringing and brings a unique female perspective to our physician team. Her specialties include in intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic corrective surgeries, oocyte donation, and gestational surrogacy.
Dr. Sandy Chuan is a dedicated fertility specialist, double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is committed to providing excellent clinical care by incorporating the latest medical and technologic advances in the field of fertility. Dr. Chuan graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Medicine in 2003 and completed her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Diego. She is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Chuan is fluent in English and Mandarin, Chinese.
Dr. Brooke Friedman is known for delivering a personal, individualized approach to patient care. Dr. Friedman is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has authored several published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to presenting award-winning research at national meetings. Dr. Friedman utilizes cutting-edge fertility treatment techniques, and her professional interests include: recurrent pregnancy loss, diminished ovarian reserve, depression treatment, infertility outcomes, and embryo transfer technique.