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Superior Fertility Care Starts with Superior Fertility Specialists
San Diego Fertility Center is proud to have an extraordinary team of fertility doctors and professionals that collaborate frequently with the goal of providing the best fertility care for each patient. Formal daily team conferences are held where each patient is discussed. Valued input from nurses, embryologists and reproductive physicians with years of experience is melded into comprehensive treatment plan recommendations.
The Fertility Doctors of San Diego Fertility Center
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San Diego Fertility Center values a team approach. Our belief is that a group of qualified individuals working together towards a common cause is able to achieve far more than those individuals working separately.
Dr. Hummel and Dr. Kettel have led the San Diego Fertility Center to success rates exceeding the national average. Both fertility 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. Due to her international upbringing, Dr. Park is fluent in English, Korean and Spanish. She 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. As an expert infertility specialist, 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.
Dr. Said Daneshmand is internationally renowned for his achievements in developing protocols to improve the success rates of fertility treatment, particularly in complex in vitro fertilization (IVF) cases. Dr. Daneshmand specializes in third-party reproduction, and serves on the board of several gestational surrogacy advocacy groups. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a sub specialty board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Daneshmand is extensively published and frequently delivers presentations to fertility experts from all around the world.