“It is amazing how you provide such excellent care and still manage to make patients feel special.” — SDFC Patient
Dr. Jeffrey Rakoff
Jeffrey S. Rakoff, M.D.
In 1979, Dr. Rakoff founded the first center in San Diego dedicated exclusively to providing infertility care. Four years after opening the center, he launched an IVF program which achieved the first successful pregnancy through In-Vitro Fertilization in San Diego. Dr. Rakoff served as an IVF Director for over 25 years before becoming an affiliate physician of San Diego Fertility Center. Today, Dr. Rakoff continues his work in assisted reproductive technology, keeping up to date with the latest medical advances and techniques, on his quest to constantly improve pregnancy success rates.
Dr. Rakoff began his medical career with a degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, where he also received a certified Research Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility following his residency. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Rakoff served as a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps, where he was the Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Madigan Army Medical Center.
Dr. Rakoff has participated in various research studies about assisted reproduction, with a special emphasis on gamete transfer techniques and infertility surgery. He has lectured extensively at both local and national infertility conferences. He has also authored and published over 27 scientific papers and articles on IVF, uterine fibroids and endocrine dysfunction. Dr. Rakoff has taught at various residency programs and serves as a clinical preceptor to physicians from around the country for In-Vitro Fertilization and infertility surgery.
Dr. Rakoff is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a distinguished infertility clinician and surgeon, he is also a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS), a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).