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Nastaran Foyouzi, MD, FACOG.

Nastaran Foyouzi MD, FACOG, FACMG

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Medical Genetics

Dr. Nastaran Foyouzi is a board-certified subspecialist in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Medical Genetics by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Dr. Foyouzi completed her internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. Thereafter, she went on to complete her residency at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of California in San Francisco. After graduating from her fellowship training, Dr. Foyouzi was appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan as a WRHR Scholar (NIH funded scholarship). In 2015, she decided to pursue training in medical genetics to add a new skill set to her expertise in REI. She completed her fellowship in Medical Genetics at UCLA, where she cared for patients with a broad range of genetic conditions.

Dr. Foyouzi is one of very few reproductive endocrinologists in the United States with vast knowledge and training in medical genetics. As a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility & Medical Genetics Specialist, Dr. Foyouzi’s professional background has prepared her extensively to help couples make their dream of parenthood a reality. She thrives on solving the complex genetics inherent to reproductive failure and considers the results of her efforts – healthy children – the greatest reward of her work. Dr. Foyouzi is passionate about helping women understand their basic fertility potential, including the role that genetics may play in causing infertility and pregnancy loss, and providing solutions to these problems. She also has a special interest in fertility preservation for inherited cancer patients, Preimplantation genetic testing for HLA typing or for families with an affected child with a genetic disease and embryo selection for people who are at risk for having affected child to a genetic disease or mitochondrial disease. Her goal is to help every patient to make smart, informed, and individualized decisions about their options for planning a family.

Dr. Foyouzi has authored and co-authored publications in leading peer-reviewed academic journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has also presented research at national conferences including those of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and the Endocrine Society. Furthermore, Dr. Foyouzi is a reviewer for the Human Reproduction Journal and Obstetrics & Gynecology Journal (known as a Green Journal). She also serves as an abstract reviewer for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Foyouzi is also a member of ACMG position statement committee on Preimplantation Genetic testing for polygenic risk screening on embryos.

Dr. Foyouzi speaks English and Farsi.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Fellowship: Medical Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University
  • Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University
  • Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University

Awards and Honors

  • WRHR Scholar

Specializations

  • Implantation Genetic testing (PGT)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • PGT for HLA typing/at risk families to have an affected child and families who already have an affected child and want to have a pre- implantation selection of embryos
  • Fertility preservation on patients with hereditary cancer gene/s.
  • Pre-implantation for polygenetic risk screening
  • Pre-implantation testing in affected patients with mitochondrial disease
  • Genetic causes of male infertility
  • Genetic causes of female infertility
  • Fertility preservation
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