Dr. Susanna J. Park
Susanna J. Park, MD F.A.C.O.G.
During the initial decade of her career, Dr. Susanna Park served as a fertility physician at Columbia University in New York City, a renowned center for excellence in IVF in the United States. In 2012, she made a significant transition to San Diego Fertility Center, where she adeptly combines her extensive experience as an infertility specialist with a personalized approach to patient care. Her unwavering commitment to offering cutting-edge treatments drives her primary goal of enhancing the chances of success for each patient.
Dr. Park, a highly dedicated fertility specialist, has received the prestigious "Top Fertility Doctor" accolade from San Diego Magazine an impressive five times. She earned this distinguished recognition in the years 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023. This esteemed award reflects the endorsements of local physicians who entrust her with the care of their patients and families.
The road to parenthood can be a challenging journey. I am committed to helping you achieve your dream of parenthood – to travel the journey with you – with compassion and professionalism.
During her training, Dr. Park performed extensive basic science and clinical research in the mid-cycle gonadotropin surge and the neuroendocrine alterations in perimenopausal women. Dr. Park was awarded the Resident Research Award by her residency program for three consecutive years, received the Resident Research Award by the New York Obstetrical Society, and was recognized with the Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research in Women's Health. Dr. Park was the recipient of five years of grant funding by ACOG/Solvay Pharmaceuticals Research Award in Menopause and Pfizer/Society for Women's Health Research Scholars Grant for her research, the results of which she presented at various research meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. Upon completion of her training in 2004, Dr. Park was invited to remain as Assistant Professor, whereupon she had the opportunity to translate her basic science and clinical research findings into improved patient care.
In 2007, Dr. Park became an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University. The high volume of patients seeking fertility care led Dr. Park to specialize in intrauterine insemination, In-Vitro Fertilization, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic corrective surgeries, oocyte donation, and gestational surrogacy. Dr. Park is active in the medical community, as a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and a member of Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Park immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of one. After six years in Argentina, she and her family relocated to New York City. As a result of her upbringing, Dr. Park is able to care for patients in English, Korean, and Spanish.
Dr. Park’s passion is to combine her extensive clinical experience as an infertility physician with individualized care and compassion. Dr. Park works closely with the LBGTQ community to build their families. Dr. Park has developed a large referral practice in San Diego, as well as the continental USA and internationally, due to her excellent patient rapport and high success rates with a variety of treatments including IVF, donor eggs, egg freezing and gestational surrogacy.
Dr. Park enjoys reading great books, running, salsa dancing, and vegetarian cooking.
- Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark
- Internship and Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
- Doctor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
- Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Siena College, Loudonville, New York
Board Certification & Eligibility
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine
- Endocrine Society
- Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
- Assistant Professor: Center for Women’s Reproductive Care
- Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Assistant Professor
- UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School
- University Reproductive Associates, P.C.
- Director: Perimenopause/Menopause Center
- Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital
- Principal Investigator: “Neuroendocrine Alterations in the Perimenopausal Woman”
Funded by Pfizer/Society for Women’s Health Research Scholars Grant
2001-2004. Total Costs $195,000