Fertility Doctors and Reproductive Endocrinologists:
Our fertility doctor Peyman Saadat, M.D., FACOG completed his medical training, Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a subspecialty Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility all at the University of Southern California. Dr. Peyman Saadat is Board-Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Saadat has been involved in numerous research studies. He has written various chapters and published his work in peer reviewed journal articles in the areas of pelvic inflammatory disease, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, treatment of poor responders to in vitro fertilization, management of menopause and several other areas. His current areas of interest include in vitro fertilization, egg donation, endometriosis, ovarian reserve and menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovulation induction, treatment of mood and libido disorder related to menopause and the treatment and management of pituitary tumors as they relate to reproduction. Dr. Saadat has been actively involved in patient care and teaching other physicians and students. He has been the recipient of various teaching and research awards throughout his career.
To complement his various research interests, Dr. Saadat has been actively involved in patient care and teaching other physicians and students about patient care duties. He has been the recipient of various teaching and research awards throughout his career.
His current areas of interest in patient care include management of advanced infertility problems including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), GIFT (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer), ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer), egg donation and third party parenting (surrogacy), ovulation induction using Clomid, gonadotropins and other agents. His practice also includes management of endocrine disorders, including polycystic ovarian syndrome and prolactinomas. Dr. Saadat has extensive experience in surgical management of infertility, including microsurgery in reversal of tubal ligation, hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures for the management of various fertility issues including uterine septum, fibroids, polyps and ovarian cysts.
Please click here for a list of Dr. Saadat's publications.
Dr. IRA A. BLITZ, M.D., FACOG,
has been practicing infertility since 1978. He graduated from UCLA Medical School and did postgraduate work at UCLA Affiliated Hospitals. After starting his career in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era he went on to complete a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles in 1977.
Dr. Blitz joined the Kaiser-Permanente program in 1978 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and participated in a referral Infertility practice. During this time he was appointed to numerous quality committees. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1980.
In 1986 he moved to the San Gabriel Valley to help with the development of the new Kaiser Medical Center in Baldwin Park. There he started a new Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology which grew to over 35 physicians. He was the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility there since its inception. During that time he also sat on the Regional Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee helping direct policy in this area for Southern California Kaiser-Permanente. He was also chosen by his colleagues to sit on the Regional Credentials Committee evaluating the qualifications of thousands of physicians.
Dr. Blitz has given professional lectures in the areas of Infertility and Contraception. He was elected a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in 1980 and is also a member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
Dr. Blitz is fluent is both English and Spanish. He has received repeated recognition for the quality of his patient care and patient satisfaction.
Manda Ghahremani, MD, MSc, FRCSC graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada. She completed her postgraduate Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia where she also completed a sub-specialization Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Ghahremani has a longstanding interest in classical reproductive medicine and ovarian physiology. She applies translational medicine to improve patient outcomes in the arena of in vitro fertilization and to further characterize the mechanisms of human fertility, premature ovarian failure and fertility preservation. Her research focuses on anatomical, molecular, cellular and biomaterial determinants of reproductive success using ex-vivo DNA and RNA interrogation and techniques in molecular and cellular biology to further understand and advance the biology of human fertility. In addition, Dr. Ghahremani is also investigating novel epigenetic effects of various environmental influences including diet, stress and reproductive toxins on reproductive success.
Her current clinical interests include the induction of ovulation, in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, egg donation and surrogacy; medical treatment of reproductive endocrine disorders causing infertility; and the surgical treatment of anatomical causes of infertility using both laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and microsurgical techniques.
Dr. Jerry Hall, Ph.D. is our Senior Embryologist and IVF Laboratory Director at our In Vitrotech Labs, Inc., a premier embryology/andrology laboratory at our Beverly Hills location
Dr. Hall has over twenty years of experience in human assisted reproductive technologies including seven years as Laboratory Director of the IVF program at George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Mississippi and subsequently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Subsequently, Dr. Hall directed gamete research for the Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for four years. In 1981 Dr. Hall established the Center for Reproductive Research and Testing, the first private, comprehensive andrology laboratory in the United States.
Dr. Hall has had two general program award papers and a prize poster over the past few years at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting and has authored over 100 scientific articles and abstracts. He also serves as a consultant to fertility programs throughout the United States and internationally.