San Diego Fertility Center

Practice Overview

Extraordinary fertility care is about having technical expertise, proven successful outcomes, and the ability to partner with patients to assure all their needs are met. San Diego Fertility Center is a world-class reproductive center with more than 70 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility. SDFC is a leading fertility provider in Southern California and New York City, and is proud to host patients from throughout the world for IVF and other fertility treatments. SDFC is proud to have played a role in bringing more than 4,000 babies into the world since 1989. Working closely with your San Diego Fertility Center doctor, you will map out a strategy and fertility treatment plan that fits your goals, your schedule, and your values.

We recognize that struggling with fertility can be one of life's most difficult challenges, both medically and emotionally. Fears about never having a biological child, undergoing invasive treatments and procedures, and handling the financial impact of treatment add dimensions unfamiliar to many patients, especially those who have had limited medical concerns before their fertility care. This is why our approach at SDFC is both "high-tech" and "high-touch." We encourage you to become an educated, active member of your treatment team so that together we can make the best health care decisions for you and your family.

San Diego Fertility Center creates families by providing leadership in the field of advanced reproductive technologies, In-Vitro Fertilization, third-party reproduction, andrology, and research. Our commitment is to provide technology in a private and personal environment using intelligence, integrity, and innovation. Our passion is to encourage our fertility clinic patients to hold on to their dreams by creating miracles every day.

Our Featured Physician This Month

Said T. Daneshmand, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Said Daneshmand is an internationally recognized fertility specialist with extensive experience in providing third-party reproductive services.

Dr. Daneshmand serves on the board of several surrogacy advocacy groups. He has collaborated to develop in vitro fertilization (IVF) protocols to improve pregnancy rates, including PTEC (post-thaw extended culture), which is one of the most successful IVF regimens currently available. These groundbreaking findings were published in the internationally respected medical journal, Fertility and Sterility, where Dr. Daneshmand also served as a reviewer.

Dr. Daneshmand completed his fellowship and residency at UCLA. He is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Among his achievements, Dr. Daneshmand is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eileen Pike Medical School Valedictorian Award and the PCRS Fellowship and Practicing Physician Research Award. He has served as the President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Iota Chapter) and is a member of the Decherney Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Dr. Daneshmand speaks French, Spanish and Farsi.

Dr. Daneshmand has an expertise in complex IVF cases, and his research has featured work on endometrial receptivity as a way to maximize the probability of success during IVF. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation and surrogacy, and is one of the main providers on third-party care in the United States, with patients traveling from more than 40 countries in 2018 alone. Dr. Daneshmand has presented his research all over the world, including many presentations to leading IVF experts in China. He is known for developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies, including NGS (next generation sequencing), the latest and most precise technique for assessing embryonic genetic health.

Why Choose San Diego Fertility Center?

  • World-class treatment
  • Industry-leading fertility doctors
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Unparalleled success
  • High-touch bedside manner
  • West and East coast presence

Services & Treatments

  • Infertility Diagnosis and Testing
  • IUI and IVF
  • Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSet)
  • Embryo Grading
  • Egg Donor and Surrogacy
  • Egg Freezing and Fertility Preservation
  • Gender Selection
  • Genetic Testing
  • Male Infertility Treatments
  • LGBT Family Building
  • International Fertility Treatment
  • INVOcell ("Low-Stim" IVF)

Meet The Rest of Our Expert Medical Team

Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Kettel is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kettel is also certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director with additional expertise in Human Embryology and Andrology. He joined the San Diego Fertility Center in 1996 after serving as the Director of Infertility Services and as a member of the academic faculty at the University of California, San Diego for more than 6 years. He is a member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.




Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Park is a fertility doctor double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a fertility physician at Columbia University in New York City, considered to be one of the leading IVF programs in the USA. She joined the San Diego Fertility Center in 2012 where she combines her extensive experience as an infertility physician with personal care. In 2017 and 2019, Dr. Park was named "Top Doctor" by the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in San Diego Magazine.






Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Friedman is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Friedman is the author of several published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented award-winning research at national meetings. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Her scientific areas of interest include: optimizing embryo transfer technique, recurrent pregnancy loss, diminished ovarian reserve, depression treatment, and infertility outcomes.





Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Chuan is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has extensive experience in complex IVF cases and third-party reproduction. Her particular areas of interest include PCOS, diminished ovarian reserve, fertility preservation, mini stimulation, male factor infertility and PGT. She is also passionate about family building for patients who hope to become parents through egg donation and/or surrogacy. As a result of her extensive research experience, Dr. Chuan is able to critically evaluate new data in the ever-changing field of assisted reproductive technology and incorporate the latest scientific knowledge into clinical care.





Main Office
11425 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 794-6363

Additional Locations
501 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
New York, NY 10017

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