Richard J. Paulson, MD – CV

Richard J. Paulson, MD – Curriculum Vitae

Richard J. Paulson, MD - CV

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 1987

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Reproductive Endocrinology), 1988

Recertified Diplomate (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), 1997, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

EDUCATION:

High School
St. Bernard High School
Playa Del Rey, California
1969 – 1972

University
B.S. in Physics
Magna Cum Laude, 1976
University of California Los Angeles
College of Letters and Science
Los Angeles, California
1972 – 1976

Medical School
M.D., University of California Los Angeles
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
1976 – 1980

Internship
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California
Rotating Intern
1980 – 1981

Residency
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California
1981 – 1984

Fellowship
Clinical Research Fellow
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Los Angeles County/University of Southern
California Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
1984 – 1986

Graduate School
M.S., Applied Biometry/Epidemiology
University of Southern California
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
1992 – 1998

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Wyeth Award (Best paper) (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Acute modulation of the hypothalamic pituitary axis (HPA) by testosterone (T).  Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, March 20-23, 1985, Phoenix, Arizona.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Genital skin 5a reductase activity (5aRA):  A marker of androgenicity in women.  Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, September 4-7, 1985, Hot Springs, Virginia.

Wyeth Award (Best paper) (First Author)
 Paper entitled:  Embryo implantation following human in vitro fertilization (IVF:  Relative contributions of embryo quality (EQ) and endometrial receptivity (ER).  Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 12-16, 1989, Palm Springs, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  The synergistic effects of clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropins in the folliculogenesis of hyperstimulated cycles as assessed by GnRH antagonist (Nal-Glu).  Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 10-14, 1991, Indian Wells, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Assessing the pharmacodynamic properties of exogenously administered progesterone:  A comparison of micronized vaginal delivery to intramuscular routes.  Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 8-12, 1992, Indian Wells, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Premature luteinization in ovum donors does not affect pregnancy rates.  Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 14-18, 1993, Indian Wells, California.

Poster Award (Best Paper) (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Prorenin is elevated in PCO and may reflect hyperandrogenism.  Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, March 22-26, 1994, Chicago, Illinois.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Embryo implantation after repetitive cycles of oocyte donation.  Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 26-30, 1995, Coronado, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Ultrastructural characteristics of the luteal phase endometrium in patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.  Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 17-21, 1996, Indian Wells, California.

Wyeth-Ayerst Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Estrone sulfate is an important marker of estrogenicity in women.  Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 10-13, 1997, Indian Wells, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Altered balance between the 5a-reductase and aromatase pathways during ovarian stimulation with HMG.  Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, April 22-26, 1998, Indian Wells, California.

Wyeth-Ayerst Award (Best paper) (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Vaginal administration of estradiol in preparation for oocyte donation.  Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 14-18, 1999, Carlsbad, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  A randomized trial comparing clomiphene citrate with tamoxifen for ovulation induction in obese anovulatory women.  Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 14-18, 1999, Carlsbad, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Estrone sulfate as a predictor of gonadotropin response during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH).  Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 14-18, 1999, Carlsbad, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Is there evidence for preferential delivery of ovarian estradiol to the endometrium?  Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 26-30, 2000, Rancho Mirage, California.

Wyeth-Ayerst Menopausal Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) accumulation as a consequence of long-term DHEA supplementation in postmenopausal women.  Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 26-30, 2000, Rancho Mirage, California.

Ortho-McNeil First Prize Poster Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Is there evidence for preferential delivery of ovarian estradiol to the endometrium?  Presented at the 56th Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, February 1-4, 2001, Los Angeles, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Gonadotropin modulation of ovarian neoplastic cell proliferation in vitro.  Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 25-29, 2001, Rancho Mirage, California.

Serono Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Pregnancy outcome in women 50 or more years of age:  A decade of experience.  Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 25-29, 2001, Rancho Mirage, California.

Wyeth-Ayerst Menopausal Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Excessive serum testosterone levels are found during testosterone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.  Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 25-29, 2001, Rancho Mirage, California.

Cook Ob/Gyn Fellow/Resident Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Very high FSH levels do not result in additional follicular development in poor responders to ovarian stimulation.  Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 25-29, 2001, Rancho Mirage, California.

Menopause Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  A randomized prospective study comparing the effects of micronized progesterone and medroxyprogesterone acetate on mood and libido.  Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society,
April 17-21, 2002, Rancho Mirage, California.

Val Davajan/Cook Ob/Gyn Memorial Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Accelerated endometrial maturation in the luteal phase of cycles utilizing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation:  Impact of GnRH agonist vs. antagonist. Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society,
April 17-21, 2002, Rancho Mirage, California.

Prize Paper Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Hyperprolactinemia:  Guidelines for clinical assessment and pituitary imaging.  Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 23-27, 2003, Rancho Mirage, California.

Frank Lynch Memorial Essay Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome:  Clinical implications of fasting glucose and insulin levels.  Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, September 16-21, 2003, Anchorage, Alaska.

Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Research Prize Paper Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Defective autophosphorylation of the insulin receptor (APIR):  A potential mechanism of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, October 11-15, 2003, San Antonio, Texas.

Cook/Davajan In-Training Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Acute effect of low dose metformin treatment on insulin resistance and hyperandrogenemia in insulin resistant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 28, 2004 – May 2, 2004, Rancho Mirage, California.

Prize Paper Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Oocyte cryopreservation:  A promising strategy for circumventing the age-related decline in human fertility.  Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 26-30, 2006, Indian Wells, California.

Menopause Research Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Increased serum IGF-1 levels after bilateral oophorectomy in postmenopausal women:  A case for ovarian preservation?  Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 26-30, 2006, Indian Wells, California.

Val Davajan In-Training Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Modulation of endometrial HOXA10 and other markers of endometrial receptivity by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as a function of uterine age.  Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 18-22, 2007, Rancho Mirage, California.

Reproductive Endocrine Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Is microdose GnRH agonist in the absence of exogenous gondotropins sufficient to achieve multiple ovarian follicle development?  Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 9-13, 2008, Rancho Mirage, California.

Poster Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Perinatal outcomes in pregnancies achieved through gestational surrogacy:  Investigating the influence of treatment versus host effects on ART outcomes.  Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 22-26, 2009, Indian Wells, California.

Prize Paper Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Early markers of reprogramming in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs):  A timeline of key steps in the reprogramming process.  Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 13-17, 2011, Rancho Las Palmas, California.

Val Davajan In-Training Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  The role of vitamin D levels on IVF outcomes in donor-recipient cycles.  Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 13-17, 2011, Rancho Las Palmas, California.

Reproductive Endocrine Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  The effect of isoflavone soy protein  (ISP) supplementation on endometrial thickness, hyperplasia and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women:  A randomized controlled trial.  Presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, April 18-22, 2012, Rancho Las Palmas, California.

The Best Doctors in America, 1994 – Present
Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina

Good Housekeeping, Best Doctors for Women, 1997

Excellence in Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2004

Dr. Howard and Georgeanna Jones Lifetime Achievement Award, American Fertility Association, New York, New York, 2005

Distinguished Physician Award, The Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California, 2012

2012 Patients’ Choice Award

2012 ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) Service Milestone Award

2012, 2013 ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) Star Award

Frank Lynch Memorial Essay Award (Co-Author)
 Paper entitled:  Successful restoration of telomere length of granulosa cells in patients with infertility caused by diminished ovarian reserve using stem cell technology.  Presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, October 22-26, 2014, Marana, Arizona.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Academic Appointments:

 Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
 1984 – 1986

 Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
 1986 – 1991

 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
 1991 – 1996

 Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
 1995 – Present

 Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
 1996 – Present

 Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
 April 16, 2014 – Present

Administrative Responsibilities at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and LAC+USC Medical Center:

In Vitro Fertilization Program, Director
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
1986 – Present

USC Medical School Admissions Committee, Interviewer
1989 – 1995

USC Research Committee, Member
1993 – 1995

Executive Committee, Member
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
LAC+USC Medical Center
1995 – Present

USC Reproductive Endocrine Laboratory, Laboratory Director
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
1995 – Present

Search Committee for Ob/Gyn Chair, Member
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
2005 – 2006

Stem Cell Steering Committee, Member
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
2005 – 2007

Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO)
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
2007 – August 15, 2017

Faculty Affairs Committee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
March 12, 2008 – Present

Vice Chair for Administrative Affairs
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
2011 – Present

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
LAC+USC Healthcare Network
June 2011 – Present

Residency Program Evaluation Committee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
November 2014 – Present

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.:

Associate Examiner
Oral examinations in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1998 – Present

Associate Examiner
Oral examinations in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1999 – Present

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

Local:

Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Fellow)

  • Board of Directors
    2007 – 2008
  • President
    2010-2011

National:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Fellow)

  • PROLOG Task Force for Reproductive Endocrinology, Member
    1993 – 1994
  • District IX Section, Section 5 Fellow Vice-Chair
    1996 – 1999
  • District IIX Section, Section 5 Chair
    1999 – 2000

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Formerly known as The American Fertility Society)

  • Program Committee, Member
    1993 – 1994
  • Roundtable Luncheons, Chair
    53rd Annual Meeting
    1996 – 1997
  • General Program Chair
    55th Annual Meeting
    1998 – 1999
  • Board of Directors, Member
    2000 – 2001, 2007 – 2010
  • Board of Directors, Vice President
    October 22, 2014 – Present
  • Practice Committee, Member
    October, 2015 – Present

Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

  • Program Chair
    2001 – 2002

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (Formerly known as the Pacific Coast Fertility Society)

  • Membership Committee, Chairman
    1988 – 1989
  • Program Committee, Chairman
    1989 – 1990
  • Grants Committee, Chairman
    1990 – 1992
  • Board of Directors, Member
    1992 – 1999
  • President
    1997 – 1998
  • Advisor to the Board
    2005 – Present

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

  • Program Committee, Member
    1992 – 1993
  • Membership Committee, Member
    1993 – 1995
  • Practice Committee, Member
    1994 – Present
  • Membership Committee, Chairman
    1995 – 1996

Society for Reproductive Investigation (Formerly known as Society for Gynecologic Investigation)

  • Program Committee, Member
    1991 – 1992, 1993 – 1994, 1994 – 1995

The Endocrine Society

The Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Inc. (Formerly known as The Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists)

  • Program Committee, Member
    1994 – 1995
  • Nominating Committee, Member
    1995 – 1996
  • Director-at-Large
    1996 – 1998
  • Web Site Committee, Member
    1998 – 1999
  • Vice President Elect
    1998 – 1999
  • Vice President
    1999 – 2000
  • Abstract Committee, Chair
    56th Annual Meeting
    1999 – 2000
  • President
    2000 – 2001

The Society of Reproductive Surgeons

International:

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

CONSULTANTSHIPS:

Editorial Board:

Assisted Reproduction Reviews
Fertility and Sterility
 Deputy Editor, 2000 – 2010
 Editor, Images in Reproductive Medicine, 1998 – 2010
 Editor Board Member, 2010 – 2013
 Associate Editor, 2013
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation

Ad Hoc Editorial Board – Journals:

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Biology of Reproduction
Contraception
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Journal of Reproductive Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Ad Hoc Editorial Board – Book:

Infertility For Dummies

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Major Areas of Research Interest:

Human in vitro fertilization
Gamete donation
Fertility preservation
Oocyte cryopreservation
Endometrial receptivity to embryo implantation

Laboratory Research:

Culture media for in vitro embryo culture
Embryo culture for embryonic stem cell derivation
Maturation of immature oocytes in vitro
Laboratory methods of human oocyte cryopreservation

Clinical Research:

Tubal embryo transfer
Fertility preservation
Human in vitro fertilization in unstimulated cycles
Use of GnRH analogs in in vitro fertilization
Oocyte and embryo donation
Embryo implantation in in vitro fertilization
Vaginal administration of steroids