Scientific Advances at USC Fertility

At USC Fertility, in addition to providing world-class clinical care for patients, our physicians are dedicated researchers leading the way to scientific breakthroughs in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our Physicians also hold faculty positions at the prestigious Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California:

Dr. Richard J. Paulson
Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Karine Chung
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Kristin A. Bendikson
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Some of the many achievements at USC Fertility in the research and scientific advancement arena include:

Egg Freezing

USC Fertility is one of only a handful of fertility programs nationwide to succeed in achieving pregnancies with egg freezing. USC Fertility is a pioneer in utilizing the newest cryopreservation technology. Our Success Rates are available for review.

Because the potential for infertility is a great source of stress for female cancer survivors and is an extremely important factor in their quality of life as survivors, USC Fertility is one of the first practices in California to introduce a dedicated Fertility Preservation Program. Its mission is to increase awareness of, accessibility to, and availability of comprehensive fertility preservation and reproductive options for female cancer patients. Egg freezing for women with and without cancer is currently the primary focus of this exciting new project.

Egg Donation & Reproduction at Advanced Age

USC Fertility was among the first to successfully establish an oocyte donation program. In addition, our physicians have published landmark investigations addressing the effect of age upon female fertility including the first report of oocyte donation to women over 40 years of age (New England Journal of Medicine, 1990); expanded series of egg donation to women over 40 (JAMA, 1991); first report of egg donation in women over 50 (Lancet, 1993) report of successful birth after ooctye donation to world’s oldest mother at 63 (Fertility & Sterility, 1997).

Embryo Freezing

In 1987, the program reported the world’s first triplet pregnancy following frozen embryo transfer.

We invite you to visit this section of our site frequently as clinical research is continually underway and new scientific findings will be posted regularly.