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In Vitro Fertilization: Conceiving Miracles at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health

Miracles start at UCSF in the Center for Reproductive Health and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. As one of the first in vitro fertilization programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are a recognized leader in the field with consistently high pregnancy rates.

The first UCSF IVF patient was treated in 1983, and in 1984, the first UCSF IVF babies were born to couples who shared in our role as forerunners in providing assisted reproductive technology. We were also the first in the area to achieve a pregnancy and birth through the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), an innovative technique that requires just one sperm for every egg that is fertilized.

Our success emanates from a unique combination of outstanding physicians who are pioneers in their field; expert use of innovative technologies; and personalized patient care provided by professionals who approach couples with knowledge, understanding and respect.

We are committed to each patient, offering support, information and counseling as well as the latest technological procedures to make the treatment experience as rewarding and positive as possible. We realize that the process of resolving infertility can be difficult and trying. Our team makes every effort to minimize any confusion or frustration by thoroughly discussing all procedures and aspects of care and being available to answer questions and offer advice throughout the treatment process.

Call us at (415) 353-7475 for more information or to make an appointment. We'll help you conceive your miracles.


A Letter from the Directors—UCSF In Vitro Fertilization Program

Dear Prospective Patient,
Thank you for your interest in the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health Practice and the UCSF In Vitro Fertilization Program. Between the two of us, we have over 30 years of experience providing infertility care. Our expertise is complimented by the commitment and care of a large team of professionals, including embryology, nursing, and office staff. We are extremely proud of the exceptional embryology staff working in our IVF laboratory to maximize success for all couples who choose to undergo IVF treatment in our program. Likewise, we feel very fortunate to have experienced, compassionate nurses who are committed to the philosophy of our practice, respecting both the patient's emotional and medical needs. Finally, our office staff are extremely knowledgeable in providing seamless care. We all share the highest standards when it comes to your care.

We support the notion that all women deserve the right to understand their reproductive potential and how it affects their reproductive options. We understand that many of the decisions you have made and ones you will make are not easy choices and are frequently accompanied by stress and ambiguity. Regardless of your decision as to where to pursue treatment, we wish you the best of luck on your journey.

Your interest in our practice is very much appreciated. Please feel free to call our office if you have any further questions about our services at (415) 353-7475.

Sincerely yours,

Marcelle I. Cedars, M.D.
Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Victor Y. Fujimoto, M.D.
Director of the UCSF In Vitro Fertilization Program
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences


For further information, please visit the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health website at ivf.ucsf.edu/

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