La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Reproductive endocrinologist and molecular biologist Dr. Heidi Cook-Andersen has joined the region’s top fertility team at Reproductive Partners-UC San Diego Regional Fertility Center in La Jolla. The facility, one of the leading fertility centers in the United States, specializes in advanced In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) services.
In addition to caring for her patients at Reproductive Partners, Dr. Cook-Andersen is Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She is also a researcher at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine where she is exploring ways to improve embryo quality and IVF success rates.
At UC San Diego, she has been designated a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar, a prestigious position supported by the National Institutes for Health and reserved for physician-scientists whose research is focused on improving reproductive health issues in women.
"I’ve had the privilege to work with her at UC San Diego. She’s a brilliant addition to an exceptional team," said Dr. Gabriel Garzo, Medical Director at Reproductive Partners. "Dr. Cook-Andersen is not only a great talent, she’s also a compassionate physician, and we’re delighted to have her."
Dr. Cook-Andersen earned her M.D. and Ph.D. at Yale University. While at Yale, she held a competitive position as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow and received the M.D./Ph.D. award for excellence in both clinical and research activities. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UC San Diego.
Dr. Cook-Andersen is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
"I am excited and proud to be a part of this highly regarded group of professionals," noted Dr. Cook-Andersen. "I appreciate how they continually work to maximize each couple’s chance of success. Reproductive Partners’ phenomenal success rates are a reflection of that hard work and personalized approach. Patients come from all over the world because they know the treatment and the care are outstanding. I like the energy here, and the commitment to excellence."
Reproductive Partners-UC San Diego Regional Fertility Center is considered one of the top fertility centers in the nation and has a history of providing cutting edge care to patients. Two of their patients were the first in the region to give birth to babies using a relatively new egg preservation technique known as vitrification or "flash freezing." The center is also at the forefront of fertility preservation research and care for young cancer patients. To learn more about the center’s program, visit http://ucsandiegofertility.com.