A panel featuring: Dr. Charles March, Fertility Specialist, California Fertility Partners;Â Dr. Kelly Baek,Fertility Specialist, California Fertility Partners;Â Dr. Richard Marrs,Â Leading Reproductive Endocrinologist, California Fertility Partners
Dr. Kelly Baek
Dr. Kelly Baek is a board certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility who began her education at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles. She then travelled east and graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University. She earned her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University Medical Center. During her residency, Dr. Baek received research awards from the New York Obstetrical Society and the Bellevue Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.
Dr. Baek completed her post-doctoral fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Weill Cornell Medical Center â€“ The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility under the mentorship of Dr. Zev Rosenwaks. Following her fellowship, Dr. Baek practiced clinical infertility at the Valley Hospital Fertility Center in New Jersey and was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Baek is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a leading fertility specialist. She has returned to her west coast roots, residing in Santa Monica with her husband and their three sons.
Dr. Charles March
Dr. March is a full Professor at USC, was its Chief of Gynecology and is a past President of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. He is cited in the Best Doctors in America for both Reproductive Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. March has written more than 200 scientific publications. He and Dr. Marrs published the first use of ultrasound as a method to monitor fertility drug treatment safely. The AAGL recognized Dr. March as a â€śPioneer in Hysteroscopyâ€ť. Dr. March developed a device to prevent scarring following intrauterine surgery. Dr. March has performed more than 10,000 hysteroscopies, most often for Ashermanâ€™s Syndrome and congenital uterine anomalies.
Dr. Richard Marrs
Dr. Richard P. Marrs M.D. is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He attended medical school and completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas. Dr. Marrs completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. During his fellowship training, he acquired skills in cell culture; studied the ultrasound monitoring of follicle development; and developed ovarian stimulation protocols; all of which would play essential roles in establishing this countryâ€™s second In Vitro Fertilization program in 1981 where he initiated one of the worlds first IVF babies. He made medical history in 1986 with the first pregnancy from a thawed frozen embryo.
Dr. Marrs was founder and first President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). He was a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicineâ€™s Ethics Committee, which produced the first document in the United States on the ethical treatment of infertility using the reproductive technologies in the 1980â€˛s. Dr. Marrs has published over 300 scientific articles and book chapters on IVF and Reproductive Medicine, and has authored the popular â€śDr. Marrsâ€™ Fertility Book.â€ť He has received numerous honors and awards, including the first Career Achievement Award from the American Fertility Association. As one of the founders of modern fertility treatment, Dr. Marrs is considered to be one of Americas Leading Infertility Experts. He has dedicated his lifeâ€™s work to helping couples fulfill their dreams of having a family.