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クリニック医長 Dr.フランク・イェリアン

Dr. Frank Yelian

Life IVF Center創設者にして医長を務めるフランク・D・イェリアン(M.D. Ph.D)は、生殖内分泌および不妊学(Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)の分野で特別給費訓練を受けた、専門医師会認定の産婦人科医です。イェリアン医師は不妊治療薬と女性の健康という領域で30年以上の経験を積んでいます。

イェリアン医師は浙江医科大学(中国の名門大学)を1983年に卒業しました。その後、同機関で産科及び婦人科学を学び、1986年には修士号を取得。1987年にはアメリカに渡り、ミシガン州立大学の内分泌研究センターでW・リチャード・デュークロウと共に働きました。1991年には内分泌および不妊の分野で博士号を取得。その後、ウェイン州立大学で博士研究員としてIVF(体外受精)プログラムに参加し、培養士として働き始めました。1993年にイェリアン医師は、ミシガン州で初となる顕微授精に成功しています。彼はこの時期に、ランディー・アーマント医師と共に胚移植に関する研究を長年に渡り行い、さらに胚移植と生殖についての多くの論文を発表しました。1993年にはウェイン州立大学の産科学および婦人科学科内、生殖内分泌及び不妊学部門にて助教授の役職に就任しました。

臨床医学を学ぶために、イェリアン医師はミシガン州立大学で、産科及び婦人科学の医師研修を受けています。この研修を終えた後、彼はウェイン州立大学でREI特別研究員制度に参加しました。

2002〜2004年の研究員時代、世界でも有名な産科医、婦人科医、生殖内分泌医(ロベルト・ロメロ医師、カムラン・モギシ医師、マイケル・ダイアモンド医師)と共に働く機会を得ました。その後、彼はウェイン州立大学の教職に準教授として就任します。準教授の立場として、研究や学生、研修医、同僚への指導に加え、生殖技術と低侵襲産婦人手術の発展に没頭しました。イェリアン医師は、多嚢胞性卵巣症候群、子宮内膜症、習慣性流産、早発卵巣不全といった症状についての幅広い経験を積んでいます。彼の出版物は100を越えており、国内、国外から多くの賞を受賞しました。最近では、米国生殖医学会議における中国分科会の議長に抜擢されました。

同医師は、2009年にはサバティカル休暇を利用し、日本の加藤レディースクリニックで自然周期体外受精と低刺激体外受精の最新技術を学んでいます。2010年にLife IVF Centerがカリフォルニア州アーバインで設立され、今では自然周期体外受精と低刺激体外受精に特化する南部カルフォルニアを代表する施設にまで成長しました。子宮内膜症及び卵巣予備能低下に関する治療において、 イェリアン医師の名は世界中に知れ渡っています。カリフォルニア州外から、また海外から多くの患者様がイェリアン医師を求めアーバインを訪れています。中国、台湾、日本、フィリピン、マレーシア、ロシア、フランス、イングランド、ドイツ、イタリア、オランダ、メキシコ、カナダ、アルゼンチン、南アフリカといった国々です。

Fertility Doctors

Dr. Tsung-Chieh Jackson Wu

Dr. Tsung-Chieh Jackson Wu

Dr. Wu completed medical school at Taiwan's Taipei Medical College in 1978. Subsequently, he received Obstetrics and Gynecology training at Central Hospital in Taiwan for 2 years. He then completed his internship and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital affiliated with Drexel University's College of Medicine. Dr. Wu then left Philadelphia for his residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. After residency, he received Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

With an extensive background at renowned medical programs around the world, Dr. Wu has nearly 35 years of medical experience in fertility and reproductive health. In addition to his role at Life IVF Center, he serves as the director of the IVF program and as a current faculty member at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wu is a respected expert in the treatment of endometriosis, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, uterine fibroids, and In Vitro Fertilization. Among the many procedures performed at Life IVF Center, Dr. Wu specializes in performing Egg Retrievals for patients with great success.

Dr. Lee C. Kao

Dr. Lee C. Kao

Dr. Lee C. Kao joins us from Lane Fertility Institute in San Francisco with over 20 years experience in infertility and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, he obtained his MD from Taipei Medical University and his PhD from University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League University, in molecular biology with a focus on human placental development. He is also a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Dr. Kao then completed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC in Obstetrics and Gynecology and then furthered his training at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He has also served on the faculty of Stanford University Medical Center and UCLA and served as the co-director for the center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He has been in private practice since 2007 after years of award winning teaching and writing over 70 publications on human reproduction and infertility. He is also a member of numerous prestigious organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG).

Dr. Kao is an expert in treating PCOS and endometriosis-related infertility and also believes in Life IVF Center's philosophy in providing individualized care and treatment for all patients. He is a strong supporter of reproductive rights for all, regardless of marital status, sexuality, or nontraditional family structure. He has spearheaded a unique fertility program in the Bay Area dedicated for HIV positive individuals.

We are very excited to add Dr. Lee C. Kao, MD, PhD to our team here at Life IVF Center so we can continue providing the best care for our patients. He will be assisting Dr. Frank Yelian, Medical Director, in procedures such as Egg Retrievals and helping patients with their treatment plans and questions as they go on through their journey here at Life IVF Center. So please welcome him to sunny southern California!

Dr. N. Edward Dourron

Dr. N. Edward Dourron

Dr. Dourron specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Robotic Surgery for myomectomy, endometriosis, tubal ligation reversal, and Essure reversal. Originally a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Dourron moved to Atlanta at age seven where he graduated from Woodward Academy. He obtained a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Prior to joining Life IVF Center, Dr. Dourron practiced Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at HRC Fertility Doctor in Newport Beach, California. His (medical) interests include surgical infertility, myomas (fibroids), endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss and IVF.

Dr. Dourron is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of numerous medical societies, including Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Dourron served as the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California and founding member of the center of excellence in minimally invasive gynecology surgery.

Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Dourron enjoys spending time with his four daughters. His interests and hobbies include travel, water skiing, snow skiing, skateboarding and surfing. His mother Maria Dourron, M.D. is a retired OB/GYN in Atlanta. He also has two brothers that are OB/GYNs and one brother that is a vascular surgeon in Atlanta.