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Psychologist

Dr. Sylvia Marnella

Clinical Psychologist
The practice of Psychology related to Assisted Reproduction

Dr. Sylvia Marnella

Dr. Marnella holds degrees in both Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine (with a specialization in human behavior) and Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. She is a member of the American, California and Orange County Psychological Associations as well as holding membership in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and The American Fertility Association. She is a member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Dr. Marnella is a licensed, practicing Clinical Psychologist. She has many years of experience in the fields of child and family counseling. Her interest in the field of assisted reproduction is the deeply held result of both personal and professional experience. She is well known and widely respected in the arena of infertility psychology. As director of The Center for Human Infertility and Reproductive Psychology (www.theCHIRP.org) she has screened thousands of donors and surrogates and helped countless couples achieve their dream of creating a family. She looks forward to joining you in working toward our shared goal; the birth of your child.

Urology Specialist

Dr. Martin Bastuba

Dr. Martin Bastuba is a board certified urologist and founder of Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists. He is part of an elite group (2%) of board certified urologists in the United States who specialize in male fertility treatment and has completed advanced training in male sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bastuba is renowned for his surgical expertise in vasectomy and vasectomy reversal procedures – in fact, Dr. Bastuba has performed over 3000 vasectomy reversals since Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists first opened in 1993.

Dr. Bastuba completed his general urology training at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the first ever resident physician accepted into the Boston University School of Medicine's prestigious combined fellowship program for male fertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Bastuba is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Urological Association, California Medical Association and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Often referred to as the "Doctor's doctor", Dr. Bastuba specializes in providing comprehensive diagnosis, testing and treatment of male fertility and sexual health. His services include: genetic testing, male infertility testing, semen analysis, fertility preservation, sperm retrieval, impotence and vasectomy and vasectomy reversal. Patients travel around the world for Dr. Bastuba's expertise from countries including China, India, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, Australia and many more. He is proud to have received a number of academic awards and to contribute to a number of male fertility publications and research studies.

He believes strongly in the importance of helping your community and gives back through his involvement in the Angels Foster Family Network, Fertile Hope, Volunteers of America: San Diego, and other local organizations in Southern California.