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Meet the Doctors at PFCLA: Dr. Vicken Sahakian, Chief Medical Officer

PFCLA
20 Sep 2022

At Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles, we have been setting the standard for fertility services since 1991. Our award-winning physicians have performed over 20,000 IVF procedures and introduced a number of innovations in the treatment of infertility.

Next to going through assisted reproduction, choosing the people to accompany you on the journey is the most important decision you’ll make. For 30 years, people have been choosing the Pacific Fertility Center of Los Angeles--one of the leading fertility clinics in the world. With success rates that are among the best in the nation, we’ve been a part of over 13,500 happy, healthy births, creating families, and making dreams come true all over the world.

Meet Dr. Vicken Sahakian, Chief Medical Officer

One of the most accomplished physicians in his field, Dr. Sahakian has performed over 10,000 IVF procedures and is responsible for the birth of over 7,000 babies all over the world. He pioneered the most revolutionary financial program in modern medicine along with his colleagues. Because of PFCLA’s consistently higher success rates, the clinic was willing to assume financial risk in treating intended parents with infertility. This program has forever changed the way reproductive medicine is practiced.

Expertise

Dr. Sahakian’s central focus is treating same-sex partners and anyone with social infertility. One of his proudest accomplishments is that he has helped hundreds of LGBTQIA+ couples achieve their dreams of having a family. The doctor also specializes in treating patients with advanced maternal age, including postmenopausal women seeking infertility treatment through egg donation. He is responsible for the oldest woman on record giving birth at the age of 67.

Board Certified in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Dr. Sahakian taught at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UCLA Hospitals for over 10 years.

Education & Experience

After receiving his Bachelors’ Degree in Biology with distinction from the American University of Beirut, Dr. Sahakian received his medical degree with honors from the same institution in 1987. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the largest University-owned hospital in the nation.

Following his residency, Dr. Sahakian completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill. During his tenure there, he did extensive research in Endometriosis and was trained in all facets of Advanced Reproductive Techniques, including IVF and Third-party Parenting (egg donation and surrogacy). In 1993, he joined PFCLA. He has been the Medical Director since 1998.

Notable Affiliations & Achievements

Dr. Sahakian is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Languages

Dr. Sahakian is fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Armenian.

Find the Right Fertility Doctor for You

Start your fertility journey with doctors at the forefront of defining standards of care and accountability. Searching for the right physician is one of the first steps on a fertility journey. Whether you’re hoping to preserve your fertility for a later time or start exploring fertility treatment options, you deserve a transparent, compassionate guide to walk you through this time. 

 

To learn more about selecting a fertility clinic, what to look for in a fertility doctor, how to evaluate IVF success rates, and get in touch with a fertility specialist at PFCLA. We’d love to support you throughout your journey to parenthood. 

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Note: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Information provided is for general educational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Speak to your doctor directly with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Any information contained herein does not replace any care plan as determined by a physician. 

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