An acclaimed academic, seasoned clinical professional, and avid adventurer, Dr. Gerard Celia is the Executive Lab Director at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles. With over two decades of expertise in molecular physiology and reproductive science, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role.
Dr. Celia is recognized by the American Association of Bioanalysts as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD), Clinical Consultant (CC), and Technical Supervisor. His work involves the intersection of patient care, laboratory management, and academic research, and he is deeply committed to advancing reproductive health science.
Dr. Celia earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, after which he pursued a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from the College of Medicine, University of Vermont. His gratuate research focused on implantation and maternal adaptation to pregnancy. He further honed his skills as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the same institution. In 2023, Dr. Celia augmented his repertoire by obtaining an MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.
Honors and Awards
Throughout his career, Dr. Celia's work has been awarded by prestigious institutions, including the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the New England Perinatal Society, the University of Vermont, and the American Physiological Society. He has also served as the President of the College of Reproductive biology, The President of the Society of reproductive Biologists and Technologists, and on the board of the American Society for Reprodutive Medicine.
Dr. Celia's significant contributions to scientific literature have been acknowledged by numerous top-tier scientific journals. His work has been published extensively, enhancing the field of reproductive health science.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Celia has taught at various esteemed institutions including George Washington University, The University of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Brown University, serving as an Assistant Professor, Lecturer, and mentor to physicians pursuing a fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology. His goal is to inspire the next generation of health professionals.
Outside of the lab and classroom, Dr. Celia is an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, enjoying a variety of activities such as equestrian pursuits including dressage, jumping, and polo, snowboarding, motorcycling (particularly Harley Davidsons), hiking, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. He also has a passion for travel, adding a unique perspective to his worldview and professional outlook.
Dr. Celia holds board certifications as a Clinical Consultant, High Complexity Laboratory Director, and Technical Supervisor from the American Association of Bioanalysts. At Pacific Fertility Center, Dr. Celia brings his passion for reproductive health, strategic managerial skills, and a dedication to patient care, ensuring that individuals and couples are afforded the best chances of starting a family.