PFCLA Logo- Yellow - Gray Font
call

Call us
 
Brush Stroke 2
ivf clinic los angeles

A world-renowned team of doctors

Our award-winning physicians have performed over 20,000 IVF procedures and introduced a number of innovations in the treatment of infertility. Start your fertility journey with doctors at the forefront of defining standards of care and accountability.

Circle Outlines
IMG_2043

"For me the ultimate reward is to see a smile on a patient’s face when the dream of parenthood is finally achieved.”

Chief Medical Officer (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)

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. Along with his colleagues, he pioneered the most revolutionary financial program in modern medicine.

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.

Meet Dr. Vicken Sahakian

 

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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Languages

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

Education and 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 American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Michelle Evans

“My most important goal is to give thorough information to my patients so that they are empowered to make proactive decisions about their own health care. I am passionate about providing individualized care, and working closely as a team with my patients in order to obtain the best possible outcomes.”

Infertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

An expert in her field, Dr. Evans has received numerous awards such as Pasadena Top Doctor, Los Angeles Times Best Docs in Southern California, and Top Doc Los Angeles. She has discussed reproductive health issues on the Discovery Health Channel and NPR, and lectures on preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening at UCLA. She has also published numerous articles on women’s health topics.

Meet Dr. Michele Evans

 

Expertise

Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Evans specializes in in vitro fertilization (IVF), recurrent pregnancy loss, LGBTQ+ family planning, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), oocyte donation and cryopreservation, advanced reproductive technologies for advanced maternal age, Preimplantation Genetic testing (PGT), surrogacy and primary ovarian insufficiency.

Education and Experience

Dr. Evans received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA). She completed Medical School and a Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loma Linda University. Upon graduation, she received many honors, including the Humanitarian Award, Women in Medicine Award, Resident Teaching Award, and Top Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award.

Following her training, Dr. Evans worked as a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Loma Linda University, and in a private practice in Washington state. After two years in private practice, she entered a Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Upon completion of her Fellowship, Dr. Evans worked for seven years as a Reproductive Specialist at the Huntington Reproductive Center (HRC) in Pasadena before joining PFCLA in 2011.

Notable Affiliations/Achievements

Dr. Evans is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Yvonne Yanqing Han

IVF Lab Director

With more than 20 years of clinical experience, exceptional skills, and traceable success in all aspects of human IVF, Dr. Han serves as the IVF Lab Director at Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles.

Expertise

Dr. Han’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Assisted Hatching, Embryo Biopsy for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening/diagnosis, and Cryopreservation of Eggs, Embryos and Sperm.

With a deep passion in helping people build families and live better lives, Dr. Han is a board-certified Embryology Laboratory Director, Technical Supervisor in both Embryology and Andrology, and a licensed Acupuncturist.

Education

Upon receiving her Master’s degree in Reproductive Biology from Louisiana State University, Dr. Han obtained her PhD degree in Integrative Medicine specializing in Infertility from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Notable Affiliations/Achievements

Dr. Han is a member of the following professional organizations: American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Association of Bioanalysts, College of Reproductive Biology, and United Acupuncture Association.

The following are Dr. Yvonne Yanqing Han’s most significant accomplishments in embryo biotechnology field prior to her clinical experience in human IVF:

  • Successfully combined embryo splitting and IVF technologies and produced the first test-tube calf derived from a demi-embryo in China (1991)
  • Successfully combined embryo splitting and embryo sexing technologies and produced the first twin female calves from one bovine embryo that was identified as a female embryo before embryo transfer in China (1991)
  • Played key role in the research team that successfully produced the world’s first IVF caprine offspring from later-stage embryos (1995)
  • Played key role in the production of the world’s first caprine offspring from frozen-thawed IVF- derived embryos (1995)
  • Developed a simplified embryo biopsy method and, in collaboration with the Genzyme Transgenic Corporation, produced unique transgenic caprine offspring (1996)
Ingris Rodi

“I’m a mother, as well as a physician, and that informs my approach to patients every day. Infertility is a difficult journey. No one grew up expecting to have trouble becoming a parent. I meet every patient where she/he is, as there’s no “one size fits all.”

Infertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Ingrid Rodi is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. A Clinical Professor (Voluntary) of OBGYN at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA , she continues to be involved with clinical research.

Meet Dr. Ingrid Rodi

 

Expertise

Dr. Rodi has more than 30 years of experience caring for women and couples who want to realize their dream of being parents. She is an expert in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Reproductive Surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology. She is also certified by the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy for both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.

Languages

In addition to English, Dr. Rodi is fluent in German and Portuguese. 

Education and Experience

Dr. Rodi is a graduate of College and the Medical School of Brown University. She completed her Internship, Residency in OBGYN, and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance California. She actively pursues continuing medical education and training, in order to remain at the forefront of the subspecialty.

Dr. Rodi was in private practice for many years in Santa Monica, CA. For the last 5 years, she was full-time clinical faculty at UCLA. She is the former director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Century City Hospital. From 1985 to 2013 she was in private practice in Santa Monica, California.

Specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Rodi is the Past President of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and has served on its board for more than ten years. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Society for Reproductive Surgeons, The Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

Notable Affiliations/Achievements

Dr. Rodi has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors since the late 1990s. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the 1998 OBGYN Chief Residents, UCLA. In 2003, Dr. Rodi was awarded for Distinguished Service by the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. In 2008, she was honored at Brown University after delivering The Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lecture.

Interests

In addition to English, Dr. Rodi is fluent in Portuguese, German, and Spanish. She cares for patients from all over the world who seek her out for her expertise and individualized care. She does volunteer work for the Rape Treatment Center at the Santa Monica-UCLA and the Venice Family Clinic.

Vicken Sepilian

"I feel truly blessed to be practicing in a field where we are able to impact the lives of our patients in such a tangible and meaningful way. I am grateful for the amazing team with whom I work for their diligence, compassion and hard work in helping deliver the highest level of care. I am especially thankful for our patients who have entrusted their fertility and family building care to us. Thank you for making us a part of your journey.“

Infertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

At his practice locations in Westwood and Glendale, Dr. Vicken Sepilian serves the greater Los Angeles area as an Infertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Meet Dr. Vicken Sepilian

 

Expertise

Double board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology, Dr. Sepilian specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving infertility and hormonal imbalances of the reproductive system. Because there are many factors that can affect a couple’s ability to conceive and carry a child to term, the doctor works with both men and women to uncover potential problems with their reproductive system that may hamper their ability to produce a child.

Education and Experience

Dr. Sepilian received his undergraduate diploma from Loyola Marymount University and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He performed his residency at Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology before moving on to University of Texas Medical Branch Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, where he received his Fellowship.

As a regular guest on television and a leading healthcare consultant for the Armenian Executive Government, Dr. Sepilian works tirelessly to educate his patients on infertility issues. He remains accessible to his patients, answering their questions and working to diagnose and treat any reproductive or fertility issues that may be present. He uses all of the tools at his disposal to provide his patients with the highest quality of care possible.

Notable Affiliations/Achievements

Dr. Sepilian serves as a member of several medical societies and fellowships, including The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, The Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and The Armenian American Medical Society. He is an active member of the community with a wide variety of volunteer experience, including co-founding the Glendale Health Festival to provide healthcare to those who are uninsured and underinsured.

Interests

In addition to his work and his commitment to public health, Dr. Sepilian loves world travel, photography, spending time with family, and participating in marathons and triathlons.

Brush Stroke 2
best fertility doctors in los angeles

Still have some questions?

Our doctors and fertility specialists are happy to answer any concerns or requests you may have about beginning your fertility journey. Schedule a consultation with our clinic to speak to a doctor about your fertility needs.