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Shahin Ghadir, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Shahin Ghadir, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Southern California Reproductive Center
4080 Loma Vista Road, Suite P
Ventura, California 93003
(310) 277-2393

Biography

Dr. Shahin Ghadir is dedicated to helping patients overcome their reproductive challenges and infertility issues to achieve their goal of having children. A true visionary, he is inspired by the idea of both giving life and bringing life into the world.

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As a founding partner of Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Ghadir is double board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and also at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

A native Angeleno, Dr. Ghadir earned his bachelor’s degree with cum laude in psychology from UCLA, and his medical degree from the Central University School of Medicine, where he graduated summa cum laude and was ranked first in his class. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, as well as a three-year subspecialty fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the combined UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Path2Parenthood, and he has received many academic awards and honors over the years, including a distinguished residency teaching award and community service recognition award.

A very popular, approachable and well-liked fertility specialist, Dr. Ghadir’s expertise has been featured nationally and internationally in the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, People Magazine, Beverly Hills Weekly, Antelope Valley Press, Fox News, ABC, BBC, Telemundo, Univision, The Bump, Marie Claire Russia as well as listed among Los Angeles Magazine’s “2014 Super Doctors,” among many others. In addition to appearances on several television shows, his expertise is sought after among the LGBT media as well, including The Fight, The Mirror, Frontiers LA, The Bay Area Reporter, South Florida Gay News and 429 Magazine, among many others. More than his strong work ethic, Dr. Ghadir has built a reputation as a compassionate, responsive and hand-holding physician.

A strong believer in preparing for the future, Dr. Ghadir is committed to helping patients retain their future fertility options - Whether it is egg freezing or embryo freezing or even when preparing for medical treatments that can affect reproduction, such as chemotherapy. His desire to help is what motivates his philanthropic efforts to as a volunteer speaker with Fertile Hope - a national, nonprofit organization (now part of the Lance Armstrong Foundation) that provides education, support and hope for cancer patients whose medical care raises risks of infertility. In addition to being the President & founder of the non-profit, Fertility For All, Dr. Ghadir also serves as a speaker for the Healthy Family Community Awareness Lecture Program and Extend Fertility, a woman-run company that provides egg freezing services.

Dr. Ghadir is a huge advocate for the LGBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgendered) community and offers sensitive fertility treatment plans to address their various needs. He is a supporter of the Family Equality Council and has helped hundreds of LGBT couples and individuals start their families.

A clinician and scientist at heart, Dr. Ghadir has conducted considerable original research on women’s health issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the treatments of fibroids in fertility, adhesion therapies as well as research in the area of sexual health. Dr. Ghadir, did his thesis in the area of PCOS with some of the world’s renowned experts at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Additionally, he frequently lectures both nationally & internationally on all aspects of fertility treatments, which includes his broad range of knowledge in the specific care and protocols relating to treating women over the age of 42 and allowing him to have exceptional success rates in this category.

A published author, his papers are found in peer-reviewed journals including Fertility and Sterility and The New England Journal of Medicine, as well as clinical journals such as Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause. He is also a contributing author of the Infertility section of the new McGraw-Hill reference, Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis and Treatment. Furthermore, Dr. Ghadir also served as a consultant for the infertility section of the bestselling pregnancy guide, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”

His fluency in English, Spanish and Farsi, combined with a lifetime of interactions with the diverse communities of Los Angeles, give him a unique cultural sensitivity that draws in patients from around the world. Dr. Ghadir lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica, and three children (a daughter and twins (boy and girl).

Shaun Williams, M.D.

Shaun Williams, M.D.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
115 Technology Drive, Suite A203
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
(203) 880-5340

Biography

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which was followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Dr. Williams is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Fairfield County Medical Association, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

 

Dr. Williams is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Fairfield County Medical Association, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Shaun Williams, M.D.

Shaun Williams, M.D.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
10 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
(800) 865-5431

Biography

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which was followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Dr. Williams is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Fairfield County Medical Association, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Sheeva Talebian, MD

Sheeva Talebian, MD

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 756-5777

 Biography

Dr. Sheeva Talebian is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and fertility specialist who has achieved recognition for her abilities, compassion, and clinical expertise in reproductive patient care. Prior to joining RMA of NY in 2014, Dr. Talebian treated infertile couples at Valley Fertility Center in New Jersey and at Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences in Washington State. Dr. Talebian is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Endocrine Society.

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After earning her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Talebian earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and remained at NYU to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Talebian is the recipient of several accolades, including the Medical Student Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, the AAGL Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, and the Medical Student Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award in 2003, 2005 and 2006, respectively. She was also awarded the prize presentation at the 30th Annual NY Perinatal Society Scientific Meeting for her research on preimplantation genetic diagnosis at the NYU Fertility Center.

 

 

 

Sheeva Talebian, MD

Sheeva Talebian, MD

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
594 Broadway, Suite 1011
New York, New York 10012
(212) 756-5777

Biography

Dr. Sheeva Talebian is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and fertility specialist who has achieved recognition for her abilities, compassion, and clinical expertise in reproductive patient care. Prior to joining RMA of NY in 2014, Dr. Talebian treated infertile couples at Valley Fertility Center in New Jersey and at Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences in Washington State. Dr. Talebian is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Endocrine Society.

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After earning her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Talebian earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and remained at NYU to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Talebian is the recipient of several accolades, including the Medical Student Outstanding Teaching Resident Award, the AAGL Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, and the Medical Student Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award in 2003, 2005 and 2006, respectively. She was also awarded the prize presentation at the 30th Annual NY Perinatal Society Scientific Meeting for her research on preimplantation genetic diagnosis at the NYU Fertility Center.

 

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