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San Diego Based Leading Reproductive Endocrinologists

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Meet Sam Wood MD, PhD, MA, MBA

Dr. Sam Wood, our Medical Director, is an experienced and well respected, board certified reproductive endocrinologist in San Diego, who specializes in infertility.  Dr. Wood has turned many intended parents into happy parents.

He is a member of many societies including the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He specializes in the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and complex laparoscopic procedures.

In addition to obtaining an MD from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Dr. Wood also holds three other graduate degrees: a PhD. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from MCV, an MA in Psychology from the University of Richmond and an MBA from San Diego State University. Dr. Wood did his post-graduate medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California at San Diego.


Meet Benito Villanueva, MD

Dr. Benito Villanueva, has been practicing medicine since 1974 and was board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 1975. Dr. Villanueva received his medical degree from the Universidad of Buenos Aires. He served his internship specializing in Rotating at Prince George’s County Hospital and served his residency specializing in OB/GYN at Georgetown University Hospital. He completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Washington, Seattle.

With more than 30 years in the infertility field, Dr. Villanueva’s impressive track record has earned him the respect of his fellow reproductive endocrinologists, and the admiration of his patients. Dr. Villanueva spends time on both sides of the U.S. & Mexican border serving patients at state-of-the-art healthcare clinics and many of his patients fly in from South America and Europe, because of his expertise and sterling reputation.




Meet Catharine Adams, PhD

Dr. Catharine Adams, our ART Laboratory and Scientific Director, holds a PhD in Mammalian Embryology from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, University of Cambridge (UK), where she performed her research on blastocyst development. Since 1985, when she began her career in IVF, she has, among other distinctions, that of being the embryologist for the second successful frozen embryo transfer in the United States 15 years ago.

Dr. Adams is one of the first fully certified High Complexity Laboratory Directors (HCLD) in the U.S. Although very skilled technically, she is also well known in the infertility community for her ability and willingness to communicate complex embryologic concepts to patients.


Meet Cory Gaconnet, MD

Dr. Cory Gaconnet, who was voted one of ‘San Diego’s Top Doctors’ in 2014, is an experienced clinician with an extensive background in healthcare management.  His medical training combined with over 12 years of leadership experience within healthcare uniquely positions him to align all aspects of your fertility care into a common team of industry leading experts with one goal – to provide you the best quality fertility care available in the world.  Starting with your initial consultation, Dr. Gaconnet and his incredible team at RSMC will become your partner as we help guide you through this journey.  All the while, we will be working tirelessly to ensure that RSMC provides the best opportunity for you to grow your family.

Dr. Gaconnet graduated from the United States Naval Academy with honors and then completed his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda.  After earning his Doctorate of Medicine, he then transitioned to San Diego to complete his residency in Anesthesiology.  During residency, Dr. Gaconnet was selected as Chief Resident and was awarded a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology from Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He is currently dual Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology.