Dr. David Harari, M.D.
President, Chief Medical Officer
As a board-certified OB/GYN since 1986, Dr. Harari has treated many infertile couples over his career, utilizing surgical technologies such as robotics and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, and other gynecologic conditions. He has been instrumental in helping thousands of couples build the family of their dreams through both IVF and surrogacy.
Dr. Harari completed his residency at Scripps Mercy Medical Center in San Diego and has served on numerous committees at both Mercy and Sharp hospitals. He was a member of the Sharp Mary Birch OBGYN Supervisory Committee and the Minimally Invasive Surgical Committee of Excellence. He is currently a member of the American College of OBGYN and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy.
His specialties include infertility and gynecology-related disorders, such as fibroids, endometriosis and perimenopause.
“It’s very important to me that we provide individualized and personalized care to our clients. I am committed to making my patients feel comfortable and confident in my care. I treat my patients with sincerity and compassion. I ensure that they have all their questions answered to make sure that they are fully-informed before I present the treatment options that are available and work best for them.”
Dr. Minh N. Ho, M.D., F.A.C.O.G
Medical Director, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Ho came to the US from Vietnam as a refugee in 1979. Within three years, he was accepted into the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and graduated with an M.D. in 1986. He then completed his residency at the world-renowned UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland memorial Hospital, where he invented a patented double-clamp umbilical cord cutter.
After completing his residency in 1990, Dr. Ho moved to San Diego and joined a group practice at Kaiser Permanente. He later began his fellowship specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UC San Diego, where he worked under the supervision of the Nobel Laureate Candidate, Dr. Samuel Yen. In 1994, with a special grant from the NIH, he served a year as a guest research scientist.
He also specializes in helping patients who have endometriosis and other immunological disorders. Dr. Ho is skilled at finding solutions for patients of advanced maternal age and low ovarian reserve. He enjoys overcoming obstacles to fulfill his patients dreams.
“I’ve been nicknamed the “nicest gentlemen in the west” because I treat my patients like family. I take a very personal approach to each couple or individual I meet. No patient is alike and neither is their treatment. With customization for every patient, attention to detail is crucial.
I want every patient to have the best quality of care and I do everything I can to create a successful outcome.
I am not just a physician. I’m also an artist (a musician, poet and writer). This side of me allows me to treat my patients more with my heart. I like to think it’s a combination of heart, mind and skill.”
Dr. Ho is very interested in new technologies on the horizon. Specifically, creating embryos from skin cells instead of harvesting as a solution for advanced maternal age. Although still controversial and far in the future, he is also interested in the future of IVF as it relates to gene editing.
Dr. William Alexander Freije, M.D., Ph.D
Dr. Freije has also been published in numerous medical journals including The American Journal of Human Genetics, the Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Clinical Endocrinology and the Journal of Cell Biology.
Dr. Freije received his PhD in Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Freije is a human genetic expert who is impassioned about epigenetics, where everything from uterine conditions to growth conditions of growing the embryos in the laboratory can affect the outcome of the growth of the fetus and eventually the newborn child. His strong passion has led him to his specialization in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which has two different aspects: a genetic predisposition and environmental impacts.
“My approach to patient care is to understand my patient’s background and what their objectives are. Once I know this, I can investigate thoroughly what resources they have to achieve their goal and then build a plan that is customized and appropriate for them.
In our practice, we can never just focus on the Intended Parent. Our service must be focused on the whole unit in order for success to occur. I make it my priority to to treat all involved parties, whether it be, Intended Parent, Egg Donor and/or Surrogate, with the utmost respect and compassion.”
Dr. Freije is highly interested in epigenetics and currently dives into related aspects of genetics such as preimplantation, genetic diagnosis, energetic measurements and mitochondria function evaluation.
He understands that as time goes on we are going to understand a lot more of epigenetics and we will be able to create healthier babies through its understanding.
Kevin K. Oum, Ph.D., HCLD/CC, EMB
Kevin Kiboong Oum started his career as the Scientific Director at Columbia University Fertility Center in New York and is now the Lab Director at Reproductive Sciences Medical Center.
His ICSI research in 1993 (while ICSI was still a new skill to the embryology field) earned him recognition by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, for his success with Vitrification of Human Blastocyst Embryos. Recognizing his determination, Columbia University invited him to collaborate on other similar projects.
Since moving to the United States, Dr. Oum has become a board-certified High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) for clinical laboratories and is a Clinical Consultant for the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB). He is also a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Association of Bioanalyses and Society of Reproductive Biologists Technologists.
Dr. Oum specializes in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICIS), Embryo Biopsy, Surgical Sperm Retrieval, and Cryopreservation and has worked in some of the largest fertility centers in Korea and the United States.
“My commitment is to provide the most complete care for our patients so they have the best possible chance at creating the family size they desire. We are constantly seeking ways to improve to ensure we have the world’s greatest system to give our patients the best quality of care in the industry.
I strive to put patients at ease while they are here, educating them on each procedure and answering any questions they may have. My goal is to educate our patients so they can make the best decision for their own care with guidance from our medical team.
On behalf of our team and laboratory, we are 100% committed to our patients and are available 24/7 to care for them according to each individual’s needs, which sometimes means showing up to the lab very early in the morning (~6am) or the middle of the night (~1am). As highly educated professionals, we strive to be technically flawless, and prioritize accuracy, as well as compassion for each patient.”
Dr. Oum is interested in genetics and new protocols in the future of IVF, such as non-invasive genetic diagnosis, which means still doing PGS (Preimplantation genetic diagnosis) on embryos, but would not need an embryo biopsy.
There has also been immense improvement in oocyte and sperm cryopreservation and he looks forward to seeing continued improvement in these systems.