Compassionate and thoughtful are key words that describe Dr. Irene Su’s approach to caring for patients. She is deeply committed to helping each of her patients undergo a safe and well-supported journey of growing their family. Dr. Su is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She has special interests in fertility preservation and caring for medically complex patients.

Dr. Su graduated from Stanford University and earned her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego, Dr. Su was a faculty member at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Su is currently an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Su is a reproductive epidemiologist who leads state-of-the-art research efforts on improving reproductive health in young women with cancer. Dr. Su has published in the fields of fertility preservation, oncofertility, breast cancer, contraception and menopause. She has an active laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. She is the recipient of the American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Award, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Career Development Award and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine/Ortho Women’s Health Research Grant. Dr. Su has also received numerous research and teaching awards. Providing clinical care, conducting research and educating the next generation of reproductive endocrinologists all contribute to her ultimate goal of improving patient care.

Dr. Su enjoys finding good eats, reading novels, spending time with her young family, and traveling home to Taiwan.


EDUCATION:

M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
M.S.C.E., University of Pennsylvania
A.B., B.S., Stanford University

RESIDENCY:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania

FELLOWSHIP:

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

APPOINTMENTS:

Instructor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Diego

AWARDS:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation
Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
Resident Research Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
American Society of Reproductive Medicine In-Training Award for Research
American Society of Reproductive Medicine Prize Paper Award

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Meet Dr. Irene Su

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Young cancer survivor, Alexis Johnson shares her story about Fertility Preservation