Keeping Our Fertility Center on the Cutting Edge

We’re known for delivering world-class care with a personalized touch. Our academic affiliations and industry accreditations help us maintain the high standard of care that come to define our reputation.

UC San Diego Academic Affiliation

Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego has an academic affiliation with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Diego, which is the only academic fertility program in San Diego County. This affiliation enables our physicians’ hands-on involvement in field-leading research that advances the treatment of infertility.

At RPSD, you’ll be in the care of physicians who have treated many types of infertility, often achieving success in some of the most difficult cases. You’ll have access to doctors who are recognized authorities on infertility and are publishing their findings in top medical journals.

You’ll be treated by some of the best and brightest minds in the study and practice of infertility, and you will benefit from our advanced knowledge, newly developed procedures, and sophisticated scientific breakthroughs.

We’re also actively training the next generation of fertility doctors. Dr. Gabriel Garzo, Dr. Jamie Stanhiser, Dr. Valerie Flores, Dr. Antoni Duleba, Dr. Irene Su, and Dr. Sanjay Agarwal all have clinical or full-time faculty appointments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego. Our physicians are responsible for teaching In Vitro Fertilization to Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows, OB-GYN Residents, and medical students.


Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the United States. The organization’s mission is to set up and help maintain the standards for ART to better serve SART’s members and our patients.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a professional medical organization, made up of physicians, nurses, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, dedicated to the advancement of reproductive medicine and science. ASRM’s mission is to promote excellence and innovation in reproductive health through education, research, and advocacy.

Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)

Membership in the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) requires certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology. Members of SREI are dedicated to providing excellence in reproductive health through research, education, and patient care.

Infertility Center of Excellence (COE)

We provide the highest quality care for all of our patients undergoing infertility treatments. Based on our outstanding results, our center has received the Infertility Center of Excellence (COE) designation from United Healthcare/OPTUM. This honor is based on outcome standards set by the carrier and awarded only to those few centers who meet those criteria, which include our high success rates, a continuous commitment to quality assurance, and focus on single embryo transfer. RPSD maintains a strong commitment to infertility care and the health and wellness of our patients.


College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of Pathologists (CAP) is an organization that oversees the quality of fertility facilities by ensuring that labs meet rigorous standards. They do this by sending experienced embryologists from IVF programs to inspect the labs, including both the embryology, andrology, and endocrine labs. These inspections require our laboratories to maintain high quality standards throughout the year in order to pass this lengthy review of protocols, techniques, equipment and personnel, as well as documentation of the quality control, assurance and improvement in the labs. CAP’s dedication to upholding strict standards helps to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. At RPSD, we are proud to uphold the high standards set by CAP, providing our patients with top-notch care and the best chances for success in their fertility journeys.

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Our IVF lab is subject to unannounced inspections by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These inspections are to assure that quality practices are employed by all laboratories that process human cells, such as sperm, eggs, and embryos.

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

To ensure that our clinical laboratories meet high standards and provide accurate diagnostic testing, our center must obtain certification from CLIA in addition to CAP. Established by the Federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act, CLIA oversees the inspection and certification of clinical laboratories. CAP and other qualified organizations are responsible for conducting these inspections to maintain the high standards set by CLIA. By meeting the requirements set forth by these organizations, RPSD is able to provide the best possible care to our patients.

Other Licenses

  • State of California Department of Public Health – Tissue Bank License
  • California Department of Public Health – Clinical and Public Health Laboratory License


QuadA (Previously known as AAAASF: American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities)

Established in 1980, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) works to standardize and improve the quality of care provided in outpatient facilities. With over 2,400 accredited facilities, AAAASF is one of the largest non-profit accrediting organizations in the United States. Their accreditation signifies that patient safety is a top priority and that facilities meet the highest standards for quality care. Recognized by surgeons, lawmakers, and healthcare agencies alike, AAAASF sets the “gold standard” for patient care. Additionally, AAAASF is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit a variety of healthcare organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers and physical therapy agencies.

Let’s Take the Next Step Together

Our skilled fertility specialists are here to help. Contact us today and let’s discuss the next phase of your fertility journey.