Dr. David Meldrum’s impact as a physician, professor, author and leader in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has enabled thousands to achieve their dreams of having their families. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Meldrum graduated at the top of his class from McGill Medical School. His wife Claudia’s difficulty conceiving led to his interest in infertility, and resulted in the birth of the Meldrum quadruplets. Dr. Meldrum took a sabbatical from UCLA in 1982; during his sabbatical in Australia he learned the techniques of IVF.  His early work culminated in the first pregnancy in the United States resulting from ultrasound-guided egg retrieval, and he was instrumental in achieving the first successful IVF birth in China.

Upon returning from Australia he set up the UCLA IVF program. In 1986 he moved his program to Redondo Beach where it evolved into Reproductive Partners Medical Group: he now serves as scientific director and teaches and consults at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego.

Dr. Meldrum is a clinical professor at UCSD and UCLA, a prolific author of over one hundred and fifty scholarly articles and book chapters and a former president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. He serves as an editorial editor for Fertility and Sterility.

As a national leader in efforts to establish more consistent quality in reproductive laboratories, he was the first Commissioner for Laboratory Accreditation for the College of American Pathologists/American Society for Reproductive Medicine Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program. Dr. Meldrum has directed the University of California Comprehensive Postgraduate Course on IVF-ET for 27 years.


McGill University, Montreal, Canada, M.D.
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, B.Sc., Great Distinction


National Scholarship
University Scholar
Prize in OB/GYN
Prize in Clinical Surgery
Woods Gold Medal for highest standing in graduating year
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


UCLA – Harbor General Hospital


UCLA – Center for the Health Sciences


UCLA – Reproductive Endocrinology


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Member, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology


  • Pacific Coast Fertility Society Awards Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Secretary
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, President
  • Commissioner, CAP/AFS Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • Pacific Coast Fertility Society, President


UCLA School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
UCLA School of Medicine, Associate Professor
UCLA School of Medicine, Acting Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
UCLA School of Medicine, Chief, Section for Female Infertility
UCLA School of Medicine, Clinical Professor
UCSD School of Medicine, Clinical Professor


Ad Hoc:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Journal of OB/GYN
International Journal for Impotence Research
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and genetics
Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Board:
Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Editor:
Fertility and Sterility

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First Pregnancy in San Diego Using Egg Vitrification also known as “Flash Freezing” Dr. Meldrum and the team at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center, pioneered a new technique known as egg vitrification to help couples increase their chances of conceiving. Learn about this amazing fertility preservation technique and the superior pregnancy rates achieved by RPSD. This segment appeared on San Diego News 8.