As someone who has been through the IVF process, Dr. Heidi Cook-Andersen is keenly aware of the myriad emotions a couple experiences during their journey to having children. She is dedicated to providing customized care to help patients achieve their dreams.

Dr. Cook-Andersen is trained as both a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Molecular Biologist and serves as Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She obtained her MD and PhD degrees from Yale University, where she held a competitive position as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow and received the MD/PhD Award for excellence in both clinical and research activities. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Diego.

At UCSD, Dr. Cook-Andersen has been awarded a position as a Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Scholar, a program supported by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) for physician-scientists performing research aimed at improving reproductive health issues in women. In addition to caring for her patients, she performs research at the Sanford Center for Regenerative Medicine with the goals of understanding the molecular basis of the diminished embryo quality that occurs with aging and improving embryo quality and IVF success rates.

Dr. Cook-Andersen is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, cooking, hiking and running.

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Meet Dr. Heidi Cook-Andersen


Yale University, M.D., Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
New Haven, Connecticut


Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of California, San Diego


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Assistant Professor, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar, University of California, San Diego


  • M.D./Ph.D. Award, Awarded for excellence in both research and clinical activities, Yale University, 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Yale Medical School, 2005