Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
I became interested in being a physician when I was 14 and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I did quite a of bit of medical research in high school and after I went to medical school, I became interested in infertility. In 1978, when I was in my second year of medical school, Louise Brown was born from a new procedure known as “test tube babies.” It was very controversial then but it was a fascinating new field that I wanted to know more about. As I learned more about infertility treatment, the more appealing it became because it was a field that could bring incredible joy to patients and their families. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be in the field for more than 30 years. The scientific achievements are simply amazing and I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice during this time.