Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
I have wanted to become a doctor since I was 5. My parents struggled with infertility for years and my mom conceived after using injectable hormones and an artificial insemination. As a teenager I took a basic life support course, volunteered in hospitals and was fascinated by the power of medicine in improving or curing medical conditions. My parents journey coupled with my early exposure to medicine instilled in me the desire to become a doctor. During my medical school, I was immediately drawn to women’s health as it combined medical and surgical treatment and the option of empowering patients by educating them and discussing with them different topics beginning in their menstrual cycle and their reproductive options.
I love science and working with people so naturally I am drawn to the fascinating fields of Reproductive medicine which had evolved tremendously since the first IVF baby was born in 1978. Being able to help women achieve their reproductive goals and their dreams of parenthood is both humbling and rewarding as a doctor.