Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Program

Physicians and Faculty

Valerie L. Baker, MD
Staff Physician
Medical Director, Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine In Vitro Fertilization Program

Ruth Lathi, MD
Clinician Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Education, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Division
Director, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
Assistant Director, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Fellowship Program

Amin A. Milki, MD

Lynn M. Westphal, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Women's Health
Director, Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Fellowship Program

Mylene W.M. Yao, MD
Assistant Professor 

Barry Behr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, REI/IVF Laboratory

Nurse Coordinators

Our Nurse Coordinators are Registered Nurses dedicated to assisting our patients with all their treatment needs. They create the treatment schedules for our patients and meet with them to review their initial treatment cycle plan. Our Nurses also teach our orientation and injection training classes and are great resource for all your questions through out your treatment cycle. You will also find our RNs in the procedure room assisting our physicians and anesthesiologist complete the preoperative check-list and getting them ready for the procedure as well as caring for our patients before, during and after the procedure.

Patient Care Coordinators

Our Patient Care coordinators are ancillary personnel well-informed in the field of infertility. They help create and communicate treatment schedules to our patients, according to Physicians directions. They triage phone calls, answer basic questions and refer other queries to Nurses or Physicians as appropriate. They assist our Nursing staff with all the clerical aspects of a treatment cycle.

Medical Assistants

Our Medical Assistants are medically trained ancillary personnel that perform a wide variety of functions within the clinic. They escort patients and prepare them for evaluations or treatment and assist Physicians with treatments and procedures. They support our Nursing staff in the delivery of patient care. The Medical Assistants also help our Physicians and Nurses schedule appointments, prepare lab requisitions and obtain results. They are also a resource our patients may access to receive answers for basic questions regarding their treatment cycle and clinic procedures.

Insurance Coordinator

Our Insurance Coordinators are specialized in all aspects of infertility coverage. They are able to assist our patients with financial matters through out their treatment cycle. They verify eligibility and benefits for patients before their consultations. Our Insurance coordinators are available to meet with our patients to review their insurance coverage and financials schedule after a treatment plan is selected. During a treatment cycle, the Insurance coordinators request authorization from insurance companies for visits and medications, as needed. They are also available to answer any questions regarding insurance coverage and treatment cost over the phone.

New Patient Coordinators

New patient coordinators schedule new patients with consultation appointments and answering all related questions. They also make sure we receive all required documents prior to the initial visit.

Clerical Staff

Our clerical staff includes our front desk/registration staff, medical records technician, and database coordinator. They assist our patients to check-in for their appointments, collect payments, compile patient charts, and enter relevant patient cycle information into our database.


The embryologists perform all aspects of the in vitro process from oocyte identification to preparation of embryos for transfer. This includes semen processing, insemination, ICSI, embryo assessment, PGD, cryopreservation, thawing, and more.

REI Lab Staff

The REI lab technicians perform phlebotomy, hormone and semen testing, and the additional preparation necessary for non-IVF procedures.

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