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Dr. Mark Kan

Dr. KanMark Kan MD, a well-known Southern California fertility doctor, is the director and founder of the Newport Fertility Center. Dr. Kan is a Board-Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  He is also Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Kan has over 20 years of experience in reproductive medicine and surgery.  Prior to becoming a Newport Beach fertility doctor, Dr. Kan completed his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago and graduated near the top of his class. He completed a 4-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This program specialized in high-risk obstetrics, with one of the largest groups of Perinatology in the country. After residency, Dr. Kan was selected for fellowship at the the prestigious Cornell IVF program at Cornell University in New York. Dr. Kan completed a 3-year fellowship specializing in IVF and reproductive surgery.

At the Cornell program in New York, Dr. Kan worked with the pioneers in the field of IVF and ICSI, which would prepare him for his work as a Newport Beach IVF doctor. He performed extensive research in IVF, PGD, and sex selection techniques. He personally performed single gene PCR and fluorescent in-situ hybridiation (FISH), two test used in PGD to make genetic diagnoses for the embryos.

Dr. Kan then served as the Director of IVF and Donor Egg at the University of Washington in Seattle prior to becoming a Southern California IVF doctor. As the ART Director of a large program of six physicians at the University of Washington, Dr. Kan was instrumental in changing protocols and achieving some of the highest pregnancy rates in the country. For Donor Egg in 2003, clinical pregnancy success per transfer was one of the highest in the nation.

Dr. Kan relocated home to Southern California and established Newport Fertility Center, becoming a foremost Orange County fertility doctor. He also volunteers at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine to teach medical students and residents. He has been awarded the Volunteer Clinical Teaching Faculty Award from the 2005 graduating class of physicians in OB/GYN at  the University of California in Irvine. As an Orange County IVF doctor, Dr. Kan is Board Certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, representing the highest level of training and certification for a fertility specialist. Whether you are looking for an IVF specialist or a miscarriage doctor in Orange County, you can trust Dr. Kan’s experience and expertise.

Presentations and Publications

Development of a Neural Network to Predict Low Total Motile Count in Sperm Preparations Using Computer Assisted Semen Analysis Data MT Kan,  C O’Malley, D Moffit. Samaritan Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona.  Oral Presentation at 54th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/6/9

A Model for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) of the BRCA Tumor Suppressor Gene- Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Using In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Technology (Prize Presentation, ASRM 2000).  1MT Kan, 1K Xu, 1ZM Shi, 2K Nafa, 1Z Rosenwaks. 1The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.  2Department of Human Genetics- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/21/00.

Fertilization, Implantation, and Pregnancy Rates with Recombinant Follicle Stimulating Hormone (rFSH) versus rFSH Combined with Human Menopausal Gonadotropins (HMG) in Women Over Forty undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).  MT Kan, L Burmeister, OK Davis Z Rosenwaks.  The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.  56thAnnual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/21/00.

Y-bearing Enrichment of Human Spermatozoa by Hyperosmotic Centrifugation with Gel Trapping.    MT Kan, JJ Hariprashad, A Akerman, Z Rosenwaks, GD Palermo.  The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.  56thAnnual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/21/00.

Oocyte Recovery from an Autologous Ovarian Transplant in the Forearm. K Oktay, MT Kan, L Veeck, Z Rosenwaks.  The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.  Society of Gynecological Investigators annual meeting, 2001

Effective Cell Sorting after Flow Cytometric Sperm Sample Analysis in an Azoospermic Patient with Polycystic Kidney Disease.  A Akerman, M Goldstein, JJ Hariprashad, MT Kan, Z Rosenwaks, GD Palermo.  The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.   56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/21/00.

Y-Microdeletions in the Single Spermatozoon.  N Takeshita, T Takeuchi, MT Kan, A Chiu, Z Rosenwaks, GD Palermo.  The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.  56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 10/21/00.

Current Options for Fertility Preservation in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Malignancy. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Mark T. Kan,  M.D., Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Marc Goldstein M.D., Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. . Manuscript for Annual Meeting 2001.

Recent progress in oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation.Oktay K, Kan MT, Rosenwaks Z.,  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2001 Jun;13(3):263-8

Endocrine Function and Oocyte Retrieval After Autologous Transplantation of Ovarian Cortical Strips to the Forearm.Oktay K, Economos K, Kan M, Rucinski J, Veeck L, Rosenwaks Z.  JAMA 2001 Sep 26;286(12):1490-1493.

“Transvaginal Ultrasound Guided Embryo Transfer” – Prize Video Presentation. Mark T. Kan et al. 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Seattle, WA. October 2002.