Victor Fujimoto, MD
|Title||Health Sciences Clinical Professor|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences|
|Address||2356 Sutter St., MZ Bldg J|
San Francisco CA 94143
Dr. Victor Fujimoto received his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego. He completed his residency at the Mayo Graduate School and fellowship training at UCSF. He practiced Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Washington from 1993-2000. Dr. Fujimoto is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has been practicing reproductive medicine since 1990. He serves as an Advisory Board member of the Institute of Biogenesis Research at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI. He has previously served on the board of Northern California RESOLVE, a non-profit patient advocacy organization.
His clinical and research interests include all aspects of IVF technologies. He is actively involved in investigating the origins and biology of human embryo fragmentation seen during IVF. His research in this area has uncovered several factors involving high density lipoprotein (HDL) particles as being pivotal in the development of human embryo fragmentation. He was recently funded by the NIH to unravel the mystery of human embryo fragmentation in vitro so that future treatment approaches can be developed to overcome this problem. Another area of research interest for Dr. Fujimoto is the impact of environmental contaminants on human reproduction. Specifically, the effects of toxic metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium on IVF outcomes is currently being investigated as are organic contaminants such as bisphenol A (BPA), a meiotic disruptor in various animal studies. He also has an interest in understanding the factors that influence IVF pregnancy rates such as Asian ethnicity.
"As a former infertility patient myself, I look toward my profession with greater compassion and awareness of the emotional pain and suffering that many couples go through. I believe that it is this awareness that makes my work so rewarding as an infertility specialist assisting couples achieve pregnancy. I strongly believe that couples need to understand their reproductive potential and how it affects their reproductive choices."
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