About Dr. Richard Marrs

Reproductive Endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Richard Marrs was the founding member of California Fertility Partners in 1982. Dr. Marrs helped to develop the first IVF program at USC with the pioneers in the industry such as Drs. Bob Edwards, Patrick Steptoe, Ian Johnston.

Dr. Richard Marrs is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He attended medical school and completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas. Dr. Marrs completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. During his fellowship training, he acquired skills in cell culture; studied the ultrasound monitoring of follicle development; and along with Drs. Vargyas and March developed ovarian stimulation protocols; all of which would play essential roles in establishing this country’s second In Vitro Fertilization program in 1981. He made medical history in 1986 with the first pregnancy from a thawed frozen embryo.

“Everybody who wants to have a family, deserves to have a family. Being able to help individuals or a couple start their family, complete their family, I can’t think of anything else I would ever want to do more in my life.”

Dr. Marrs was founder and first President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He was a member of the Society’s Ethics Committee, which produced the first document in the United States on the ethical treatment of infertility using the reproductive technologies. Dr. Marrs has published over 200 scientific articles and book chapters on human reproduction, and has authored the popular “Dr. Marrs’ Fertility Book.” He has received numerous honors and awards, including the first Career Achievement Award from the American Fertility Association. As one of the founders of modern fertility treatment, Dr. Marrs is considered to be one of this country’s premier male fertility doctors. He has dedicated his life’s work to helping couples fulfill their dream of having a family. Dr. Marrs is the founder and managing partner of California Fertility Partners and a leading Reproductive Endocrinologist & Specialist

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