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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Lee-Chuan Kao, MD

Specialty
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    (Board Certified)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Language Spoken
English
Address
Life IVF Center
3500 Barranca Parkway
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Life IVF Center
3500 Barranca Parkway
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 788-1133
Fax
(949) 788-1136

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
      (Board Certified)
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Taipei Medical College - 1983
    • College
      University of Pennyslvania - 1991
    • Fellowship
      Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - 1991
    • Residency
      Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center - 1995
    • Fellowship
      Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - 1991
    • Fellowship
      The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute - 1998
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Lee C. Kao joins us from Lane Fertility Institute in San Francisco with over 20 years experience in infertility and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, he obtained his MD from Taipei Medical University and his PhD from University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League University, in molecular biology with a focus on human placental development. He is also a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

    Dr. Kao then completed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC in Obstetrics and Gynecology and then furthered his training at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He has also served on the faculty of Stanford University Medical Center and UCLA and served as the co-director for the center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He has been in private practice since 2007 after years of award winning teaching and writing over 70 publications on human reproduction and infertility. He is also a member of numerous prestigious organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG).

    Dr. Kao is an expert in treating PCOS and endometriosis-related infertility and also believes in Life IVF Center's philosophy in providing individualized care and treatment for all patients. He is a strong supporter of reproductive rights for all, regardless of marital status, sexuality, or nontraditional family structure. He has spearheaded a unique fertility program in the Bay Area dedicated for HIV positive individuals.

    We are very excited to add Dr. Lee C. Kao, MD, PhD to our team here at Life IVF Center so we can continue providing the best care for our patients. He will be assisting Dr. Frank Yelian, Medical Director, in procedures such as Egg Retrievals and helping patients with their treatment plans and questions as they go on through their journey here at Life IVF Center.