Our Experience

Fertility Preservation through Oocyte Cryopreservation

The Fertility & IVF Center of Miami was founded in 1991. The Center has been in the forefront of offering the latest successful options to infertile couples. In the past this has included intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), blastocyst embryo transfer, blastocyst embryo cryopreservation, donor eggs, and now egg freezing.

While many centers offer as a service, few have hands on experience with freezing, thawing and subsequent transfer of embryos. Our experience has proven that our embryologists and physicians have the knowledge, skills and competence to be successful.

This internationally renowned program was developed and is currently directed by Michael H. Jacobs,M.D. and Fernando M. Akerman,M.D. We are committed to bringing the latest and most successful oocyte cryopreservation to our patients.

Our Medical Team

Michael H. Jacobs, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Michael H. Jacobs is the Medical Director of the Fertility & IVF Center. He is a Diplomate Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Jacobs completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1983, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.

Dr. Jacobs worked in private practice in Berkeley, California and served as Associate Medical Director of the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco, California, prior to establishing the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami, in 1991. Dr. Jacobs is member of numerous scientific societies such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

www.drmichaeljacobs.com

Fernando M. Akerman, M.D.
Associate Medical Director

Dr. Fernando M. Akerman has been the Associate Director of the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami since 1999. He is a native of Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1997, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville, Kentucky in 1999. Before that he graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992. Dr. Akerman completed an Intership in Pathology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York.

Dr. Akerman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and is a Diplomate Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Akerman is member of numerous scientific societies such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

www.drfernandoakerman.com

Farah S. Chuong, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility

Dr. Farah S. Chuong has recently joined the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami.

JT_006WEBDr. Chuong joins the Fertility and IVF Center of Miami as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an active candidate for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

As a native of Miami, Dr. Chuong is thrilled to return home to help couples fulfill their desires to become parents. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 2004 and her medical degree from the University of South Florida in 2008. Dr. Chuong continued her medical education at the University of South Florida where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as Chief Resident.

Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Chuong worked as a general OBGYN with a focus in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She then pursued a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Chuong’s areas of clinical interests include fertility preservation, in vitro fertilization, and the medical and surgical treatment of infertility.

Dr. Chuong is an active member in numerous national scientific societies including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)