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Dr. Said Daneshmand completed his residency and fellowship training at UCLA Medical Center and is Sub-specialty Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Always committed to research, at UCLA Dr. Daneshmand focused his studies on the effect of female age on ovarian reserve and contributed to the development of a blood test to determine the quality of eggs in the ovaries. Additionally, during his time at UCLA, he also authored “A Guide to Residency Application,” a text for medical students.
After joining The Fertility Center of Las Vegas in 1999, Dr. Daneshmand was integral in establishing the region’s first egg freezing program. He collaborated with his partner, Dr. Bruce Shapiro, to develop IVF protocols to improve pregnancy rates, including PTEC (post thaw extended culture), one of the most successful IVF regimens currently available. Their groundbreaking findings were published in the internationally respected medical journal, Fertility and Sterility, where Dr. Daneshmand has also served as a reviewer for the same publication. Additionally, Dr. Daneshmand and Dr. Shapiro’s voluminous research has been presented at both national and international conferences and IVFreports.org has recognized The Fertility Center of Las Vegas for their stellar pregnancy rates.
Dr. Daneshmand is the recipient of the Eileen Pike Medical School Valedictorian award, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) fellowship and the PCRS practicing physician research award. He was also the President of the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He is a member of the Decherney Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and ESHRE, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Currently, as the Practice Director at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Daneshmand’s special interest lies in developing protocols for patients undergoing IVF, especially those patients with previous unsuccessful cycles.