About Dr. Kuo


Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Biography:

Dr. John Kuo has two doctorate degrees (M.D. and Ph.D.) from top U.S. universities and is double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been a full-time Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) since 2007. He has trained and mentored numerous Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility doctors at UCLA. Dr. Kuo is nationally recognized among the best Infertility doctors in the United States. For his outstanding clinical abilities, excellent patient reviews, new research discoveries, and medical publications, Dr. Kuo has been honored by Vitals.com's “Top 10 Infertility Doctor in California and Top 1% of U.S. Doctors” (2014); International Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology's “Leading Physicians of the World - Top Fertility & IVF Specialist“ (2016 and 2017); U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Top Doctors” (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); Los Angeles Magazine’s “Southern California Super Doctors” (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017); U.S. News & World Report’s “Los Angeles’ Top Doctors” (2013); Consumer’s Research Council of America’s “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); American Registry's “America's Most Honored Professionals, Infertility - IVF, Top 5%” (2016); American Registry's “America's Most Honored Top 1% Professionals” (2017); Beverly Hills Award Program's “Best of Beverly Hills Award, Infertility-IVF Physician” (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017); Hollywood Reporter's "Hollywood's Top Doctors - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” (2014 and 2015); Avvo.com’s “Superb Doctor – Rated 10 out of 10” (2011 and 2012); Vitals.com’s “On-Time Doctor Award – Shortest Patient Wait Times” (2015 and 2016); Vitals.com’s “Patients’ Choice Award – Top 5% of Doctors ” (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016); Vitals.com’s “Most Compassionate Doctors” (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); Avvo.com’s “Patients’ Choice Award” (2012); Based on national recognition, board affiliations, and ratings from Peer Reviewed Professionals’ “Peer Reviewed Physicians Award - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” (2013); Vitals.com’s “10 Years of Service to the Patient Community – A recognition for the most dedicated physician” (2014); American Registry's "America's Most Honored Professionals, Infertility - IVF" (2016); and Expert Network's "Distinguished Doctor – Top 3% of doctors in the nation, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility" (2017).

Dr. John Kuo’s extensive 19 year education started with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with Academic Honors from Columbia University, a top Ivy-League school. He then earned a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Kuo continued his medical training with an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at UCLA. He then joined the UCLA faculty specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Kuo is dedicated to providing top quality personalized medical care to his patients. He has been the Oncofertility Director at UCLA since January 2011, which is the fertility field dedicated to preserving the reproductive potential of cancer patients. His commitment to teaching at UCLA includes multiple Department of Ob/Gyn "Grand Rounds" lectures, Graduate level course instructor, fellow physician training, resident physician training, medical student teaching, and medical presentations to the community.

Dr. John Kuo also earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Neuroscience at UCLA. He has extensive knowledge and research experience in studying the brain and its functions since the brain regulates oocyte (egg) maturation, triggers ovulation, and controls the menstrual cycle. Dr. Kuo's current research in the field of Neuroendocrinology involves understanding hormonal mechanisms regulating ovulation, estrogen effects on brain function, and estrogen receptor signaling. He has been awarded the Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Grant and the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) Grant, which are prestigious physician-scientist research programs from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth

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Medical Publications:

  1. Chen C, Kuo J, Wong A, Micevych P. Estradiol modulates translocator protein (TSPO) and steroid acute regulatory protein (StAR) via protein kinase A (PKA) signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes. Endocrinology. 2014 Aug;155(8):2976-2985.
  2. Dominguez R, Dewing P, Kuo J, Micevych P. Membrane-initiated estradiol signaling in immortalized hypothalamic N-38 neurons. Steroids. 2013 Jun;78(6):607-613.
  3. Kuo J, Micevych P. Neurosteroids, trigger of the LH surge. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2012 Aug;131(1-2):57-65.
  4. Kuo J. Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha interacts with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to stimulate intracellular calcium release and progesterone synthesis in female hypothalamic astrocytes. Doctor of Philosophy dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles. May 27, 2011.
  5. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Dewing P, Clarkson J, Micevych P. Sex differences in hypothalamic astrocyte response to estradiol stimulation. Biology of Sex Differences. 2010 Nov 22;1(1):7(1-9).
  6. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Prossnitz ER, Micevych P. Membrane estrogen receptors stimulate intracellular calcium release and progesterone synthesis in hypothalamic astrocytes. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 Sept 29;30(39)12950-12957.
  7. Micevych P, Bondar G, Kuo J. Estrogen Actions on Neuroendocrine Glia. Neuroendocrinology. 2010 Jun;91(3):211-222.
  8. Bondar G, Kuo J, Hamid N, Micevych P. Estradiol-induced estrogen receptor-α trafficking. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2009 Dec 2;29(48):15323-15330.
  9. Kuo J, Hariri OR, Micevych P. An interaction of oxytocin receptors with metabotropic glutamate receptors in hypothalamic astrocytes. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2009 Dec;21(12):1001-1006. Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  10. Micevych P, Kuo J, Christensen A. Physiology of membrane oestrogen receptor signaling in reproduction. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2009 Mar;21(4):249-256.
  11. Kuo J, Hariri OR, Bondar G, Ogi J, Micevych P. Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha interacts with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to mobilize intracellular calcium in hypothalamic astrocytes. Endocrinology. 2009 Mar;150(3):1369-1376.
  12. Jain JK, Kuo J. Pregnancy outcomes with increased clomiphene citrate dose. Gynecological Endocrinology. 2004 Sept;19(3):141-145.
  13. Jain JK, Nicosia AF, Nucatola DL, Lu JJ, Kuo J, Felix JC. Mifepristone for the prevention of breakthrough bleeding in new starters of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate. Steroids. 2003 Nov;68(10-13):1115-1119.
  14. Fassett MJ, Bohn Y, Kuo J, Wing DA. Longitudinal evaluation of activated protein C resistance among normal pregnancies of Hispanic women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2000 Jun;182(6):1433-1436.
  15. Jain JK, Kuo J, Mishell DR Jr. A comparison of two dosing regimens of intravaginal misoprostol for second-trimester pregnancy termination. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1999 Apr;93(4):571-575.

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  1. Kuo J. Case #7 - Hypothyroidism; Case #12 - Contraception: Depo-Provera; and Case #16 - Menopause: Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment. In: Azziz R, ed. McGraw-Hill Specialty Review: Obstetrics and Gynecology: Cases, Questions, and Answers. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  2. Rapkin AJ, Kuo J. Neurotransmitter Physiology: The Basics for Understanding Premenstrual Syndrome. In: O'Brien PMS, Rapkin AJ, Schmidt PJ, eds. The Premenstrual Syndromes: PMS and PMDD. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, 2007.

ABSTRACTS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES:

Oral Presentations:
  1. Micevych P, Kuo J. Astrocyte steroidogenesis and estrogen positive feedback on GnRH neurons. Oral presentation at the 2012 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Science Research Conferences: Integration of Genomic and Non-Genomic Steroid Receptor Actions, July 29 - August 3, 2012, Snowmass Village, Colorado. Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  2. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Micevych P. Membrane ERα interacts with mGluR1a to stimulate progesterone synthesis in hypothalamic astrocytes. Oral presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Mar. 16-19, 2011, Miami Beach, Florida.
  3. Micevych P, Bondar G, Kuo J, Dominguez R. Estradiol regulation of membrane estrogen receptor and its role in reproduction. Oral presentation at the 5th International Meeting of Steroids and Nervous System, Feb. 13-18, 2009, Torino, Italy.
  4. Micevych P, Christensen A, Hamid N, Kuo J. Physiology of membrane estrogen receptor signaling. Oral presentation at the US/Japan Neurosteroid Symposium 2008, Sept. 8-11, 2008, Gifu, Japan.
  5. Kuo J, Hariri OR, Bondar G, Ogi J, Shung MS, Micevych PE. Membrane estradiol receptors interact with metabotropic glutamate receptors in hypothalamic astrocytes. Oral presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Mar. 26-29, 2008, San Diego, California.
  6. Jain JK, Kuo J, Nicosia AF, Dutton C, Lu J, Felix JC, Paulson RJ. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of mifepristone for the prevention of breakthrough bleeding in new starters of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). Oral presentation at the 2nd International Symposium on Progestins, Progesterone Receptor Modulators and Progesterone Antagonists, Nov. 20-23, 2002, Siena, Italy.
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  8. Fassett MJ, Bohn Y, Kuo J, Wing DA. Assessment of activated protein C resistance throughout the course of normal pregnancy. Oral presentation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Oct. 20-24, 1999, Cancun, Mexico.
  9. Jain JK, Kuo J, Gentzschein E, Paulson RJ. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) during early pregnancy is not principally a product of the corpus luteum. Oral presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society, Apr. 22-26, 1998, Indian Wells, California.

Poster Presentations:
  1. Kuo J, Chen C, Micevych P. Estradiol Membrane Signaling Modulates the Translocator Protein (TSPO) via Protein Kinase A (PKA) in Hypothalamic Astrocytes. Poster presentation at the 43th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 9-13, 2013, San Diego, California.
  2. Kuo J, Chen C, Micevych P. Estradiol signaling regulates de novo progesterone synthesis in hypothalamic astrocytes. Poster presentation at the 42th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Oct. 13-17, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  3. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Micevych P. Sex differences in astrocytic response to estradiol stimulation. Poster presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 13-17, 2010, San Diego, California.
  4. Micevych P, Dominguez R, Dewing P, Kuo J. Membrane initiated estradiol signaling in immortalized hypothalamic neurons. Poster presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 13-17, 2010, San Diego, California.
  5. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Micevych P. Estradiol-induced progesterone synthesis in hypothalamic astrocytes requires rapid interaction between membrane ERα and mGluR1a. Poster presentation at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 17-21, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.
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  7. Bondar G, Kuo J, Hamid N, Micevych P. Estradiol-induced estrogen receptor-α trafficking. Poster presentation at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 17-21, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.
  8. Dominguez R, Kuo J, Christensen A, Micevych P. Estradiol regulates levels of membrane ERα in hypothalamic neurons. Poster presentation at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 17-21, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.
  9. Kuo J, Hamid N, Bondar G, Micevych PE. Membrane estradiol receptors interact with metabotropic glutamate receptors to induce progesterone synthesis in hypothalamic astrocytes. Poster presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 15-19, 2008, Washington, D.C.
  10. Kuo J, Hariri OR, Bondar G, Ogi J, Shung MS, Micevych PE. Membrane estradiol receptors interact with metabotropic glutamate receptors in hypothalamic astrocytes. Poster presentation at the 2008 NIH/NICHD Women’s Reproductive Health Research Symposium, Jun. 1-3, 2008, Rochester, New York.
  11. Hariri OR, Bondar G, Kuo J, Micevych PE. Estradiol Mobilization of Intracellular Calcium in Hypothalamic Astrocytes Requires ERα and mGluR1a Interaction. Poster presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 3-7, 2007, San Diego, California.
  12. Trivax BS, Huang A, Manipalviratn S, Kuo J, DeCherney AH, Wu TJ. The relationship of luteal phase progesterone levels and pregnancy outcomes in in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles. Poster presentation at the 62st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 21-25, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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  14. Huang A, Trivax B, Manipalviratn S, Kuo J, Wu TCJ. Days of stimulation in in-vitro fertilization embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles and its relationship with pregnancy outcomes. Poster presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Apr. 26-30, 2006, Indian Wells, California.
  15. Huang A, Trivax BS, Kuo J, Manipalviratn S, DeCherney AH, Wu TCJ. The relationship of luteal phase estradiol levels between pregnancy outcomes with in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer cycles. Poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Mar. 22-25, 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  16. Kuo J, Patel N, Sarajari S, Wu TC, DeCherney AH. Single beta-human chorionic gonadotropin value as a predictor of pregnancy outcome for In-Vitro Fertilization cycles. Poster presentation at the conjoint meeting of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the 51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Oct. 15-19, 2005, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  17. Kuo J, Kumar A, DeCherney AH, Azziz R. Are patients with idiopathic hirsutism insulin resistant?: Comparing women with idiopathic hirsutism to body mass index-matched patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and controls. Poster presentation at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 16-20, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  18. Jain JK, Kuo J, Gentzschein E, Paulson RJ. The ovarian and placental contribution to circulating levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in stimulated cycles and early pregnancy. Poster presentation at the joint meeting of the 16th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility and the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, IFFS’98, Oct. 4-9, 1998, San Francisco, California.

TEACHING / LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS:

Grand Rounds:
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Oncofertility: fertility preservation options for cancer patients.” – 6/29/12
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Infertility: Evaluation and Treatment Options.” – 2/24/12
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Interaction of membrane estradiol receptors with metabotropic glutamate receptors” – 8/8/07
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UCLA Ob/Gyn Residency and REI Fellowship Professor:
  • REI Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, “Oncofertility: fertility preservation options for cancer patients” – 11/10/14
  • REI Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, “Neuroendocrinology” – 4/29/13
  • REI Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, “Neuroendocrinology, Part I” – 10/24/11
  • REI Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, “Neuroendocrinology, Part II” – 11/21/11
  • Ob/Gyn Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Galactorrhea/Hyperprolactinemia” – 10/28/11

UCLA Medical School Professor:
    Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  • Ob/Gyn Clerkship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Infertility and Menopause” – 1/16/08, 3/11/08, 2/22/11, 6/21/11, 7/28/11, 9/8/11, 10/20/11, 11/17/11, 2/10/12, 2/28/12, 5/17/12, 6/25/12, 8/10/12, 9/13/12, 11/1/12, 12/14/12, 2/12/13, 5/14/13, 6/21/13, 9/5/13, 10/17/13, 1/30/14, 3/13/14, 5/1/14, 6/26/14, 8/7/14, 10/23/14, 3/5/15, 8/5/15
  • Ob/Gyn Clerkship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “History, Examination, Pap Smear and Cultures, Personal Interaction and Communication Skills, Preventive Care and Health Maintenance, and Diagnosis and Management Plan” – 7/13/07

UCLA Graduate School Professor:
  • Neurobiology M227 (Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction), “Reproductive Senescence in Women: Follicular Reserve, Perimenopause, and Menopause” (2 hours) – 3/7/08, 3/1/10, 2/27/12

Invited Clinical Speaker:
  • The Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Insights Into Cancer 2013, “Parenthood after cancer diagnosis: fertility options from diagnosis to survivorship.” – 4/9/13
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  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Clinical Social Work, continuing education course for 1.5 credits, “The Oncofertility Patient Conversation: Important and Urgent.” – 4/3/13
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology Conference, “Fertility Preservation and Assisted Reproduction.” – 2/1/11

Community Education:
  • UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, In Vitro Fertilization Class at UCLA: “The Couple’s Guide to IVF” – 1/26/11, 4/6/11, 6/8/11, 7/13/11, 8/24/11, 10/26/11, 2/8/12, 4/25/12, 6/27/12, 8/8/12, 11/14/12, 11/28/12, 12/12/12, 2/13/13
  • UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, In Vitro Fertilization Class at UCLA: “The Couple’s Guide to IVF.” Video recording for public internet online viewing – 11/14/12

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  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane estrogen receptor signaling in estrogen positive feedback.” – 6/14/13
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Distinguished Scientists Day, “The role of membrane-associated estrogen receptor in estrogen positive feedback.” – 2/8/13
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 6/15/12
  • UCLA Medical Center, Women's Reproductive Health Research Center and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Presentation, “The role of membrane-associated estrogen receptor-alpha in estrogen positive feedback.” – 1/27/12Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  • Bayer-NICHD Reproductive Scientist Development Program, Scholar’s Research Conference, Boulder, Colorado, “Membrane-associated estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes is required for estrogen positive feedback in rodents.” – 9/23/11
  • UCLA Medical Center, Specialty Training and Advanced Research program, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 7/14/11
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane-associated estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes is required for estrogen positive feedback in rodents.” – 6/17/11
  • Bayer-NICHD Reproductive Scientist Development Program Symposium, Miami Beach, Florida, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha interaction with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1A is required for rapid estradiol signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 3/17/11
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane ER-alpha signaling and trafficking in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 6/18/10 Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth
  • UCLA Medical Center, Brain Research Institute, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Research Presentation, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha interacts with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to mediate rapid estradiol signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 6/4/10
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Levey Symposium Research Presentation, “Membrane ER-alpha signaling and trafficking in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 5/6/10
  • UCLA Medical Center, Women's Reproductive Health Research Center and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Presentation, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha trafficking and signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 12/11/09
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha trafficking and signaling in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 6/19/09
  • UCLA Medical Center, Women's Reproductive Health Research Center and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Presentation, “Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha interacts with metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 10/3/08
  • UCLA Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Recognition Day, Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellows Scientific Session, “Membrane estradiol receptors interact with metabotropic glutamate receptors in hypothalamic astrocytes.” – 6/20/08

Dr. Kuo’s Second Doctorate Degree Ph.D. Dissertation Oral Defense Exam for Graduation Video

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Professional Society Memberships:

  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • UCLA/Harbor Obstetrics and Gynecology Alumni Collegium
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

Office Staff:

Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Eliana Moreno:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Eliana Moreno currently works as a full time IVF Physician Coordinator and Head Medical Assistant for Dr. Kuo's office on the weekdays. In 2013, she graduated from Concorde Career College and is now working on becoming certified. When not working, she enjoys watching baseball, and loves spending time with friends and family. Her future goal is to become a Registered Nurse.









Michelle Sayaseng:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Michelle Sayaseng is IVF Physician Coordinator. She graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a BA in Psychology and minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She eventually wants to become a nurse practitioner.










Judith Marquez:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Judith Marquez is an IVF Physician Coordinator. Graduated from Concorde Career College.












Alicia Flores:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Alicia Flores is IVF Physician Coordinator. She graduated from American Career College in 2017. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to travel.











Jeanette Garcia:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Jeanette Garcia is IVF Physician Coordinator. She graduated from Concorde Career College in 2017. She enjoys spending time with family and loves to play soccer.











Max Li:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Max Li is a software developer. He graduated from Boston University with a Master’s of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering. Max is responsible for the website, developing in house applications, and maintaining the office network.










Martin Kuo:
Dr. John Kuo IVF Infertility Fertility Reproductive MD Doctor Beverly Hills Los Angeles LA CA California 郭大庆 不孕症 试管婴儿 双博士 医生 洛杉矶 加州 郭大慶 中国 醫生 試管嬰兒 洛杉磯 Irvine Arcadia Alhambra Pasadena Diamond Bar Rowland Hacienda Heights Cost Treatment Fertilization baby birth Martin Kuo is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Office Manager. He assists patients in traveling planning and hotel arrangements, medical records gathering, and coordinating fertility treatments. All of these services are free of charge to our patients. Martin also handles all human resources and marketing issues, including designing and maintaining our website, TV commercials, and telephone yellow pages.