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Joel Batzofin, MD, FACOG

Dr. Joel Batzofin, MD is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), who has helped pioneer many important developments in the field. He graduated from The University of Witwatersrand Medical School and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, followed by a second fellowship in Reproductive Andrology and Male Infertility. Dr. Batzofin is therefore uniquely qualified to address both male and female infertility.

In 1986, Dr. Batzofin moved to California to join the Medical Faculty at Stanford University. He subsequently relocated to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 1988, he founded the Huntington Reproductive Center in Pasadena, California. Under this medical directorship, the practice expanded into Orange County, California and grew to become the largest provider of Assisted Reproductive Technology (A.R.T) in the Western United States.

Dr. Batzofin has authored many articles and scientific abstracts as well as chapters in Medical textbooks. He has lectured and delivered scientific presentations throughout the world on various aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology. He has a special interest and expertise in Third Party Parenting, i.e. Egg Donations and Surrogacy. Additionally, Dr. Batzofin also holds special interests in Endometriosis, PCOG, Male Factor Fertility and in the diagnosis and treatment of immunological issues related to infertility, and recurrent pregnancy loss. He is an active clinical investigator and is presently the principal investigator in the multi-center study on ovarian and endometrial rejuvenation treatment and remains committed to the needs and interest of his patients in a rapidly evolving area of medicine.

Dr. Batzofin enjoys teaching medical students, residents, fellows and works with an organization (AMO) that recruits international students who wish to do externships in the USA. He has hosted more than 20 of these students and will be continuing this program with Acacio Fertility Center.

Dr. Batzofin chose Reproductive Medicine because his biggest passion in life is to help people who want to become parents have a baby or help them enlarge their families. He has been involved in helping to bring thousands of babies into the world. He welcomes all people who needs help having a baby, either because they are single, same sex couples or have fertility issues.

Dr. Batzofin is excited to return to California and to work with his longtime friend and colleague Dr. Brian Acacio and the team of dedicated professionals working at Acacio Fertility Center.

Discover today’s most advanced REI clinic at Acacio Fertility Center. We work with patients from all over Southern California, from Bakersfield (Arvin) to Orange County, and the OC communities in and around Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Lake Forest. Use our convenient Request an Appointment form.


“If you want to be treated exceptionally well by helpful staff, a welcoming front office and a highly knowledgeable, caring and responsive clinical team, then look no further. Dr. Brian Acacio and his team helped us conceive and also made sure that we never felt alone in the process. It's an extremely dedicated group of people that genuinely help people fulfill their dream of parenthood.”

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