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About Our Practice

Fertility Clinic located in San Diego, CA

Welcome to our Practice

Gen 5 Fertility Center in San Diego, California, is a pioneering facility offering outstanding services to people worldwide. Highly respected reproductive endocrinologist Samuel Wood MD, PhD, MA, MBA, HCLD/CC(ABB), FACOG, is one of the foremost fertility authorities in the world. 

The Gen 5 Fertility Center team believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a fertile life and they treat each client the way they, as fertility experts, would like to be treated. The team consists of experienced fertility experts from prestigious backgrounds who work together to help every client achieve the best results possible. 

Gen 5 Fertility Center offers comprehensive assisted reproduction services, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility preservation, and LGBTQIA+ family building. Embryos undergo preimplantation genetic testing to ensure they’re healthy and have the best chance of becoming the precious baby parents long for. 

To enhance the ovulation stimulation process, the team uses advanced ovarian rejuvenation techniques for those women who desire them. That involves taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and using it to boost egg health and successful conception.

Diagnostic testing is also state-of-the-art at Gen 5 Fertility Center. The team offers a range of services, from semen analysis and hormonal testing to hysterosalpingography (HSG) and hysteroscopy. In addition, the practice’s fertility experts use minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, to evaluate and treat conditions that might reduce fertility, including endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

The Gen 5 Fertility Center team aims to ensure that every patient, no matter why they have fertility problems, has the greatest possible chance of successfully becoming a parent. They specialize in helping when other fertility centers can’t overcome people’s challenging fertility issues.

To benefit from exceptional infertility treatment delivered with compassionate care, call Gen 5 Fertility Center today or book an appointment online.

Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood, M.D, PH.D., M.A.,M.B.A., HCLD/CC(ABB), FACOG

Director of Fertility Services, President

Samuel Wood, MD, PhD, MA, MBA, HCLD/CC(ABB), FACOG, is the director of fertility services and president at Gen 5 Fertility Center in San Diego, California. He is one of the leading fertility specialists in the world and has helped patients from all continents have the babies they desired. 

Dr. Wood is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, world-renowned fertility specialist, and an expert in reproductive genetics with over 30 years of clinical experience. He is the only fertility specialist in the United States who has the honor of being a longtime listee in three Marquis’ publications: Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in Science & Technology. 

Dr. Wood’s distinguished academic background includes a master's degree in psychology, a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and a Master of Business Administrator (MBA).  

After a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Wood's completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California. 

Dr. Wood is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, achieving both in the quickest possible time. He has also earned the honor of being a certified high complexity laboratory director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysts (ABB) in two separate areas. 

Dr. Wood's clinical skills have won him many accolades, including being named a "Top Doctor" by U.S. News and World Report, a "Super Doctor" by, and earned ratings of "Superb" (9.8) by the Avvo physician rating service and 4 out 4 stars on the patient-based rating site 

Dr. Wood was named one of the “50 People to Watch” by San Diego Magazine and one of the 20 "Men who Impact San Diego" by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Medical Society.

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Martin Bastuba

Martin Bastuba, M.D., FACS

Director of Male Fertility Services

Dr. Martin Bastuba M.D. F.A.C.S. is a board certified male fertility specialist who was among the first to be accepted into the prestigious combined fellowship program for male infertility and sexual dysfunction at Boston University School of Medicine. Only 2% of urologists nationwide are trained experts in these highly specialized medical treatments. 

Over 25 years ago, Dr. Bastuba founded Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists (MFS) to help patients in need of treatment for male infertility, urological disorders and male sexual dysfunction.

Dr. Bastuba is the only board-certified urologist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who offers these services in San Diego. His experience and technical proficiency are complemented by his unique approach to patient care and service. He believes strongly in patient education and in creating a comfortable, informal environment in which to evaluate and provide treatment options for his patients.

Dr. Bastuba is well known for his expertise and high success rates in vasectomy reversal procedures. Patients from around the world travel to San Diego, California to receive vasectomy reversal surgery at MFS. He uses advanced microsurgical techniques to achieve high success rates in vasectomy reversal procedures and also has a successful track record with re-do vasectomy reversal surgeries.

In addition to MFS, Dr. Bastuba is the medical director at the Fertility Center of California, a cryobank offering fertility services, including sperm banking, donor sperm, artificial insemination, sex selection, fertility preservation and andrology laboratory services.

In all of his endeavors, Dr. Bastuba invests an immense amount of time and energy to ensure that his patients are educated about their treatments. He strongly believes that a patient’s care is as important before treatment as it is after treatment. He personally manages his patients’ care to provide maximum comfort and the very best results.

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