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John K. Jain, MD, FACOG

John K. Jain, MD, FACOG is an American board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and a leader in the field of reproductive medicine. He is particularly noted for his work in the field of fertility preservation, including egg freezing and ovarian cortex cryopreservation.

Dr. Jain completed his undergraduate studies and medical training at the University of Southern California. His twenty-five-year affiliation with the university includes a decade as a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Jain conducted the first research and published his findings on the use RU486. Much of his early career was focussed on contraceptive medicine and the use of pharmacologic agents to induce abortions. In 1987, Dr. Jain was part of the team of fertility physicians at USC that reported the first triplet pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer. [1] He spearheaded egg freezing research at the institution, and subsequently created the university’s egg freezing program. In 2005, the USC team was the first in the country to announce a triplet pregnancy using frozen eggs. [2]

In 2007, Dr. Jain left the academic setting of USC and launched Santa Monica Fertility Specialists and Egg Freezing Center, facilities offering reproductive medicine and fertility preservation services. His recent clinical trials yielded the first triple pregnancy using a vitrification method (as opposed to the traditional slow-freeze method). [3]

Dr. Jain is the founder and medical director of the Lyan Institute of Fertility Research (LIFE Research), a nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancements in the science and application of fertility preservation technology for women, with a primary focus on the needs of reproductive-aged women diagnosed with cancer each year. Understanding the exact process by which cancer treatment destroys eggs and ovarian tissue is a focus of the work currently being conducted at LIFE. The organization also facilitates patient care, offering logistical assistance to oncologists, and providing fertility preservation services to patients with no waiting period for consultations or treatment.

His work on contraceptive research in the early 1990s took him to Fortaleza, Brazil. The global microbicides program of the National Institutes of Health, and the contraceptive network established by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development were among other research projects he was involved with and conducted at the University of Southern California. These programs aim to educate women regarding their health, fertility and reproduction, and to prevent the spread of HIV.


Dr. Jain completed his BA in Classical Greek Civilization, MS, in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and MD from the University of Southern California. He also completed his specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Southern California where he remained a full-time faculty member until 2007.


Dr. Jain is one of four reproductive endocrinologists to be named to the National Scientific Advisory Council of Fertility Preservation by the National Institutes of Health, and was also federally funded by the NIH. He was appointed to the National Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology by President Vivian Dickerson. Additionally, he was a member of the grants review panel for the Global Microbicides Program of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Inc. (Reproductive Endocrinology), 2002
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society – general program prize paper, 2006
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001
  • Searle Outstanding Teacher Award, 1996
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1992


Dr. Jain is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters, including:

  • “Oocyte cryopreservation” [4]
  • "Pregnancy in the sixth decade of life: Obstetric outcomes in women of advanced reproductive age" [6]
  • "The future of assisted reproductive technologies: Ethical perspectives" [7]

Ongoing Research

Society Membership and Positions

  • Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Egg freezing
  • Early embryo development
  • Embryo implantation
  • Fertility in women of advanced age
  • Third party parenting
  • Uterine receptivity

See also


  1. ^ June 15, 2005 . Retrieved on August 4, 2008
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times July 18, 2005 . Retrieved on August 4, 2008
  3. ^ April 29, 2008 . Retrieved on August 4, 2008
  4. ^ J. Jain, R. Paulson. (2005). "Oocyte Cryopreservation". Fertility and Sterility 86 (4): 1037-1046. [1] Retrieved on April 7, 2008
  5. ^ J. Jain , M. Francis , A. Bayrak , P. Quinn , R. Paulson "Pregnancy outcome after cryopreservation of all oocytes from a single ovulatory cohort: A prospective clinical trial". Fertility and Sterility 84 : S350-S351.[2] Retrieved on April 7, 2008
  6. ^ R. Paulson, MD; R. Boostanfar, MD; P. Saadat, MD; E. Mor, MD; D. Tourgeman, MD; C. C. Slater, MD; M. M. Francis, BS; J. K. Jain, MD "Pregnancy in the sixth decade of life: Obstetric outcomes in women of advanced reproductive age". JAMA 2002 November 288(18): 2320-3,. [3] Retrieved on April 7, 2008
  7. ^ Jain JK.: "The future of assisted reproductive technologies." Whittier Law Review 1999 21: 435-42. [4] Retrieved on April 15, 2008
  8. ^ Jain JK, Boostanfar R, Slater CC, Francis MM, Paulson RJ. "Monozygotic twins and triplets in association with blastocyst transfer." Journal of Assisted Reproductive Genetics 2004 21: 103-7. [5] Retrieved on April 15, 2008
  9. ^ JK Jain, J Kuo. "Pregnancy outcomes with increased clomiphene citrate dose." Gynecological Endocrinology 2004, September 19(3): 141-5. [6] Retrieved on April 15, 2008

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