Practicing in Orange County since 1982, Dr. Lawrence B. Werlin is a nationally noted specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI), is the founder and Medical Director of Coastal Fertility Medical Center, Irvine, California, USA.
Dr. Werlin was the Founder & Director of the Hoag Memorial Hospital Fertility Services. He serves as Professor in the Division of REI at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he has been a member of the clinical faculty since 1982.
His credentials as a leader in Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility earn Dr. Werlin the respect of his peers and patients. Dr. Werlin pioneered the use of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in Southern California, and is considered a nationally noted expert in its application. He was the principal investigator of three major PGD studies that are forging the way for the future of reproductive medicine.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr.Werlin was honored as the recipient of the National Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the National Institute of Health. He also served as Chairman of the validation Committee for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies for nearly a decade.
Dr. Werlin has been listed as one of Orange Coast Magazine’s Top Doctors of Orange County continuously from 1996 to 2014. He has been selected Best Doctor in America, 1996 through 2014; Los Angeles Magazine’s Southern California Super Doctor for his specialty (REI) from 2008 through 2014; and chosen as one of America’s Top Obstetricians & Gynecologists from 2002 through 2014. In addition, he was the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 through 2014; has been featured consistently in Who’s Who & Medicine and Healthcare since 2002, and was most recently voted “Most Compassionate Doctor in America” from 2008 through 2014. His most recent achievements include 2014 “Best Doctors in America” from Castle Connolly Top Doctors and the 2014 Star Award for Scientific Research Presentations by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Dr. Werlin is a member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Resolve. He has authored numerous abstracts and articles in peer review journals in his subspecialty, and is currently a reviewer for the journal “Fertility & Sterility”.
View photos from our 22nd annual Miracle Babies Halloween event! Each year, Coastal Fertility Medical Center's staff hosts a fun get together for our former patients and their families. Every event is a celebration of the families we are so proud to have helped build in the past two decades.
Our New Fertility Center in Irvine, CA
View 'behind the scenes' photographs of our Southern California IVF and fertility treatment clinic that was completed in 2012. Our state-of-the-art facility spans 10,000 square feet!