Dr. Irene Woo is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed her four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, followed by a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles California.
Dr. Woo is a transplant from the East Coast. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and then completed medical school at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Woo is fluent in Cantonese and proficient in conversational Mandarin.
Dr. Woo is compassionate and methodical. Having won multiple teaching awards throughout her career for educating medical students and residents, she believes patients also deserve an honest and thorough explanation before embarking on this fertility journey together.
As a female professional who spent many years pursuing an education and career, Dr. Woo also understands the need and concern regarding delayed childbearing. She has a special interest in egg freezing and encourages women to freeze eggs in the prime of their reproductive years to preserve their fertility for future family building.
Throughout her career, Dr. Woo has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including perinatal outcomes after frozen oocyte embryo transfer, oocyte competence in women with diminished ovarian reserve, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She has collaborated with internationally renowned physicians on book chapters on topics including egg donation, endometriosis, and mullerian anomalies. Dr. Woo stays abreast the most cutting-edge of fertility treatment by engaging in a monthly journal club and is an active reviewer for a major peer reviewed journal in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Woo strives to provide evidence based medicine to all patients, but also recognizes the importance of subtle differences between patients. This individual approach to tailor and fine-tune treatment options is fundamental to achieving success: a healthy pregnancy.
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