Our Scientific and Medical Team:
Masahide Shiotani, MD, PhD
Asian Egg Bank Co-Founder
Dr. Shiotani is the co-founder of Asian Egg Bank and Hanabusa IVF and owner
of several fertility clinics in Japan. His graduated from the Shimane
University School of Medicine. He worked at the Kyoto University Hospital
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and as a member of the IVF team
conducted research in infertility, focusing on the implantation process.
Dr. Shiotani spent six years working at the Kobe City Medical Center General
Hospital. While there, he had success with the first ICSI baby in Hyogo
Prefecture. After working in fertility practices, he opened his original
clinic, the Hanabusa Women’s Clinic, in Tarumi. Over the following
decade, he went on to open two more women’s clinics in Sannomiya.
LYNDON CHANG, MD, FACOG
Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Chang graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Pennsylvania State University,
received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and completed
his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan,
receiving the Kupperman Award for residency excellence. Since 2006, Dr.
Lyndon Chang was involved with New Hope Fertility Center in New York City,
focusing specifically on advancing Japanese low-stimulation protocols.
He is a Pioneer in the field of minimal stimulation in the USA. He specializes
in the use of low stimulation IVF protocols in treating women with Diminished
Ovarian Reserve/Premature Ovarian Failure and Advanced Maternal Age.
Lisa Nelson, MSc., ELD (ABB), EMB (ACE)
Laboratory and Tissue Bank Director
Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Animal Science
and her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Eastern Virginia
Medical School. She is board certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director,
certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts and an Embryologist, certified
by the American College of Embryology. She is highly skilled in all the
latest, state-of-the-art techniques of laboratory management, embryo and
blastocyst culture, micromanipulation and cryopreservation/thaw techniques,
including oocyte freezing. She is the president of the Southern California
Assisted Reproductive Biologists, a member of both the American Society
of Reproductive Medicine and the American Board of Bioanalysts and serves
as a laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists.
Marlane Angle, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Consultant in IVF Laboratory and Cryobiology
Dr. Angle received her PhD in 1983 from Auburn University in Reproductive
Physiology. She completed two NIH (National Institute of Health)-sponsored
postdoctoral fellowships at universities in Texas and then moved to San
Francisco for her IVF training at the University of California, San Francisco.
She has been licensed as a High Complexity Laboratory Director through
the American Association of Bioanalysts since 1994. She serves as a laboratory
inspector for the College of American Pathologists, participates in several
committees and task forces for ASRM, and is co-owner of International
Reproductive Information and Services, L.L.C. (IRIS). Dr. Angle has published
more than 50 scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts and is an
ad hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility.
Raymond Peng, PSY.D.
Dr. Peng, Psy.D. earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University
of California, San Diego. He continued his education at California School
of Professional Psychology earning a Master’s of Arts and Doctorate
of Psychology focused on Clinical Psychology Serving as the Secretary of the San Diego Psychological Association and
a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Peng has
a great passion in providing and promoting the most up-to-date, researched,
and ethical mental health treatment available. Dr. Peng specializes in
providing Psychological evaluations as well as long-term psychotherapy
to children, adolescents, and adults.
Wun-ling Chang, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist
Dr. Chang is an Infectious Disease Specliast at Asian Egg Bank Medical
Advisory Board. She completed her Master in Public Health at Johns Hopkins
University, Internal Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham,
and Infectious Disease subspecialty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She currently practices as an infectious disease medical consultant at
Scripps Memorial-Hospital La Jolla where she is also Medical Director
of Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship. Dr. Chang is President
& CEO of a nonprofit research institute, the La Jolla Infectious Disease
Institute, whose research is focused on cerebral malaria pathogenesis,
and developing adjunctive therapy to improve outcome of this devastating
complication of severe malaria.
Yuan Cheng, PhD
Senior Embryologist – Cryobiology Supervisor
Yuan Cheng earned her PhD from the University of Tokyo and then worked
as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Yuan’s research
focuses on the ovary, and she discovered the underlying mechanisms of
ovarian wedge resection, a discovery leading to the development of a new
infertility treatment called “In-Vitro Activation” or IVA.
Time Magazine named IVA a top-10 medical breakthrough of 2013, and it is currently in
clinical trials. Yuan completed her training in Hanabusa Women’s
Clinic in Kobe, She is the author of several research studies published
in leading fertility journals, and she holds a number of honors, including
Lalor Foundation, Hirore and Takenaka Fellowships.
Lizeth Barrientos, MSc
Senior Embryologist - Technical Supervisor
Lizeth earned her MSc degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology
and Higher Education. She also holds a BSc degree from the University
of Guadalajara. She completed her training at New Hope Fertility Center
(NHFC) in New York and then went on to be the Laboratory Director of NHFC,
Guadalajara (2009-2015) and a Laboratory Consultant at NHFC, Mexico City
(2014-2015) before joining our team in 2016. Lizeth is a member of the
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Association of
Bioanalysis, the Southern California Assisted Reproductive Biologists,
the Fertility and Sterility Journal Club Global, and the Genetic Summit
Journal Club Live. She is also an applicant for AAB certification as Technical
Supervisor. Lizeth is also coauthor of the first Mini IVF book,
Textbook of Minimal Stimulation IVF.
Dora Sanchez MSc
Dora graduated from University of Guadalajara, Mexico in biology and a
Master Deegre in medical genetics from University of Valencia, Spain.
Senior embryologist with over 8 years of experience in the IVF with a
strong background in vitrification and embryo biopsy. She has been trained
by Dr Kenichiro Hiraoka in PIEZO-ICSI technique one of the most innovative
Japanese techniques in insemination. She has worked in some of the most
respected IVF laboratories in Mexico and is proficient in all assisted
reproductive techniques. She has the embryologist certification by American
Society for Reproductive Medicine 2017.
ANDREA BIRD BS, TS (ABB)
Andrea’s passion for embryology began in college while attending
courses in Developmental Biology and Genetics. After receiving her Bachelor's
degree in Biology from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, she began
her career in embryology in 1992. Andrea was trained at a state-of-the-art
facility in Massachusetts. Upon relocating to California, she facilitated
the addition of a micro-manipulation laboratory at a local clinic. She
also has experience as a trainer of junior embryologists and formulation
of micro-manipulation tools at a manufacturing facility here in San Diego.
She received her TS (Technical Supervisor) certification from AAB in 2011.
Andrea is the former SCARB (Southern California Assisted Reproductive