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Our Scientific and Medical Team:

Masahide ShiotaniMasahide 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 ChangLYNDON 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.

Diana LeBlancDIANA LEBLANC, MD, FACOG

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Diana LeBlanc is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with over 10 years of experience providing compassionate reproductive care. Her education and training include Universitie Catholic de Louvain in Belgium, Louisiana State University, and the University of Connecticut/St Francis hospital in Hartford, CT. She also holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management from UT Dallas. She has a deep understanding of the field of ART with interest in PCOS, DOR, and Family Balancing. She is passionate about treating donors in safer, less aggressive treatment protocols, and her goal is to eliminate possible donor side effects as much as possible.

Lisa NelsonLisa 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 AngleMarlane 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 PengRaymond Peng, PSY.D.

Clinical Psychologist

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 ChangWun-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.

Lizeth BarrientosLizeth 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 SanchezDora Sanchez MSc

Senior Embryologist

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 BirdANDREA BIRD BS, TS (ABB)

Senior Embryologist

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 Biologists), President.