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Western Fertility Institute

Affiliate: WFI Surrogacy
Fertility Clinic  | 
Egg Donor Agency
Encino, CA - HQ
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The Mission of The Western Fertility Institute and Dr. Kumar is to provide a supportive & comfortable environment utilizing the latest technology and equipment on the path to achieving a healthy pregnancy. The physicians are dedicated, talented, and empathetic to the needs of the patients and are at the top of their field. Greater than 95% of patients use PGS testing, facilitating pregnancy rates in the 70% – 80% range (per embryo transfer) for all age groups. With in house surrogates, donors & different financial packages, it's the one & only affordable stop you need to make, to grow your beautiful family. Dr. Kumar now travels globally to share his insight & expertise to others about WFI, and how he can help them pursue their dreams of parenthood.
Last updated on Dec 06, 2023 03:43 PM

Clinic Services
ED Non-medical Screening

  • Psychological Screening with a Mental Health Professional
  • Review of Past Egg Donation
  • Medical Questionaire
  • MMPI / PAI testing
  • Drug Screening
ED Medical Screening
Genetic Counseling (ED)
Genetic Screening (ED)
ED Medication Instruction and Supervision
ED Cycle Monitoring

  • Monitoring - office visits for egg donor
  • Monitoring - ultrasound examinations
  • Monitoring -bloodwork
Travel Coordination (ED)
IP Medical Screening/Bloodwork
Semen Analysis
GC Medical Screening
GC Medication Instruction and Supervision
GC Monitoring

  • Ultrasound & blood for alignment and suppression
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Monitoring of carrier through 12th week of pregnancy
IVF Cycle

  • Egg retrieval with ultrasound guidance
  • Anesthesia for egg retrieval
  • Fertilization and Embryo Culture
  • Embryo transfer with ultrasound guidance
Embryo Genetic Testing

  • PGT-A
  • PGT-M
Embryo Storage
Semen Freezing and Storage
Genetic Counseling (IPs)
Mental Health Counseling
GC Ancillary Wellness Services

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
Egg Donation Services
ED Matching
ED Non-medical Screening

  • Psychological Screening with a Mental Health Professional
  • Review of Past Egg Donation
  • Medical Questionaire
  • MMPI / PAI testing
  • Drug Screening
GPAP Stage I Discount: 25% Annual quota: Unlimited
GPAP Stage II 1 pro bono Clinic Service per year
Membership Benefits Program
  • Two year free embryo storage included with all IVF financial packets
  • $2,000 discount for all Live Birth Guarantee packets
Team Members
Last updated on Dec 07, 2023 12:56 PM
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Dr. Ashim Kumar - Board Certified Endocrinologist, Infertility Specialist
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Dr. Kumar is board certified in reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, and practices near Los Angeles, California at Western Fertility Institute. In recent years he has focused his efforts on those who have had difficulty conceiving and require third party reproduction (egg donation and gestational surrogacy). Obtaining the highest success rates achievable today, by combining meticulous attention to detail, a 7-day work ethic, the best support staff, and the latest technology, over half of his current patients travel from overseas which include countries such as Australia, China, Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Israel, UK, Netherlands, and India. Dr. Kumar’s fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility allowed him to work with world-renowned leaders in the field at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Highly regarded in the field, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the journal Fertility and Sterility and is a Pacific Coast Reproductive Society member.
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Corinna Guerzoni - Researcher
Corinna Sabrina Guerzoni is a Professor in Anthropology at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan – Italy, and a Researcher at Western Fertility Institute (California). In 2016, she was Visiting Researcher at San Diego State University, Department of Women's Studies (California). In 2017, she obtained the Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology at Milano-Bicocca University (Italy). In the same year, she received the VISA O-1a (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability) to conduct a 3 years postdoctoral research on surrogacy between USA and Europe.
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Lin Lin - Asian Regional Manager
Lin is the Asian Regional Manager at Western Fertility Institute. She has been with the Institute since its founding in 2016. Fluent in both Mandarin and English, she helps to bridge the gap for patients from overseas to help ensure they get access to the best quality care and have a smooth, successful experience at the Institute. Lin is familiar with the workflow of each area of the Institute from self-pregnancy to surrogacy to egg donor, etc. She is excited to help bring the miracle of life to families. Lin graduated from Carleton University with a double major in Economics and Psychology. She is also a Level II Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Candidate.
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Sara Hernandez - Egg Donor and Surrogate Liaison
Sara Hernandez currently works with most candidates that express their desire to become an egg donor and/or a surrogate mother. She has 10 years of previous experience in the fertility field, and has been an egg donor and surrogate herself. She is zealous about helping our egg donors and surrogate mothers have the best experience possible since her own experiences have been highly rewarding. Sara is very knowledgeable about the process and her guidance is a valuable asset to Western Fertility Institute.
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Caitlin Moran - Third Party Program Manager
Caitlin graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. She oversees our egg donor program and coordinates the matching process. With a dedicated and warm approach, Caitlin guides our intended parents not only in the search for their desired donor, but also assists them with the financial planning of their journeys. Ultimately her goal is making sure all their initial needs are met at the highest level possible. Caitlin’s favorite moments are when the little ones come back to visit with their parents and enjoys the baby cuddles.
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Last updated on Dec 07, 2023
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Attributes & Policies
Annual number of Gestational Surrogates treated by the clinic in the last calendar year:   >100
Percentage of international Surrogacy Cases (last calendar year):   60%
Percentage of LGBTQ Surrogacy Cases (last calendar year):   70%
Description - "Additional Attributes":   Not provided
Languages (Business/Case Mgmt)?:   Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, French
Offers a network of satellite monitoring locations:   No
Requires single embryo transfer:   No
Requires embryos to be PGT-A tested:   No
Agency fee payment schedule:   Not provided
Requires non-refundable consultation/commencement fee:   No
Available financing options:   Not provided
Additional Policies / Clarifications:   Not provided
(2022, USA parents) Our experience at Western Fertility was positive in every sense. Dr. Kumar is very responsive and kind. We would recommend Western Fertility to anyone considering IVF.
(2022, International parents) Highly recommend. Dr. Kumar is fantastic. Team at Western Fertility Institute are awesome.
(2021, International parents) 診所非常的專業,提供了很完整的諮詢幫助,非常推薦大家
(2021, USA parents) Dr. Kumar is a true professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to yield success with one egg donor, one retrieval, and one transfer. We are so grateful to have two healthy babies as our final outcome. He knows what he is doing and is always willing to discuss and explain any issues that may arise. My husband only had one embryo, and although we were nervous and thought we would need to complete another retrieval, he did everything possible to make things work out in our favor.
(2021, International parents) Western Fertility Institute was a good clinic and Dr. Kumar was very professional and helpful. I am very happy as my very first embryo transfer took and I had no problems.
(2021, USA parents) This was our sibling journey with Western Fertility Institute. We are very happy with the services and support WFI provided, and would highly recommend them to others. We were fortunate to only need one cycle and ended up with a very successful delivery.
Doctor and staff have always been kind and informative. The only negative point is that given our age we asked to get the baby as fast as possible. Initially we were recommended to use fresh eggs but the donor didn't deliver. Now that I better understand the process I think we should have used frozen eggs since the beginning.
(2019, International Parents) Dr Kumar and his team are the absolute best. We are on to our third journey with a baby boy due in December. Our first journey resulted in our baby girl and our second with our twin boys. Dr Kumar's knowledge and care is the best out there. I have referred numerous people to WFI that have resulted in many beautiful babies. I highly recommend Dr Kumar and WFI.
(2018, USA parents) Dr. Kumar and his staff was excellent to work with. They were very friendly and educated us throughout the medical portion of this process. We were successful after one egg retrieval and one transfer to our surrogate.
(2018, USA Parents) We meet Dr Kumar and one of his staff ( Trudi) on a Tuesday in June 2017. We picked a egg donor, meet a surrogate 13 months later we had our babies. Western Fertility was wonderful, caring,loving & was there for our delivery. Thank you for allowing us to share our story. My husband and I are very happy with our little family.
(2018, International parents) Our Fertility clinic was very good and we had success on the very first try!
Good and clear explanation of the process and very patience with us.
(2017, International parents) The clinic was professional and always answered my questions and they coordinated things very well with my agency.
(2017, USA Parents) Dr Kumar and his entire staff made us feel welcomed since day 1. They were professional and provided us with amazing service throughout our entire journey. They explained the process in detail and provided assistance every step of the way. They were always available for our questions.
(2017, USA parents) Western Fertility Institute embraced us with open arms and made us fell like a member of their family rather than a client. They took the time to explain the process every step of the way and showed sincere concern when our transfer failed. Dr. Kumar provided our surrogate with the finest care and was always present for each follow up. The team at WFI was very responsive to our needs and quick to provide follow up when needed.
(2017, International parents) The agency and the clinic were linked, so very difficult to distinguish the professionality of both. They weren't loyal.
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Responsive, informative and supportive
Egg donor options, screening and matching
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
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