David L. Hill, PhD, ELD, Scientific Director
Dr. David Hill is co-founder and Scientific Director of ART, the Laboratory for Assisted Reproductive Technology, which provides clinical services for all patients at Southern California Reproductive Center.
The top-rated ART Laboratory is the technology resource that allows Southern California Reproductive Center to achieve and maintain its high rate of successful pregnancies. In fact, many physicians from other medical centers regularly refer their patients to ART for clinical services and assistance with reproduction and fertility issues.
Based on the success of Southern California Reproductive Center’s Beverly Hills ART Lab, and its growing reputation as the largest fertility laboratory on the west coast of the U.S., Dr. Hill spearheaded the creation of a second state-of-the-art lab in SCRC’s new Santa Barbara location.
Dr. Hill is an eminently qualified and experienced scientist whose entire career reflects leadership in reproductive health. He is currently a Certified High Complexity Laboratory Director and Certified Embryology Laboratory Director. At ART, he directs research and training in In Vitro Fertilization, embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) by physicians at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who are studying to become fertility specialists. In fact, ART serves as the designated IVF-ET training program for UCLA and Cedars physicians who are seeking board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Doctor Hill’s career demonstrates a continuous series of achievements in improving pregnancy rates through applied research, as well as an exceptional ability to recognize and adopt new technologies that have promise for improving fertility. He helped ART acquire the EmbryoScope, the first FDA-approved time-lapse imaging device to continuously monitor the development of human embryos, making it one of a handful of facilities in the United States with such advanced technology.
In addition to being an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he is regarded as an expert in both classic reproduction technologies and today’s highly advanced laboratory systems and methods for achieving a healthy pregnancy. These include the use of microoperative lasers required for PGD and assisted embryo hatching procedures, as well as vitrification systems for embryo and egg cryopreservation (freezing).
A strong proponent of sharing advances to improve results in the fertility laboratory, Dr. Hill is a frequent and popular speaker at scientific conferences. He regularly presents his latest findings at meetings of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the annual World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer.