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Richard J Paulson, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology
Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 536 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 3026

Overview

Dr. Richard Paulson is the Director of USC Fertility, and has been with the practice since 1986. He is also a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Paulson has been rated one of “The Best Doctors in America” continuously since 1994. He has published several landmark investigations addressing the effect of age upon female fertility, including the first observation that egg donation could be used to extend the reproductive lifespan in women over 40. Dr. Paulson’s work has extended to fertility in women over the age of 50 and, in 1997, he reported a successful pregnancy in the oldest woman on record at the time, aged 63.

Awards

The American Fertility Association: Howard and Georgeanna Jones Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004

Good Housekeeping: Best Doctors for Women, 1997

America’s Top Doctors

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004

America’s Top Doctors

The American Fertility Association: award conferred by, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: award conferred by, 2004

Good Housekeeping: award conferred by, 1997

is primary position

ORNG Application Instance for Person

Good Housekeeping: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 1997

The American Fertility Association: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2004

The American Fertility Association: Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005

Good Housekeeping: Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1997

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2004

Good Housekeeping: full name, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: full name, 2004

full name

The American Fertility Association: full name, 2005

Good Housekeeping: ORNG Application Instance Data value, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: ORNG Application Instance Data value, 2004

ORNG Application Instance Data value

The American Fertility Association: ORNG Application Instance Data value, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: person in primary position, 2004

The American Fertility Association: person in primary position, 2005

person in primary position

Good Housekeeping: person in primary position, 1997

The American Fertility Association: is primary position, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: is primary position, 2004

Good Housekeeping: is primary position, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: last name, 2004

last name

The American Fertility Association: last name, 2005

Good Housekeeping: last name, 1997

Good Housekeeping: ORNG Application URL, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: ORNG Application URL, 2004

The American Fertility Association: ORNG Application URL, 2005

ORNG Application URL

Good Housekeeping: In The News, 1997

The American Fertility Association: In The News, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: In The News, 2004

In The News

The American Fertility Association: Department, 2005

Good Housekeeping: Department, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Department, 2004

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: sort order, 2004

The American Fertility Association: sort order, 2005

Good Housekeeping: sort order, 1997

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Person

Good Housekeeping: Person, 1997

The American Fertility Association: Person, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Person, 2004

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2004

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Good Housekeeping: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1997

The American Fertility Association: Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005

The American Fertility Association: email address, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: email address, 2004

email address

Good Housekeeping: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 1997

has ORNG Application Instance Data

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: start date, 2004

Good Housekeeping: start date, 1997

The American Fertility Association: start date, 2005

start date

Good Housekeeping: Person ID, 1997

The American Fertility Association: Person ID, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Person ID, 2004

Person ID

end date

Good Housekeeping: MediaLinks, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: MediaLinks, 2004

The American Fertility Association: MediaLinks, 2005

Professor

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Professor, 2004

The American Fertility Association: Professor, 2005

Good Housekeeping: Professor, 1997

Good Housekeeping: links, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: links, 2004

links

The American Fertility Association: links, 2005

The American Fertility Association: Organization, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Organization, 2004

Good Housekeeping: Organization, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: position in organization, 2004

The American Fertility Association: position in organization, 2005

position in organization

Good Housekeeping: first name, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: first name, 2004

first name

The American Fertility Association: preferred title, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: preferred title, 2004

Good Housekeeping: preferred title, 1997

preferred title

The American Fertility Association: Agent, 2005

Good Housekeeping: Agent, 1997

Agent

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Agent, 2004

Department

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 2004

MediaLinks

Good Housekeeping: email address, 1997

The American Fertility Association: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 2005

Organization

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Good Housekeeping: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2004

The American Fertility Association: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: Position, 2004

The American Fertility Association: Position, 2005

Good Housekeeping: Position, 1997

Good Housekeeping: position in organization, 1997

Good Housekeeping: HR job title, 1997

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: HR job title, 2004

The American Fertility Association: HR job title, 2005

HR job title

The American Fertility Association: first name, 2005

The American Fertility Association: has faculty rank, 2005

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: has faculty rank, 2004

Good Housekeeping: has faculty rank, 1997

has faculty rank

The American Fertility Association: position in department, 2005

position in department

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: position in department, 2004

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2004

Good Housekeeping: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 1997

The American Fertility Association: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2005

ORNG Application Instance of Application

Publications

Toward standardizing the embryo transfer procedure: from "how to" to "how many". Fertil Steril. 2017 Apr; 107(4):880-881. View in: PubMed

The unscientific nature of the concept that "human life begins at fertilization," and why it matters. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar; 107(3):566-567. View in: PubMed

Perinatal complications of oocyte donation to women of advanced reproductive age. Fertil Steril. 2016 Nov 16. View in: PubMed

Every last baby out of every last egg: the appropriate goal for fertility treatment in women older than 40 years. Fertil Steril. 2016 Jun; 105(6):1443-4. View in: PubMed

Can we modify assisted reproductive technology practice to broaden reproductive care access? Fertil Steril. Can we modify assisted reproductive technology practice to broaden reproductive care access? Fertil Steril. 2016 May; 105(5):1138-43. View in: PubMed

Low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin alone can complete follicle maturity: successful application to modified natural cycle in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2016 May; 105(5):1228-31. View in: PubMed

Treatment of infertility and the risk of ovarian cancer: are the data reassuring? Fertil Steril. Treatment of infertility and the risk of ovarian cancer: are the data reassuring? Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar; 105(3):605-6. View in: PubMed

An Open Letter to the Food and Drug Administration Regarding the Use of Morcellation Procedures in Women Having Surgery for Presumed Uterine Myomas. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 23(3):303-8. View in: PubMed

Developmentally delayed cleavage-stage embryos maintain comparable implantation rates in frozen embryo transfers. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2015 Oct; 32(10):1477-81. View in: PubMed

Surgical menopause and increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in endometrial cancer. Menopause. 2015 Jul 13. View in: PubMed

Cryopreserved embryo transfer: endometrial preparation and timing. Semin Reprod Med. 2015 Mar; 33(2):145-52. View in: PubMed

Significance of adenomyosis on tumor progression and survival outcome of endometrial cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec; 21(13):4246-55. View in: PubMed

How do we decide how many embryos are safe for transfer? Fertil Steril. How do we decide how many embryos are safe for transfer? Fertil Steril. 2014 Dec; 102(6):1565-6. View in: PubMed

Progesterone pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with 3 dosages and 2 regimens of an effervescent micronized progesterone vaginal insert. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov; 99(11):4241-9. View in: PubMed

Does the age of the recipient influence the probability of pregnancy among recipients of oocyte donation? Fertil Steril. Does the age of the recipient influence the probability of pregnancy among recipients of oocyte donation? Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1248-9. View in: PubMed

Effect of prior oophorectomy on changes in bone mineral density and carotid artery intima-media thickness in postmenopausal women. Fertil Steril. 2014 Apr; 101(4):1117-22. View in: PubMed

Influence of vitamin D levels on in vitro fertilization outcomes in donor-recipient cycles. Fertil Steril. 2014 Feb; 101(2):447-52. View in: PubMed

Effect of isoflavone soy protein supplementation on endometrial thickness, hyperplasia, and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Menopause. 2013 Aug; 20(8):840-4. View in: PubMed

Egg banking in the United States: current status of commercially available cryopreserved oocytes. Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 1; 99(3):827-31. View in: PubMed

Hormonal induction of endometrial receptivity. Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep; 96(3):530-5. View in: PubMed

Potential contribution of the postmenopausal ovary to the circulating pool of dehydroepiandrosterone. Menopause. 2011 May; 18(5):587; author response 587-90. View in: PubMed

Microdose gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in the absence of exogenous gonadotropins is not sufficient to induce multiple follicle development. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jan; 95(1):317-9. View in: PubMed

The status of oocyte cryopreservation in the United States. Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec; 94(7):2642-6. View in: PubMed

Modulation of HOXA10 and other markers of endometrial receptivity by age and human chorionic gonadotropin in an endometrial explant model. Fertil Steril. 2010 Mar 1; 93(4):1255-9. View in: PubMed

Endometrial receptivity is preserved in Diethylstilbestrol-associated and other Müllerian anomalies: evidence from tubal embryo transfer. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2009 Jan; 26(1):65-8. View in: PubMed

Increased insulin-like growth factor-1 after oophorectomy in postmenopausal women. Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct; 90(4):1236-9. View in: PubMed

3alpha-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type III deficiency: a novel mechanism for hirsutism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr; 93(4):1298-303. View in: PubMed

Clomiphene citrate-induced follicular development in the presence of an ovarian ectopic pregnancy. Fertil Steril. 2008 Feb; 89(2):456. e1-2. View in: PubMed

Ovarian androgen production in postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Aug; 92(8):3040-3. View in: PubMed

Motherhood after age 50: an evaluation of parenting stress and physical functioning. Fertil Steril. 2007 Jun; 87(6):1327-32. View in: PubMed

Acute effects of metformin therapy include improvement of insulin resistance and ovarian morphology. Fertil Steril. 2007 Apr; 87(4):870-5. View in: PubMed

Oocyte cryopreservation. Fertil Steril. 2006 Oct; 86(4 Suppl):1037-46. View in: PubMed

Recurrence of hydrosalpinges after cuff neosalpingostomy in a poor prognosis population. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2006 Jun; 23(6):285-8. View in: PubMed

Oocyte donation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Mar; 49(1):44-54. View in: PubMed

Diagnosis of pituitary gonadotroph adenomas in reproductive-aged women. Fertil Steril. 2005 Sep; 84(3):757. View in: PubMed

Academic practice plans have been detrimental to the practice of assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril. 2005 Sep; 84(3):578-9; discussion 583. View in: PubMed

Pituitary imaging is indicated for the evaluation of hyperprolactinemia. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul; 84(1):181-5. View in: PubMed

Comparison of vaginal and oral administration of emergency contraception. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul; 84(1):40-5. View in: PubMed

Comparison of tamoxifen and clomiphene citrate for ovulation induction: a meta-analysis. Hum Reprod. 2005 Jun; 20(6):1511-5. View in: PubMed

Effects of competition among fertility centers on pregnancy and high-order multiple gestation rates. Fertil Steril. 2005 May; 83(5):1429-34. View in: PubMed

Percutaneous administration of progesterone: blood levels and endometrial protection. Menopause. 2005 Mar; 12(2):232-7. View in: PubMed

Accelerated endometrial maturation in the luteal phase of cycles utilizing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation: impact of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists versus antagonists. Fertil Steril. 2004 Jul; 82(1):167-71. View in: PubMed

The insulin resistant subphenotype of polycystic ovary syndrome: clinical parameters and pathogenesis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jun; 190(6):1654-60. View in: PubMed

Monozygotic twins and triplets in association with blastocyst transfer. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2004 Apr; 21(4):103-7. View in: PubMed

Limitations of direct estradiol and testosterone immunoassay kits. Steroids. 2003 Dec; 68(14):1173-8. View in: PubMed

Treatment-associated serum FSH levels in very poor responders to ovarian stimulation. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2003 Oct; 20(10):395-9. View in: PubMed

Pregnancy in the sixth decade of life: obstetric outcomes in women of advanced reproductive age. JAMA. 2002 Nov 13; 288(18):2320-3. View in: PubMed

Human chorionic gonadotropin suppresses ovarian epithelial neoplastic cell proliferation in vitro. Fertil Steril. 2002 Nov; 78(5):1096-9. View in: PubMed

Spontaneous twin gestation after vaginal dilation in a woman with uterus didelphys and bladder exstrophy. Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Nov; 100(5 Pt 2):1138-41. View in: PubMed

Contralateral corpus luteum in ectopic pregnancy: what does it tell us about ovum pickup? Fertil Steril. Contralateral corpus luteum in ectopic pregnancy: what does it tell us about ovum pickup? Fertil Steril. 2002 Apr; 77(4):850-1. View in: PubMed

Ethical considerations involving oocyte donation and gestational surrogacy. Semin Reprod Endocrinol. 1995 Aug; 13(3):225-30. View in: PubMed

Counseling the infertile couple: when enough is enough. Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Sep; 73(3 Pt. 1):462-4. View in: PubMed

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