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PRC is a family-owned practice, that aims to have every patient feel like a part of the family. Two generations of practitioners are helping women through their fertility journey. Every member of PRC, from the front desk to the admins, put patient care at the forefront. Most of the PRC staff have been with us for over 10 years.
We make it our duty to optimize all of the conditions of treatment in order to give every potential parent the greatest chance of successful childbirth. We understand that each patient’s fertility journey is unique and we aim to deliver a customized and supportive patient experience with all of our patients.
SHALA A. SALEM, MD
A graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles in psychobiology and neuroscience, Dr. Shala Salem earned an M.D. degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine before training in obstetrics and gynecology at New York’s Brooklyn Hospital Center. She joined the Pacific Reproductive Center in 2009.
She believes that successful infertility treatment begins with the integration of body and mind. “We succeed best when we strive to help keep the whole person in balance. That requires not just good medicine but also a steady focus on nutrition, exercise, and emotional well-being. Maintaining the balance takes an active partnership between patient and doctor, whose first job is to be the best listener possible.”
Areas of Practice
Dr. Shala recently completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. Integrative Medicine seeks to evaluate how all aspects of a patient’s lifestyle impacts his or her health, including stress levels, diet, and sleep. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as cooking healthy meals, crafting, and painting.
RIFAAT D. SALEM, MD PHD
MEDICAL DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN
A graduate of University of Southern California Medical School, Dr. Salem earned a doctorate in Neuroendocrinology from University of California, Los Angeles. He held two National Institute of Health Fellowships in Neuroendocrinology and performed breakthrough research which helped establish the mechanism of certain steroid hormones.
Dr. Salem has published numerous scientific research articles in the leading national and international fertility journals. This research has been instrumental in advancing the understanding and treatment of infertility.
Areas of Practice
Dr. Salem acquired his extensive clinical experience in infertility and microsurgery at institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Stanford, The Microsurgical Institute of San Francisco, and Pacific Fertility Center of San Francisco. He was also medical director and one of the founders of Pacific Fertility Center Torrance for six years. He has Master’s Degrees in both Biochemistry and Physiology. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Visit Pacific Reproductive Center
Pacific Reproductive Center® is a world-class fertility center in Southern California. With more than 70 years of collective reproductive clinic experience diagnosing and treating infertility, PRC is a leading provider of IVF and fertility care.
PRC is easily accessible whether traveling from local communities including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside or points slightly further including San Diego, Temecula, Inland Empire and La Jolla
PRC Torrance 3720 Lomita Blvd, Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90505
PRC Glendale 116 E. Broadway, Suite 300 Glendale, CA 91205
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