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Lee-Chuan Kao, MD

Accepting New Patients
3500 Barranca Parkway, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
2258.1 miles away
Speaks: English
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Life IVF Center

3500 Barranca Parkway, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92606

About Lee-Chuan Kao

Dr. Lee C. Kao joins us from Lane Fertility Institute in San Francisco with over 20 years experience in infertility and is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, he obtained his MD from Taipei Medical University and his PhD from University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League University, in molecular biology with a focus on human placental development. He is also a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Dr. Kao then completed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC in Obstetrics and Gynecology and then furthered his training at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He has also served on the faculty of Stanford University Medical Center and UCLA and served as the co-director for the center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He has been in private practice since 2007 after years of award winning teaching and writing over 70 publications on human reproduction and infertility. He is also a member of numerous prestigious organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG).

Dr. Kao is an expert in treating PCOS and endometriosis-related infertility and also believes in Life IVF Center's philosophy in providing individualized care and treatment for all patients. He is a strong supporter of reproductive rights for all, regardless of marital status, sexuality, or nontraditional family structure. He has spearheaded a unique fertility program in the Bay Area dedicated for HIV positive individuals.

We are very excited to add Dr. Lee C. Kao, MD, PhD to our team here at Life IVF Center so we can continue providing the best care for our patients. He will be assisting Dr. Frank Yelian, Medical Director, in procedures such as Egg Retrievals and helping patients with their treatment plans and questions as they go on through their journey here at Life IVF Center.

Medical School

Taipei Medical College
1983

College

University of Pennyslvania
1991

Fellowship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1991

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center
1995

Fellowship

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
1997

Fellowship

The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute
1998

Life IVF Center
3500 Barranca Parkway, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606

Affiliated Locations
Providence St. Joseph Hospital - Orange

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormalities Of The Uterus
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance On Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Gland Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bladder Training
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lump
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Cesarean Section
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cryotherapy Of The Cervix
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Cystodynia
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Female Anorgasmia
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibroid Removal
  • Fibroids
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonococcal Infection
  • Gynecologic Disorders Of Athletes
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • History Of Preterm Birth
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (Hpv)
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Device (Iud) Placement
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Lactation Support
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders In Athletes
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Missed Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Natural Birth
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Pap Smear
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Care
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms)
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (Pupp)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Pelvic Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Hymen
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std)
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Uterine Anomaly In Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vestibulitis
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Well Woman Visit
  • Women's Health