Don Royster MD

Place your dreams of a family in the hands of Don Royster MD

Don Royster MDDon Royster MD joined the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine (SCCRM) after serving on active duty in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He has performed over 5,000 surgeries and delivered over 1,000 babies with deployments and humanitarian missions across the globe. He was named Officer of the Year on numerous occasions and selected for the rank of Lieutenant Colonel two years below-the-zone.

His last assignment on active duty was as the IVF director, medical director, and chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He now brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to our Southern California fertility center.

Don Royster MD offers an impressive background in reproductive medicine

Originally from Los Angeles, Don Royster MD attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He then attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Royster is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He completed his residency in OB/GYN at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. 

Next, he served as the Medical Director and then Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at David Grant Medical Center (Travis Air Force Base) in Vacaville, California. Dr. Royster was then selected for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Every day at our Southern California fertility center, Dr. Royster uses his winning combination of experience and compassion to help patients overcome infertility.

When you select Dr. Royster, you partner with an award-winning physician

Although helping patients achieve the dream of parenthood is his top goal, Don Royster MD is also a distinguished researcher and an award-winning physician. 

  • U.S. Patent 10,188,572 in 2019 for his field medical device “Greene Stirrups”
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Outstanding Paper Award in 2016
  • Air Mobility Command Doctor of the Year in 2011
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer of the Year in 1998

Dr. Royster has also been honored numerous times at the Armed Forces District Annual Meeting for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

  • Outstanding Poster in 2015
  • Outstanding Case Report in 2009
  • Outstanding Resident in 2008
  • Outstanding OB/GYN Medical Student in 2002 through 2006

In addition to these achievements, Don Royster MD has dozens of science and clinical research papers published in well-respected peer reviewed journals. He has also presented at numerous national and international conferences.

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Our Mission Statement

The Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine is a team of premier fertility specialists focused on providing patients with personalized care.  The Center has been bringing the most advanced fertility treatments to its patients for over 20 years.  Today, the team is focused on making the “one embryo, one baby” approach a reality.  The combination of the staff’s dedication and optimization of today’s leading laboratory techniques in their state-of-the-art facility are at the core of the Center’s unprecedented 85% success rate.

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