Meet Our Southern California Fertility Specialists
We proudly introduce the Southern California fertility specialists who make parenthood possible.
Robert E. Anderson, MD
Dr. Robert Anderson is the founder and Director of the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine. He is also the founder and Medical Director of the Southern California Institute for Reproductive Sciences.
He has been practicing in Orange County since 1989, longer than any other Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist in Orange County.
Dr. Anderson has spent his career incorporating the latest developments in the field into clinical practice to benefit his patients. He was one of the first to routinely perform assisted hatching prior to the transfer of every embryo, which immediately doubled the pregnancy success rate of IVF at the time. He brought blastocyst culturing to the IVF laboratory when it was in its early stages leading to the first live births in Orange County from the transfer of both frozen (January 1996) and fresh (May 1999) blastocysts.
Don Royster, MD
Don 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. Additionally, he was 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.
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.
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Joan Moddy, WHCNP/BC
Joan attended Nursing Programs at Armstrong State College in Savannah, GA, Santa Ana College and California State University Fullerton. In 1981, after 3 years of clinical training in an OB/GYN practice, she became Board Certified as a Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner.
With over 40 years of service as a healthcare provider, she has had clinical experience in a wide range of Women’s Healthcare. This includes Prenatal care, Labor and Delivery, (both in-hospital and at-home births); Postpartum Care, Newborn Nursery, and Well Woman’s Care procedures. For the last 21 years she has practiced exclusively in the specialty of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
As a member of the exceptional reproductive team at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, Joan provides quality care with a caring touch to our patients.
Erin Macdonald, Registered Dietician
Unique to Dr. Anderson’s practice is a nutritional program that focuses solely on enhancing fertility. Our nutritionist, Erin Macdonald, R.D., is specifically trained in how foods and nutrients affect our reproductive systems. Although there is not a specific one-size-fits-all fertility diet, there is an abundance of research on specific vitamins, minerals, and foods that can enhance ones chances of conception.
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