Zain A. Al-Safi, MD

Zain A. Al-Safi, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Primary Location
Santa Monica OBGYN Specialty Suite
1245 16th Street
Suite 202
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone
Fax
424-529-6253

About

Dr. Zain Al-Safi is committed to providing excellent patient care and advanced reproductive health services.

His clinical interests include infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, oncofertility, reproductive surgery and menopausal health.

"I look forward to assisting you on your journey to achieve pregnancy."

Membership, Medical Organizations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for subspecialty Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

Fellowship

University of Colorado Hospital, 2015

Residency

Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2012

Internship

University of Al-Nahrain, 2005

Degree

University of Al-Nahrain, MD, 2004

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Oncofertility
Fertility care
Menopause
Polycystic ovary syndrome

Videos

Embryo Transfer, Cryopreservation & IVF Results
Egg Freezing and Female Fertility Preservation

Research

Interests

  • Obesity and reproduction
  • Infertility treatment outcomes
  • Menopausal health

Publications

  1. Al-Safi ZA, Polotsky A, Chosich J, Roth L, Allshouse AA, Bradford AP, Santoro N. Evidence for Disruption of Normal Circadian Cortisol Rhythm in Women with Obesity. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2017. Epub ahead of print. [PMID: 29068243].
  2. Sundheimer LW, Liu L, Buyalos RP, Hubert G, Al-Safi Z, Shamonki M. Diagnosis of Parental Balanced Reciprocal Translocations by Trophectoderm Biopsy and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017. Epub ahead of print. [PMID: 28900794].
  3. Kroener L, Dumesic D, Al-Safi Z. Use of Fertility Medications and Cancer risk: A Review and Update. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug;29(4):195-201. [PMID: 28538003].
  4. Al-Safi ZA, Liu H, Carlson NE, Chosich J, Harris M, Bradford AP, Robledo C, Eckel RH, Polotsky AJ. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Lowers Serum FSH in Normal Weight but not Obese Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2016; 101(1): 324-333. [PMID: 26523525].
  5. Al-Safi ZA, Liu H, Carlson NE, Chosich J, Lesh J, Robledo C, Bradford AP, Gee NA, Phang T, Santoro N, Kohrt W, Polotsky AJ. Estradiol Priming Improves Gonadotrope Sensitivity and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Obese Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2015; 100(11): 4372-81 . [PMID: 26425884].
  6. Al-Safi ZA, Edil BH, Post MD, Pearlman NW, Alvero R. Fertility Preservation in a Patient with Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma. J Surg Oncol, 2014; 110(4): 372-4. [PMID: 24861198].
  7. Al-Safi ZA, Santoro N. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Menopausal Symptoms. Fertil Steril, 2014; 101(4): 905-915. [PMID: 24613533].

Link to Dr. Al-Safi's PubMed publications

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018-2021
  • Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors®, 2020
  • Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors®, 2019
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation, SRI-Pfizer President’s Presenter’s Award, SRI Annual Meeting, 2015.
  • Endocrine Society, Early Career Forum Travel Award, Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, 2015.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Corporate Member Council In-training Travel Grant, ASRM Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Administrative Chief Resident Award, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Chairman’s Award For Overall Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Teshima Award For Excellence in Gynecology, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, 2012
  • Wayne State University, Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Award, 2011
  • Wayne State University, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Best Overall Resident Award, 2011
  • Wayne State University, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Outstanding Effort Award, 2010
  • Sinai Grace Hospital President’s Award for Excellence, 2010