As the pandemic has continued to impact more people getting infected with COVID 19, more data has been evaluated on the effect of the virus in different areas of health. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed on CBS news regarding a new study published in Fertility & Sterility assessing COVID 19 infection impact on male […]
Dr. Dolores J. Lamb, is this year’s recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award at the 2021 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting. Currently at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Lamb serves as the Vice Chair for Research in the Urology Department, the Director of the Center for Reproductive Genomics, and a Dow […]
A select group of physicians in each specialty are selected as a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor. This honor is awarded based on ranking by peers based on surveys, research, and blue ribbon panel review. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been named as a super doctor for the 11th consecutive year.
Reassuring studies reveal COVID 19 vaccination does not have an adverse impact on female or male fertility
Although the mechanism of action of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID 19 mRNA vaccines did not raise a scientific concern for an impact on fertility, reassuring studies have been published that prove there is not a significant concern. Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and Dr. Parviz Kavoussi discussed the data in these scientific publications on Fox […]
A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of veins around the testicle which damage testicular cell function and can have an adverse impact on sperm production. Varicoceles are found in 15% of men in the general population and 40% of men presenting for male fertility evaluations, making a varicocele the most common correctable cause of […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi and patients Karin and William Baker are interviewed on KEYE CBS News on Mother’s Day about embryo transfer during Austin’s recent ice storm
During the recent ice storm in the Austin area in mid-February of this year, an Austin couple was able to have their embryo transfer at Westlake IVF. “It took ultimate teamwork to be able to perform IVF procedures for our patients during the ice storm”, said Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi. “We needed to have one […]
Do COVID-19 vaccines adversely affect fertility? In December 2020, there was misinformation via a post on social media, which falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines negatively impact fertility. The theory, which has been shown to be untrue, was that the antibodies generated by the COVID-19 vaccination would not only defend the body against the spike […]
March 14 – 20th this year is Patient Safety Awareness Week. We believe that safe patient outcome is of utmost importance. For patients who are seeking infertility treatment, here is a short list of what to look for to ensure you are getting care that puts safety first:
1) Work with a fertility specialist with […]
At this year’s American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting, Dr. Leon Speroff was given the 2020 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award. A leading reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Speroff’s accomplishments include founder of the journal, Prostaglandins and a former ASRM president.
About the Award:
The Kavoussi Family Teacher Award was established in 2014 to honor teachers in the field of reproductive medicine. […]
The Kavoussi family created an annual award for a teacher in the field of reproductive medicine through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This award is intended to support such teachers with the recognition that all fertility specialists are able to provide care for patients and advance research in the field of reproductive […]