Meet Dr. Sanaz Ghazal – Founder and Medical Director of RISE Fertility

Whether you’ve struggled to conceive, have experienced the heartbreak of miscarriage, or are concerned about whether you can still have a baby after cancer treatment, you deserve the very best care from a fertility specialist you can trust. Fortunately, at RISE Fertility, we have the best of the best: Dr. Sanaz Ghazal. 


Dr. Ghazal is the founder and medical director at RISE Fertility. She is a double board certified fertility specialist who’s achieved national recognition, both for her research and for her achievements as a top fertility doctor in Southern California.

Dr. Ghazal founded RISE Fertility in response to the challenges she saw patients facing as they struggled with infertility. Her skill and compassion drove her to create a fertility clinic that was both technologically advanced and responsive to her patients’ needs.


Dr. Ghazal received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. After residency, Dr. Ghazal completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale university. 

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Sanaz Ghazal has worked tirelessly and passionately to deliver top tier care to her patients, and has been recognized for her many professional achievements. In addition to being recognized as a Southern California Top Doctor, Dr. Ghazal is also a published author and has been asked to present her research at professional meetings across the country. Dr. Ghazal also serves as an advisory board member for Forbes Health and has been featured in both Forbes and the LA Times.


Dr. Ghazal recognizes the importance of staying up to date on all the latest fertility research and innovations, and maintains memberships in many professional organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • The International Society for Fertility Preservation
  • The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • The Society for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


Dr. Ghazal is actively involved in advancing the field of reproductive endocrinology infertility. She’s conducted research in many areas of the field, including  implantation, embryo culture, in vitro fertilization outcomes, fertility preservation, assisted reproductive techniques, and endometriosis. Her work has been published in many top medical journals, and she is frequently invited to speak about her research on the national stage. 

Personal Experience

Although Dr. Ghazal has an impressive list of professional accolades, her personal experience truly sets her apart and helps her connect with her patients. As a Southern California native and mother of three, Dr. Ghazal has experienced many of the same struggles her patients face. That experience has fostered a sense of compassion for her patients and a commitment to helping them experience the joys of parenthood. 

Patient Philosophy

Dr. Ghazal strongly believes in listening to her patients and working with them to meet their goals. She loves educating her patients and empowering them to take a more active role in their treatment. She also believes that patient experience is paramount, and you can trust that your feelings and experiences at RISE will be honored and valued. 

Dr. Ghazal is also passionate about making fertility care more accessible to patients, and strives to remove barriers her patients might face. From virtual appointments to in-house financing, Dr. Ghazal constantly works to increase access to the highest quality fertility care. 

Dr. Sanaz Ghazal’s Specialties

Dr. Ghazal specializes in all aspects of male and female infertility. Wherever you are on your fertility journey, she can help with:

Dr. Sanaz Ghazal and the RISE Difference

Dr. Ghazal is committed to creating a better, warmer experience for patients. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll notice the high-touch, concierge nature of our clinic offering an experience that feels both comforting and exclusive.

You’ll also have unparalleled access to Dr. Ghazal and the rest of your treatment team, working with you to create a personalized treatment plan and seamless patient experience. Because she also understands the anxiety surrounding your fertility journey, all in-person visits include an ultrasound.

Infertility is hard enough. Infertility treatment shouldn’t be. We encourage you to schedule a consult with Dr. Sanaz Ghazal to experience the RISE difference. Dr. Ghazal, who’s bilingual in English and Farsi, offers appointments in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo, along with virtual appointments. 

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