Reproductive Medicine

Robert J. Wallace, MD, MBA is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn at Keck School of Medicine.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ob/Gyn and holds the following positions in the American College of Ob/Gyn  District IX (California): Advisor to the Junior Fellows, Advisory Board Member, Co-Chair of the Physician Wellness Committee, and past Chairman of the Business and Practice Management Committee.

Dr. Wallace graduated from USC/Keck School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his Ob/Gyn residency in 1983, also at USC, in the old, renowned Women’s Hospital.  He had his own private practice in Thousand Oaks, California from 1983 through 2001, when he received his MBA from Pepperdine University.  Since then he has been the medical director of the self-funded health insurance program for all County of Kern employees and their families; special advisor to Michael Rubio, supervisor of 5th district in Kern County (on County health related issues); Chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn at Kern Medical Center; and is now working at Keck School of Medicine with the following roles: Director of the Professionalism class for first and second year medical students in the Department of Medical Education, advisor to the joint MD/MBA degree program, and faculty sponsor for the business of medicine student interest group.

He has a deep belief in taking responsibility for where you are in life’s journey and uses his mentoring positions to encourage students to do the same.  Personal well-being plays a big part in that realm, along with holding on to your dream of making the world a better place.

Dr. Wallace has two sons who he says are his real success story.  Gabriel is an enthusiastic third year medical student at the University of Washington, and served as president of his class in the second year.  Joshua was in Law Review at California Western Law School from which he graduated in April 2010 and while awaiting the results of his Bar exam, he works as a law clerk in Los Angeles.  Both children have great senses of humor, sparkling eyes, and a positive outlook for their lives and the world.

John JainDr. John Jain is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and a pioneer in field of reproductive medicine. He is federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and was appointed to the National Ethics Committee of the American College of Obstetricians by President Vivian Dickerson. In 2006, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society awarded him their top research prize.

Dr. Jain has twenty-five years of academic experience including a decade as a decorated professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. During his tenure at USC, he spearheaded egg freezing research and subsequently created the university’s egg freezing program. He now brings that expertise to Santa Monica Fertility Specialists.

He remains dedicated to advancements in the area of cryopreservation through cutting-edge research at the Lyan Institute of Fertility Research (LIFE Research) where he is the medical director.


  • Dr. Jain completed his BA in Classical Greek Civilization, MS, in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and MD from the University of Southern California.

  • He completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California where he remained a full-time faculty until 2007.


  • National Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Appointed by President Vivian Dickerson, MD

  • National Institutes of Health: Scientific Advisory Panel on Fertility Preservation

  • National Institute for Child and Human Development: Global Microbicides Program-member of grants review panel

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Inc. (Reproductive Endocrinology), 2002

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society – general program prize paper, 2006

  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001

  • Searle Outstanding Teacher Award, 1996

  • AOA Honor Medical Society, 1992


  • Pregnancy outcome after cryopreservation of all oocytes from a single ovulatory cohort: A prospective clinical trial

  • Pregnancy in the sixth decade of life: Obstetric outcomes in women of advanced reproductive age

  • The future of assisted reproductive technologies: Ethical perspectives

  • Monozygotic twins and triplets in association with blastocyst transfer

  • Pregnancy outcomes with increased clomiphene citrate

Ongoing Research

  • The Embryo ICU: Evaluation of oocyte and embryo development using metabolic and proteomic probes

  • Oocyte cryopreservation: Slow-freeze versus vitrification techniques

  • The mechanism of oocyte loss from chemotherapy and radiation

  • Oocyte reconstruction and ovarian tissue engineering

Society Membership and Positions

  • Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Egg freezing, early embryo development, embryo implantation, fertility in women of advanced age, third party parenting and uterine receptivity.

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