David B. Smotrich, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

La Jolla IVF Founder & Medical Director

La Jolla IVF welcomes patients regardless of nationality, sexual orientation or marital status. Any individual or couple desiring fertility treatments to start or to complete their family, are encouraged to pursue their dreams of achieving parenthood by availing themselves of our cutting-edge fertility services. When you need a partner to help you build that family, we’re here to offer a professional and caring hand. - David B. Smotrich, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Education & Memberships

David B. Smotrich, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility. Dr. Smotrich earned his M.D. degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his Post-Graduate Residency studies and Fellowship training in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y.


Dr. Smotrich has served as an Adjunct Scientist at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD, specializing in the care of women with hormonal abnormalities and premature ovarian failure. He was a member of the clinical teaching faculties at the George Washington University School of Medicine in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at the Albany Medical College.

Awards & Recognition

In recognition of the sensitivity he has brought to the many medical and reproductive endocrinology students he has trained, as well as his tireless devotion and academic excellence, Dr. Smotrich was honored with the highly coveted Teacher of the Year award at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He also was honored with the highly esteemed Golden Apple Teaching award at the Albany Medical Center for his superior teaching skills.

He was awarded Physician of the Year 2010 by Surrogate Alternatives, INC. Diana Van De Voort-Perez and Ann Marie Aversano-Miranda of Surrogate Alternatives, INC. , presented Dr. Smotrich with the award at the offices of La Jolla IVF.

In 2007 the American Fertility Association presented Dr. Smotrich with its “Visionary Award” to honor him for his work in infertility, third party reproduction and stem cell research.


Dr. Smotrich to date has done over 6,000 Gestational Surrogate cycles, over 5,000 Egg Donation cycles and over 4,000 Gestational Surrogate/ Egg Donation cycles helping people in over 97 countries fulfill their dream of parenthood.


He has lectured throughout the world on advanced diagnostic and treatment methods for infertility, is widely published on the clinical care and treatment of, and basic research in, infertility in both American and international medical journals. The International Fertility Journal, Human Reproduction, featured Dr. Smotrich's research on early human embryo development on the cover of their January, 1996 issue. Dr. Smotrich has published IVF research on hormone blood testing as prognostic indicators of potential for IVF success in the American Journal, Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Smotrich is recognized as a definitive medical scientist and resource for print and broadcast media journalists interested in communicating up-to-date information on assisted reproductive technology to mass audiences. He has been featured in print media, such as The San Diego Union TribuneGlamour Magazine, Bazaar Magazine and Elle Magazine. La Jolla IVF has been featured in television on NBC-TVABC-TV, CBS-TVFOX-TV and is featured on the Time Warner Cable Wellness Hour with Randy Alvarez and has been highlighted in print for his work in infertility.

Chartible Work

Dr.David Smotrich is the founder and medical director of La Jolla IVF. He has been very fortunate to be involved in many different service organizations and many different charitable works. He has been to Uganda twice to help with the building of a hospital as well as maternity center and care in World of Uganda Bishop Usilies Hospital. When the patients in Uganda heard that he was actually coming to see patients and that he was a fertility specialist there were some women that walked three days just to see him for evaluation. He was able to evaluate them and was able to help any of them have successful pregnancies. It was very fulfilling because in these rural environments where people have no means at all it is a primary concern is to be able to have children and have healthy families.