The Fertility Center of San Antonio
Selecting a San Antonio fertility center could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your family. Due to the complexities contributing to infertility, it is important to choose a fertility center that will address your physical, mental and emotional needs during this difficult time.
For over 25 years, The Fertility Center of San Antonio has specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and research of reproductive disorders worldwide. Combining extensive experience and a proven track record of success, our clinic staff and laboratory have worked closely together to achieve some of the nation’s highest proven fertility success rates, ones reviewed and documented by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the federal government.
Patients of our San Antonio fertility clinic benefit from our decades of experience and success. We are pioneers in the reproductive field, and always work as a team to achieve some of the highest fertility success rates in the nation.
Joseph E. Martin, M.D., FACOG
Joseph E. Martin, a native of Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology in 1959 from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and a M.D. degree in 1963 from the University of Texas in Galveston, Texas. He completed his internship at Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas in 1964. He then served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1966, where he worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Martin then completed a three-year specialty training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Martin joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1969 as an Instructor, and subsequently as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During that time, his sponsored research involved study of the actions of hormones at the cellular level. Dr. Martin entered the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in San Antonio in 1972. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Martin helped form the Fertility Program at Methodist Hospital in 1986 and served as its Medical Director until 1990.
Over 20-years ago, Dr. Martin formed the Fertility Center of San Antonio (a private, office-based center with SART affiliation), and serves currently as theMedical Director. Dr. Martin has personally attended thousands of cycles (IVF, GIFT, GIFT), and several thousand cycles of induction of ovulation with intrauterine insemination.
The Fertility Center of San Antonio was one of the first programs in the country to be office-based, and has had many first events, including the first ICSI pregnancy in the Southwest. FCSA is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Martin is an active member of AIUM.
Gregory S. Neal, M.D. FACOG
Gregory S. Neal, a native of Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1982 from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1984 from Texas A&M University, and an M.D. degree in 1988 from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas in 1992. Dr. Neal then proceeded to New York where he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1994 at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Zev Rosenwaks.
Dr. Neal joined the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1994 and served as a Major in the United States Air Force until May 1999. As the Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology, he was instrumental in developing a full service infertility program with referrals from throughout the United States. He established the highly successful Wilford Hall Medical Center IVF program and served as the Medical Director from its inception in 1996 through his separation from the Air Force in 1999. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is a Fellow of the the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Neal"s early research interests included evaluation of methods of stimulating high responder patients in IVF cycles. Recent interests include work evaluating the predictive value of basal serum insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGF-BP3) for IVF outcome and evaluation of the relationship between cumulus cell apoptosis and markers of ovarian response and reserve. His special interests include infertility, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, tubal microsurgery, hormone replacement therapy, and in vitro fertilization.
Dr. Neal"s most recent publications involve studies with the development of brief stress management support groups for couples undergoing IVF.
Fertility Center of San Antonio is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Neal is an active member of AIUM.
Thomas B Pool, P.H.D., HCLD
Dr. Pool is the embryologist and director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratory of the center. He is a native Texan and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1970 and a Master of Arts degree in Biology in 1973 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He then attended the University of Virginia as a National Institutes of Health predoctoral trainee in developmental biology and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976.
Dr. Pool completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1978. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School that same year and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984. His research focused upon the basic mechanisms governing cell growth and included investigations into ways to improve embryo growth using nonhuman primates as a model system for study. In 1986, he became the Embryologist and Laboratory Director for the Fertility Program at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and was appointed as the Program Director in 1989.
Certifications, Memberships, and Affiliations
- Board certified as a High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director by the American Board of Bioanalysis with subspecialty proficiency in embryology and andrology.
- Active member of the American Association of Bioanalysts, active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
- Member of the Reproductive Biology Professional Group of ASRM
- Member of the Laboratory Technology Professional Group of ASRM
- Member of the Pacific Coast Fertility Society
- Served as Chairman of the Abstract Committee of the RBPG
- Served as a member of the Practice Committee of SART
- Served as Chairman of the College of Reproductive Biology of the AAB
- Functions as a laboratory inspector for the Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program, sponsored jointly by ASRM and the College of American Pathologists
- Member of the editorial board of Reproductive BioMedicine Online
- Serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several medical journals relating to IVF
Dr. Pool’s research interests include improving culture media, media supplements and the embryo culture environment for assisted reproduc
For more than 20 years, our doctors and staff have specialized in the treatment and research of reproductive disorders. We are proud to have maintained most of our original staff, and have grown to 30 full-time professionals that guide our patients through each step of the fertility process. Together, we celebrate our patients that are now parents, totaling more than 3000 babies born to our IVF/FET program. We began reporting our outcomes in 1988. Today, we have two decades of experience and several office-based fertility options available to our patients. We invite you to view our most current success rates for fertility procedures.
We are proud to offer the following procedures:
- InVitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Options for patients with tubal ligations
- Tubal Reversal Surgery
- Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
- Options for patients with vasectomy, failed vasectomy reversal, obstructions or other male factor conditions
- Fertility Acupuncture
- Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
- Embryo Transfer (ET)
- Blastocyst Transfer
- Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Andrology and Embryology Laboratory
- Hormone Assays
- Semen Analysis with Anti-Sperm Antibody Testing
- Induction of Ovulation
- Shared Egg Donor Program
- Gestational Carrier/Surrogate
- IUI or IVF with Sperm Donor
- Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
- Office Hysteroscopy
- Egg Freezing
Our facility is accredited with some of the top organizations:
College of American Pathologists (CAP) since 1996.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) since 1990.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since 2003.
Registered by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003.
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners/Office-Based Anesthesia Facility