Dr. Juan Alvarez
Dr. Juan Alvarez completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Prior to his fellowship, he received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his Ob/Gyn residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
He is passionate about all aspects of infertility treatment but has a particular interest in third-party reproduction, international fertility services, and obesity and the impact on fertility, a topic which he researched extensively during his fellowship. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a board-certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, he has a special interest in LGBTQ+ fertility care and education.
He is an ardent believer in the power of patient education and the importance of the patient-physician relationship. He is also an avid proponent of the mind-body connection and his goal is to integrate positive thinking and meditation into a holistic approach to reproductive health and patient care. He is thrilled to be welcoming patients at Kindbody San Francisco.
Dr. Alvarez serves patients from our San Francisco, and our Crest Hill, IL clinics.
He provided multiple options for my course of treatment, and allowed me to pick the best one for our family. He is an effective communicator and never hesitated to explain further when we had questions or concerns.
Dr. Alvarez’s strengths include being honest yet empathetic to his patients. He was my second opinion after failing 3 rounds of IVF with my first RE. I appreciated that he stated that he would do everything in his power to get us a baby using our own embryo but also stated that I realistically needed to consider using donor eggs too if things don’t work out. He made that statement after knowing my history of DOR and poor egg quality (among other issues). I know a lot of women who do not appreciate donor eggs being brought up on consultation, but that made me trust him even more. He was honest with me and giving me realistic expectations, but at the same time gave me hope that he could successfully get us our own genetically normal embryos (which he did).