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David Adamson, M.D.

David Adamson, M.D.
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G. David Adamson, BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACS is a reproductive endocrinologist and surgeon, Clinical Professor ACF at Stanford University, and Associate Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco.

His undergraduate, medical school, and obstetrics/gynecology residency training were at the University of Toronto, and his Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship training at Stanford University. Currently, he is Director of Equal3 Fertility, APC, and CEO of ARC® Fertility.

Dr. Adamson has over 300 peer-reviewed and scientific/medical publications and has lectured extensively for more than 30 years nationally and globally on assisted reproductive technologies, endometriosis, reproductive surgery, infertility, and access to quality reproductive health care. Dr. Adamson led the committee that created The FIGO Fertility Toolbox and the organization that created the global Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonization Project (EPHect). He created the Endometriosis Fertility Index, all digital tools used globally to improve health care for reproductive-age women.

He is Chair of the International Committee Monitoring ART (ICMART), which is a non-State actor (NSA/NGO) in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and President of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF). Dr. Adamson is on the Board of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) and FIGO Committee on Reproductive Medicine of which he is Past Chair. He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Reproductive Care (ARC® Fertility), the largest United States network fertility company.

Dr. Adamson is Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), AAGL, and several other major gynecological societies. He has been recognized as one of the best 400 physicians for women in America. He has received many awards, including the Outstanding Achievement in Medicine award from the Santa Clara County Medical Society, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for contributions to the community, Distinguished Surgeon award from the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian Association of Internes and Residents, the Barbara Eck Founders Award from RESOLVE, numerous honorary memberships and professorships, and the ASRM Distinguished Service award for his outstanding achievements in advancing the practice of reproductive medicine.

Dr. Adamson enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, traveling, and ice hockey.

In addition to being a contributing author for The Doctor Weighs In, Dr. Adamson also serves on the TDWI Editorial Board, where he medically reviews articles submitted for publication.

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The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

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Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a prior pregnancy. It affects approximately 3 million couples.
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Why Infertility Treatments Should Be Covered by Insurance

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Infertility is a disease that deserves to be covered by health insurance. Compelling business and social reasons support this premise.
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Sorting Out the Complicated Relationship Between Infertility and Depression

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Does infertility cause depression or does depression cause infertility? The relationship is complex but effective interventions are available.
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Opioids and Infertility – What You and Your Doctor Should Know

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Many women of childbearing age are affected by use & misuse of opioids. The impact on fertility & infertility treatment should be considered.
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IVF or IUI: Which is the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

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IVF is much more successful than intrauterine insemination, another commonly used fertility procedure. Unlike IUI, it can help treat almost any type of infertility problem.
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Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is common but unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed. Understanding PCOS and its consequences are essential to improving care.
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Intrauterine Insemination: Is It the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

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Intrauterine Insemination, a fertility procedure in which sperm are placed directly into the uterus using a catheter passed through the cervix, is the right choice for some. Here's why.
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Egg Freezing – What You Need to Know

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Most people don't know what is involved in egg freezing. Before pursuing this path to a delayed pregnancy, consider a discussion with a fertility expert.
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Infertility Coverage is Becoming an Important Employee Benefit

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A number of employers have discovered that including robust infertility coverage in their health benefits package can help attract and retain employees.
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Gestational Carrier 101 – What You Need to Know

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A gestational-carrier arrangement occurs when intended parents (or donors) supply the egg & sperm but a non-related person carries the pregnancy.
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What You Need To Know About Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

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Recurrent pregnancy loss can be devastating for couples trying to start their families. Here is what you need to know about the causes and treatment.
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Why Infertility Treatment Should be a Covered Benefit

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Infertility is a disease and deserves to be covered by health insurance like other medical conditions. There are compelling business and social reasons to support this case.