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Meet Dr. Ellen H. Goldstein

Ellen H. Goldstein, MD, FACOG

Dr. Ellen Goldstein is a board-certified OB-GYN and specialty-trained Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility physician. She has been helping hopeful families at the Reproductive Fertility Center since 2016.


Dr. Goldstein graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree with honors in Biology, where she received the James Kidwell prize in Genetics and Population Biology and was a varsity rower on the national champion Women’s Crew Team. She earned her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Goldstein subsequently completed rigorous training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, where she discovered her passion for caring for infertile patients under the mentorship of the esteemed Dr. Richard Reindollar, a pioneer in the field. Dr. Goldstein was offered a position in the prestigious fellowship training program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers, where she cared for a broad range of fertility patients through evidence-based practices, compassionate and dedicated care, and use of state-of-the-art surgical and assisted reproductive technologies. While at UCLA, Dr. Goldstein published and internationally presented her revolutionary discovery of an important genetic mutation that causes what had previously been considered an unexplained cause of familial infertility.

Dr. Goldstein is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and continues to contribute to innovative research in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is currently clinical faculty and Attending Physician at the UCLA School of Medicine, where she educates the next generation of reproductive specialists. Dr. Goldstein also serves as a physician liaison to the Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Loan Fund, increasing patient and physician awareness of a charitable resource for fertility care in the Southern California community.


Dr. Goldstein enjoys ushering her patients through the often-overwhelming world of fertility care with intuition, empathy, and clear communication. She empowers her patients by making sure they understand their diagnosis and their treatment plan, which is always supported by the latest research.

Dr. Goldstein lives in Los Angeles with her two children and her husband, Houman David Hemmati, M.D., Ph.D., who is an ophthalmologist at USC Keck School of Medicine and a biotechnology executive. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys rowing, kayaking, yoga, traveling, and hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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