Richard J. Paulson, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health
Accepting New Patients


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1500 San Pablo Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033
7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English, German, Czech
About Richard J. Paulson, MD

Dr. Paulson is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His major interest is reproductive aging with a particular emphasis on human embryo implantation. Dr. Paulson has been the director of the Fertility Program at USC since 1986. Under his leadership, the program published several landmark investigations addressing the effect of age upon female fertility, including the first observation that it was the egg, and not the uterus, that aged and that egg donation could therefore be used to extend the reproductive lifespan in women over 40 (New England Journal of Medicine, 1990) as well as women over 50 (Lancet, 1993). USC led the way with egg freezing in the early 2000’s and established one of the first fertility preservation programs. In 2021, USC Fertility became part of HRC Fertility and the practice is now located in Pasadena. Dr. Paulson has published over 200 scientific studies and has been the recipient of numerous research awards. He is past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is the editor-in-chief of F&S Reports. He has been listed in "The Best Doctors in America" continuously since 1994.


Infertility is a deeply personal, often very distressing condition. We provide personalized care that is targeted to specific conditions rather than a “one size fits all.” The treatments we offer are evidence-based and at the cutting edge of medical knowledge, always with a view toward patient individuality and personal family-building goals.


  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Areas of Focus
Fertility Testing, Fertility Preservation, IVF, Preimplantation Genetic Screening, LGBT Family Options, Egg Donation, Surrogacy
Academic Title
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

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  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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