About Us

As healthcare reforms to patient-centered care models, Labryo Fertility Center believes it is essential that our healthcare providers empower you and your loved ones to begin your treatment with us. Our priority is focus on developing the personalized healthcare as well as remaining patient-oriented to facilitate an environment conductive to share the decision-making ivf process.

MEET OUR TEAM​

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BENITO VILLANUEVA, M.D., FACOG

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

With well over 30 years in the infertility field, Dr. Villanueva’s impressive track record has earned him the respect of his fellow Reproductive Endocrinologists and the admiration of his patients. In 1982, Dr. Villanueva marked an important milestone in the field of IVF. Only one year after the first successful IVF in the U.S. and three years after the first successful IVF in the world, he became the first fertility specialist to perform a successful IVF cycle in San Diego. His vast experience in IVF is of great value in many of the complicated IVF cycles that we routinely do.

The U.S. News and World Report has rated him as one of the most best in his field since 1995. Dr. Villanueva is one of the few physicians licensed to practice both in the U.S. and Mexico. He spends time on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border serving patients at state-of-the-art healthcare clinics. Many of his patients fly in from South America and Europe because of his expertise and sterling reputation.

KENNETH VU, M.D., CC/HCLD (ABB), FACOG

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL FERTILITY SERVICES 
Dr Kenneth Vu joins our team of physicians with over 25 years of experience and has been practicing REI IVF since 1995. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1988 . After completing his OBGYN Residency in the military Dr Vu did his Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship at the prestigious The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He returned and started his career in the U.S Army serving the Pacific region and started the first military IVF program there in 1997 serving all federal and military personnel and their dependents in Hawaii as well as the Pacific rim countries. After  retirement from the US Army Medical Corps service at a young age, Dr Vu became the Medical and IVF  Director of Pacific IVF Institute, founder and Medical-IVF Director of Hawaii Center for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, and also serving Kaiser Permanent members of Hawaii.  Dr Vu was recruited to Northern California to join The Permanente Medical Group/ Kaiser Permanente and started IVF programs there as the Medical, IVF and Lab Director of Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Reproductive Health. During his tenure there and under his leadership the Center’s IVF program frequently ranked in the top 5 most successful programs in California in multiple categories published in SART and CDC reports.  In 2020, Dr. Vu took full early retirement to move to sunny Southern California to be closer to his family where he has assisted two other established IVF clinics where he served as REI physician and Lab Director in Embryology, Andrology and Clinical laboratory. Dr Vu also serves concurrently as REI physician with Kaiser Permanente/ SCPMG serving its members in Southern California. His interest extends into the IVF laboratory where he has been a certified high complexity lab director ( HCLD) since 2007 and also as College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspector for over 10 years. Dr Vu served as assistant professor at The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and associate professor at University of Hawaii School of Medicine, as well as teaching medical students and OBGYN residents at University of California Davis. He published numerous research and academic publications and textbook chapters during his career. 
Over the last 10 years Dr Vu enjoyed working in third party reproduction and surrogacy serving U.S. and international patients as well as family building with LGBTQ+ couples. He has extensive experience with elective oocyte and sperm cryopreservation and oncofertility, traditional IVF, mini-stim/ low stimulation and natural cycle IVF treatments. His diverse background and experience are great assets to Labryo Fertility Center as it will provide our staff and patients the best care and clinical outcome. While serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Dr Vu received multiple Achievement, Commendation, and Meritorius Service Medals. Dr Vu was voted by his peers numerous and consecutive years as “Top Doctor In Sacramento” in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility until 2021. Outside of medical practice, Dr Vu served on the Board of Directors for Regional Center serving people with disabilities. He is passionate in the care and services for individuals with autism.
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SAMUEL WOOD, M.D, PH.D., M.A.,M.B.A., HCLD/CC(ABB), FACOG

CLINICAL MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Wood is one of the leading fertility specialists in the world. He has been practicing medicine since 1995 and was board certified in obstetrics-gynecology in 1993. He was also board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1995. Dr. Wood received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1985. He served his internship specializing in OB-GYN at the University of North Carolina and served his residency specializing in OB-GYN at the University of North Carolina.

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MOLLY CHU-CHEN, M.S., M.H.A, TS(ABB)

CHIEF EMBRYOLOGIST
Molly has been working as an embryologist since 1999 when she first began her career in Taiwan after completing her internship studies at both the National University of Singapore and at National Taiwan University. After obtaining her first Master’s degree in Medical Science at Taipei Medical University in 2001, she worked as a laboratory supervisor, managing patient’s treatment cycles, numerous daily duties in and around the laboratory, and many more.
 
In 2010, Molly decided to move to the United States to pursue her career and make an impact in the U.S. healthcare field. She started by managing Embryology and Andrology laboratories at many IVF clinics. As an Associate Director at one of the biggest IVF Centers in Southern California, Molly had helped increased case numbers from 10 cycles per month to 200 cycles in just a few years. After working there for nearly ten years, Molly is proud and honored to have been able to help countless couples complete their family. Her first-hand exposure to the difficulties of infertility has led her to understanding the reasons why she chose this career path.
 
As a mother of two, Molly understands the value and possibility of life within each embryo. She credits her high success rates to her specialty in low medication IVF treatment. The unique method of low medication IVF treatment would benefit many patients who are concerned about their health.
 
“To have the opportunity to help people and be a part of their journey is absolutely priceless and rewarding,” says Molly. “Labryo is different. We see every patient as a real person and we are pride ourselves in being a part of this difficult journey. We believe in creating a safe and warm environment through kind and understanding staffs. I like to remind my patients that everyone faces challenges in their life, and this is yours, but I will be alongside you until you succeed. If you never give up, I will never give up.”

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