Russell A. Foulk, MD. HCLD
Russell Foulk, M.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of infertility. He has a strong passion for overcoming infertility and has helped many thousands of couples from around the world to achieve their dreams of having a baby. This drive has led him to establish successful fertility treatment centers in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Belgrade in Serbia. His goal is to enable all those who suffer from infertility to find an affordable and effective way to get pregnant.
He graduated magna cum laude with dual majors in microbiology and Asian studies, and dual minors in zoology and Korean. He finished at the top of his class at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. During his training he received a prestigious National Institute of Health grant, published numerous papers and presented before many national organizations. While on faculty at University of California, San Francisco, his research endeavors focused on implantation physiology, in which he shares two patents on unique immunologic proteins expressed by placental cells. He continues his research interests through multi-center investigative trials and basic research into the mechanisms of implantation and stem cells.
Dr. Foulk is an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington, Department of Ob/Gyn and at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. He routinely teaches medical students, residents and general education courses. He served for 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and served as the President of the Society in 2008.
On a regular basis, he presents at international meetings and local conferences. Nationally, he has appeared as a fertility expert on the Oprah Winfrey show twice, the Montel Williams show, the Leeza Gibbons show, Inside Edition and German national television. The British Broadcasting Company profiled Dr. Foulk’s expertise on reproductive ethics. He presented in Valencia, Spain and in Japan on the Tokyo Broadcasting Company for his work in third party reproduction. He has been quoted in the Associated Press, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and many of the nation’s newspapers.
Child magazine in 2005 ranked Dr. Foulk’s center in Nevada among the top six in the nation. In 2009, The Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine was ranked among the 17 “Fertility Centers of Excellence” by the Contemporary Ob/Gyn Journal.
Dr. Foulk is a founding member of StemLifeline, a stem cell research company. In 2006, he was invited to Washington D.C. by Dr. Bill Frist, the Senate Majority Leader, to brief him on embryology and stem cell research. This led to congressional passage of a bill to fund stem cell research. While there, Dr. Foulk personally met with President George W. Bush for 1 hour in the White House Oval Office before his vote on the subject
Dr. Foulk and his wife personally suffered from infertility, but then experienced the tremendous happiness in having their five children. Professionally, he now finds the greatest joy by helping others to create families themselves. He strongly believes every cause of infertility can be overcome and a family can be created.