Our Medical Team

Michael H. Jacobs, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Michael H. Jacobs is the Medical Director of the Fertility & IVF Center. He is a Diplomate Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Jacobs completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1983, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.

Dr. Jacobs worked in private practice in Berkeley, California and served as Associate Medical Director of the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco, California, prior to establishing the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami, in 1991.

Dr. Jacobs is member of numerous scientific societies such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
www.drmichaeljacobs.com



Fernando M. Akerman, M.D.
Associate Medical Director

Dr. Fernando M. Akerman has been the Associate Director of the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami since 1999. He is a native of Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1997, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville, Kentucky in 1999. Before that he graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992. Dr. Akerman completed an Intership in Pathology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York.

Dr. Akerman is Board Certified in Ob/Gyn and is a Diplomate Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Akerman is member of numerous scientific societies such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

 

Dr. Akerman is the current President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. His main clinical interest are oocyte donation and gestational surrogacy, being considered a world expert in the field of Human Reproduction and Infertility. His patients come from all five continents to achieve the dream of having a family at his center in South Florida.
www.drfernandoakerman.com


Dr. Farah S. Chuong


Dr. Chuong joins the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is an active candidate for Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility.

As a native of Miami, Dr. Chuong is thrilled to return home to help couples fulfill their desires to become parents. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 2004 and her medical degree from the University of South Florida in 2008. Dr. Chuong continued her medical education at the University of South Florida where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as Chief Resident.

Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Chuong worked as a general OB GYN with a focus in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She then pursued a fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Chuong’s areas of clinical interests include fertility preservation, in vitro fertilization, and the medical and surgical treatment of infertility.

Dr. Chuong is an active member in numerous national scientific societies including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Dr. Chuong prides herself in providing compassionate, individualized patient care. She will be available to see patients in our Kendall, Miami Beach and Miramar offices.

 

Jeffrey J. Knickerbocker, Ph.D.
Laboratory Director

Dr. Jeffrey J. Knickerbocker is a Certified Andrologist, Embryologist and High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director. He earned a Master's Degree in Embryology at Clemson University in 1979, a Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at the University of Florida in 1985.

In 1989, Dr. Knickerbocker completed a National Institute of Health Fellowship in Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology at Colorado State University.

Dr. Knickerbocker joined the team at the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami in 1999.

Elaine C. de Quadros, D.H.Sc.
Assistant Laboratory Director

Dr. Elaine de Quadros is a board certified Embryologist, Andrologist, and Technical Laboratory Supervisor. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Seton Hall University and a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree in Embryology and Andrology from Eastern Virginia Medical School where she was the recipient of the Georgeanna Seegar Jones, M.D. Award for Academic Achievement. She earned a Doctorate in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University where she investigated the sociophysiology of fertility preservation in women.

Dr. de Quadros joined the Fertility & IVF Center of Miami in 2002. She is a member of the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), the College of Reproductive Biologists (CRB), and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. de Quadros is a native of Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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