Meet the Doctors
When you’re facing fertility problems, you want to be sure you have the best possible care to help you overcome them. At Northern California Fertility Medical Center, you can trust that our experience and advanced techniques will provide you with the best possible chance of reaching a successful outcome. Our staff includes board-certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists, who provide patients at our Northern California IVF center with superior treatment for a wide range of fertility problems.
Dr. Laurie P. Lovely graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1991, and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Keesler Medical Center located in Biloxi, MS in 1995. In 1998, Dr. Lovely finished her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina. After concluding her training, Dr. Lovely relocated to Northern California as the chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility department at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. From 2001-08 Dr. Lovely, practiced here at NCFMC. Most recently she has been on staff at California IVF, Davis and Associate Clinical Professor at UC Davis Medical Center. We are very pleased to have her knowledge and expertise return to us at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr. Lovely’s professional interests include the management of stress and infertility, in which she has presented an award winning paper to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as pubertal problems and reconstructive tubal surgery including tubal ligation reversals.
Dr. Lovely is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology.
Dr. Michael J. Murray graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1993 and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina in 1999. After concluding his training, Dr. Murray served on the faculty at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and then as the first Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento.
Dr. Murray’s special interests focus on reproductive surgery, including laparoscopy and the removal of fibroids, as well as assisted reproductive technologies and research in women’s health. He has been awarded numerous grants and awards for his research from both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Murray is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology.
California License A68333
Dr. Carlos E. Soto-Albors completed his medical training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, his OB/GYN residency at the University of Michigan, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Soto-Albors established Northern California Fertility Medical Center in 1992. Previously, he served as Medical Director at Northern Nevada Fertility Center. Dr. Soto-Albors’ special interests include the assisted reproductive technologies, laser pelviscopic surgery, microsurgical tubal reconstruction, and reproductive endocrinology. He is active in numerous medical-specialty societies and has published many scientific papers in peer review journals.
Dr. Soto-Albors has been voted as one of the nation’s “Best Doctors in America” from 1998-2012. Compiled by the Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., the Best Doctors in America database is the result of an exhaustive survey of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. Only those doctors recognized in the top 3-5% of their specialty earn the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Soto-Albors is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology.
California License C41427
Dr. Sahar M. Stephens graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in 2007. She continued at Washington University for her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency which was completed in 2011. She was appointed Administrative Chief Resident her final year and received the Excellence in Laparoscopy award in 2011. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Colorado Denver in 2014. She has recently joined the practice at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and brings new energy to the practice.
Dr. Stephens has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented her research at multiple national research symposiums. Her interests include reproductive surgery, especially the minimally invasive techniques of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, and she has experience with robotic assisted laparoscopy. Additional interests include assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive endocrinopathies and women’s health.
Dr. Stephens is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
California License A129992
A urologist and specialist in male infertility, Dr. John E. Gould practices in the Sacramento region, dedicating most of his time to patients at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. In 1974, he graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and studied for a year at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. For one year, he worked in a research laboratory for human reproduction at Harvard University. After receiving his M.D., Ph.D. and urology residency training from the University of California, Davis, he joined the urology faculty in 1990, serving as the expert in male infertility.
Dr. Gould is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American Urologic Association. He serves as a consultant to the Northern California Fertility Medical Center in Roseville, California. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at the U.C. Davis School of Medicine, and provides male fertility services to Sutter Medical Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Gould’s private practice is conducted under the name Male Fertility Medical Associates, Inc., with offices in Sacramento and Roseville. Dr. Gould is board-certified in Urology.
Dr. Gould has been performing vasectomy reversals since 1986. Since 1990 he has given over 150 invited lectures on male infertility and other urology topics in the Sacramento region and beyond. He can be reached at (916) 773-5529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
California License G55692
Dr. Janice L. Andreyko retired from Northern California Fertility Medical Center after nearly 30 years in practice.