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Dr. Jason

Yeh

Director of Patient Education

BOARD CERTIFIED
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fertility Specialist

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Dr. Jason Yeh completed his residency and subspecialty training in infertility at Duke University. He is a born and raised Texan who graduated from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. After college, he was awarded a tuition scholarship to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and went on to complete residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. There, he won multiple teaching and research awards, and was elected to serve as the administrative chief of the Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, where he remained to complete his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Yeh has authored over 50 publications and presentations and was the lead author on two of the largest studies ever published examining the relationship between recipient age and the effect of ovarian stimulation on IVF success rates. In addition, he has specialized interest in the relationship between dietary habits, irregular ovulation, fertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Furthermore, Dr. Yeh has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on topics ranging from women’s health and infertility to technology in healthcare.

Through his experiences, Dr. Yeh has developed a keen interest in integrative approaches to fertility care and believes that every one of his patients deserves a personalized plan to optimize individual health while also addressing specific fertility or endocrine issues. Dr. Yeh’s mission is to add to the tremendous talent already at HFI, and care for patients using the most effective and up-to-date approaches in minimal stimulation ovulation induction techniques (“Mini-” or “Micro-Stim” IVF), advanced reproductive technology, preimplantation diagnosis / screening, and third party reproduction.

Dr. Yeh is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Yeh is thrilled to be returning to his home state to care for families in the Greater Houston area. He and the rest of the HFI team are committed to listening to you, helping you develop a unique medical plan and providing thoughtful guidance while answering your questions. Dr. Yeh learned a long time ago that it is a wonderful privilege to care for those on the path to parenthood and he aspires daily to support every one of his patients on their journey.

Dr. Jason Yeh CV

Q: What inspired you to become a physician?

A: On the most basic level, I have always liked talking to people and helping others
accomplish their goals. The experience that really propelled me towards medicine was when I was 18 years old and spent an entire summer working alongside a very
busy heart surgeon in the Texas Medical Center. There were some long days in
the operating room with some surgeries lasting over 14 hours, but I’ll never
forget seeing the transformative power of medicine for the first time at such a
young age. After seeing how a single physician could impact patients and their
entire families, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor.Once I was in medical school, I discovered the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It felt like a perfect fit for me since I’ve always enjoyed learning about both sciences and the humanities, and it’s such a unique discipline that combines the best of medicine, technology and the mystery of life all into one specialty.

Q: Where have you worked in the past?

A: After medical school, my wife and I moved to North Carolina so I could complete my
residency and fellowship at Duke University Hospital and the Duke Fertility Center.
There, I learned how to deliver the highest levels of clinical care every day on labor and delivery, fertility clinics and even gynecologic oncology clinics. I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the wealth of talent already at the Houston Fertility Institute.

Q: What are you most passionate about professionally?

A: I have too many! One of my professional joys is educating others about reproductive
medicine. There can be a lot of misinformation from the media and it really takes a
focused effort to show people that fertility treatments are safe, highly effective, and can be indicated for things that have nothing to do with infertility such as treating people for hereditary diseases or cancer syndromes. Along the same lines, I enjoy giving talks to young audiences (high school, college, and medical students) and educating them about the wonders of medical and reproductive technology. Finally, there is a lot of policy work to be done to help fight the financial and legislative barriers that limit one’s ability to build a family. There are a few national organizations that monitor local and national legislation to make sure that laws meant to make family building more difficult don’t pass; I’m excited that HFI is very active in this area and am looking forward to contributing my time and energy to these organizations to help make sure that reproductive options become more widely available to as many people as possible.

Q: What are you passionate about outside of work?

A: I enjoy so many things outside of work, but what really makes me happy is exploring the world through food and music with my family. It’s not unusual for me to end my evenings reading essays about international cuisine and thumbing through pages of the Modernist Cuisine.As for music, I grew up playing all kinds of instruments and we have a whole bunch of musical instruments in the house as well as a constant medley of bluegrass playing in the background. When my daughter was 1, I used to hand her a mandolin just to see what she would do with it. I get so excited about the idea of her taking music lessons so we can hopefully perform together one day.

Q: What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

A: I chose to practice in an area of medicine where everyone from the patients to the physicians and medical staff are all highly motivated towards a specific goal. Because this is such a goal-oriented specialty, the most exciting part of my job will always be the “graduation ultrasound visit” when everyone’s work has paid off and patients are so happy to have achieved exactly what they came to HFI for. It always makes me so happy to see the immediate and positive impact that I can bring to my patients and their families.

Q: Have you been presented with any awards or recognition?

A: I was awarded a tuition scholarship for medical school and went on to Duke University to train at one of the best programs in the country. As a senior resident, I was elected by my peers to serve the department as the administrative chief resident. Over the years, I’ve also had tremendous faculty mentors who have collaborated with me on a large range of research projects. For my work, I’ve won first place prizes at many research conferences and been invited to lecture around the country as well as in Europe and Asia on various topics.

Q: If you could tell potential patients one thing about you, what would it be?

A: The decision to come to a fertility clinic can be a deeply personal one, and I really consider it a privilege to be able to care for patients during this time in their lives. I want all my patients to know that my first responsibility to them is to listen to their story so we can figure out together what the next steps should be. I also want my current and future patients to know that I’m available anytime for questions or concerns during their treatment process. Fertility treatments can sometimes move pretty quickly depending on how the cycle is going, so I believe that clear lines of communication will not only help make clinic visits as smooth and stress-free as possible but will also maximize the likelihood of success.

Publications

Dude AM, Yeh JS, Muasher SJ. Donor oocytes are associated with higher likelihood of preterm birth, but lower likelihood of small for gestational age birthweight, when compared to fresh autologous in vitro fertilization cycles.  Fertility and Sterility, under review.

Acharya KS, Keyhan S, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Provost MP, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Do donor oocyte cycles comply with ASRM/SART embryo transfer guidelines? An analysis of 13,393 donor cycles from the SART registry. Fertility and Sterility, under review.

Keyhan S, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Provost MP, Yeh JS, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. How Compliant Are In Vitro Fertilization Member Clinics In Following Embryo Transfer Guidelines?: An Analysis Of 59,689 Fresh First In Vitro Fertilization Autologous Cycles From 2011 To 2012. Fertility and Sterility, under review.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JS, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing BMI: An analysis of 239,127 IVF cycles from the 2008-2010 SART registry. Fertility and Sterility. 2016 Mar;105(3):663-9.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JS, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing recipient BMI: An analysis of 22,317 donor/recipient cycles from the 2008-2010 SART registry. Fertility and Sterility. 2016 Feb;105(2):364-8.

Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Provost MP, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Muasher SJ. Ectopic pregnancy rate increases with the number of retrieved oocytes in autologous IVF but not in donor/recipient cycles: An analysis of 109,140 clinical pregnancies from the SART registry. Fertility and Sterility. 2015 Oct;104(4):873-8. doi:

Acharya KS, Provost M, Yeh JS, Acharya C, Muasher SJ. Ectopic Pregnancy Rates in Frozen versus Fresh Embryo Transfer in In Vitro Fertilization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Middle East Fertility Society Journal. 2014 Dec;19(4):233-238.

Acharya KS, Yeh JS, Price TM. Infertility. MedScape Reference. Published on Feb 11, 2015. Available at: http://reference.medscape.com/features/slideshow/infertility

Sandoval JS, Yeh JS, Price TM. Menopause. MedScape Reference. Published on July 1, 2014. Available at: http://reference.medscape.com/features/slideshow/menopause

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy rates in donor oocyte cycles compared to similar autologous in vitro fertilization cycles: an analysis of 26,457 fresh cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Fertility and Sterility. 2014 Aug;102(2):399-404.

Yeh JS, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Using SART data to track pregnancy outcomes in older recipients: Is it justifiable? [Letter to the Editor] Fertility and Sterility. 2014 May 3. pii: S0015-0282(14)00359-8.

Yeh JS, Eaton JL. Decision on mandating coverage for ART must begin with accurate data. [Reply] Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association. 2014 Apr 1;16(4):304-7.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: An analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Fertility and Sterility. 2014 May;101(5):1331-1336.

Steward RG, Lan L, Shah AA, Yeh JS, Goldfarb JM, Price TM, Muasher SJ. Oocyte number as a predictor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and live birth: an analysis of 256,381 IVF cycles. Fertility and Sterility. 2014 Apr;101(4):967-73.

Steward RG, Zhang CE, Shah AA, Yeh JS, Chen C, Li Y, Sandoval JS, Price TM, Muasher JM. High peak estradiol predicts higher miscarriage and lower live birth rates in high-responders triggered with a GnRH agonist in IVF/ICSI cycles. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2014. Publication status: Accepted, In Press.

Yeh JS, Copland SD. In-vitro fertilization. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (Vol. 1). New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media. Hardcover, 2012.

Wang JT, Yeh JS. Diabetic neuropathy. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (Vol. 1). New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media. Hardcover, 2012.

Crochet JR, Yeh JS, Clowse ME, Copland SD. Late ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after controlled ovarian stimulation in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. Fertility and Sterility. 2011 Apr;95(5):1786.e13-6.

Yeh JS, Crochet JR, Price TM. Diagnostic hysteroscopy. MedScape Reference. Updated June 08, 2011. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1848258-overview

Crochet JR, Yeh JS, Price TM. Operative hysteroscopy. MedScape Reference. Updated May 17, 2011. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1848467-overview

Yeh JS, Sheffield JS. Cysticercosis: A Zebra in the neighborhood. Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008;10(4):220-223.

Keyhan S, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Muasher SJ. Embryo transfer practices and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes by United States census bureau region: An analysis of 48,864 fresh first autologous cycles from the SART registry. Poster presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Palm Springs, CA. March 2016.

Turner TB, Bevis KS, Yan T, Yeh JS. Implementation of a novel iOS application to improve patient handoffs. Oral abstract at the 2016 Annual Meeting of CREOG/APGO. March 2016.

Provost MP, Yeh JS, Thomas SM, Hurd WW, Eaton JL. The impact of insurance mandates on multiple birth rates following in vitro fertilization. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Provost MP, Yeh JS, Thomas MS, Hurd WW, Eaton JL. Influence of embryo transfer practices on multiple births rates among states with mandated insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Provost MP, Yeh JS, Thomas MS, Hurd WW, Eaton JL. Embryo transfer practices and multiple birth rates following in vitro fertilization: has insurance mandate status influenced practice patterns over time? Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Keyhan S, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Provost MP, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. How compliant are member clinics in following ASRM/SART blastocyst stage transfer guidelines?: An analysis of 34,140 cycles from the SART registry. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Keyhan S, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Provost MP, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. How compliant are member clinics in following ASRM/SART cleavage stage transfer guidelines?: An analysis of 30,567 cycles from the SART registry. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Acharya KS, Keyhan S, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Provost MP, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Do donor oocyte cycles comply with ASRM/SART embryo transfer guidelines?: An analysis of 13,395 donor cycles from the SART registry. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015

Yeh JS, Daubert M, Kuchibhatla M, Stanczyk FZ, Price TM. The effect of postpartum progestogen on cardiac function, NT-ProBNP, and inflammatory biomarkers in women with gestational hypertension. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Yeh JS, Daubert M, Kuchibhatla M, Stanczyk FZ, Price TM. The effect of postpartum progestogen on cardiac function, NT-ProBNP, and inflammatory biomarkers in women with gestational hypertension. Oral presentation at the Duke OB/GYN Charles B. Hammond Research Day. Durham, NC. May 2015.

Dude AM, Yeh JS, Muasher SJ. The use of donor oocytes is associated with higher likelihood of preterm birth, but not low birth weight or perinatal mortality, when compared to similar fresh autologous in vitro fertilization cycles. Poster presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation. San Francisco, CA. March 2015.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Provost MP, Dude AM, Acharya KS, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Ovarian stimulation does not decrease endometrial receptivity in low/average responders: A comparison of 6,348 fresh autologous vs. donor oocyte IVF cycles from the SART registry. Poster presentation at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Honolulu, HI. October 2014.

Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Provost MP, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Muasher SJ. Ectopic pregnancy rate increases with the number of retrieved oocytes in autologous IVF but not in donor/recipient cycles: An analysis of 109,140 clinical pregnancies from the SART registry. Poster presentation at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Honolulu, HI. October 2014.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JS, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing recipient BMI: An analysis of 22,317 donor/recipient cycles from the 2008-2010 SART registry. Oral presentation at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Honolulu, HI. October 2014.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JS, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing BMI: An analysis of 239,127 IVF cycles from the 2008-2010 SART registry. Oral presentation at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Honolulu, HI. October 2014.

Turner BT, Yeh JS, Valea FA, Brown HL. Development and Implementation of a Novel Obstetrics and Gynecology Mobile Application. Poster presentation at the 2014 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. March 2014.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: An analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Oral presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Boston, MA. October 2013.

Yeh JS, Shah AA, Myers ER. Forecasting the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United States until 2030. Oral presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Boston, MA. October 2013.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Ovarian stimulation negatively affects endometrial receptivity: A comparison of 22,504 fresh autologous versus donor oocyte IVF cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) registry. Oral presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Boston, MA. October 2013.

Shah AA, Steward RG, Lan L, Yeh JS, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. The risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome significantly increases and life birth rates plateau in patients with >15 oocytes retrieved: An analysis of 256,381 fresh, autologous IVF cycles. Oral presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Boston, MA. October 2013.

Gunatilake R, Yeh JS, Heine PR, Murtha A, Grotegut C. An elevated leptin obese mouse model demonstrates uterine fibroids and decreased uterine contractility in response to oxytocin. Poster presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologist Investigation. San Diego, CA. March 2012.

Yeh JS, Likes CE, Hawkins KC, Dai Q, Price TM. Determining of cardiac histologic injury in a transgenic mouse model of heart failure expressing a novel mitochondrial progesterone receptor (PR-M). Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando, FL. October 2011.

Yeh JS, Likes CE, Hawkins KC, Dai Q, Price TM. Determination of Cardiac Histologic Injury in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Heart Failure Expressing a Novel Mitochondrial Progesterone Receptor (PR-M). Oral presentation at the F. Bayard Carter Society Annual Meeting in Durham, NC. September 2011.

McDermott B, Yeh JS, Schultz JR. Differences in skin closure techniques between racial groups after cesarean section. Poster presentation at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Annual Clinical Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2011.

Yeh JS, Shah AA, Myers ER, Price TM, Wu JM. Assisted reproductive technology in the United States: Recent trends and predictions for the future. Poster presentation at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Annual Clinical Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2011.

Yeh JS, Likes CE, Hawkins KC, Dai Q, Price TM. Quantification of cardiac histologic injury in a transgenic mouse model of heart failure expressing a novel mitochondrial progesterone receptor (PR-M). Oral presentation at the Duke OB/GYN Charles B. Hammond Research Day. Durham, NC. May 2011.

Yeh JS, Shah AA, Wu JM. Projected trends for the future of assisted reproductive technology in the United States. Oral presentation at the North Carolina OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting. Asheville, NC. April 2011.

Yeh JS, Johnson LC, Ibrahim Y, Behera MA. Patient-reported factors in the selection of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Poster presentation at the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. April 2010.

Yeh JS, Daubert M, Kuchibhatla M, Stancyzk FZ, Price TM. The Effect of Postpartum Progestogen on Cardiac Function, NT-ProBNP, and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Women with Gestational Hypertension. Fellowship Honors Thesis, Duke University 2015.

Yeh JS, Likes CE, Hawkins KC, Dai Q, Price TM. Quantification of Cardiac Histologic Injury in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Heart Failure Expressing a Novel Mitochondrial Progesterone Receptor (PR-M). Fellowship Honors Thesis, Duke University 2012.

Yeh JS, Domjan W, Winslade WJ. An Animal Anthology: Perspectives on Human and Non-Human Thought and Motivations. University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors Thesis 2004.

Awards:

Vivere Travel Grant (Co-Author). Grant award for abstract presentation at the 2015 ASRM Meeting in Baltimore. How compliant are member clinics in following ASRM/SART blastocyst stage transfer guidelines?: An analysis of 34,140 cycles from the SART registry.

Vivere Travel Grant (Co-Author). Grant award granted for abstract presentation at the 2015 ASRM Meeting in Baltimore. Embryo transfer practices and multiple birth rates following in vitro fertilization: has insurance mandate status influenced practice patterns over time?

ASRM Corporate Member Council Award (Co-Author). One of fifteen $1,500 awards given on basis of scientific merit of abstract submission to the 2015 ASRM Annual Meeting in Baltmore, MD. How compliant are member clinics in following ASRM/SART blastocyst stage transfer guidelines?

1st Place, Hammond Research Day 2015, Duke University. First prize for abstract, manuscript and oral presentation with project entitled: The effect of postpartum progestogen on cardiac function, NT-ProBNP, and inflammatory biomarkers in women with gestational hypertension

Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship Award. Awarded full travel stipend given on basis of prior academic achievement to attend the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Cost Reproductive Society in Indian Wells, CA.

ASRM Corporate Member Council Award (Lead Author). One of fifteen $1,500 awards given on basis of scientific merit of abstract submission to the 2013 IFFS/ASRM Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: an analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles from the society for assisted reproductive technology (SART)

Administrative Chief Resident, Dept. of OB/GYN, Duke University.

1st Place, Hammond Annual Research Day 2011, Duke University. First prize for abstract, manuscript and oral presentation with project entitled: Implementation of a novel quantification method to evaluate cardiac histological injury in a transgenic mouse model expressing human mitochondrial progesterone receptor (PR-M)

Resident Reporter. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2010. North Carolina OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting, 2011. North Carolina OB/GYN Society
Annual Meeting, 2012

Duke University Medical Center Appleseed Teaching Award.

UT-Southwestern Medical School, Tuition Scholarship, Alumni Award.

Dean’s List, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin.

Summa Cum Laude, University of Texas at Austin

University Honors, Plan II Honors, University of Texas at Austin

College Scholar, University of Texas at Austin

David A. Ott, M.D. Endowed Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin.

First Violinist, Plan II String Quartet, University of Texas at Austin

Concertmaster, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra.

Michael E. DeBakey Surgical Scholar

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