Dr. Saji Jacob
My interest in helping infertile couples started while I was a third year medical school student. I saw first hand the emotional distress infertile couple experienced while I was helping the attending infertility specialist in his office. The patient told me, “Since I am not able to have a baby, I feel I am an incomplete woman”. The tears rolling down her cheeks struck a chord in me and I decided then that I will dedicate my medical career helping infertile couples achieve their dream of having a baby. After I graduated from medical school and OB/GYN residency, I did a three year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Here, I mastered all the advanced reproductive technologies and did research in the field of infertility. Our new Center for Reproductive Medicine & Robotic Surgery is a “dream come true” for me. The mission of my dream is simple: Make the dream of having a child affordable to all infertile couples by providing the best care, at an affordable price and in a friendly and compassionate environment. We are proud to offer a comprehensive array of services, in a responsive and efficient manner. Our single office setting enables us to have complete control over your care which provides you with a convenience that other centers may not be able to offer. We also provide extended office hours to ensure your care fits into your busy schedule. My staff and I are committed to exceeding your expectations and are confident you will find our office convenient, affordable, and run by a dedicated and caring staff.
• MD-University of Kerala, Medical School
• OB/GYN Residency-Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St. Louis
• Fellowship REI-Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland, Rotunda Hospital, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
• Diploma in Health Informatics-University of Dublin
Certified as a Robotic Surgeon for Minimally invasive Gynecologic surgery. (da Vinci Robotic systems.)
Honors and Awards
Honors in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Honors in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology & Forensic Medicine, MD University of Kerala
Best Outgoing Postgraduate from Ob/Gyn Residency, University of Kerala, India
Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Health-2002.
Wyeth Resident Reporter at ASRM Conference - 2004.
Teaching Title and Responsibilities
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
Clinical Title and Responsibilities
Attending, OB/GYN & REI :-Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Alton Memorial Hospital & St. Claire Health Center.
1996-M.R.C.O.G. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, UK.
2000-Fellowship REI, RCSI, Dublin.
2006-American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certified, January 2006.
Major Invited Professorships and Lectureships
1. October 3, 1996 Obstetrical and Neonatal Management of Conjoined Twins. Annual Meeting of the Irish and American Pediatric Society
2. September 21, 1999 Decision Support Systems in Medicine. Mount Sinai Hospital.New York, New York.
3. September 22, 1999 Neural Networks, K Nearest Neighbor for Prediction Analysis.Harvard-MIT Medical Informatics Series. Brigham and
Women’s Hospital. Boston, Massachusetts.
4. December, 1999. IT in Medicine. McGill University Grand Rounds. Montreal.
5. December 15, 1999 Expert Systems for Clinical Guidance in Narrow Domain Medical Fields. Blair Bell Research Society Competition. Royal
College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. UK.
6. January 4, 2000 Prediction of Ideal Number of Embryos to be Transferred in Assisted Reproduction Treatment Programs – Project Report.
Harvard Medical School.
7. January 31, 2000 Medical Decision Support Systems – Prediction of ART Outcome Using Artificial Neural Networks. Cleveland Clinic
Foundation. Cleveland, Ohio.
8. May 8, 2004 Current Theories and Management of PCOS. Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis, Missouri.
9. March 16, 2005 Current Theory and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Alton Memorial Hospital. Alton, Illinois.
10. June 14, 2005 Deleterious Effect of Hyperinsulinemia on Embryo Glucose Metabolism: Treatment Options for PCOS. Rotunda Hospital.
University of Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.
11. July 2005 Hyperinsulinemia and PCOS: Affect on Reproductive Potential. SAT Hospital, Medical College TVM. University of Kerala. Kerala,
12. July 2006 Assisted Reproductive Treatments – Basics for the primary care physician, Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, Illinois.
13. August 2007 Grand rounds- Anderson Hospital – Infertility for primary care physician.
Non-Governmental Eclampsia Research Grant, University of Kerala, India - $5,000
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:
1.Jacob S, Moley KH. Gametes and embryo epigenetic reprogramming affect developmental outcome: implication for assisted reproductive technologies. Pediatric Research 2005; 58:437-446.
2.Harrison RF, Jacob S, Spillane H, Mallon E, Hennelly B. A prospective randomized clinical trial of differing starter doses of recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (follitropin-b) for first time IVF/ICSI cycles. Fertility and Sterility 2001; 75:23-31.
3.Cunningham P, Carney J, Jacob S. Stability problems with artificial neural networks and the ensemble solution. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2000; 20:217-225.
4.Hennely B, Harrison RF, Jacob S, Kelly J, Barrett T. Spontaneous conception after Successful attempt at IVF/ICSI. Fertility and Sterility 2000; 73:774-778.
5. Jacob S, Spillane H, Keane D, Waite K, McSorley G, Harrison RF. Initial experiences of a testicular sperm extraction programme for assisted reproduction in Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2000; 169(1):26-29.
6. Jacob S, Byrne P, Harrison RF. Symptomatic cystic swelling at the root of the neck with Left sided pleural effusion as presentation of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999; 106:986-988.
7. Jacob S. Price and lack of data precludes use of recombinant FSH. Trends in Urology, Gynecology and Sexual Health 1999 Supplement.
8. Jacob S, Drudy L, Conroy R, Harrison RF. Outcome from consecutive IVF/ICSI Attempts in the final group treated with urinary gonadotrophins and the first group Treated with recombinant FSH. Human Reproduction 1998; 13:1783-1787.
9. Jacob S, Lalitha K, Gopalakrishnan K, Nair K, Sankarnarayan R. Malignant ovarian Tumors – a profile. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India 1993; 43:413-417.
1. Jacob S, Gopalakrishnan K, Lalitha K. Standardized clinical trial of magnesium sulphate regime in comparison with MKK menon’s lytic cocktail regime in the management of eclampsia. The 27th British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. London, 1995 Abstract #303. Results referenced in the systematic review clinical evidence issue 6 December 2001, BMJ Publishing Group, London.
2. Jacob S, O’Donoghue M, Jenkins DM, Collins JK, Cole MM, O’Shea R. Comparative Study of sperm deoxyribo nucleic acid (DNA) content and damage between fertile and Infertile men using flow cytometry and gel electrophoresis. Fertility and Sterility 1997; 69:S31.
3. Jacob S. Flow cytometry and gel electrophoresis – a novel technique to assess sperm DNAcontent and damage in fertile and infertile men. EAGO Book of Abstracts, p. 5. May 10-14, 1998.
4. Jacob S, Durdy L, Conroy R, Harrison RF. Comparitive study of clinicaloutcome of consecutive IVF/ICSI cysles treated with hMG and FSHr. Fertility and Sterility 1998; 70(3):S92-93.
5. Jacob S, Cunningham P, Harrison RF. Prediction of assisted reproduction treatment outcome using artificial neural networks. Fertility and Sterility 1999; 72:S167.
6. Jacob S, Conroy R, Harrison RF. Predictive value of day 3 FSH in young women (<35yrs) undergoing assisted production treatment (ART). Fertility and Sterility 2000; 74:S171.
7. Chang AS, Jacob S, Moley K. Effects of hyperglycemia on oocyte maturation and Development. 2004; SGI Abstract #951050.