Phone

Email

agraham@gofertility.com

Monday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dr. Saji Jacob

Dr. Saji Jacob’s mission is helping couples realize their dream of having a child. With his hands-on, patient-centric approach, Dr. Jacob seeks to provide all infertile couples who walk through GoFertility’s doors exemplary care at an affordable price in a friendly and compassionate environment.

Dr. Jacob became a board-certified high-complexity lab director by the American Board of Bioanalysis in 2018. In doing so, he is one of only a handful of dual
board-certified infertility specialists in the United States. With a Fellowship in Embryology in Ireland, his expertise in both the clinical and laboratory arenas uniquely positions him to treat patients navigating infertility issues with a success rate that annually beats the national average.

Dr. Jacob is a certified robotic surgeon specializing in highly complex gynecological procedures. That includes advanced-stage endometriosis, myomectomies (fibroid removal surgery), tubal microsurgical reanastomosis and complex hysterectomies, among others. He is a national proctor for training doctors across the U.S. in robotic gynecological surgeries.

Dr. Jacob has a long-held interest and heart for helping couples in their difficult journey through infertility. He saw firsthand the emotional distress infertile couples experience while assisting an infertility specialist as a medical school student. Dr. Jacob recalls a patient saying to him with tears rolling down her cheeks, “Since I am not able to have a baby, I feel I am an incomplete woman.”

That interaction stuck with Dr. Jacob, and he decided at that moment to dedicate his medical career to assisting infertile couples in their dream of bearing a child. Upon graduating from medical school and OB/GYN residency, he fulfilled a
three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with the Human Assisted Reproduction Ireland Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons at Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital. Here, he learned every advanced reproductive technology and completed further research in the field of infertility.

Dr. Jacob became medical and lab director of GoFertility in 2011, which he called a dream come true. He is proud the center offers a comprehensive array of services in a responsive and efficient manner to better serve patients. GoFertility’s
single-office setting in Creve Coeur enables Dr. Jacob’s team to have complete control over patient care, providing a convenience not found at many other reproductive facilities.

Along with his staff, Dr. Jacob is committed to exceeding your expectations and is confident you will find GoFertility to be convenient, affordable and run by a dedicated and caring team of professionals.

Education & Certificates

Specialized training in reproductive endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, ASRM certification, fertility counseling, and advanced reproductive technologies.

MD-University of Kerala,
Medical School

M.B.B.S., University of Kerala (India), Medical College

OB/GYN Residency,
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Fellowship REI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Rotunda Hospital

High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, American Board of Bioanalysis

Diploma in Health Informatics, University of Dublin (Ireland)

Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Kerala (India)

Official CV

Dr. Saji Jacob’s official CV showcases extensive expertise, commitment to healthcare, and significant contributions to the medical field.

  • Honors in biology, chemistry and physics
  • Honors in internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology plus forensic medicine, M.B.B.S., University of Kerala
  • Best Outgoing Postgraduate from OB/GYN residency, University of Kerala
  • Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Health
  • Wyeth Resident Reporter at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Conference
  • Clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Attending doctor, OB/GYN and REI, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Alton Memorial Hospital and St. Claire Health Center
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, United Kingdom
  • Fellowship in REI, RCSI, Dublin
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, general obstetrics and gynecology
  • American Board of Bioanalysis, High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director
  • Medical licensure by the state of Missouri and Indian Medical Council
  • Lecture series, Innovations in advanced reproductive technology and surgical techniques, Saint Louis University
  • Grand rounds, Robotics use in OB/GYN cases, “The end of abdominal scars,” SSM DePaul Health Center
  • Grand rounds, Recent advancements in minimal access surgery in gynecology and infertility, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Grand rounds, Infertility for primary care physicians, Anderson Hospital
  • Assisted reproductive treatments, Basics for the primary care physician, Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Hyperinsulinemia and PCOS, Effect on reproductive potential, SAT Hospital at the University of Kerala
  • Deleterious Effect of Hyperinsulinemia on embryo glucose metabolism, Treatment options for PCOS, Rotunda Hospital at the University of Dublin
  • Current theory and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Current theories and management of PCOS, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Medical Decision Support Systems, Prediction of ART outcome using artificial neural networks, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Prediction of ideal number of embryos to be transferred in assisted reproduction treatment programs (project report), Harvard Medical School Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Expert Systems for clinical guidance in narrow domain medical fields, Blair Bell Research Society Competition, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Grand rounds, IT in medicine, McGill University
  • Neural networks, K nearest neighbor for prediction analysis, Harvard-MIT Medical Informatics Series at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Decision support systems in medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Obstetrical and neonatal management of conjoined twins, Irish and American Pediatric Society
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jacob S. Price and lack of data precludes use of recombinant FSH. Trends in Urology, Gynecology and Sexual Health 1999 Supplement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cunningham P, Carney J, Jacob S. Stability problems with artificial neural networks and the ensemble solution. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2000; 20:217-225.
  • 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.
  • Jacob S, Moley KH. Gametes and embryo epigenetic reprogramming affect developmental outcome: implication for assisted reproductive technologies. Pediatric Research 2005; 58:437-446.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jacob S. Flow cytometry and gel electrophoresis – a novel technique to assess sperm DNA content and damage in fertile and infertile men. EAGO Book of Abstracts, p. 5. May 10-14, 1998.
  • Jacob S, Durdy L, Conroy R, Harrison RF. Comparative study of clinical outcome of consecutive IVF/ICSI cycles treated with hMG and FSHr. Fertility and Sterility 1998; 70(3):S92-93.
  • Jacob S, Cunningham P, Harrison RF. Prediction of assisted reproduction treatment outcome using artificial neural networks. Fertility and Sterility 1999; 72:S167.
  • 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.
  • Chang AS, Jacob S, Moley K. Effects of hyperglycemia on oocyte maturation and development. 2004; SGI Abstract #951050.
  • Certified as a robotic surgeon for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Inspection team leader training with the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification

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