Santa Barbara Fertility Center – All About Dr Rene Allen

Santa Barbara Fertility Center, which is a very well received and popular clinic, do all sorts of services. They offer in-vitro fertlisation, egg freezing, donation and much much more.

Here, we tell you all about Dr. Rene Allen, a key part of the SBFC team! We have way more content coming on the SBFC, so be sure to check back!

After completing medical school and residency at the University of California, Irvine, Dr Allen performed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

After fellowship training, Dr Allen returned to his hometown to open a private practice in 2008, aptly named Santa Barbara Fertility Center. Since then, he has brought his passion for and expertise in reproductive medicine to an ever-growing and diverse Central Coast community and beyond. He is an active member of the community both through Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara’s first infertility support group, which he co-created with Shelly Osborn, a local psychological assistant.

Santa Barbara is a highly sought-after vacation and permanent residence destination, so because of this and also the fact that some countries have legal restrictions on certain fertility treatments, patients from all over the world have been seeking the personalised care and fertility services of Santa Barbara Fertility Center.


Dr Allen has a special interest in embryo implantation and markers used to assess embryo development. He has also presented research at numerous national meetings on topics including Preimplantation Genetic Screening, male factor infertility, and tubal surgery. Dr Allen received the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Traveling Scholars Award in 2008 for his research on hyperglycosylated hCG in semen, and was honoured by the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society for his presentation, The Predictive Value of Embryo Developmental Rate for PGD Results and Pregnancy Outcomes.

Dr Allen’s professional affiliations include the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for which he previously served as the Junior Fellow Chair and Vice Chair and currently serves as the Young Fellow for District IX.

Although his affiliations and awards are significant, the reason he is in such high demand is because of his personable bedside manner and his ability to make each patient and their families feel comfortable. This is essential for this journey which can be one of life’s most challenging endeavours. Santa Barbara Fertility Center has a relaxed atmosphere that allows patients to feel as calm and stress-free as possible throughout this process.

Dr René Allen and the team at Santa Barbara Fertility Center are dedicated to bringing you the highest level of patient care combined with the most advanced reproductive technologies. We offer a full range of services from Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) to In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Egg and Sperm Freezing, egg donation, surrogacy, and surgical treatment options. We look forward to providing you a compassionate, personalised experience throughout your journey to realising your dreams of having a family.

After meeting for an initial consult with Dr Allen, he will establish a treatment plan that focuses on your individual needs. We are here to answer your questions every step of the way and make the process as easy as possible. Contact us today to begin your fertility treatment.


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In this article, we tell you all about Dr Rene Allen of Santa Barbara Fertility Center.