Dr. Salli Tazuke is the Co-founder and Co-Medical Director of CCRM San Francisco and is a board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Prior to co-founding CCRM San Francisco, she was the division director of fertility clinic at Palo Alto Medical Foundation for nine years.
She is originally from Japan and her love of language and culture led her to pursue study of history and Chinese languages as an undergraduate at Stanford University. After receiving her medical degree from University of California San Diego, she completed her residency at Yale University School of Medicine and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she received the notable recognition of Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
After her fellowship, Dr. Tazuke remained at Stanford as a faculty to pursue her clinical practice and research interests in ovarian biology and endometriosis. She continued her academic practice and interest at University of Pennsylvania’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division when her husband was recruited there as faculty. She participated in the NIH and ASRM sponsored Reproductive Scientist Training Program and CREST (The Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training Program), and has presented and published her work extensively. She has been a reviewer for Fertility and Sterility and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tazuke has also been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2018.
Dr. Tazuke’s clinical expertise and interest covers the whole spectrum of Reproductive Medicine. Her philosophy is to strive for the highest quality of care with compassion and honest advice. She spends a great deal of time with each patient to develop personalized treatment, while keeping in mind evidence and science-based best practices in the field of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Tazuke speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.
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What Patients Are Saying About Dr. Tazuke
“I highly recommend CCRM and Dr Tazuke. During the pandemic, we started researching IVF options and after careful research we decided to go with CCRM and Dr Tazuke, which was the best decision we made in our IVF journey. After two cycles of egg extraction and one embryo transfer, I was able to get pregnant and just gave birth to a healthy baby boy. During the IVF journey, Dr Tazuke guided us through every single step of the process by explaining the science behind it and providing helpful advice. As a Japanese native, Dr Tazuke explained complex medical terms in Japanese for me and made me feel free to ask any questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and transparent in her communication. Since I only had one good egg after genetic testing, in order to maximize the chance for a successful transfer, I decided to go through additional uterus testing & polyp removal. I am so glad that I took the steps while they took extra time and the single transfer worked!I made numerous visits to CCRM’s clinic for blood draw, ultrasound etc and their staff was always friendly and efficient. The nurse team was also very responsive to my questions and guided me through a complex process for medications etc. I feel very fortunate to have chosen CCRM and Dr Tazuke for this important life event and can’t recommend them enough for anyone looking to start their IVF journey.”
“Dr. Tazuke is an extraordinary doctor! She is empathetic, hardworking, thorough, and most importantly extremely skilled at her job. After finding out my husband had severe male factor infertility (0% morphology and 0% motility), she quickly pointed us to an experienced urologist to provide testing we needed to continue with treatment. Her staff are also so friendly and helpful, they really made this process seem like they were treating patients instead of numbers. With a world class lab and embryologist, we ended up with six high-graded PGS embryos, one of which I’m currently 23 weeks pregnant with. Please don’t waste time and money elsewhere, do yourself a favor and check out this state of the art facility and amazing doctor!”
“I can’t recommend Dr. Tazuke enough. We got pregnant at 43 with one cycle at CCRM. If you want a place that maximizes your chances by checking every little thing and is super conservative with your self care (vitamin cocktails, acupuncture, constant blood tests, lining biopsy, transfer protocol, etc) , I would highly recommend CCRM. Their protocols are just different and make a difference.”
“From my first appointment, I loved CCRM. From their clean, welcoming environment and facility, to their wonderful staff, everyone I worked with was great. They walked me through my options, taught me everything about egg freezing in an easy to understand way, and made me feel comfortable with the process. Dr. Tazuke is extremely easy to talk to, she answers all questions and makes sure you understand the answer. general demeanor makes her extremely approachable – there wasn’t anything I was afraid to ask her or talk to her about. She also maintained our working relationship throughout the process by running some of my my quick, routine ultrasounds herself, so I was able to see her a few times between my preliminary appointment and my retrieval surgery. I also worked closely with Rachel (my nurse) and Angie (my care coordinator). Both of them were fabulous to work with – approachable, kind, and easy to talk to – I would work with this team again in a heartbeat!”
“My husband and I decided to wait many years to attempt to have a baby. When we met with Dr. Tazuke she was very supportive and encouraged us to try the IVF process even though I was already 43 when we did egg retrieval. I produced 21 eggs over several cycles and had an immature egg that was fertilized second day, we are so thankful that CCRM does this process because the egg/embryo was perfectly normal following chromosome testing. It was the only normal embryo I produced. Our one precious embryo was transferred and took on the first attempt, a true miracle. My husband and I welcomed our little bundle of joy this June, 6lbs 11oz, perfectly healthy. We are so thankful for the process at CCRM and for Dr. Tazuke’s expertise. We highly recommend her and the clinic!”
“Dr. Tazuke showed compassion and had great bedside manner. She is so knowledgeable and always explained the science behind the treatments. She made me feel like she was on my team! CCRM is a pristine clinic and the staff is so responsive. CCRM San Francisco is so clean. They have accommodating hours for all types of careers and work 364 days a year! They work on your schedule. The staff is so friendly and by the end of the treatments, I felt like we were friends. I have already recommended other friends to this clinic. Progyny & Alto Pharmacy were fantastic as well.”