Envita Fertility Center medical director, MD, PhD
- Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
- Obstetrics & Gynecology, diplomate
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) & IVF lab techniques
- Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-A, PGT-M)
- Elective single embryo transfer
- Fertility preservation/egg freezing
- Uterine fibroids & structural infertility, STI related infertility
- LGBTQIA+ family planning and third-party reproduction, including gestational carriers (surrogates)
- Advanced hysteroscopic laparoscopic surgery
My first goal is to understand my patients’ background, objective, available resources and timeline. From there, I create a customized plan for each patient. My priority is to treat everyone with respect and compassion. I consider each individual involved in someone’s journey toward parenthood, whether it be an intended parent, partner, egg donor or gestational carrier.
About Dr. William Freije
Dr. William Freije is double board certified in reproductive endocrinology & infertility (REI) and obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), and also has his Ph.D. in human genetics from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Freije’s extensive experience extends beyond his patient encounters, serving as an assistant clinical professor at UCLA’s department of obstetrics and gynecology since 2015. He has been involved in teaching and guiding medical students and fellows since 1999, and takes pride in educating the next generation of OB-GYNs in how to deliver excellent women’s healthcare.
Fertility doctor & geneticist
Dr. Freije’s background and doctorate in genetics enables him to personally meet with patients for genetic counseling. He is passionate about epigenetics, studying how behavior and environment impact the presentation of genes.
Reproductive endocrinology background & training
Dr. Freije’s post-secondary education started with a biology degree from Occidental College. He went on to pursue his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston. He completed his OB-GYN internship and residency at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Freije started his reproductive endocrinology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and later transferred to the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to complete his REI fellowship.
When pursuing his Ph.D. in human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his dissertation on gene expression profiling of gliomas: survival, signaling and chromatin correlations.
Over Dr. Freije’s fertility career, he has led many research projects, been published in numerous medical journals, and delivered lectures on infertility, genetics, lab techniques and more.
What fertility patients have to say about Dr. William Freije
Light at the end of the tunnel
“Without Dr. Freije, I don’t know if my husband and I would have been able to conceive! After many years of pain and tears, we see the light at the end of the tunnel! I am happy to announce we are expecting!”
“I was referred to Dr. Freije by my OB and he was AMAZING! My husband and I focused on our careers throughout our 20s and 30s and once we decided to start trying for kids, we realized it was going to be a bigger struggle than expected. Dr. Freije knew exactly what he was doing, and he made a customized plan specific to my husband’s and my needs.”
My life wouldn’t be the same
“I want to thank Dr. Freije for all the time, care and work he put into my case. My husband and I had been trying to have a child for over 3 years. After many failed attempts my friend recommended Dr. Freije. My life wouldn’t be the same if they hadn’t! Thank you!”
Did you know?
Dr. Freije was born and raised in South Pasadena. As the child of a physician, he grew up seeing his father helping people and saving lives, and knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a physician.
Dr. Freije learned Spanish on the job through patient interactions while working in the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center. He is now fluent in Spanish and can communicate with patients in either English or Spanish.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
- AB Biology, 1987
Tufts University, Boston, MA
- Medical doctorate, 1991
University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County
- Obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency, 1991-1995
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Reproductive endocrinology & infertility fellowship, 1995
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX
- Reproductive endocrinology & infertility fellowship, 1996-1999
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ph.D. in human genetics, 1999 – 2005
University of California, Los Angeles
- Scholar, Inter-Departmental Clinical Pharmacology Training Program, 2008-2010