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Johannah Corselli Ph.D., ELD, HCLDDr. Corselli

Dr. Corselli is Director of the IVF Program and Lab, Oocyte Donation and Tissue Banking Programs at the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility.  Dr. Corselli is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  She is recognized as a first generation clinical embryologist and assisted reproductive technologist. Her performance in this field is one of continuous advancement in success rates, early recognition and successful implementation of emergent technologies. 

Dr. Corselli was a co-founder of the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility in 1988.  In 1982, Dr. Corselli directed the Century City Hospital IVF Laboratory in California, the third IVF Program in the United States. In 1984 she designed and directed the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center IVF Lab.  In 1994, Dr. Corselli was among the first group of reproductive clinicians to become board certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis in the direction of a high complexity clinical lab, and board certified to direct Embryology and Andrology laboratories.

Dr. Corselli received her doctorate in cell and developmental biology at the University of California, Riverside in 1986.  Her area of research focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of mammalian sperm-egg interactions in vitro.   After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1977, Dr. Corselli received a Master’s degree in 1979 at the University of California, Riverside.  Dr. Corselli’s work in the Division of Biomedical Sciences was on the effect of neonatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol on the development of the uterus.

In her early academic career, Dr. Corselli gained extensive teaching experience at the University of California, Riverside and at the community college level.  Dr. Corselli taught subjects which include human embryology and development, human sexual reproduction, human physiology and gross anatomy, cell and developmental biology, histology and hematology.


Philip J. Chan Ph.D., HCLD  Dr. Chan

Dr. Chan earned his PhD degree in Physiology at Michigan State University in 1983 in the field of nonhuman primate laparoscopy and IVF. He started work as the IVF lab director at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey from 1983-1987 and at the Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1987-1989. He joined the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility from1989 to present day as the lab director of andrology and molecular biology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts as an embryo lab director and as a high complexity laboratory director in embryology and andrology. Since1991, he is a full-time professor in the department of gynecology and obstetrics at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Chan’s research focuses on the role of the sperm in fertility problems and cancer etiologies. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 177 presentations on assisted reproduction, breast cancer gene and HPV in cervical cancer. His photograph of the human oocyte was selected for the 1984 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association front cover page. He was the embryologist responsible for the first human IVF baby born in South New Jersey. He received the Walter MacPherson Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1997 and was invited to lecture at the Siena University in Italy, 1999, the Budapest University, Hungary, 2000 and the ASRM 2003 seminar in San Antonio. He was awarded the Outstanding Attending Staff Physician Award in 2003 and the CREOG National Faculty Award in 2006. 

Dr. Chan is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American Association of Bioanalysts. He served on the NIH comparative medicine study section for 4 years reviewing research grant proposals. In addition, he was a member and chairman on 6 NIH national primate site inspections as well as being a past lab inspector for the College of American Pathologists



JulieJulie is an registered nurse who has worked at the Center since 2005. She plays a major role in patient education in the Center for Fertilty. She has many responsibilities including patient education about cycles, checking that all required tests have been done before cycle start, coordinating patient and center schedules for cycles, insuring the required medications are available for patient use at the beginning of cycles, and many others. She is also the donor coordinator. 







Monica is also an RN and has worked at the center since 2007. She carries many of same responsibilities that Julie does. She is often the nurse that will call back when you left a phone message. Our phones are very busy, we often have over 100 messages a day left for our nurses to answer. Please be patient  in awaiting a call back,and be sure that we have the number that we can reach you at on the day of your call. We make every effort to answer every call on the day that it is placed.





RoxanneRoxanne has worked for us since 2003. She is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), but does many other jobs in our clinic. She obtains authorizations for care in the clinic, she takes responsibility for ensuring that clinic supplies are current, she answers patient questions, returns calls, does patient education including injection teaching and advises patients regarding possible medication side effects. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish






Joanna Joanna

Joanna began working at our Center in 2011. She is an RN, and has extensive experience working in hospital based nursing, primarily in the acute care of women in labor & delivery. Her many responsibilities include recovering patients from procedures, educating patients about their cycles, answering phones, and following up on laboratory results. We're very please that Joanna has joined our group.





Evelyn Evelyn 

Evelyn is a Clinical Embryologist at the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility & IVF. She has been with the center since 1994. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology in 1987. She got her professional license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) in the state of California in 1991. She is also certified by the American Association of Bioanalyst (AAB) in Medical Technology in the discipline areas of Embryology & Andrology in the year 2000.

In 2005, Evelyn obtained her Master's degree in Clinical Embryology & Andrology from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Eastern Virginia Medical School is the site of the original IVF program in the US, which was started by Drs. Howard and Georgianna Jones. The Virginia program was responsible for the birth of the first IVF baby in the US in December 1981.





LeineLeine has served the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility and IVF since 1998.  She is responsible for the majority of clinical laboratory testing that is conducted in our Center.  In addition, Leine performs as an assistant clinical embryologist while studying to become certified in andrology and embryology.

In 1981, Leine received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.   She came to the United States in 1982 and in the years to follow gained over 10 years of clinical experience working as a phlebotomist and laboratory assistant at the Sommer-Miller Laboratories, Westside Hospital, Saint Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles and at Kaiser Permanente in Riverside.  Leine obtained her clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) license in 1992.




TawnTawn is our financial coordinator. She works with patients to answer questions about insurance coverage, explains costs, and often can make suggestions that will help to maximize your coverage for infertility related visits and procedures. She is also responsible for scheduling surgeries, and will assist patients in understand their insurance coverage for their surgery. She coordinates patient visits for testing and pre-anesthetic screening prior to the actual surgery date.







Bruce works in the front office as a patient service representative. He answers phones, greets and checks in patients, as well as doing patient scheduling and assisting in billing and checking insurance coverage.




Lupe works in the front office as a patient service representative. She answers phones, greets and checks in patients, as well as doing patient scheduling and assisting in billing and checking insurance coverage.