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Our Team… Masters of Their Craft

Michael Synn, M.D., Director

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Member American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Michael Synn is one of California's leading obstetric, gynecological and fertility specialists. Among his many accomplishments and awards, Dr. Synn recently received the prestigious VHA Award for physician champion. He joined Community Medical Centers in 1984 when he began his residency at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. He currently serves as an assistant clinical professor at UCSF Fresno and also dedicates his time, serving on Community's Board of Trustees, serving as chairman of the Clovis Community Facility Executive Committee and the Quality Patient Safety Committee. In 2007, Dr. Synn was one of three doctors in a six-state region to receive the Physician Champion Award through VHA Inc., which brings together health care organizations in a nationwide alliance to improve health care. He has had significant experience in the field of reproductive medicine and has made multiple contributions in the specialty. He has also served as Chief of Board for a 40-member Obstetrics/Gynecology group for the past 10 years.

Carlos Sueldo, M.D., Co-Director

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF, Fresno, CA

Dr. Carlos Sueldo founded the Community Fertility Center in 1984. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Sueldo completed medical school at the University of Buenos Aires in 1970. He completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Chicago Medical School in 1976. After two years as junior faculty in Chicago, he joined the OB/GYN department at the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program as an Assistant Clinical Professor and successfully completed a fellowship on reproductive endocrinology at the University of Southern California. Since 1994, he has been a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF Fresno. He is currently the chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF-Fresno. He serves as board director of the London-based World Endometriosis Research Foundation, chairman of the International Membership Committee for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. While previously dividing his time between California and Argentina, Dr. Sueldo now resides in the Central Valley, where he is near his founding practice. Dr. Sueldo has been heavily published in multiple scientific journals and texts. He has also chaired many scientific conferences in the field of reproductive medicine.


      Kim Lopez

      Timony Spence

Nurse Practitioners

      Christine Card

      Dani Ellen

      Missy Montes

Medical Assistants

      Sandra Medina

      Jessica Porraz

IVF Coordinators

      Karla Tavarez


      Casey Storm

      Tullea Tunnell

      Monique Lopez

IVF Laboratory

      Eduardo Kelly, MD, ELD(ABB)

      Federico Kelly, MS

      Eric Djanie, BS

      Cassiana Flores, MS