Dr. Smikle is the founder and Medical Director of Laurel Fertility Care. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility, he has extensive experience in IVF, all assisted reproductive technologies and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is a highly respected physician, researcher, teacher and medical author.
Dr. Smikle graduated Yale Medical School (1985) and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School (1989). After residency, he served in the USAF Medical Corps and held a teaching position at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas. He received specialty training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California San Francisco where he also did extensive research in oocyte and follicular development and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). He felt that infertility patients needed a practice that remained at the cutting edge of assisted reproductive technology as offered in an academic environment or a large practice, but with the individualized attention of a small practice. With these loft goals, he founded Laurel Fertility Care in June 2005.
Dr. Smikle has authored over 25 medical publications, book chapters, and abstracts. He is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrinologists Society, and the San Francisco Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He participates in LiveStrong’s Sharing Hope program to help women diagnosed with cancer access options to preserve their fertility prior to chemotherapy and radiation. He remains a strong advocate for all women to consider their options for preserving their fertility.
Each year since 2009, Dr. Collin Smikle was voted by his peers to Best Doctors in America®.