Name: Dr. Lowell Ku, MD
Education & Credentials: I am Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. I completed training in the nationally-recognized Family Medicine residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas where I served as chief resident. I later returned to training and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at John Peter Smith Hospital where I was again elected as chief resident. After residency, I completed a three-year fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the most established fellowship in the nation.
Practice: Dallas IVF located in Frisco, TX. Dallas IVF is one of the nations’ leading infertility centers and consistently has among the highest success rates in the United States. The newly opened Frisco Fertility Center is the largest free standing, fully credentialed, and Texas Department of Health certified Ambulatory Surgery Center in all of Dallas and Collin County that is solely dedicated to female infertility care. Our world class IVF laboratory facilities are among the most modern in the world in regards to design, equipment, electronic integration, air quality control, and staffing. Dallas IVF’s state of the art embryology laboratory enables our patients to be given the best opportunity to conceive. At Dallas IVF, patients have access to world-class infertility care all in one conveniently located state of the art facility.
How long at your practice: I have been with Dallas IVF for 2 years. Previously, I was on the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division.
Most memorable work moment: Every positive pregnancy test is a memorable moment for me!
Awards and Recognitions: Dr. Ku doesn’t like to brag but we will do it for him. Dr. Ku was recently awarded the Patients’ Choice On Time Physician Award for 2009. He also was recognized with the Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Ku was recently elected the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Co-Chairman. He also was tapped to serve on the Alumni Association Board of Trustees of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. While in fellowship training, Dr. Ku was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. He also won the Best Fellow Research Award in 2008. In residency training, he was recognized with the Outstanding Specialty Resident Award (Dedication to Medical Education) in 2005. Dr. Ku also won the Resident Research Award in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He also was awarded the Pritchard Prize Paper Award for Best Resident Research at TAOG/Texas section of ACOG in 2005. In medical school, Dr. Ku was elected as the class president for four straight years and gave the commencement speech at graduation.
Personal background: I am originally from Dallas and my wife and I are an IVF success story. My wife and I struggled with infertility for 3 years. We underwent 5 rounds of IVF! After our 4th attempt, our emotions, funds, and hopes were fading quickly. But we tried IVF one last time. On our 5th attempt, we conceived! As we had had a miscarriage in the past, we were cautiously optimistic. As the baby grew, our frustration, fear, and despair from infertility began melting away. Soon our thoughts changed from infertility to the color of the baby room and names for the baby. Because my wife and I never gave up on the dream of a family and ultimately had our first child through IVF after years of infertility and infertility treatments, I never give up on my patients.
My POV: The emotional rollercoaster of infertility can be nauseating and can make one want to get off the ride. As an Infertility doctor and having personally suffered infertility, I can relate to my patient’s frustration and despair. My personal experience with infertility gives me the motivation to work harder for my patients, as I know how it feels to dream of a child and worry that that dream may never become a reality. Because I have been on the roller coaster of emotions from infertility, I am always there for the patient every step of the way during the emotional journey to parenthood.