Dr. Lori Arnold

"Dr. Arnold has dedicated her career to helping create healthy babies and families through the miracle of assisted reproductive technologies. She treats each of her patients with the respect, compassion, and expertise they deserve and is committed to fulfilling their dreams of parenthood."

Lori L. Arnold, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is the founder and medical director of the California Center for Reproductive Medicine (CACRM), established in 2000. Under her leadership, our prestigious IVF clinic has been recognized as one of southern California’s foremost reproductive medicine centers offering cutting-edge IVF therapies combined with high-touch individualized care.

Dr. Arnold is setting the standard for fertility treatments with her commitment to success, accessibility, and the highest caliber of quality care. Her patients come from the local region, other parts of the United States, and abroad to benefit from her skills and knowledge. Dr. Arnold believes that everyone who hopes to have a healthy family should have that opportunity.

In her practice, Dr. Arnold specializes in surrogacy and third-party reproduction, preimplantation genetic testing, the treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss, and in vitro fertilization. She has been honored for her excellence in micro-laparoscopic surgery; this certification is one of the many distinctions that differentiate Dr. Arnold from her peers. In addition, she founded CACRM with the vision to create an in-house surrogacy and egg donor program to be able to better serve and support her patients’ needs.


In over two decades, Dr. Arnold has helped more than five thousand patients create their families. Many of her patients have had difficult and challenging reproductive issues. She gives all of them personalized care, performing all her own consults and fertility procedures. Dr. Arnold is devoted to her patients’ reproductive success and has achieved a 90% success rate for those who complete treatment.

Dr. Arnold performed her first surrogacy procedure nearly 26 years ago, which resulted in the birth of a beautiful, healthy baby for an Italian couple.

Accomplished in English and Spanish, Lori Arnold grew up in southern Europe, northern Africa, and South America. She serves as a national and international educator and has a special interest in helping international patients who require third-party reproduction, such as IVF/Surrogacy and IVF/Donor Egg.

Dr. Lori Arnold Medical Director – CACRM

Awards and Recognition

She is world-renowned for her expertise and is respected by her peers and patients. Dr. Arnold has been recognized nationally and has received accolades, including America’s Top Obstetrics and Gynecologist 2012 and the Patients Choice Award 2011. She is frequently sought after to speak locally, nationally, and in Spain, France, and Australia on IVF, Surrogacy, and Fertility Preservation.

Her patient-focused approach has earned her the gratitude of hundreds of happy patients who have written moving reviews and testimonials such as these:

“The woman is a miracle maker in my opinion. She has a ton of experience and knows what she is doing. She also is very upfront and will not give you any false expectations. She takes on hard cases and is a very hands-on physician, which I absolutely love. She has high expectations of her staff, and they are all great. Her office is a well-oiled machine. Most encouraging of all, she gives you hope.” Review, Fertility IQ
“I have always felt that I made a good decision by coming to Dr. Arnold’s office. I checked out three other infertility clinics, and I was not comfortable going to any of them. Infertility treatment is very expensive and a huge investment. I wanted to trust my care with (a) doctor who wanted me to be successful. Not someone who wanted my money or was concerned about their success numbers. I thank my lucky stars I found her and we are anticipating the arrival of our own child as a result.” Review, Google
Dr. Lori Arnold academic credentials

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility
  • Medical Degree from the University of Cayey Medical School, Puerto Rico
  • Post-graduate residency studies at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Fellowship training, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Clinical teaching faculty member, Georgetown University, University of Miami Medical Center, University of California Medical Center – Los Angeles (UCLA), and Scripps Hospital-San Diego
  • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) training at the prestigious and renowned Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, VA, the first IVF center in the United States
  • Her past positions. include: Medical Director, California Center for Reproductive Medicine in Ventura and Santa Barbara, CA, and Associate Director, Fertility and IVF Center in Miami, FL.
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