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Sara Elizabeth Arian, MD, MSCI, FACOG




Contact Information

6651 Main Street
Suite E350
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Phone: 832-826-7272
Fax: 832-825-9350


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine masters Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) - Masters in Clinical Research (MSCI) 2018
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 2018
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility 2016
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas residency Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences 2015
Iran University of Health Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran medical school Doctor of Medicine 2008

Personal Statement

Dr. Sara Arian is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fertility Center.

Dr. Arian is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Arian specializes in the care and treatment of complex reproductive, menopausal-related issues, and hormonal disorders. She is an expert reproductive endocrinologist, especially in the use of preimplantation genetic screening and reproductive genetics prior to IVF. Dr. Arian has extensive surgical training in specialized techniques that bring hope in even the most challenging reproductive and endocrinology cases, including robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, myomectomy, fertility preservation in pediatric cancer patients, and the use of ovarian transposition as a surgical option for fertility preservation. She has been awarded and recognized for her surgical skills by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Arian’s studies are advancing the treatment and understanding of reproductive and endocrinology disorders, including the influence of very advanced maternal age on a woman's success with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and the perinatal and maternal outcomes of ART. She has authored numerous publications in prestigious journals, written several book chapters, and has received numerous awards for her innovative research, including the prestigious Society for Reproductive Investigation's President's Research Award .

Dr. Arian completed her residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Cleveland Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine, and a Masters in Clinical Research at Baylor College of Medicine.

From Dr. Arian:

The unique field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, merges science, surgery, women’s and men’s health and the ever-changing technology to help create families. I love listening, sharing, counseling, guiding, and developing a partnership with my patients during their fertility journey. Each and every journey is unique and special in its own ways, and I am grateful to be involved with this journey and to be a part of my patients’ care and play a role during one of the most intimate and challenging times of their lives. I love that I get to laugh, cry, and celebrate with my patients and to ride this emotional rollercoaster with them.

My passion is to advocate for women, to promote women’s and men’s reproductive health and fertility, and to educate and empower individuals with knowledge about their reproductive potentials and options. My commitment is to advance the science of reproductive medicine, through research, innovation, and clinical care. My goals are to help support couples and individuals with their fertility and family building journey through the path they choose to do so; Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), IVF with egg or embryo freezing, fertility preservation after cancer diagnosis prior to undergoing cancer therapy, using donor egg or donor sperm, or use of gestational surrogacy.


Organization Name Role
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Member
American Medical Association (AMA) Member
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Member
International Society of Fertility Preservation (ISFP) Member
International Society of Uterine Transplantation Member
Iranian Academy of Medical Services Member
Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA) Member
Iranian Society of Surgeons Member
Medical Council of Iran Member
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) Member
Texas Medical Association (TMA) Member

Selected Publications

Arian SE1, Flyckt RL2, Herman R3, Erfani H4, Falcone T2.  Fertility preservation in pediatric female cancer patients.

Arian SE1, Goodman L2, Flyckt RL2, Falcone T2. Ovarian transposition: a surgical option for fertility preservation.

Moaddab A1, Chervenak FA2, Mccullough LB2, Sangi-Haghpeykar H1, Shamshirsaz AA1, Schutt A1, Arian SE1, Fox KA1, Dildy GA1, Shamshirsaz AA3.  Effect of advanced maternal age on maternal and neonatal outcomes in assisted reproductive technology pregnancies.

Arian SE1, Munoz JL1, Kim S1, Falcone T1.  Robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy: current status.

Arian SE1, Flyckt RL1, Farrell RM1, Falcone T1, Tzakis AG2. Characterizing women with interest in uterine transplant clinical trials in the United States: who seeks information on this experimental treatment?

Peavey M1, Arian S1, Gibbons W1, Lu K2, Gershenson D2, Woodard T1,2.  On-Site Fertility Preservation Services for Adolescents and Young Adults in a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Shamshirsaz AA1, Bateni ZH1, Sangi-Haghpeykar H1, Arian SE2, Erfani H1, Shamshirsaz AA1, Abuhamad A3, Fox KA1, Ramin SM1, Moaddab A1, Maskatia SA4, Salmanian B1, Lopez KN2, Hosseinzadeh P1, Schutt AK2, Nassr AA1,5, Espinoza J1, Dildy GA1, Belfort MA1, Clark SL1.  Cyanotic congenital heart disease following fertility treatments in the United States from 2011 to 2014.

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