Stanford University, BS, MS
Stanford University, MD
University of Colorado, Residency
University of Texas Southwestern, Fellowship
ACOG Ortho-McNeil Award
Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences NIH Research Service Award
Society for Gynecologic Investigation President’s Presenter Award
Top Doc, Denver, CO
National CREOG Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award
Dr. Minjarez’s decision to join Spring follows her long track record of innovation and leadership. She left her post as Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Kaiser Oakland and brings a wealth of experience to Spring.
Dr. Minjarez is a proven and committed physician and patient advocate. She is a Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and received her medical training at Stanford University. Dr. Minjarez has won numerous awards, and presented at many national and international conferences on a range of topics including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, IVF and preimplantation genetic testing.
She has also served through academic appointments in obstetrics and gynecology at several institutions. Dr. Minjarez has been published in several publications, including Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinics of North America.
Spring is truly an amazing place, what the doctors and the entire staff do, (from door to lab) every day for others is truly selfless. I felt that every individual we met in our process was invested in our success to conceive. We shared tears together, we shared laughs and when our hope seemed lost they never gave up on us & never lost hope with us. They treated us with kindness, and as humans tailoring a plan that worked for our story.
I came to Sping when I was 4 years into my infertility journey at another big hospital clinic where I went through multiple IUIs and IVF cycles. I was at the point of desperation and despair but wanted to give it one more shot. Every single thing was better at Spring, from the very first email outreach to schedule my appointment, to the lovely and peaceful Oakland office, and the super clear pricing. Everyone I interacted with here was just so human and easy to communicate with and get fast responses from. This was really mind-blowing after experiencing so much stress and frustration dealing with simple admin stuff at my last clinic.
I think Dr. Minjarez is the best!! I got to see her for every monitoring appointment except when I had to come to the SF office on weekends. She knows all about the latest techniques and data from the newest studies so she adjusted my protocol and did some things differently than my last RE. I really felt that everything was personalized to my situation and it wasn't just copy/paste for each patient. She is also kind and understanding and on top of everything.
My egg retrieval and transfers were done in SF as Oakland is just for monitoring and consults, and the only downside was that there isn't any privacy in pre-op there making it kind of uncomfortable. Small price to pay though.
I'm now 6 months into my pregnancy but I would give spring 5 stars whatever the results were. I would come back here in a second for future cycles and will forever be grateful to the whole team here for their care.