Vuk Jovanovic, MD, FACOG

Medical Director

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

You can be rested that our Tree of Life Center for Assisted Reproduction it is is directed by a highly qualified fertility expert. Dr. Jovanovic completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Columbia University in New York City and residency training in OB/GYN at Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Jovanovic is double board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the medical director of the Tree of Life Center for Assisted Reproduction in Tarzana, California. In addition he is also double board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology in Germany. He completed his medical school at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He is a multinational physician that has trained and worked in several countries and has treated patients from all over the world. Having had the experience of being a fertility care provider in different countries while utilizing an extended repertory of fertility drugs (some not yet marketed in the United States) made Dr. Jovanovic a hard to match expert. He has managed thousands of IVF cycles in the United States and Europe. He fluently speaks German, Serbian and Russian. He is licensed to practice medicine in the United States, UK, Germany and Spain. He is well connected in Germany, Russia, Japan, India, Thailand, Israel and China. Regardless from where you will be coming, you can expect only the highest quality care.

Dr. Jovanovic is member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and actively attends meetings on both continents. If you are interested to cooperate with our clinic we are always looking forward to connect with fertility centers worldwide and cooperate on providing seamless care.

Apart from his expertise and excellent success rates, he will provide compassionate and personal care to every single client. He has helped numerous couples in the United States and across the world achieve the dream of parenthood and is happy to serve his patients in Southern California and beyond. Please contact us to schedule an appointment using the form below or call us directly. We also offer Skype software and Telephone consults to make the process more convenient for you.


My husband and I met with 3 fertility Dr.’s and “Dr. J” was by far the best. He cares about his patients over the money, and it shows. He has met with us on a Holiday, a Sunday, at 7 AM for an IUI, a personal phone call at 8 PM to make sure I got my trigger shot on time. He greets you with a smile and a hug or handshake. Talks to you like a person, not a scientific statistic. He was patient with me when I had a painful procedure. Always returned my calls or emails to answer this anxious patient’s questions. Carrie H., Long Beach, CA


Throughout the long journey Dr. J. was empathetic, willing to answer questions and supportive. I was always impressed with how much he knew about his field and genetics in general, but if we had a suggestion or idea of something we wanted to try, he was open to that as well. Because of how my condition affected my ovaries the retrieval process was pretty difficult, but Dr. J. constantly adapted our protocol to try and maximize our results. Once we finally got a Fragile X free embryo, the implantation was successful on the first try (due to his skill). Genevieve P., Studio City, CA


Intraovarian regulation of gonadotropin-dependent folliculogenesis depends on notch  receptor signaling pathways not involving Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll4).

Jovanovic VP, Sauer CM, Shawber CJ, Gomez R, Wang X, Sauer MV, Kitajewski J,  Zimmermann RC.

Reproductive Biology & Endocrinology. 2013 May 15;11:43.

Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Entrapment: A Rare Complication of IVF

Nakhuda GS, Jovanovic V, Sauer MV.

Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. 2012 Apr;28(2):136-137.

Does the addition of clomiphene citrate or letrazole to gonadotropin treatment enhance  the oocyte yield in poor responders undergoing IVF?

Jovanovic VP, Kort DH, Guarnaccia MM, Sauer MV, Lobo RA.

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2011 Nov;28(11):1067-72.

Not all women diagnosed with PCOS share the same cardiovascular risk profiles.

Jovanovic VP, Carmina E, Lobo RA

Fertility and Sterility. 2010 Aug;94(3):826-32.

Providing fertility care to men seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus: reviewing  10 years of experience and 420 consecutive cycles of in vitro fertilization and  intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Sauer MV, Wang JG, Douglas NC, Nakhuda GS, Vardhana P, Jovanovic V, Guarnaccia  MM.

Fertility and Sterility. 2009 Jun;91(6):2455-60.

Ectopic pregnancy in a preexisting hydrosalpinx during a spontaneous pregnancy.

Garde RV, Jovanovic VP, Couchman GM, Walmer DK, Price TM.

Fertility and Sterility. 2006 Oct;86(4):1001.e11-3.

Adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of enhanced Herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase  mutants improves prodrug-mediated tumor cell killing.

Wiewrodt R, Amin K, Kiefer M, Jovanovic VP, Kapoor V, Force S, Chang M, Lanuti  M, Black ME, Kaiser LR, Albelda SM.

Cancer Gene Therapy. 2003 May;10(5):353-64.

An E2F-responsive replication-selective adenovirus targeted to the defective cell  cycle in cancer cells: potent antitumoral efficacy but no toxicity to normal cell.

Tsukuda K, Wiewrodt R, Molnar-Kimber K, Jovanovic VP, Amin KM.

Cancer Research. 2002 Jun 15;62(12):3438-47.


“The Potential of mild stimulation IVF in Germany”

Vuk P Jovanovic

SAFE International ART Congress, Phuket, Thailand, May 14-16th, 2014

“GnRH antagonist vs. long GnRH agonist gonadotropin protocols in PCOS women undergoing  controlled ovarian hyperstimulation”

Vuk P Jovanovic

World Congress on Ovulation Induction and Ovarian Stimulation Protocols, Goa, India,

September 12-15th, 2012

“A Notch Ectodomain Construct Inhibits Gonadotropin-Dependent Follicle Growth to the  preovulatory stage”

Vuk P Jovanovic, M Sauer, Shawber J Kerry, Xing Wang, Mark V Sauer, Jan Kitajewski, Ralf C  Zimmerman

Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 24-27, 2010

“Posthumous reproduction and gamete retrieval in near death situations – an analysis of the  couple’s perspective”

Nakhuda GS, Vuk P Jovanovic, Sauer V. Marc,

American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Atlanta, GA, October 17-21, 2009

“Baseline Levels of DHEA-S Levels do not correlate with Ovarian Responses in Women  undergoing IVF treatment”

Vuk P Jovanovic, Michel Ferin, Michael M. Guarnaccia, Mark V. Sauer, Rogerio A Lobo

Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Glasgow UK, March 17-21, 2009

“Differences in Body Composition in Different Phenotypes of Women with PCOS and in idiopathic  Hyperandrogenism, and Correlations with Androgen and Insulin”

Vuk P Jovanovic, Enrico Carmina, F de Nicola, Giovam B Rini, Rogerio A Lobo

Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Glasgow UK; March 17-21, 2009

“Does the addition of Clomiphene Citrate or Letrazole to gonadotropin treatment enhance the  oocyte yield in poor responders undergoing antagonist IVF cycles”

Vuk P Jovanovic, Michael M. Guarnaccia, Daniel H. Kort, Mark V. Sauer, Rogerio A. Lobo

American Society of Reproductive Medicine, San Francisco, CA; November 8-12, 2008

“A Novel Recombinant hCG-Antagonist Inhibits Pro-Invasive Gene Expression in the JEG-3  Choriocarcinoma Cell Line”

Vuk P Jovanovic, Drew V Tortoriello, Prati A Vardhana, Martin A Julius, Susan V Pollak, Joyce Lustbader

Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA March

“An hCG-Antagonist Represents a Novel Contraceptive Agent”

Pratibhasri A Vardhana, Martin A Julius, Susan V Pollak, Rhonda K Trousdale, Vuk P Jovanovic,  Joyce W Lustbader

Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA March 26-29 2008

“Improved Prodrug-Mediated Thoracic Tumor Cell Killing with an Adenovirus  Carrying Herpes Simplex Thymidine Kinase (HSV-TK) Gene Mutants”

Rainer Wiewrodt, Kunjilata Amin, Michael Kiefer, Vuk P Jovanovic, Veena Kapoor, Margaret E.

Black, Larry R. Kaiser, Steven M. Albelda

The 5th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy, Boston, June 5-9 2002

“In vitro Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells into Pancreatic Islet Similar  Structure – A Primary Study”

Guoxiang Zhang, Vuk P Jovanovic, Theodore G. Krontiris

City of Hope NCI Summer Research Presentations, Duarte, CA, July 2002