Anne Davis, MD, MS
Dr. Anne Davis realized her calling to fertility medicine as a student at the University of California - San Diego when she had the opportunity to be an egg donor in 1998. From that moment on, she recognized that infertility was not just a medical diagnosis, but a time of crisis. She went on to study under world-renowned fertility experts at the University of California - San Francisco where she completed her MD, simultaneously earning her MS from the University of California - Berkeley in Health and Medical Sciences. But, it was then that Anne’s perspective changed. “I’ll never forget when my own doctor told me and my husband that it was time to try IVF. I was actively writing a paper on the lived experiences of fertility patients when I found out I was going to be a patient myself. It was surreal, to say the least.” As a result, more than most other fertility specialists, Anne understands that providing compassion, high-quality care, and personal attention is critical during treatment.
“I experienced the crisis myself – it fundamentally changed how I think and feel about my patients and what they go through. I saw that a holistic and personalized approach to fertility medicine was desperately needed and I made it my professional mission to bring that option to my patients.”
When Dr. Davis had the opportunity to do just that and return to San Diego as a Reproductive Endocrinologist, she didn’t hesitate to, in fact, she jumped at the opportunity, “I was thrilled to be coming home! I am a California native so it was an easy decision to bring my experience with mini IVF back to where my passion for reproductive medicine began - San Diego.”
Prior to returning to California, Anne completed her training as a Reproductive Endocrinology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic where she participated in groundbreaking advances in reproductive surgery, including the first successful cadaveric uterine transplantation. Prior to that, she completed her OB/Gyn residency at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC in Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband and three daughters in North County. When not at the office, Anne can be found with her family hiking near Black Mountain or tending to her many orchids at home.
Dr. Davis and her staff share a commitment to the natural cycle and low stimulation fertility treatments, and to providing gentler, patient-centered care in a state-of-the-art facility.
College: University of California, San Diego – Revelle College
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco – UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (2017 – Present)
Society of Reproductive Surgeons (2016 – Present)
Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2016 – Present)
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2014 – Present)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2012 – Present)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2010 – Present)
California Physicians Alliance (2008 – 2012)
Framing the diagnosis and treatment of absolute uterine factor infertility: Insights from in-depth interviews with uterus transplant trial participants.
AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2019
Uterine Transplantation: Surgical Innovation in the Treatment of Uterine Factor Infertility.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2018 Jan;40(1):86-93
Uterine Fibroids: Classification and Surgical Management.
Yen & Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology 8th Edition. Elsevier. 2018 In press.
Anastasiya Y. Kosina, PA-C, MCMSc
Anastasiya is a nationally board-certified physician associate (PA) who joined Dr. Anne Davis and the Pearl team in March 2023. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), California Academy of Physician Associates (CAPA), and the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA).
Anastasiya was born in Odesa, Ukraine and immigrated with her family to Los Angeles, CA where she was raised. She speaks Ukrainian and Russian fluently, and with life experiences, at 17 years old wanted to join the medical field as a PA.
She moved to attend University of California, San Diego where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, focusing on preventive medicine and increasing access to quality health care. After graduating, she continued to pursue her career goals of becoming a PA and gained many skills working with complex medical conditions in a general surgery practice as a medical assistant before moving to Miami, FL to attend Barry University Physician Assistant Program, where she earned her Master of Clinical Medical Science and Physician Assistant degree. During her training in various specialties throughout clinical practice, she solidified her desire to work in women’s health and was fortunate to have experienced the different subspecialties of OBGYN. Ultimately, Anastasiya found her passion for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and is eager to help patients achieve their family building goals and support their paths to parenthood. While she is not yet a mother herself, it has always been her biggest dream, and continues to be ever since she was a little girl. Alongside Dr. Davis, Anastasiya strives to provide her patients the utmost quality and compassionate care that they deserve.
“While having children of my own one day is my greatest desire, my goal is to educate patients and help them optimize their health through lifestyle changes in adjunct to their individualized treatment plan, in order to provide each patient the best possible chance at success, whether it be for fertility preservation or achieving their awaited healthy baby, and empowering them throughout their unique journey.”
Anastasiya has always lived off the coast of the sea or ocean whether in Odesa, Ukraine, Los Angeles, San Diego, or Miami. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors either by the beach or in the mountains, hiking local trails, traveling, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and dog Zeus.
Ankita Upadhye, MSc, TS (ABB)
Meet Pearl Mini-IVF’s Laboratory Supervisor, Ankita Upadhye, MSc, TS (ABB). Together with Dr. Davis, Ankita has created a highly sophisticated embryology laboratory focused on meticulous safety practices, detailed communication, and constant scientific innovation.
Ankita completed her Clinical Embryology training at Oxford University and was the youngest student to be named a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholar. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad where she was a double major in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
While completing her training at Oxford, Ankita was recruited to work for the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Health Institute as an embryologist and researcher. During her time in Cleveland, she contributed to significant clinical and technological advances in the field of fertility medicine and performed the embryo transfer for the first successful cadaveric uterine transplant along with Dr. Davis and others. Ankita’s research interests are focused on ovarian tissue and in vitro maturation of oocytes which she believes could change how we approach infertility. Ankita is also a highly skilled technician and scientist with a deep passion for fertility medicine.
When not in the lab, Ankita loves exploring San Diego with her husband and her dog, Mac. She is fluent in 4 languages and is an avid traveler and podcast listener.
Ankita constantly strives to utilize her expertise to best serve her patients. She along with Dr. Davis and the Pearl team, want to provide a kinder and more transparent approach to infertility here at Pearl Mini-IVF.