Denise Lee Cassidenti, M.D.

Dr. Cassidenti

Dr. Cassidenti graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with honors and then received her medical degree from USC. She also completed her internship, residency and fellowship training at USC, where she received specialized training in microsurgical and laparoscopic techniques. She joined Dr. Yee and Dr. Rosen in 1991 as one of the first women board certified as a Reproductive Endocrinologist in greater Los Angeles and Orange County.

She has published numerous scholarly articles and papers pertaining to infertility and co-authored the book, Transvaginal Sonography in Infertility" with Drs. Yee and Rosen. As a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Cassidenti actively participates in the education and training of medical students and residents. She also serves as a lecturer for annual courses put on by the university to further the education of practicing physicians and midwives and especially enjoys giving seminars and workshops to the community on infertility.

Dr. Cassidenti is the director of the Hysterosalpingogram suite in Westminster which provides patients the ability to have their HSG performed and interpreted by a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Dr. Cassidenti resides in Laguna Niguel with her husband, also a physician, and their two daughters.


University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, M.D.

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
B.A., Molecular Biology With Honors


  • First prize; Serono In-Training Award; Pacific Coast Fertility Society The synergistic effects of clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropins in folliculogenesis of hyperstimulated cycles as assessed by GnRH antagonist (Nal-Glu). Indian Wells, CA
  • First Place; Ortho Pharmaceuticals Uwe Goebelsmann, M.D. Memorial Resident Research Award; The role of the post menopausal ovary in androgen production.LAC+USC Women's Hospital,Los Angeles,CA
  • Berlex Foundation Resident Education Award
  • Honors in Molecular Biology program University of California, Berkeley, California
  • University of California Honor Society
  • University of California Alumni Scholar


University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Obstetrics and Gynecology


University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Associate Member
American Medical Association
American Medical Women's Association
Phi Delta Epsilon
Pacific Coast Fertility Society
Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Member
University of California Alumni Association
University of Southern California Medical Alumni Association


Vice-President, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Fellow Division


Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Irvine College of Medicine
Assistant Professor In-Residence, UC Irvine College of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Irvine College of Medicine


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


International Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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