Assisted Fertility Program

Marwan M. Shaykh, MD

Marwan Shaykh, M.D., Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility Specialist, and program director of the Assisted Fertility Program, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine. With over 38+ years of experience, he is the most experienced fertility specialist in the region! Dr. Shaykh was listed as a “Top Doc” by the Jacksonville Magazine in issues dedicated to highlighting leading physicians and cutting-edge technology.

Education and Training:
  • American University of Beirut B.S., 1970-1972
  • American University of Beirut M.D., 1972-1977
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Department OB/GYN
  • Chief Resident, 1980-1981
  • SUNY, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Fellow in High Risk Gynecology, 1981-1982
  • University of Miami School of Medicine, Department OB/GYN
  • Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology, 1972-1984

Professional and Honorary Societies

About us

Founded in 1985 by Marwan M. Shaykh, M.D., The Assisted Fertility Program was the first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) practice in North Florida. This being just 4 years after IVF was brought to the United States. Since then, Dr. Shaykh has assisted in successful pregnancies that have resulted in thousands of happy, healthy babies!

The Assisted Fertility Program is proud to offer comprehensive fertility testing to assist in identification and treatment of fertility issues.  In addition to our IVF program, we feature a highly successful donor egg program. 

Dr. Shaykh is also an expert in tubal reversal surgery. We offer low cost pricing for tubal reversal surgery.

Meet our team


Lina Shaykh

Office Administrator


Kim Edwards

IVF, Egg Donor Coordinator

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
_Dale Carnegie


Brenda M Deveaux

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Back office medical assistant and manager of the tubal reversal program. She is also responsible for scheduling surgery.

Charlie Lu

Laboratory Manager and Senior Embryologist/Andrologist

Charlie is responsible for fertilization of the egg as well as performing ICSI for male infertility and is it responsible for biopsying the embryos for genetic testing. He is also responsible for freezing eggs and embryos.


Xotchil Flores


Back office medical assistant and Spanish translator and is responsible for scheduling surgery for Hispanic patients. Elyse is the in vitro fertilization nurse.


Christine Crawford

Billing Manager

Insurance filing and follow up. Patient billing.


Front Office Manager



Invitro Fertilization Nurse

We offer 2 convenient locations in Florida.

Main Treatment Office: Jacksonville Office

Satellite Orlando Office