Our Team

Voted Best Fertility Doctor by Arizona Foothills Magazine? 2014 2015 2016 2017

Dr. John Couvaras, fertility specialist at IVF Phoenix™, leads the friendly and experienced team at Arizona’s top fertility treatment centers, Dr. Couvaras is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who received his training at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center and completed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He was the past director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproductive Medicine and past chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paradise Valley Hospital. Dr Couvaras currently serves as the 2017 President of Maricopa Medical Society, and has been on the Board Member since 2013. He has also served on the board of Phoenix OBGYN Society 2014-2015.

He is certified operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, and microsurgical tubal and pelvic surgery. His expertise includes all aspects of female reproductive medicine and surgery.

Dr. Couvaras is a fertility doctor who is unconditionally committed to his work and willing to work with you to design a plan that fits your diagnosis and your desires. He speaks candidly with patients about their specific diagnosis and the treatment options that are available to them.

Expertise: Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Educational Background:

1976-1980 B.A. with Honors, Plan II, University of Texas in Austin
1982-1986 M.D. University of Texas Health Science Center
1986-1990 Internship and Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
1990-1992 Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center
1994 Board Certified OB/GYN
1997 Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dual Board Certified OBGYN/ Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility

Medical Director of IVF Phoenix™


2017 Voted Best Fertility Doctor: Arizona Foothills Magazine
2016 Voted Best Fertility Doctor: Arizona Foothills Magazine
2015 Voted Best Fertility Doctor: Arizona Foothills Magazine
2014 Voted Best Fertility Doctor: Arizona Foothills Magazine
2016 Voted Top 10% Reproductive Endocrinologists US NEWS
2015 Voted Top 10% Reproductive Endocrinologists US NEWS
2014 Voted Top 10% Reproductive Endocrinologists US NEWS
2016 Voted TOPDOC: Phoenix Magazine

Fact: Fellowship Trained is NOT Board Certified. Know the Difference Learn More at CertificationMatters.org

Our Fertility Treatment Center Team

Rhoda Rizkalla-Couvaras
Practice Administrator/Partner

Leonard LaPetina MSc
Lab Supervisor/Senior Embryologist

Kara Gilbert, ARDMS
Sonographer/IVF Patient Manager

Courtney Beckler
Sonographer/Patient Coordinator

Schellena Ryan
Scottsdale Office Supervisor/Patient Care Manager
E: frontdesk@ivfphoenix.com

Laurie Carmichael
Mesa Office Supervisor/Certified Medical Assistant & Patient Navigator
E: frontdesk@ivfphoenix.com

Michele Donohue
Patient Coordinator
E: info@ivfphoenix.com

Dawn Moon
Billing Manager
E: billing@ivfphoenix.com

Fertility Seminar Registration
Reserve today at rsvp@ivfphoenix.com

Confused about next steps to conceive?

Consider attending an upcoming Free Infertility Seminar. Every new patient will also receive a 30 minute consultation with Dr. John Couvaras. We look forward to meeting you! rsvp@ivfphoenix.com or call us at 602.765.2229