José Antonio Arraztoa, MD, MSc, FACOG, NFPMC.

 

Dr. Jose Antonio Arraztoa received his medical degree from the University of Chile. He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (CONACEM) and completed a master's degree in medical sciences, mention in reproductive biology, from the University of Chile. Subsequently, he did a research fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at NICHD/NIH (2000-2002) and trained as a medical consultant at NFP (Creighton University).

Since 1996 he has been a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Universidad de los Andes, where he has developed his academic career, currently being a Full Professor. He is the founder and current director of the Program for the Care and Study of Fertility (PROCEF) of the Universidad de los Andes. This program offers clinical assistance to Natural Family Planning and restorative reproductive health service both medical and surgical.

Complementary to his clinical work, he completed a master's degree in health management and has been Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University, and in 2013 he had to implement and direct the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of the nascent Clinic of the Universidad de los Andes. He is currently Deputy Medical Director of the Universidad de los Andes Clinic.

Dr.  Arrazatoa is an associate of the Chilean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of which he was director for 2 terms, and is a member of ACOG.  As well as serving on the Board of directors with IIRRM,  he also serves on the IIRRM International Advisory Committee.

Dr.  Arrazatoa conducts academic and community talks on topics such as sexuality and couples communication, infertility and endocrinology, and natural methods of fertility recognition.

He has authored and coauthored scientific articles published in ​​reproduction and perinatology In the area of NFP, his publications also include an efficiency study of the method, and a study on the impact of NFP on marital functioning.