Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi, M.D.
Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi’s paramount objective in directing the Ferny New York
clinic is to deliver the best and most compassionate evaluation,
treatment and management of infertility and female hormonal problems.
New York University School of Medicine
- Obstetrics/Gynecology residency and Clinical and Research Fellowship
in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at NYU Medical Center
- Arthur Reich Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility at NYU School of Medicine
- Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Certified Fertility Specialist.
Dr. Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi is a pioneer in the field of Reproductive Medicine. She is the Arthur Reich Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at New York University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine (OFRM). As a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, she is recognized as a board-certified fertility expert. She offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of infertility and female hormonal problems.
As an honor graduate of New York University School of Medicine, she completed her Obstetrics/Gynecology residency and her Clinical and Research Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility at New York University Medical Center. Her pioneering work in IVF and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) began in 1982 as a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, one of the first three IVF facilities in the United States. She went on to establish successful IVF Centers at the University of Connecticut (1985-1986), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1986-1991), and New York University (1991-1995). While continuing her tenured professorship at NYU she created a boutique IVF/Infertility private practice, OFRM (1995-present). She also helped to initiate egg donation programs at the last three of these centers and was responsible for the first successful pregnancy on the east coast using donor eggs. Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi has authored numerous research articles and book chapters in the area of infertility treatment, assisted reproductive technologies, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi has received numerous awards and citations for her patient care, teaching, lectures and clinical research. She has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of the best infertility physicians in New York. She has sat on the New York State Living Donor Tissue Technical Advisory Group and has served as president of the New York Gynecological Society. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of the College of American Pathologists/American Fertility Society Reproductive Biology Resource Committee. Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi remains a longstanding member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D.
Founder at Fertility Institutes
Dr. Steinberg, the U.S. Institutes Director, carried out his initial training at Bourne Hall Clinic at Cambridge University in England, the birthplace of In Vitro Fertilization! Dr. Steinberg worked with Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, the original British pioneers of In Vitro Fertilization. Shortly after, Dr. Steinberg worked in Australia at then, the world’s most successful IVF programs. Our team then returned to the U.S. to establish the third program in the United States. We have remained at the forefront of modern advance in infertility care, all the while maintaining the highest degrees of scientific credibility and avoiding the temptation of sensationalism associated with the levels of success we have enjoyed.
New York University School of Medicine
As a result of practicing successful Reproductive Medicine in several locations, Dr. Steinberg has been able to finely tune our approach to the complex medical details and issues involved in helping couples become new parents. He has developed a highly sophisticated computer monitoring protocol and system that allows us to track each patients treatment course with a very high degree of accuracy. He uses a secured internet file transfer protocol to transmit ultrasound images and embryo development data between offices, allowing our specialists at several locations to combine their expertise and carry out daily joint case reviews on all active patients.
Recognized by ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox and Reuters as among “THE” worldwide leaders in gender selection technology. If you want to be certain your next child will be the gender you are hoping for then no other method comes close to PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis). While traditional sperm-screening techniques have a success rates of 60-70%, only PGD offers virtually 100% accuracy.
And now, in one of the most major advances in the ability of parents to choose characteristics of their children, Dr. Steinberg announced the availability of EYE COLOR SELECTION. Following years of work and research, eye color selection has become an additional realistic option for those parents with such an interest.
Masood Khatamee, M.D., FACOG
Honored Fertility Specialist by ASRM
2017 nominee for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Khatamee brings his groundbreaking knowledge and experience in reproductive medicine to the FERNY clinic.
- Clinical Professor at the New York University School of Medicine, Department of Ob/Gyn
- Executive Director of the Fertility Research Foundation
- Founder and Director of the Society for the Prevention of Human Infertility (SPHI)
- Lecturer in Advanced Reproduction Techniques at the Columbia School of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Khatamee is an honored memeber of the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine). Dr. Khatamee was named Physician of the Year by the White House in 2002-2003 and by the US Congress in 2003. He has written four books and published over thirty-seven articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Mitchell N. Essig, M.D., FACOG
Reproductive Endocrinologist and IVF Specialist
New York Medical College
- Beth Israel Medical Center New York
- Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology from NYU/Bellevue Medical Center.
Dr. Essig has served as Director of Reproductive Endocrinology at New York Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital, was Clinical
Instructor, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, at NYU School of Medicine, and Lecturer at Mt. Sinai Medical School New York, Dept. of Ob/Gyn.
He is a full attending Ob/Gyn physician at Beth Israel Medical Center New York and Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Essig has become a leading specialist in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, helping thousands of patients realize their dream of having a child.
Simon Barkagan M.D., Ph.D.
Urology, Urology Infertility and Urologic Surgery
Ferny benefits greatly from Dr. Barkagan’s vast and diverse experience as Urologist at prominent fertility clinics. Dr. Barkagan has performed pioneering work in reverse transcriptase enzymes and masterminded urological techniques such as improved 3D prostate ultrasound scanning. He has also published many noted textual works and holds the award for the best research paper from the Mount Sinai Alumni Association. Dr. Barkagan has lectured extensively around the world.
Universita Di Roma Facolta di Medicina E Chirurgia
- Residency in Internal Medicine, as well as general surgery and urology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York
- Board Certified in Forensic Medicine
With over 30 years experience, Dr. Barkagan is highly skilled in all aspects of urology and infertility, utilizing the latest technology for diagnosis, medical treatment and surgery. He is a recognized expert in the fields of urology and urology infertility, including vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, and treatment of male sexual dysfunction.
The leadership and skills of FERNY’s pioneering fertility specialists give our patients every advantage to succeed.