Compassionate, personalized, innovative care distinguishes us as one of New York’s finest fertility clinics.

Unrivaled facilities and staff

Unlike most New York fertility clinics, Ferny offers three convenient locations in Manhattan. We have an in-house lab, making it easier for our patients to undergo procedures without having to travel to offsite facilities. We have a resident urologist, which also expedites examinations and treatments. And we can communicate with patients who speak German, Persian and Italian. Led by our renowned fertility doctors, our kindhearted staff is keenly understanding of both the medical and emotional needs of each patient as they make their fertility journey.

Distinguished medical team

We take great pride in our ability to help you through what is often an exciting and challenging experience. Our founder and Ferny CEO, Dr. Reza Radjabi, and Medical Director, Dr. Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi, are a dream-team of distinguished care. Dr. Radjabi is a world-renowned physician and associate professor. Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and a certified fertility specialist. Their caring nature and devotion to your needs are key to helping you conceive a child, now or in the future.

Family planning success

We combine the latest fertility technology with over 35 years of clinical practice to develop unique, innovative treatment plans tailored to your fertility goals. All procedures are performed in-house so there’s no traveling from one location to the next. Whether you are taking your first steps in family planning, interested in fertility preservation, or struggling to find a fertility treatment that will finally work for you, we are ready to help.

Ferny’s leading-edge treatments, personalized protocols and superior success rates make us the right choice to attaining your family planning dreams. Working with families and watching them grow is why we love what we do.

A. Reza Radjabi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Founder & CEO

Dr. Radjabi’s holistic approach to fulfilling the FERNY clinic’s mission is one that combines the exceptional medical skills of our team of fertility doctors, mastery of the latest fertility techniques, and the personalized, responsive treatment that meets each patient’s reproductive and emotional needs. Dr. Radjabi is a double-trained physician and scientist who underwent his first residency training in Europe, then repeated his medical residency in the US. He further extended his training by becoming a certified robotic surgeon and completed two research fellowships. Dr. Radjabi holds an appointment to the rank of Associate Professor at the City University of New York and has active medical and surgical licenses in the states of New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California.

Medical School

Medical University of Vienna, Austria


  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Vienna Hospitals, Vienna, Austria
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Weill Cornell, New York Downtown (PGY1) and St. Barnabas, Monmouth
  • Research fellowship at the University of Chicago
  • Research fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York University


A highly respected clinician and researcher, Dr Radjabi has conducted seminars on various fertility and reproductive health topics for the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and he addresses important areas of women’s reproductive health to the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Radjabi is also a deputy of the Fertility Research Foundation, a non-governmental organization at the UN.

Dr. Radjabi’s research initiatives have resulted in important advances in reproductive technology that provide the best fertility care. He was the first to extract miRNAs (micro RNAs) from formalin embedded tissues in the State of Illinois, and established this technique at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He has measured miRNA gene expressions analysis in ovarian tissues, and his strong record in basic scientific research and genetics has proven invaluable for patients experiencing infertility. Dr. Radjabi’s curriculum vitae lists 32 peer-reviewed papers and articles, some of which were presented at international and national meetings. He has also written two chapters in major books in his field.

Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi, M.D.

Medical Director

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.

Medical School

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. Schmidt-Sarosi holds the distinction of being responsible for the first successful pregnancy on the East coast using oocytes. She has authored numerous research articles and book chapters on endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility treatment, and assisted reproductive technology.

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

Diplomate ABOG

Medical School:

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.

Medical School:

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.

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