About Me

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.

Medical SchoolNew York University School of Medicine
DegreesM.D. of Medicine
Training
NYU School of Medicine

New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital

 

Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology 1976-1980

Graduating Honor Resident

 

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 1980-1982

NIH – Sponsored Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 

Certification:

Specialty Board: American Board of Obstetrics/Gynecology (ABOG) 1983 LIFETIME-CERTIFIED

Sub-Specialty Board: Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility (ABOG) 1984 LIFETIME-CERTIFIED

Highlights

As a revered clinician, researcher, and teacher in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology with concentration on Infertility, Dr. Schmidt-Sarosi pioneered IVF starting in 1982 in Houston, Texas, as one of the first programs in the United States.

In 1984 she helped establish the first IVF program on the east coast in Hartford, Connecticut.  She later began two more university IVF programs, at UMDNJ, Newark in 1986 and at New York University Medical Center in 1991.  Dr. Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi started her own private IVF center in her hometown of New York City in 1995 in order to devote herself to the personalized care of the infertile woman.  She also helped to initiate egg donation programs at the last three centers and was responsible for the first successful pregnancy on the east coast using donor eggs. In addition to helping couples who have difficulty conceiving, she has always gladly extended her expertise to the members of the LGBTQ community.

Dr. Cecilia Schmidt-Sarosi has lectured extensively worldwide, trained numerous infertility fellows, and written over 40 peer-reviewed articles.  She has served as a Board-examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the sub-specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for over a decade.