Our Clinicians


Seli, Emre U

Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Medical Director, Yale Fertility Center and Yale Reproductive Endocrinology; Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship; Director, Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy Program

Biography

Emre Seli, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Seli also serves as the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program, Medical Director of Yale Fertility Center, and Director of Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy Program.

Emre Seli, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Seli also serves as the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program, Medical Director of Yale Fertility Center, and Director of Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy Program.

Dr. Seli received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul Medical School and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a research fellowship in molecular biology, both at Yale University.

Dr. Seli is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching, clinical excellence, and research, including: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellowship Award for Research in Endocrinology of the Postreproductive Woman, North American Menopause Society/Solvay Pharmaceuticals Corporation Fellowship Grant Award, John J. Meehan–Clifford R. Miller Award for academic excellence, Yale University “Resident of Excellence Award” for research, and the The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ “Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award.” His work on infertility has received two President’s Presenter Awards from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K08 grant award, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award, and most recently NIH R01 Award.

His current research program is focused on the investigation of the regulation of gene expression during oocyte and early embryo development and non-invasive embryo assessment in assisted reproduction. He has published in leading scientific journals and edited textbooks of gynecologic disorders, infertility, and fertility preservation, and embryo assessment.

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Arici, Aydin M

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Biography

Aydin Arici, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, myomas, and uterine anomalies. Dr. Arici is a board certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Aydin Arici, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, myomas, and uterine anomalies. Dr. Arici is a board certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Arici received his medical degree from Istanbul Medical School in Turkey, and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York City. His postgraduate training also included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He served as Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Yale University School of Medicine for 7 years.

Dr. Arici has been the recipient of many National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research grants. More than 300 articles by Dr Arici have been published in leading journals. He is the Senior Editor of the book titled ‘Non-invasive Management of Gynecologic Disorders’, and he is the Series Editor of the Gynecology in Practice series.

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Greenfeld, Dorothy

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Psychological Support Services

Biography

Dorothy Greenfeld, LCSW, is the Director of Psychological Support Services at the Yale Fertility Center and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and is licensed by the state of Connecticut. She has counseled couples seeking parenthood through assisted reproduction in the Yale program since 1982.

Dorothy Greenfeld, LCSW, is the Director of Psychological Support Services at the Yale Fertility Center and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and is licensed by the state of Connecticut. She has counseled couples seeking parenthood through assisted reproduction in the Yale program since 1982.

Ms. Greenfeld is a founding member and former Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She was the first mental health professional in the nation to be appointed to the ASRM Ethics Committee and has served as mental health representative to the board of directors of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Ms. Greenfeld was the Connecticut State Representative to the board of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. She has lectured around the world and has served on the faculty of several postgraduate courses focused on the psychological aspects of infertility.

Ms. Greenfeld has published numerous articles in leading scientific journals addressing the psychological aspects of in vitro fertilization, egg donation, sperm donation, gestational surrogacy, and disclosure to children about their donor gamete conception. She was the editor of a book on the psychological aspects of infertility, and written several chapters for textbooks on assisted reproduction. Her current area of research is on the transition to parenthood for couples who have achieved pregnancy through third party reproduction.

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Huszar, Gabor Bela

Senior Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Sperm Physiology Laboratory

Biography

Dr. Huszar is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Director of the Sperm Physiology Laboratory and the Male Infertility Program at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Huszar’s research interests have included the (a) biosynthesis of muscle proteins, contributing to Muscular Dystrophy; (b) the pathogenesis and treatment of preterm labor; and (c) since the establishment of the IVF program at Yale, he has directed the Sperm...

Dr. Huszar is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Director of the Sperm Physiology Laboratory and the Male Infertility Program at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Huszar’s research interests have included the (a) biosynthesis of muscle proteins, contributing to Muscular Dystrophy; (b) the pathogenesis and treatment of preterm labor; and (c) since the establishment of the IVF program at Yale, he has directed the Sperm Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Huszar’s research focuses on spermatozoa structure and function, including development of sperm biomarkers of fertility that facilitated the objective assessment of sperm fertility, and facilitated a novel approach for an improved ICSI sperm selection that now is used all over the World.

Dr. Huszar received his Medical degree at the Medical School of Budapest University, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale. Dr. Huszar is member of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Society of Andrology, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Huszar has been on the Editorial Board of several Journals, including, the Biology of Reproduction, Journal of Andrology, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Reproductive Technology Update.

Dr. Huszar’s honors include membership in the NIH Reproductive Biology Study Section, and other grant review panels of the NIH, National Science Foundation and March of Dimes Foundation. He was also awarded the Male Reproduction and Urology Prize from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the President’s Prize from the Society of Gynecologic Investigation. Dr Huszar’s other honors include an invitation from the Nobel Prize Committee to participate in a Nobel Conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, election into the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences, and election for membership in the Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering. Dr. Huszar has published over 120 papers and has been invited speaker over 80 National and International Congresses.

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Kliman, Harvey J

Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Reproductive and Placental Research Unit

Biography

Harvey J. Kliman has, in addition to an M.D., a Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy complications. He has over thirty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry,...

Harvey J. Kliman has, in addition to an M.D., a Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy complications. He has over thirty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, endometrial and placental pathology. He has over ten patents, including the patent for the Endometrial Function Test® (EFT®)—“The soil test for the endometrium®” and “Method and system for determining placental volume.” His contributions in the field of placental research include the development of the “Kliman” method of trophoblast purification, research into the mechanisms of trophoblast differentiation and invasion, the role and genesis of syncytial knots, the discovery of fetal fibronectin, and more recently, the clinical utility of abnormalities in placental villous growth patterns, especially trophoblast invaginations and inclusions, to diagnose genetic abnormalities in pregnancy, including autism.

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Kodaman, Pinar Hatice

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Program

Biography

Dr. Kodaman is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Program specializing in surgery for fibroids, endometriosis, and other female reproductive disorders. In addition to advanced endoscopic reproductive surgery, Dr. Kodaman’s interests include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, primary ovarian insufficiency, PCOS, and Asherman’s syndrome. Dr. Kodaman also...

Dr. Kodaman is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Program specializing in surgery for fibroids, endometriosis, and other female reproductive disorders. In addition to advanced endoscopic reproductive surgery, Dr. Kodaman’s interests include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, primary ovarian insufficiency, PCOS, and Asherman’s syndrome. Dr. Kodaman also serves as one of the physicians in the PCOS Program at Yale where her focus is the cardiovascular risks associated with this endocrine disorder.

Dr Kodaman received her medical training at the Yale School of Medicine and her graduate degree in pharmacology from Yale University. She subsequently completed her internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, also at Yale.

Dr. Kodaman is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has over 30 publications and multiple research interests, including the regulation of angiogenesis and the effects of oxidative stress on reproductive function. She serves as a reviewer for various scientific journals, has lectured at numerous meetings, and plays an active role in educating undergraduates, medical students, and residents at Yale.

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Kummer, Nicole Elizabeth

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Biography

Dr. Kummer is an Assistant Professor of Obstet­rics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree at Chicago Medical School before completing an Ob/Gyn residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then pursued a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut before joining the Yale faculty. Dr. Kummer has been awarded several awards for her excellence in teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Kummer is an Assistant Professor of Obstet­rics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree at Chicago Medical School before completing an Ob/Gyn residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then pursued a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut before joining the Yale faculty. Dr. Kummer has been awarded several awards for her excellence in teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Kummer is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in Reproductive Endo­crinology and Infertility. She has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts related to infertility and controlled ovarian stimulation. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent preg­nancy loss, and infertility treatment.

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Mak, Winifred

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

Biography

Dr. Winifred Mak is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and Director of Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program. She obtained both of her medical degree and PhD in Genetics from the University of London, UK. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai medical center, Los Angeles followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from fellowship, she was...

Dr. Winifred Mak is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and Director of Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program. She obtained both of her medical degree and PhD in Genetics from the University of London, UK. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai medical center, Los Angeles followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from fellowship, she was recruited to Yale University to be one of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) scholars. The WRHR program is a nationwide prestigious NIH funded physician-scientist training program specific for Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Therefore, as well as caring for patients, she also has an active research program at the Yale Stem Cell Center. Her clinical interests include all aspects of Infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome and especially recurrent pregnancy loss. Her research interests include the role of a translational regulator, Pumilio, in primordial folliculogenesis and oogenesis, epigenetics of placenta development, placental stem cells, embryo implantation and pregnancy outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as IVF.

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Martin, J. Ryan

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director, Yale Fertility Center of Westport

Biography

J. Ryan Martin, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board-eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Martin joins the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility practice and is the Director of the Westport office. His special clinical interests include:

J. Ryan Martin, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board-eligible in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Martin joins the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility practice and is the Director of the Westport office. His special clinical interests include:
-Infertility
-Fertility Preservation for cancer patients
-PCOS
Dr.Martin earned his medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine and did his OB/GYN residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale.

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O'Neill, Patricia Ann

Clinical Instructor in Nursing

Biography

Patricia O’Neill is a nurse practitioner in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences department at Yale University. Patty has worked in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility for over 20 years. Her clinical expertise includes all aspects of infertility diagnosis and treatment as well as third party reproduction. She is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer with a specialty in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Patricia has a special interest in...

Patricia O’Neill is a nurse practitioner in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences department at Yale University. Patty has worked in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility for over 20 years. Her clinical expertise includes all aspects of infertility diagnosis and treatment as well as third party reproduction. She is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer with a specialty in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. Patricia has a special interest in diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Patty’s career as a nurse practitioner began 24 years ago as a Captain in the United States Army Nurse Corps. She is a graduate of Yale University with a Masters of Science in Nursing and remains a member of their faculty. Patricia’s memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

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Pal, Lubna

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Program; Director, Menopause Program

Biography

Dr. Pal, MBBS, MRCOG, MS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She is the Director the Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology. Her areas of clinical and research interests include ovulatory disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome and reproductive dysfunction of obesity, menopause, infertility and skeletal health. More recently, Dr. Pal’s research has focused on the multisystem...

Dr. Pal, MBBS, MRCOG, MS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She is the Director the Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology. Her areas of clinical and research interests include ovulatory disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome and reproductive dysfunction of obesity, menopause, infertility and skeletal health. More recently, Dr. Pal’s research has focused on the multisystem implications of vitamin D with a specific focus on reproductive physiology.

Dr. Pal is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Pal received her initial postgraduate training in the United Kingdom (she is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, London, United Kingdom). She completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was on faculty at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Women’s Health, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, NY as an Assistant Professor from 2003 until October 2007. She was a recipient of the NIH-K12 Mentored Clinical Researcher Award, and attained a Masters degree in Clinical Research Methods from the Yeshiva University in 2006.

Dr. Pal is a member of the Androgen Excess Society as well as of the Endocrine Society, has previously served as a member of the New Initiatives and the CME Advisory committees of the Endocrine Society; in 2009, she was selected as the Menopause Special Interest Group representative to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Membership Committee and currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the ASRM Menopause Special Interest Group (2010). Dr. Pal is Board Certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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Patrizio, Pasquale

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Yale Fertility Program; Director, Fertility Preservation Program

Biography

Dr. Patrizio is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and is the Director of Yale Fertility Center, In Vitro Fertilization and Preservation Program. His clinical interests include Infertility (female and male), IVF, Egg donation and Gestational surrogacy, Preservation of fertility in Cancer patients. Among his many research interests are Whole ovary cryopreservation, Oocyte freezing, Genetics of oocytes and cumulus cells, Oocyte and Embryo competence, Isolation and...

Dr. Patrizio is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and is the Director of Yale Fertility Center, In Vitro Fertilization and Preservation Program. His clinical interests include Infertility (female and male), IVF, Egg donation and Gestational surrogacy, Preservation of fertility in Cancer patients. Among his many research interests are Whole ovary cryopreservation, Oocyte freezing, Genetics of oocytes and cumulus cells, Oocyte and Embryo competence, Isolation and freezing of male germ cells and Ethical issues in assisted reproduction.

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio received his medical training at the Universita' Studi Napoli Federico II and his Masters in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Residency in OB/GYN-Reproductive Endocrinology at the Universita' Studi Napoli Federico II and completed also a Residency in Andrology-Male Reproduction at the Universita' Studi in Pisa, Italy. In the United States, he completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Patrizio is Board Certified in OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Andrology and has published more than 400 scientific papers and an Atlas textbook for assisted reproduction. He is on the editorial board of many journals and has lectured worldwide on many areas of reproductive medicine.

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Taylor, Hugh S.

Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health, Yale University

Biography

Dr. Taylor is the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is also Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental biology at Yale University. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, menopause, uterine anomalies and DES exposure.

Dr. Taylor is the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is also Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental biology at Yale University. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, menopause, uterine anomalies and DES exposure.

Dr. Hugh Taylor received his undergraduate training at Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a fellowship in Molecular Biology, both at Yale.

Dr. Taylor is a board certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology. His clinical research centers on implantation, endometriosis and menopause. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and on stem cells. He is a recipient of eight National Institutes of Health research grants and directs The Yale Center for Reproductive Biology. Dr. Taylor has published more than 125 articles and in leading medical journals. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Reproductive Sciences.

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