Pasquale Patrizio MD, MBE, HCLD

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

Biographical Info

Dr. Patrizio is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and is the Director of the 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.

International Activity

  • President, International Society Fertility Preservation
    United States(2015 - 2017)
    Coordinate activities (conferences, protocols for fertility preservation, tutoring, etc) with international colleagues across continents
  • President, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells Biology
    United States(2013 - 2015)
    Organize and supervise seminars, lectures and coordinate research projects for the special interest group of the american society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Board member Friends of Low cost IVF
    Mexico(2011 - 2016)
    International organization to provide (pro bono) assistance for reproduction to underdeveloped countries
  • Assisted Reproduction and Italian law 40
    Rome, Italy(2009 - 2009)
    In an address to the Italian Parliament, Dr. Patrizio provided statistics showing that a 2004 Italian law that restricts in-vitro fertilization (IVF) practices is resulting in fewer pregnancies and higher rates of multiple births.
  • Genetic Markers for Eggs' Developmental Capacity
    United Kingdom(2008)
    Collaborates with Dagan Wells of Oxford University in a study aimed at identifying the reason that so few human eggs harvested during in vitro fertilization result in pregnancies. The study focuses on differences in gene activity among eggs at different stages of maturity.
  • Fertility preservation by Whole Ovary preservation
    Invited Speaker International Society Fertility Preservation-Belgium

Education & Training

University of Naples, Italy (1983)
Post Doctoral
University of Pennsylvania, Bioethics
Universita' Studi Napoli Federico II, OB/GYN-Reproductive Endocrinology
University of California, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Universita'Studi Pisa,Italy, Andrology-Male Reproduction
University of California, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified  (1997)
Board Certification
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Board Certified  (1999)

Honors & Recognition

  • Service award (20 years) and Star Award ASRM
    ASRM (2013)
  • Hope Award for Advocacy, Resolve
  • Top 1% Reproductive Endocrinologist in USA
    US World News Report (2013)
  • Best Doctors in USA
    Castle Connolly (2013)
  • Service award (20 years) and Star Award
    ASRM (2013)
  • Top NY doctors and Most Compassionate
    Connelly (2012)

Professional Service

  • Co-Chair and Vice President, Special interest group Regenerative Medicine (10/20/2012 - 10/21/2012)
  • committee member, ESCRO (07/01/2007 - 06/30/2014)

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