Harvey J Kliman, MD, PhD

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

Physician Biography

Dr. Kliman, MD, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit at Yale. His clinical interests include infertility, implantation, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometrial receptivity testing, and placental pathology. He both does testing for impaired implantation and pregnancy loss, and sees patients.

Dr. Harvey Kliman received his undergraduate training at Syracuse University where he graduated summa cum laude. He received both his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago in the funded MD, PhD Research Scientist Program. He completed his residency in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He then completed an NIH funded postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania. He was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and then was recruited to Yale in 1991 where he is a faculty member in the section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

Dr. Kliman is a board certified specialist in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His clinical research centers on implantation, endometrial receptivity testing, recurrent pregnancy loss, evaluation of pregnancy loss tissues, intrauterine growth restriction, and placental markers of autism. His basic science research centers on the biology of trophoblasts, trophoblast invasion, markers of preeclampsia, and the control of normal and abnormal placental growth. He has been funded by over 15 NIH and industry grants and directs Reproductive Pathology Services at Yale. Dr. Kliman has published more than 80 articles in leading medical journals and is the inventor of 7 patents and 3 pending patents. His work has been profiled in many media publications, including the New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Self. He also has appeared many times on TV and radio programs as an expert medical guest, including the Home Show, Montel Williams, ABC, NBC and CBS news programs.

Clinical Interests

  • Autistic Disorder
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy Complications

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive and Placental Research Unit | Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pathology, Anatomic/Clinical AB of Pathology (1986)

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Contact Info

Harvey J Kliman, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility150 Sargent Drive, Ste 2nd floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Reproductive and Placental Research UnitFarnam Memorial Building
310 Cedar Street, Ste FMB 225

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063

Curriculum Vitae

Endometrial Function Test® (EFT®)

Kliman Laboratory

PlacentASD® Test

Reproductive and Placental Research Unit