Pasquale Patrizio, MD, MBE, HCLD

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility: Fertility Center | Reproductive Sciences

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics

Yale Stem Cell Center

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Cryopreservation; Eggs; Ethics, Medical; Fertility; Fertility Preservation; Gynecology; Infertility; Infertility, Male; Oocytes; Ovary; Reproductive Medicine; Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic; Spermatozoa

Research Summary

In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection; Fertility Preservation for cancer patients (Eggs-Embryos-Ovary-Spermatozoa-Testis Cryopreservation); Genetics of Female and Male Infertility; Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis; Ethical issues in reproduction

Specialized Terms: Fertility and Infertility; Cryopreservation; Oocyte biology; Embryonic competence


  • 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.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Pasquale Patrizio, MD, MBE, HCLD
Lab Location
Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences150 Sargent Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Office Location
Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences150 Sargent Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063

Curriculum Vitae