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Who We Are

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Program Leadership

 

  Alan S. Penzias, MD  

Program Director

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Surgical Director at the Surgery Center of Waltham, a division of Boston IVF. Dr. Penzias oversees fellowship training including basic science and clinical research. In conjunction with basic science faculty he acts as an advisor in thesis selection, and preparation. Dr. Penzias provides supervision of fellows during their clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, minimally invasive surgery for treatment of the reproductive anomalies and infertility and patient care. (e-mail: apenzias@bidmc.harvard.edu)
 

Dafny M. Suazo

Program Coordinator

Phone: (617) 667-2966
Fax: (617) 667-0842
Email: dsuazo@bidmc.harvard.edu

Fellows

Nina Resetkova, MD, MBA
3rd Year Fellow

Medical School:  Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
Residency:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
MBA:  Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

 

Lauren Albrecht Murphy, MD
2nd Year Fellow

Medical School:  University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Residency:  New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Emily A. Seidler, MD
1st Year Fellow

Medical School:  Marshal University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Residency:  Washington University in Saint Louis

Faculty

Kim L. Thornton, MD, Division Director; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director of the Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Program, Boston IVF. Dr. Thornton oversees activities of the division, basic science and clinical research and teaching programs within the division. Dr. Thornton provides supervision of the fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, major surgery for treatment of uterine anomalies, infertility and patient care. (e-mail: kim.thornton@bostonivf.com)

Michael M. Alper, MD, Medical Director of Boston IVF; Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; provides supervision of fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures and patient care. (e-mail: michael.alper@bostonivf.com)

Steven R. Bayer, MD,  Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School; provides supervision of fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, minimally invasive surgery for treatment of the reproductive anomalies and infertility and patient care. (e-mail: steven.bayer@bostonivf.com)

Brian M. Berger, MD Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School; provides supervision of fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, Ovum Donation, Gestational Carrier IVF, minimally invasive surgery for treatment of the reproductive anomalies and infertility and patient care. (e-mail: brian.berger@bostonivf.com)

David A. Ryley, MD,  Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School; provides supervision of fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients, minimally invasive surgery for treatment of the reproductive anomalies and infertility and patient care. (e-mail: david.ryley@bostonivf.com)

Rita M. Sneeringer, MD Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School; provides supervision of fellows during the clinical blocks, predominantly with ART procedures, minimally invasive surgery for treatment of the reproductive anomalies and infertility and patient care. (e-mail: rita.sneeringer@bostonivf.com)

Michele R. Hacker, ScD, MSPH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr, Hacker has expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of large epidemiologic cohort studies and clinical trials. She provides didactic seminars on epidemiologic and statistical principles and methods, study design, data management, quality control and epidemiologic data analysis. She also works with fellows on clinical research projects providing guidance on study design, statistical methods and data analysis. (mhacker@bidmc.harvard.edu)

Denny Sakkas, PhD, HCLD, Chief Scientific Officer at Boston IVF has been involved in basic science and clinical embryology research for many years. An expert in the development of new technologies for IVF, Dr. Sakkas works with fellows in the development of research projects that involve the ART laboratory.  (e-mail: denny.sakkas@bostonivf.com)

C. Brent Barrett, PhD, HCLD, Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School and Laboratory Director at Boston IVF has been involved in basic science and clinical embryology research for many years. An expert in quality control processes, Dr. Barrett works with fellows in the acquisition of clinical specimens for basic science research. Dr. Barrett provides supervision of the fellows during their third year experience in embryology and andrology.  (e-mail: brent.barrett@bostonivf.com)

Kevin Eggan, PhD, Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Principal Investigator, Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Dr. Eggan supervises fellows who wish to perform their basic scientific research in a stem cell laboratory including identification of individual scientific research projects; experimental design; implementation; interpretation; and scientific publication of data

Robert Oates, MD, Professor of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Oates provides the fellows with an experience in the evaluation of male infertility and endocrinology. Additionally the fellows have an experience observing urologic surgery for male infertility.

Johanna Pallota, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, is a medical endocrinologist at BIDMC. Fellows spend ½ day a week for six months during the clinical year with her seeing a spectrum of adults with endocrine disorders. 

Norman Spack, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School,  and Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of Boston. Fellows spend ½ day a week with him during the clinical year seeing a spectrum of children and adolescents with reproductive endocrine disorders.

Joseph Wolfsdorf, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Pediatric Endocrinologist at Childrens Hospital of Boston. Fellows spend ½ day a week with him during the clinical year seeing a spectrum of children and adolescents with reproductive endocrine disorders.

Harold Rosen, MD, Assistant Professor or Medicine, Harvard Medical School; is a Medical Endocrinologist and Director, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at BIDMC. Fellows spend one half day per week for 8 weeks during the second half of the second year with Dr. Rosen and having an experience in state-of-the-art bone densitometry and performing consultations regarding osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

Hye-Chun Hur, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School. Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, BIDMC. Dr. Hur provides fellows with experience in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery predominantly for infertility, endometriosis and uterine anomalies.

Louise King, MD, JD Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School. Faculty in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, BIDMC. Dr. King provides fellows with experience in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery predominantly for infertility, endometriosis and uterine anomalies.

Contact Information

Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellowship Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-2966