Jamie A. Grifo, MD, PhD

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Dr. Jamie Grifo is the Program Director of the New York University (NYU) Fertility Center and since 1995 has been the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the NYU School of Medicine. He also holds the faculty appointment of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve Medical School and completed his residency at Cornell University Medical Center. After completing a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Yale University, he returned to Cornell and established a medical practice specializing in the treatment of infertility in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as being certified by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy.

A member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 1989, Dr. Grifo has served on the Ethics Committee and is past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). He chaired the committee, which developed an innovative computer program to collect IVF facility data in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. He has worked closely with the CDC on this project.

His scientific interests are focused in the area of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and his team had the first successful delivery in the United States from the embryo biopsy procedure. Subsequently, there have been thousands of babies born by PGD worldwide thus far.

His research produced the NYU Vitrification Method, which is different than all other fertility centers. The method was developed in NYU’s research lab by Hui Lui under Dr. Grifo’s direction and was applied to the clinical setting in a study published in Fertility and Sterility. It has been used at the NYU Fertility Center since 2004. Additional research focuses on the use of Germinal Vesicle Transfer as an alternative to egg donation, egg freezing, PGD and stem cells.

Dr. Grifo has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Human Reproduction, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1994, Dr. Grifo’s research paper, "Healthy Deliveries from Biopsied Human Embryos," was awarded the SART prize at the annual ASRM meeting. He has over 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many book chapters.

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