Zev Rosenwaks   Executive Director, Women's Service Center, Institute for Reproductive Medicine

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  • +1 646 962 3743

Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., is the Director and Physician-in-Chief of the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM). He is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Obstetrician-Gynecologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. In 1994, Dr. Rosenwaks was named the Revlon Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Under his leadership, CRM has become one of the world's leading reproductive endocrinology and assisted reproduction programs.

Dr. Rosenwaks is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is past President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He is currently Vice President of the New York Obstetrical Society.

Dr. Rosenwaks is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in assisted reproduction. He was the director of the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia, the unit that achieved the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy in the United States. He also developed the United States' first egg donation program and has been instrumental in developing many contemporary ovarian stimulation protocols central to successful IVF. He is also a major contributor to moderate stimulation protocols designed to avoid complications such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

Dr. Rosenwaks' current research interests include developing morphologic and biologic markers of embryo viability in order to enable single embryo transfer and avoid multiple pregnancies; optimizing preimplantation genetic testing; and deriving human embryonic stem cell lines.

Dr. Rosenwaks serves as an Overseer on Weill Cornell Medical College's Board of Overseers and sits on the Faculty Steering Council and Executive Faculty Council at Weill Cornell. He was recently appointed to serve as a Committee Member for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Rosenwaks has trained over 70 fellows and has received the Weill Cornell Medical College Award for Teaching Excellence. He has published over 340 peer-reviewed articles, 100 invited book chapters and 6 textbooks. Dr. Rosenwaks is an Editorial Editor of Fertility and Sterility and an Associate Editor of Seminars in Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Rosenwaks has been listed in New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York: The Northeast and Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors for over two decades. He has been featured in many major media outlets including ABC's World News Tonight, 20/20, Good Morning America, Nightline, NBC's Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS's Morning Show, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Time. His book A Baby At Last! (Simon & Schuster, 2010) is a guide to fertility and the medical treatment of infertility written for anyone who wishes to become a parent.

In June 2012, Dr. Rosenwaks was awarded the Maurice R. Greenberg Distinguished Service Award, Weill Cornell Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's highest honor.

Please call (646) 962-3743 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosenwaks.

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  • zrosenw@med.cornell.edu

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  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University