Dr. Jamie Grifo, M.D., Ph.D is the Program Director of the New York University (NYU) Fertility Center. Since 1995 he has been the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the NYU School of Medicine where he also holds the faculty appointment of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his MD and PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine 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).
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.
A leader in egg freezing, Dr. Grifo’s research team produced the NYU Vitrification Method, which has been in use at the NYU Fertility Center since 2004. Additional research by Dr. Grifo 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, his research paper was awarded the SART prize at the annual ASRM meeting. Dr. Grifo has consistently been listed in New York magazine’s Best Doctors since 1997. He has over 143 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many book chapters.