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ASRM - American Society for Reproductive Medicine

ASRM Advisory on Vaccine

As of January 9, 2021, there are no data about the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on male or female fertility. For women, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that pregnant and lactating women be offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

Medical Professionals

Joshua D, Stewart, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics and GynecologyAssistant Attending Obstetrician/Gynecologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital“As a patient at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, you will have the most experienced team of physicians, scientists, and clinical staff committed to helping you achieve your dream of becoming a parent in a compassionate and personalized environment. Whether your goal is to have a healthy baby or to preserve your fertility options for the future, I will aim to get to know you on an individual level, as we work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique story.”Dr. Joshua D. Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. He received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center followed by subspecialty fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Stewart is a board-certified Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.Dr. Stewart has received numerous awards for his clinical excellence, medical research, and teaching, including the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding House Staff Award as a chief resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Stewart has authored and co-authored many articles and textbook chapters in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings on topics such as fertility preservation, pre-implantation genetic testing, male factor infertility, frozen embryo transfers, and laparoscopic surgery outcomes. In 2019, he received a prize scientific paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society for his research on mechanisms impacting male factor infertility. His current areas of interest include third-party reproduction, pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT), and LGBTQ reproductive possibilities. Dr. Stewart specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine, including ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), low responders to ovarian stimulation, fertility preservation, egg freezing, oocyte donation, amenorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, fertility surgery, male infertility, and LGBTQ reproductive services.  He is also a skilled surgeon, performing a variety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of uterine, ovarian, and tubal disorders.Dr. Stewart sees patients in CRM's Manhattan offices on the Upper East Side as well as the Center's Brooklyn office. Please call (646) 962-3868 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Walid A. Saleh, M.D. (Video)

Dr. Walid Saleh leads SIRM’s Dallas IVF clinic. He is board-certified in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed an OB/GYN residency at The Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, and a three-year REI fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA in 1996. He has authored numerous scientific publications and is a member of many national and international medical societies. His areas of special expertise include In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), PCOS, male infertility, women’s fertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Saleh is listed as a Top Obstetrician/Gynecologist by The Consumers’ Research Council of America and by US News & World Report. He has received the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition for many years running. These awards are given to less than 6% of doctors across the USA.Dr. Saleh’s Awards and RecognitionExpert Network Distinguished Doctor Designation© – conferred on top 3% of infertility specialists in the nationUS News & World Report Top Doctor 2013Patients’ Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014Compassionate Doctor Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014Consumer Research Council Top Ob/Gyn 2011, 2012, 2013Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2012, 2013Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award 2013Top 10 Doctors – Texas (2014) & Dallas/Ft. Worth (2014)On-Time Doctor Award 2014, 20155 Star Rating on RateMDs.com5 Star Rating on Vitals.comBoard Certified in Reproductive EndocrinologyBoard Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology  OUR CENTERUNDERSTANDING INFERTILITYTREATMENT OPTIONSPATIENT EXPERIENCEFINANCIAL GUIDANCEFERTILITY BLOG Request an AppointmentIt is our honor to support you on your journey towards parenthood. Come visit our practice in Dallas, TX to learn more about fertility testing and treatment.REQUEST NOWContact UsCall: (972) 566-6686Fax: (972) 566-6670CONTACT USOur DoctorsDR. WALID SALEH 

Mark P. Leondires, M.D. (Video)

 Dr. Mark P. Leondires is the Founder, Medical Director and Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and Gay Parents To Be (GPTB). He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist: Infertility Doctor – Connecticut & New YorkFor Dr. Mark Leondires, medicine offers an opportunity to solve problems; each fertility patient presents a unique puzzle. This, combined with a wide range of interests and life events, is how Dr. Leondires came into reproductive endocrinology and infertility and to start his own fertility practice. From the beginning, as one of four children born to his Greek-immigrant parents, Dr. Leondires’s environment has infiltrated and shaped the person he would become. In his early years, Dr. Leondires was raised with a prideful interest of ancient history and architecture, rooted in Greek contributions. This eventually led to a dual major in history and biochemistry at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. While these subjects seem to be unrelated, they represent Dr. Leondires’s dual soul, a Greek philosophy that recognizes the complimenting differences within one person.His freshmen year of college was interrupted when Dr. Leondires’s father suffered a heart attack. Caring for his father inspired Dr. Leondires to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) and later to enroll in the premed collegian track.After his undergraduate years, Dr. Leondires went to Harvard University to study angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessel formation. This appealed to his desire to study complex science, and he continued as an EMT to work as an EMT. The latter met his needs to combine science and working with people. Eventually he went to medical school at University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, where he was able to combine his interests in science, helping people, and, of course, fixing things.Dr. Leonidres completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.As a resident Dr. Leondires experienced a range of specialties. Initially he was most interested in the pediatrics rotation, but in the last week he worked with reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. To his surprise, this spoke to him and pointed him in his path to become a fertility specialist.After medical school, Dr. Leondires served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the Combined Federal Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. While under his direction, the ART Program was one of the most successful in the Washington DC area and in the top tenth percentile nationally. During this time he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and clinical faculty for the Combined Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology.Another puzzle Dr. Leondires worked to solve is family building for the LGBTQ community. When he became a parent with his partner, he recognized the limited options available to the LGBT community, which led him to create and launch GayParentsToBe, an educational resource supporting gay and lesbian couples and individuals to make family-building choices.While his academic and professional career has led Dr. Leondires to spend his time in labs, hospitals and medical offices, he has not abandoned his love for biology and the outdoors. Dr. Leondires spends much of his time at the beach, teaching his two young boys about the marine life of the Long Island Sound. He loves being outdoors hiking, biking and skiing. Dr. Leondires is a dedicated father to his two sons and his husband, whom he married in 2009.Education and HonorsColby College BS,University of Vermont College of Medicine, MDMaine Medical Center Residency Program, OB/GYNNational Institutes of Health, Fellowship in REICastle Connelly Top Doctor and Best Doctors in AmericaContact us to book an appointment with RMACT lead infertility specialist Dr. Leondires in our Connecticut or New York fertility centers. 

Samantha M. Pfeifer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Reproductive MedicineAssociate Attending Obstetrician/Gynecologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital"Listening to patients, hearing their stories, and answering their questions is central to my work in reproductive medicine. I strive to foster a dialogue between physician and patient and to provide customized, cost-effective care. In addition to advanced fertility treatments such as egg freezing and in vitro fertilization, I am an expert in reproductive surgery, including minimally invasive surgery and the surgical management of Müllerian anomalies of the uterus.”Dr. Samantha M. Pfeifer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, her specialties include in vitro fertilization, ovulation induction, and fertility preservation (egg freezing). She has a special interest in reproductive surgery and is a noted expert on the surgical management of Müllerian anomalies. Dr. Pfeifer is regularly featured in Castle Connolly'sTop Doctors list, among other regional and national best-physician lists.In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pfeifer is active in leading professional societies as well as medical research and education. She serves as Chair of the Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and has authored or co-authored original research on IVF, Müllerian anomalies, and the management of hormonal disorders in adolescent girls. Dr. Pfeifer is a frequently invited speaker at regional and national medical conferences and has been recognized for her commitment to the education of the next generation of physicians, including by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Mentor of the Year Award in 2010. Dr. Pfeifer graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B. in Economics. She completed her medical degree, residency (Obstetrics and Gynecology), and fellowship (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), all at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pfeifer joined Penn’s faculty after her fellowship and was Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Reproductive Surgery there before joining Weill Cornell Medical College in 2013.Dr. Pfeifer sees patients in CRM's Tribeca office at 255 Greenwich Street. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Pfeifer's office at (646) 962-7499.