Pasquale Patrizio, MD, MBE, HCLD, FACOG

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Chief, Division Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a board-certified specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Andrology. He holds a Master in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania (2003). He is currently Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Chief, Division Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Program Director REI fellowship.

He is a section editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biomedicine Online and is member of the editorial board for Journal Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. He served as president of International Society Fertility Preservation (ISFP, 2015-2017) and Chair of the ASRM Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group (2019-2020). He has authored 9 books, 626 scientific papers (92 book chapters, 236 peer-reviewed publications and 298 published abstracts) and holds 3 issued patents. He is Honorary member of the Italian Society of Fertility and Sterility, Fellow of the International Academy of Human Reproduction and has received prize paper awards from both ASRM and ESHRE.

The most significant research and clinical innovation accomplishments include: Co-pioneering the technique of microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) for men with congenital absence of the vas deferens and discovery the cause of it as a mild form of cystic fibrosis; Discovery that some cases of male infertility are due to Y-chromosome deletions; Pioneering the technique of whole ovary cryopreservation; Ethics of fertility preservation in children with cancer; Ethics of Age and Reproduction; Deciphering molecular mechanisms responsible for oocyte aging; Improving the efficiency and protocols of ART; Understanding the role of embryo mosaicism in implantation. Currently, is studying the ethics of unvalidated “adds on” in ART; on enhancing fertility preservation strategies with ex vivo ovarian perfusion; simplifying and standardizing the IVF laboratory by automation; and lyophilize gametes, embryos and tissue.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology
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