Dr. James A Grifo is a Gynecologist and IVF Specialist in New York. He specializes in IVF, Infertility Evaluation/ treatment, Gynecological Problems Care, Reproductive Medicine, PGD/PGS, and Egg Freezing. He pursued an MD and Ph.D. in obstetrics and gynecology because this best combined his desire to help others with his interest in having an impact on science. The field focuses heavily on translational medicine, so he is constantly researching and improving treatments.
He has pioneered techniques called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), which examine specific genes and chromosomal number in early embryo development. These procedures can be used to determine whether an embryo has genetic abnormalities that can put a pregnancy at risk and increase the odds of miscarriage or of a child being born with health problems. Backed with a vision to offer the best in patient care and equipped with technologically advanced healthcare facilities, they are one of the upcoming names in the healthcare industry. Located in New York, this center is easily accessible by various means of transport. Dr. James A Grifo passionate about delivering the highest standard of healthcare.
PGD and PGS require that cells be removed from the embryo, also known as embryo biopsy, which is considered safe. He performed the first embryo biopsy that led to a live birth in the United States in 1992.
He specifically focuses on assisted reproduction, helping people with fertility issues through the use of egg freezing technology and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Specialists in their program were early adopters of egg freezing technology and have pioneered its development. The first baby born through the use of egg freezing at NYU Langone was in July 2005. He has contributed heavily to the development of tools that help to measure reproductive outcomes, increase the number of successful pregnancies, and reduce the side effects of IVF.
As director of the Fertility Center, he works with a team of committed physicians to raise the field to a higher standard. Fertility issues are sensitive, and infertility treatment is not an easy process. When people come to the center with the unfulfilled dream of starting a family, they aim to educate them on their options, so they can take an active role in their treatment. They are dedicated to ensuring this experience is as efficient and effective as possible.
He, along with his colleagues and has been working since 1995 at NYU Langone. For many years before that, the center was focused on one purpose: to help people achieve their dreams of having children. Through the treatments they offer and the research they conduct at the Fertility Center, they have the opportunity to help build the world, one baby, at a time.