Our Physicians

Internationally Recognized Infertility Doctors

CHR has three of the best infertility doctors in New York City, if not in the world. Dr. Norbert Gleicher, our Medical Director, is one of the best fertility doctors in the world, renowned for his pioneering work in autoimmunity and reproduction, endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve and the most difficult cases of infertility. Dr. David Barad has conducted cutting-edge research in menopause, while pursuing his passion in patient care. Dr. Vitaly Kushnir joined CHR in 2012 with a stellar record of research in ovarian physiology. Dr. Gleicher and Dr. Barad have been collaborating since 2003, and in the past seven to eight years, their clinical research have concentrated on the treatment of premature ovarian aging and diminished ovarian reserve. For these conditions, Dr. Gleicher, Dr. Barad and Dr. Kushnir are simply three of the best fertility experts in the world.

Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG

Medical Director & Chief Scientist

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Dr. Norbert Gleicher founded the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in 1981, after completing his residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and holding top academic and administrative positions in various academic institutions in New York and Chicago. Always keen on simultaneously pursuing clinical care and research, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed medical journal articles, abstracts and book chapters, in addition to editing textbooks that are now regarded as classics. For complete biography of Dr. Gleicher, please click here.

David Barad, MD, MS, FACOG

Director of Clinical ART & Senior Scientist

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Dr. David H Barad joined CHR in 2003. After completing his residency at the Sloane Hospital for Women of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, Dr. Barad served as Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Montefiore Medical Center and taught at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Among other research interests in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Barad has been involved in the Women's Health Initiative on the landmark menopause study. For complete biography of Dr. Barad, please click here.

Vitaly A. Kushnir, MD, FACOG

Physician, Director of Continuing Medical Education & Associate Scientist

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Dr. Vitaly A Kushnir joined CHR in 2012. After his residency at New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Kushnir completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Emory University School of Medicine, where his research in ovarian physiology and antioxidants won the Excellence in Research by a Fellow award. Dr. Kushnir's research interest in ovarian aging and antioxidants brings a new angle to CHR's long-standing research on ovarian aging. For complete biography of Dr. Kushnir, please click here.

Our clinical, laboratory and administrative staff members are listed here.

In addition to Dr. Gleicher, Dr. Barad and Dr. Kushnir, we work with a number of infertility doctors. More information on our affiliated service providers is available here.


Last Updated: June 28, 2013