Vitaly A. Kushnir, MD
Born in the former Soviet Union, Dr. Kushnir emigrated as a child to the U.S., where the family settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. After college he pursued medical school at the New York Program of Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. After graduation, he returned to the U.S. for a residency in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, where he was a recipient of Resident Research Award. After a 3-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Kushnir joined CHR in July 2012. As Director of Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Kushnir leads CHR's visiting scholar program. Dr. Kushnir also serves as Director of CHR's Fertility Preservation Center and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Kushnir is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society for Gynecologic Investigation and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he served as Junior Fellow Chair in its New Jersey Section between 2006 and 2008. Dr. Kushnir has been a recipient of numerous research awards, including the Excellence in Research by a Fellow, awarded by Emory University in 2012 for his research in the role of mitochondria in female reproductive aging.
Dr. Kushnir has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, with a keen focus on ovarian physiology and aging. He is also a vocal advocate for reform of IVF outcome reporting systems of the CDC (for which he consults) and SART, to ensure that patients have access to accurate and transparent data regarding performance of IVF centers. In addition to presenting at multiple professional society meetings, Dr. Kushnir has also authored many book chapters on topics in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Kushnir speaks Russian.
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Last Updated: May 12, 2016