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Vanessa N. Weitzman, M.D.

Dr. Weitzman
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Vanessa N. Weitzman, M.D., is subspecialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, joined IVF Florida Reproductive Associates in October 2008 after completing her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Center for Advanced Reproductive Sciences in Farmington, Connecticut.

Dr. Weitzman received her medical degree from Boston University, School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

Dr. Weitzman is a native Floridian, and grew up in South Florida. She has experience in the treatment of infertility through in vitro fertilization, assessing and treating patients with diminished ovarian reserve and utilizing the latest advanced techniques in laparoscopic surgery. She is also interested in the preservation of future fertility and oocyte cryopreservation for patients with breast cancer.

Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Florida International University
Distinguished Service Award
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (2006)

Honors and Awards

International Health Fellowship (2000)
Outstanding Service Award (2000)
Mae Tao Clinic
Milford and Barbara Nember Fellow (2001)
Cervical Cancer Research Grant (2001)

Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certified
Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011)
Board Certified
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2012)

Select Publications

Weitzman VN, Engmann L, Diluigi A, Maier DB, Nulsen JC, Benadiva CA. Comparison of luteal estradiol patch and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist suppression protocol (LPG) before gonadotropin stimulation versus standard microdose lupron protocol for patients with a history of poor IVF outcomes. Fertil Steril. Article in Press.

Weitzman VN, DiLuigi AJ, Maier DB, Nulsen JC. Prevention of recurrent adnexal torsion. Fertil Steril. 2008; April 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Diluigi A, Weitzman VN, Pace MC, Siano LJ, Maier D, Mehlmann LM. Meiotic Arrest in Human Oocytes Is Maintained by a Gs Signalling Pathway. Biol Reprod. 2008; April 78(4):667-72.

Weitzman VN, Engmann L, Diluigi A, Maier DB, Nulsen JC, Benadiva CA. Comparison of luteal estradiol patch and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist suppression protocol (LPG) before gonadotropin stimulation versus standard microdose lupron protocol for patients with a history of poor IVF outcomes. Fert Steril 2006;86:S120.

Weitzman VN, Engmann L, Diluigi A, Maier DB, Nulsen JC, Benadiva CA. Evaluation of luteal estradiol patch and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist suppression protocol (LPG) before gonadotropin stimulation in patients with a history of multiple failed cycles. Fert Steril 2006;86:S430

Engmann L, Siano L, Weitzman V, Nulsen J, Maier D, Benadiva C. Induction of oocyte maturation with GnRH agonist in high-risk patients undergoing IVF treatment does not adversely affect implantation rate. Fert Steril 2006;86:S429

Lieman H, Aubuchon M, Stein D, Cohen H, Weitzman VN, Isaac B, Tetrokalashvili M, Santoro N. Metformin does not alter insulin action, androgen production, or induce ovulation in obese women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (Abstract). Society for Gynecologic Investigation, March 2004, Houston, TX.

Mack CK, Chen SH, Porudominsky VN, Cekleniak NA, Sable DB, Garrisi MG. Stability of day 3 FSH levels in relation to various transport containers and heat stress (Abstract). American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, May 2004, Philadelphia, PA.

Memberships and Positions

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Education

Vanessa N. Weitzman, M.D., completed her undergraduate work at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Medical Sciences in the accelerated seven-year medical program with a minor in Archaeology.

Dr. Weitzman received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Most recently, she completed her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Healthcare Center in Farmington, Connecticut.

Areas of Experience/Interest

As an infertility specialist, Vanessa N. Weitzman, M.D., has experience in the areas of in vitro fertilization, diminished ovarian reserve and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She is also interested in the preservation of future fertility and oocyte cryopreservation. She has been involved in research involving factors affecting oocyte cryopreservation and in vitro maturation.

Hospital Affiliations:

Northwest Medical Center
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Kendall Regional Medical Center

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