Upstate News

April 27, 2003
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate opens University In Vitro Fertilization Center

The University In Vitro Fertilization Center (University IVF) is SUNY Upstate Medical University’s newest initiative to provide Central New Yorkers with the most successful technologies and methodologies for assisted reproduction. University IVF, located in Suite 214 Physicians Office Building, 725 Irving Ave., Syracuse, is a component of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“The University IVF offers a full complement of services in the area of infertility, including ovulation induction, intra-uterine insemination, donor insemination, as well as all components of in vitro fertilization,” said University IVF medical director Shawky Badawy, M.D, professor and chair of SUNY Upstate’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Badawy established Upstate New York’s first organized infertility program more than 25 years ago and spearheaded the creation of University IVF.

According to University IVF is staffed by physicians who specialize in infertility reproductive endocrinology and biology.

Daniel Levine, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY Upstate, serves as the center’s reproductive endocrinologist. He participates in all aspects of endocrine and infertility evaluation of patients, including patients who undergo in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. He is also pursuing research related to infertility and in vitro fertilization.

Frances Shue, M.D., is the center’s
embryologist and also serves as medical director of University IVF’s in vitro fertilization laboratory. Shue trained at the Fertility Institute of New Orleans and has more than 10 years of experience in in vitro fertilization, having established a successful in vitro fertilization clinic in Florida.

According to Badawy, University IVF will offer help to patients in many areas, including that of obstructed or damaged fallopian tubes, ovulation dysfunction, male factor infertility, endometriosis and unexplained infertility.

“University IVF laboratory uses the most advanced technologies to achieve a successful pregnancy, including direct microinjection of a single sperm into the mature egg (ICSI) for patients with male factor infertility, as well as other up-to-date technologies,” he said

For an appointment or for more information about the University IVF Center, call 315-464-7249.

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