Frederick D Sengstacke II, MD

Dr. Sengstacke

Dr. Frederick D. Sengstacke II has practiced reproductive medicine for over 30 years. The majority of his professional career has been in academic medicine. Dr. Sengstacke was one of only 12 medical students in his admitting class of 1972 to be accepted into and to complete the honors accelerated 3 year M.D. program at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. While in medical school, Dr. Sengstacke participated in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy research, extracting phytosterol compounds from medicinal plants and studying their potential clinical uses. After obtaining his Doctorate of Medicine degree, Dr. Sengstacke completed a 5 year Obstetrics and Gynecology postgraduate training and residency program at Howard University and affiliate Hospitals. After his residency, Dr. Sengstacke was appointed to the faculty at the Howard University College of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This was followed by a combined Georgetown University and National Institutes of Health two year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility where he was one of the last medical doctors to rotate through the “Pregnancy Research Branch” of the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) where he participated in primate reproductive physiology research, including how selective estrogen receptor modulators affect ovarian folliculogenesis in cynomologous monkeys. As a clinical fellow, Dr. Sengstacke also had a faculty appointment in the Georgetown University College of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During his fellowship, he was invited to and participated in the first national In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Workshop in 1983 given at the Jones Reproductive Institute of the Eastern Virginia Medical College where the first successful IVF procedure was performed in the United States using techniques pioneered in Borne Hall Great Britain where the first IVF baby in the world was born. He then used his knowledge and skills to help his subspecialty division initiate an Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”) program at the Georgetown University affiliate, Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC. where he also performed basic science research on the role of cyclic nucleotides in the cellular control of progesterone biosynthesis by the human placenta. His clinical research included the use of the CO2 laser in the treatment of female infertility.

After completion of his fellowship, Dr. Sengstacke practiced for many years in the state of Hawaii where he was the first to successfully perform combined In Vitro Fertilization with pelvic reconstructive surgery in the Hawaiian islands which was published in the Hawaii Medical Association journal, Vol.44, #12, Dec. 1985. While practicing in Hawaii, Dr. Sengstacke was appointed to the faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii as a Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

After leaving Hawaii, Dr. Sengstacke was appointed to the faculty of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia as a Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the subspecialty division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility where he helped to establish an accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program. During his time at Morehouse, Dr. Sengstacke’s research included developing simplified methods of assisted reproductive technology to make it accessible to those who did not traditionally have access to them.

Dr. Sengstacke joined the faculty of the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in July, 2010 as a Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the In Vitro Fertilization program where he continues to pursue his clinical, academic, and research interests.Dr. Sengstacke is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been recertified twice. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. Sengstacke’s research interests include the international practice of reproductive medicine and as such, he has traveled extensively, practiced, taught and performed research in multiple geographic locations including Okinawa (Japan), Norway, the Caribbean islands, Saipan (Northern Marianas islands), Guam, American Samoa, the Hawaiian islands, the US Virgin Islands as well as multiple national locations where he is currently licensed in 5 states and districts.