Fertility Center

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John Christopher (John) Petrozza, Jr., MD

Chief, Reproductive Medicine and IVF

Director, Mass General Fertility Center

  • Phone: 617-726-8868
Departments
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Interests
Infertility - male and female
Advanced minimally invasive surgery
Fibroids
Chronic pelvic pain
Endometriosis
Robotic Surgery
Single incision laparoscopic surgery
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Residency, LBJ General Hospital
Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Foreign Languages
Spanish
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyI completed my undergraduate training at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  I matriculated to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for medical school, and in 1988, also participated in a summer internhsip at the NIH working with the development of a rapid diagnostic skin test for people infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, before starting my clinical years. I completed my internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LBJ Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston.  I finally left Texas and ventured to the northeast, where I did my fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New England Medical Center / Tufts Medical School.  I stayed on staff at NEMC for 6 years before moving to Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Over my career, I have focused on the surgical aspect of infertility and reproduction.  This includes endometriosis, fibroids, surgical repair of uterine anomalies and scar tissue, and repair of damaged fallopian tubes.  I also direct a Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic within the gynecology division and co-direct the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program. I have a strong interest in fertility treatment outcomes and policies.

PublicationsSouter I, Baltagi L, Toth T, Petrozza JC. Prevalence of hyperprolactinemia and abnormal magnetic resonance imaging in a population with infertility. Fertil Steril, 2010; 94(3):1159.

Karimov CB, Cronister A, Srouji S, Petrozza JC, Racowsky C,  Ginsburg E, Santolaya J, Welt C, Increased Prevalence of the FMR1 Premutation in Infertile Menstruating Women with Primary Ovarian Dysfunction,  accepted Human Reprod., 2011.

Souter I, Baltagi L, Kuleta, D, Meeker J, Petrozza JC. Women, weight, and fertility: The effect of body mass index on the outcome of superovulation/intrauterine insemination cycles. Fertil Steril. 2011 ;95(3):1042

John Petrozza, MD, talks about the Fertility Center at Mass General

John Petrozza, MD, chief of the Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, discusses how patients benefits from having a fertility center within a hospital.

Melissa talks about struggling with fibroids

Melissa Leverett King is an active mom and teacher who lived with limiting discomfort and pain until she got treated for fibroids.

An opera singer overcomes infertility

Painful fibroids kept opera singer Denyce Graves from conceiving. With the help and expertise of John Petrozza, MD, director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine and In Vitro Fertilization and co-director of the Mass General Fibroid Program, she gave birth to a baby girl. "He was the most hopeful of all the doctors I'd seen," she said.

In Vitro Fertilization: What Prospective Dads Need To Know

Dr. John Petrozza, chief of Reproductive Medicine and IVF at Massachusetts General Hospital and director the MGH Fertility Center, offers advice to men who want to better understand infertility.

A New Approach to Fibroid Management

The Fibroid Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers patients access to a full range of multidisciplinary options to treat uterine fibroids.

Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8868
Fax: 617-724-8882

Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623

Phone: 978-882-6767
Fax: 978-882-6775