IVF/ART Program

IVF/ART Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center's IVF/ART Program offers leading-edge assisted reproductive technology (ART) services, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and single-embryo transfer, in a highly individualized, private setting.

About this Program

At the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, our experienced physicians strive to achieve the highest and safest pregnancy rates. We tailor our approach to best suit the needs of each individual patient.

Our offices provide a quiet, private setting for many ART treatments, such as:

  • IVF
  • Single-embryo transfer
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm induction (ICSI)
  • Assisted embryo hatching
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Egg freezing/banking
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Sperm donation
  • Egg donation
  • Surrogacy

Highly Specialized Expertise

Since its founding in 1992, the IVF/ART Program has been directed by Thomas L. Toth, MD. He is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Learn more about our team of professionals with specialized expertise.

Meet our team

Preparing Future Leaders in the Field

The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship prepares future leaders in our field. In this highly competitive fellowship program, fellows work side by side with our physicians and scientists, contributing to important advances in clinical care and fertility research.

For more information on our fellowship program, please call 617-726-6942.

Learn more about our fellowship

Our Team

The Fertility Center includes a team of professionals with specialized expertise in treating a variety of conditions.

  • John Christopher Petrozza, MD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infertility - female
    • Fibroids
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Infertility - male
    • Endometriosis
    • Robotic surgery
    • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endocrinology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
    • Danvers: Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
  • Mitchell S. Rein, MD

    978-882-6767

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infertility - female
    • Infertility - male
    • Fibroids
    • Abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Menopause
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Danvers: Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
  • Mary E. Sabatini, MD, PhD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Fertility preservation for cancer patients
    • Infectious diseases
    • Infertility - female
    • Infertility - male
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
    • Danvers: Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
  • Jan Leslie Shifren, MD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Assisted reproductive technology and invitro fertilization (IVF)
    • Menopause
    • Infertility - female
    • Infertility - male
    • Female sexual dysfunction
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
    • Newton: Partners Reproductive Medicine Center at NWH
  • Irene C. Souter, MD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endocrinology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
  • Aaron K. Styer, MD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infertility - male
    • Infertility - female
    • Fibroids
    • Endometriosis
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Reproductive Surgery
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Oocyte donation
    • Elective single embryo transfer
    • LGBT family building
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
    • Waltham: Vincent Ob/Gyn Waltham
  • Cigdem Tanrikut, MD

    617-643-0044

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infertility - male
    • Vasectomy reversal
    • No-scalpel vasectomy
    • Varicocele
    • Hypogonadism
    • Oncofertility
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Penile and testicular prostheses
    Board Certifications
    • Urology, American Board of Urology
    Locations
    • Boston: MGH Fertility Center
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Thomas L. Toth, MD

    617-726-8868

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Assisted reproductive technology and invitro fertilization (IVF)
    • Cryopreservation (human oocyte / egg freezing)
    • Fertility preservation
    • Reproductive Medicine
    • Infertility - female
    • Infertility - male
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Locations
    • Boston: Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
    • Waltham: Vincent Ob/Gyn Waltham

What to Expect

Safety is our number one priority. Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center clinicians reduce the risks associated with multiple gestations by using techniques such as:

  • Embryo cryopreservation (freezing and preserving human embryos)
  • Single-embryo transfer (transferring one rather than multiple fertilized embryos to the uterus)

In short, we strive to do more with less.

We are also among the few fertility centers in the country to routinely offer elective single-embryo transfer to women under age 35.

What to Expect

Our offices offer patients unsurpassed privacy. We deliver all in vitro fertilization (IVF) and assisted reproductive technology (ART) services in one self-contained suite located on the 10th floor of the Yawkey Building for Outpatient Care, overlooking Beacon Hill. When necessary, we work closely with other Mass General specialists—including urologists, embryologists and obstetricians/gynecologists—providing the highest level of care for patients.

Most patients are referred to the IVF/ART Program by their obstetrician/gynecologist or primary care physician. At your first appointment, we will review your medical history, discuss the most appropriate options to help you achieve pregnancy and develop your personalized treatment plan.

Throughout treatment, our patients enjoy a personal relationship with the physician in charge of their care as well as the other Fertility Center physicians on their team. A physician, rather than a technician, performs all ultrasound exams at our facility—another example of the personal involvement we believe makes for the best results.

Our embryology lab performs embryo transfers on the second, third or fifth day of embryo development to maximize success of individual patients.

Support If You Need It

We typically offer several possible treatment approaches for each patient. Ultimately, you are responsible for choosing the one that best suits your preferences. But should you struggle in reaching a decision, we offer support through Mass General social workers, financial services personnel, support groups or clergy.

Advancing Basic Science

In addition to working with patients, our physician-scientists are at the forefront of clinical research. For instance, we are conducting ongoing research into better options in egg preservation. We believe this research has exciting potential and hope it will bring new options for safely prolonging fertility in patients around the world.

The center also is working with the Harvard School of Public Health on an ongoing NIH study that is analyzing the effect of the environment on fertility. For information on participating in this program, please call 617-726-8868.

Contact

Our services are available on the Mass General main campus in Boston and two other suburban locations.

Fertility Center Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

32 Fruit Street Suite 10A
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8868
Fax: 617-724-8882

Other Locations

Mass General Waltham

40 Second Avenue, Suite 402
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-487-3860
Fax: 781-487-3870

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care

104 Endicott Street, Suite 304
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6767
Specialist voicemail: 978-825-6221
Fax: 978-882-6775

News

  • Two decades of transforming families - 10/5/2012, Mass General

    Families helped by the MGH Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology Fertility Clinic gathered Sept. 22 in the Bulfinch Tents to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Unit.

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