Avner Hershlag, MD, FACOG, Joins Island Fertility, A Practice In Stony Brook Medicine's Physician Network

Avner Hershlag, MD, FACOGAvner Hershlag, MD, FACOG, has joined Island Fertility, a full-service fertility practice in Stony Brook Medicine's expanding network of community practices and physicians located at Stony Brook Medicine's Advanced Specialty Care Center in Commack. 

Dr. Hershlag is dual board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). He graduated from the Hadassah Medical School in his native city, Jerusalem, Israel and completed three years of a general surgery residency at Hadassah Hospital in Israel. Dr. Hershlag then moved to the United States, where he completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  After his residency, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale School of Medicine. His research has recently focused on the impact of genetics on infertility, fertility preservation and prevention of cancer through genetic screening and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). As an advocate of access to fertility care for all, he frequently lectures on ethical issues of current and emerging reproductive technologies.  

"We are excited to have Dr. Hershlag join us at Island Fertility and Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Hershlag brings decades of clinical expertise in reproductive endocrinology and infertility to Stony Brook Community Medical, as well as outstanding educational and research experience to Stony Brook Medicine that will help drive the academic mission of the department," said Todd Griffin, MD, FACOG, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine. 

Stony Brook Medicine welcomes physicians committed to the needs of their community and provides the highest level of quality care. 

Dr. Hershlag served as Chief at Northwell Fertility for the better part of the last decade, where he developed programs for IVF, egg freezing, preimplantation, genetic testing, donor eggs and fertility preservation for cancer patients. He is looking forward to working with the team at Island Fertility and collaborating with departments across Stony Brook Medicine to expand on programs like these. 

"I am very impressed at the high level of care at Island Fertility, the attention to detail and the impressive pregnancy rates within the practice," said Dr. Hershlag. "The warm, compassionate team is committed to being patient-centric, providing the right "incubator" for the patients struggling to become parents. I intend to help the practice grow even further, bringing with me three decades of experience." 

Island Fertility is accepting new patients and has office hours Monday through Saturday. 

Editor's note: Patients who wish to make an appointment with Island Fertility should call (631) 638-4600.


About Stony Brook Medicine:

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital and more than 230 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.

About Stony Brook Community Medical 

Stony Brook Community Medical, an arm of Stony Brook Medicine, comprises over 35 community practices with over 45 locations across Long Island, from Farmingdale to Southold. We offer exceptional care by more than 100 providers in 13 specialties committed to enhancing medical care coordination in the community. To learn more, visit www.sbcommunitymedical.org.  


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