Micro manipulation and embryo biopsy of trophectoderm of a human blastocyst to analyze its chromosomal content.

Since his first published research paper in 1982, Dr. Grifo has focused his research on: preimplementation genetic diagnosis, blastocyst transfer, and oocyte cryopreservation/fertility preservation. In 1992, he performed the first embryo biopsy that led to a live birth in the United States. A leader in egg freezing, his research produced the NYU Vitrification Method, which is different from all other fertility centers. The method was developed in NYU’s research lab under Dr. Grifo’s direction and was applied to the clinical setting in a study published in Fertility and Sterility – with the first baby born through the use of this method in July 2005. To date, the NYU team is a world leader in egg freezing, performing more than 500 egg freezing cycles annually.

As a scientist and a physician, Dr. Grifo is considered one of the primary research authorities in his fields of interest and is often called upon to speak on these topics. To date, Dr. Grifo has been published in 165 peer-reviewed publications and has traveled the world, giving lectures and attending seminars. Recently, Dr. Grifo gave the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at his alma mater, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

In January 2015, Dr. Grifo’s book – The Whole Life Fertility Plan (co-authored with Kyra Phillips) was published.

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