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Dmitri Dozortsev

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While attending Pavlov Medical School in my beloved home city of St.Petersburg, I developed a strong interest in embryonic cell differentiation. After graduating as a physician (MD), without practicing medicine for a single day, I joined the Department of Mammalian Embryology at the  Institute of Experimental Medicine as a research fellow. I continued my training in experimental embryology at the Reproductive Genetics Institute (RGI) in Chicago, which became my second home.  RGI was headed by a preimplantation genetics pioneer Dr. Verlinsky and there I was very fortunate to work under the direct supervision of one of the most remarkable experts in the early embryonic development of mammals – Dr. Dyban. Then I joined a Ph.D. program at the Department of OB-GYN, the University of Ghent in Belgium, under the supervision of a world-renowned reproductive medicine expert Dr. Dhont and graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Doctor of Biomedicine after defending my thesis on the mechanism of ICSI. After my graduation, I was recruited by Dr. Michael Diamond to become a faculty at the Department of OBGYN, Wayne State University in Detroit where I befriended Dr. Michael Allon who started his private IVF clinic in Houston and invited me to join as a director of reproductive laboratories.

Throughout my professional life, I have made contributions to several areas of translational fertility, from discovering the mechanism of ICSI to redefining the ovulation paradigm. I serve as a President of the American College of Embryology, founded in 2009 by Dr Peter Nagy, Dr. Ashok Agarwal and myself. I am certified as a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director in embryology and andrology and also as a Reproductive Embryologist.

I live in Houston with my better half, Gwen and our children. Gwen is my first reader and helped to clarify the ideas and make the text more reader-friendly. 

Recent publications:

Two peas from the same pod: vanishing follicles and postmature oocytes Dmitri I. Dozortsev and Michael P. Diamond; Fertility and Sterility, 2021

Oscillations of Estradiol and Gonadotropins is a Key to Solving the Mystery of Mono-Ovulation in Humans.  Dozortsev D, Pellicer A, Diamond MP. Fertil Steril. 2021

Progesterone is a physiological trigger of ovulatory gonadotropins. Dozortsev D, Pellicer A, Diamond MP. Fertil Steril. 2020 

Premature progesterone rise as a trigger of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dozortsev DI, Pellicer A, Diamond MP. Fertil Steril. 2020 

Term oocyte maturation and term ovarian stimulation: impact on oocyte competence. Dozortsev DI, Pellicer A, Diamond MP. Fertil Steril. 2020 

Luteinizing hormone-independent rise of progesterone as the physiological trigger of the ovulatory gonadotropins surge in the human. Dozortsev DI, Diamond MP. Fertil Steril. 2020 

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Recent patents:

A method to improve the quality of the oocyte by controlling the duration of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. US 63186135, priority May-9-21, pending

Progesterone formulation to trigger ovulation and provide luteal support. PCT/US20/28121, priority May 15, 2020, pending

Devices for Collecting Human Semen. US 16/429,638, priority June-3-19, pending

Device for Processing Sperm. US 16/666,619, priority October -30-19, pending

Method and device for placement of microscopic sample into the tube.  US10207272B2 issued 2019-02-19, expiration: 2036-09-24

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