Avner Hershlag, MD serves as Chief of the Center for Human Reproduction, where he has cared for patients for more than 20 years and established successful programs, including: donor egg, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and egg freezing/fertility preservation.
Dr. Hershlag completed his undergraduate training in his native country, Israel, and graduated from the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. While in medical school, Dr. Hershlag was elected Director of Medical Education of the International Federation of Medical Students Society.
Following three years of a General Surgery residency at Hadassah, Dr. Hershlag moved to the United States in 1984. Here, he completed his OB/GYN residency at the George Washington University Medical Center and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hershlag is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University. He also serves as an advocate for patient education and patient rights, serving on the Board of Directors for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Dr. Hershlag is the author of over sixty original papers, 25 book chapters, and a novel entitled, Misconception. The recipient of several awards, he is actively engaged in multiple research projects.