• Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine, and Cell Biology & Anatomy
• Director, Division of Reproductive Medicine & Institute for Fertility Preservation
Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world’s foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world’s first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients. Dr. Oktay conducted key research on ovarian follicle and embryo development, as well as on controlled ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization.
Dr. Oktay has devoted his professional life to the science of fertility preservation and infertility treatment. He is a world-renowned researcher, a gifted medical educator, and a skilled clinician dedicated to his patients. Dr. Oktay was invited to the President’s Cancer Panel as an expert on fertility issues of cancer patients and fertility preservation. In attestation to his recognition as a leading clinician-scientist in infertility field, he received a highly competitive multi- million-dollar research grant from the National Institute of Health to study the impact of chemotherapy on fertility of cancer survivors. Furthermore, he was named the co-chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Committee for Fertility Preservation Guideline for People with Cancer. He founded and was elected as the first President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group at American Society of Reproductive Medicine.