Dr. Alex Polotsky currently sees patients at the brand new SGF Colorado’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices, providing a full range of state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective egg freezing, LGBTQ family building, and fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment. Dr. Polotsky is a former University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine (CU ARM) physician and is among the inaugural physicians leading care at SGF Colorado.
Understanding that every patient’s comfort level is different, Dr. Polotsky is known for respectfully laying out all options patients can take before helping determine a treatment path forward.
Dr. Polotsky earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. At first, he had a strong interest in becoming a general internal medicine doctor. But it was during his clinical rotations that he was exposed to reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and knew he wanted to dedicate his expertise to a narrow specialty where he is expected to be an expert in all aspects of fertility care rather than a broader field.
Upon completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Polotsky returned to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. While there, he subsequently earned his Master of Science degree in Clinical Research where his thesis extensively explored the links between adolescent obesity and reduced lifetime fertility.
Dr. Polotsky is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). He is a board examiner for REI with the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG). His passion for REI stems from the field’s unique combination of medical management and surgical procedures along with the importance of psychological care for patients.
When Dr. Polotsky isn’t caring for patients, you can find him soaking in all the natural adventures that Colorado has to offer from hiking to biking and getting outdoors with his wife and five children.
More About Dr. Alex Polotsky
WHY DID YOU BECOME A DOCTOR/REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
Dr. Polotsky: During my second year in medical school, I got to attend a class in reproductive health, particularly reproductive hormones. The course leader ended up becoming my mentor. I became passionate about the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) for its unique combination of being a highly specialized medical field where I get to establish close and personal relationships with my patients.
WHERE DID YOUR INTEREST IN REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY COME FROM?
Dr. Polotsky: I knew that I wanted to dedicate my expertise to a narrow specialty like REI where I am expected to be an expert in all aspects of fertility care, rather than a broader specialty. What drew me to REI specifically is its unique combination of medical management and surgical procedures, as well as the psychological concerns of patients that you must prioritize.
DESCRIBE A TIME YOU WERE INSPIRED BY A PATIENT.
Dr. Polotsky: I had the honor of working with a couple who now has three healthy and beautiful children. Unfortunately, after they welcomed their first child, the couple experienced secondary infertility and the heartache of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts. I was incredibly honored that this couple has even volunteered to be highlighted in a publicly available online story about our innovative system for secure storage of frozen embryos. One of the cornerstones of my philosophy is that patients should be in the driver’s seat as much as possible, so we worked together so that her first child could have a sibling.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Dr. Polotsky: Paula Burger, a Holocaust survivor and artist who used a brilliant life motto in her memoirs: “Regret is a useless emotion.”
WHAT ABOUT SGF MAKES YOU PROUDEST?
Dr. Polotsky: SGF is the perfect mix of clinical excellence and patient-centered care.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Dr. Polotsky: Living in Colorado, I like to get outside and explore the wilderness with my wife and five kids as much I we can, whether we’re skiing, biking, or hiking. I am also the self-appointed president of a 14er climbing club in my synagogue.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Dr. Polotsky: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and making it to the summit is toward the top of my list! It wouldn’t be the first time I faced its terrain. I attempted to climb it back in 2017 but had to skip the summit because of altitude sickness. Next time, I’ll return better prepared.