SGF is proud to announce that Shayne Plosker, M.D., has been named a Top Doctor for Infertility by Tampa Magazine. This recognition is voted on by physician peers in various fields of medicine. This is the second year Dr. Plosker has been recognized as a top infertility doctor by Tampa Magazine.
Tampa Magazine mailed over 9,000 surveys to physicians in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. They obtained the list of physicians from the Florida Department of Health, including medical doctors (M.D.s), D.O.s (osteopathic doctors), and podiatrists. Tampa Magazine asked physicians to nominate their peers in 64 separate medical specialties. Votes were tallied from the surveys and careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience was essential before final selection was made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers as a top doctor in my field. I feel privileged to be part of a practice that puts compassion and excellent patient care first. SGF is incredibly innovative and has been a leader in all aspects of reproductive care for decades,” said Dr. Plosker.
When asked about his approach with patients, Dr. Plosker answered, “I strive to make personal connections with my patients beyond their medical needs because they are fellow human beings who are struggling. We all struggle with our personal challenges at times, and I try to be there as a supportive person in addition to being a physician. IVF has become an incredibly successful treatment option in its 40 years of existence, but not everyone achieves their goal, and we must take care of everyone. I try to offer alternative directions to patients who are struggling, and sometimes just be there compassionately to share their struggles with them. I don’t give up.”
Dr. Plosker joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2019 and sees patients in the Brandon, FL office. Prior to joining SGF Tampa Bay, Dr. Plosker was a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. While at USF, he served as Division Director of USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology, and Medical Director of IVF at Tampa General Hospital from 2006-2019.
Dr. Plosker earned his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he also completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following residency, he completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Plosker has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles in many leading scientific journals, and has been invited to present and consult nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of multiple scientific and teaching awards as well as awards for exemplary patient care, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Star Award, News and World Report Top 10% of Doctors Nationwide Distinction 2011-2014, and Best Doctors in America in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017-2018.
Dr. Plosker is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. His interests include assisted reproductive technologies, pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT), fertility preservation, and international infertility care.
SGF Tampa Bay currently has two locations, Tampa – Westshore and Brandon. The practice was formed in 2018 in affiliation with Women’s Care Florida (WCF), a premier provider of women’s health care throughout Central Florida. The SGF expansion to Florida provides more convenient access to highly specialized fertility care, including diagnostic testing and low- and high-tech treatment options such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg treatment, egg freezing, oncofertility, and LGBTQ family building. SGF’s expansion into Tampa also expands its donor egg treatment and gestational carrier programs, creating access for egg donor recipients and for patients needing a gestational carrier traveling from South America. SGF recruits and prescreens (medically, psychologically, and genetically) all prospective, ready-to-cycle egg donors prior to listing them on the SGF donor registry.
SGF Tampa Bay accepts many insurances and also offers unique financial programs for self-pay patients such as their Shared Risk 100% Refund Guarantee for IVF and donor egg—in which patients take home a baby or receive a full refund—or their income-based Shared Help Program and Military Discount, to name a few. SGF provides an exclusive financing option through Fertility Finance with an easy loan process and competitive rates.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Plosker in Brandon, FL, or with any other SGF physician, please call our New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or fill out this brief form.