Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Anthony Imudia, M.D. to the Florida Medical Team. Dr. Imudia will begin seeing patients in SGF Tampa Bay’s Westshore location and new Wesley Chapel location—bringing access to clinical expertise, research, and teaching closer to home for South Florida patients. Dr. Imudia will provide 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. Imudia earned his medical degree from the Universidad Latina De Panama before completing his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He then completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he also served as an instructor in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology.
Dr. Imudia joined USF Morsani College of Medicine in 2013. He served as the Director, USF-IVF Clinical Operations from 2015-2017; and is currently the Division Director and Fellowship Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, USF Morsani College of Medicine.
Dr. Imudia has earned many teaching and research awards, produced numerous peer-reviewed publications, and has given international and national presentations in the field of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, IVF, egg freezing, and egg donation. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Imudia will remain as teaching faculty with USF Health while providing patient care in SGF Tampa Bay’s Wesley Chapel and Westshore, FL, locations.
More about Dr. Anthony Imudia
Where did your interest in reproductive endocrinology come from?
Dr. Imudia: I got the inspiration to become a reproductive endocrinologist through conversation and inspiration from my mentors. I knew from very early stage of my career that I enjoy being part of a new process and optimizing it to be meaningful to others. Therefore, working with people that have fertility challenges would be fulfilling to me.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Dr. Imudia: I enjoy playing tennis, traveling, and volunteering my time for non-profit organization work in Africa.
Who inspires you?
Dr. Imudia: I am inspired by people who are driven by excellence, take advantage of any opportunity given to them, don’t take no for an answer, and those that take pride in making the lives of others better.
Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
Dr. Imudia: I have been inspired by multiple patients but the one that easily comes to mind is the resilience of one of my patients who lost her Fallopian tubes at a very young age and had failed multiple IVF cycles before coming to see me. At the initial visit, she said her only desire in life was to have at least one baby. We worked through different challenges she had and she ended up conceiving and delivering her daughter, Olivia. Not only was this patient resilient, she was relentless, focused, and determined to fight for what she wanted most in life, which was to build a family at all costs.
What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
Dr. Imudia: I enjoy traveling because it is educational. You meet new people and learn about different cultures. I also enjoy watching and practicing different sports because it helps build certain character traits. I enjoy volunteering my time for charity work in Africa because I want to always remember my beginning and my roots.
What about SGF makes you the most proud?
Dr. Imudia: SGF is an organization that I have always admired. Working for one of the best fertility practices in the country and having the ability to collaborate with different physicians in multiple locations across the globe makes me proud.
What’s on your bucket list?
Dr. Imudia: Help design and develop one of the best reproductive endocrinology and infertility training programs in the world. Visit at least a country within all continents of the world. Watch a live formula 1 car race.
What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
Dr. Imudia: My approach to helping patients who are struggling is to try as much as possible to understand the root cause of their struggle so I can connect with them and design a solution that focuses on the origin of the challenges. This approach has worked every time in building trust with my patients.
How would you describe your personality?
Dr. Imudia: My overall personality is type A. I love to get things done, always have projects or tasks to be accomplished, very driven, passionate about everything I do, hardworking, honest, and like to find common ground as a way to solve problems.
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
Dr. Imudia: My calmness and humility.
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