Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Tomer Singer, M.D. to the New York Medical Team. Dr. Singer will serve as the New York Medical Director and begin seeing new patients at SGF’s flagship New York office located in the heart of Manhattan in September 2019. Dr. Singer 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. Singer earned his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine and his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Hofstra Zarb School of Business. He completed his 4 years of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY, where he also served as Chief Resident. He then went on to complete a 3-year reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY.
Teaching is a passion for Dr. Singer. He is currently an Associate Professor at Zucker School of Medicine in New York and the former Vice Chairman of Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has also served as the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Lenox Hill Hospital and as the Residency Program Director from 2012-2019 training over 40 OB/GYN residents and fellows in reproductive medicine and medical endocrinology. During this time, Dr. Singer was recognized as a top teacher, winning several awards including the 2018-2019 Department of OB/GYN Lenox Hill Hospital Teacher of the Year Award and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) National Teacher Award in 2018.
For the last 5 years, Dr. Singer served as the Director of Egg Freezing at Northwell Health System, during which time, Dr. Singer was instrumental in expanding exponentially the number of egg freezing cycle performed in his center and improving the protocol and outcome. In his last year as Director dozens of egg freezing cycles have been completed successfully for both patients with cancer and women electively freezing their eggs for future use.
Dr. Singer is also active in research in the field of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, in vitro fertilization (IVF), genetic screening of embryos, egg freezing and egg donation. Dr. Singer has produced numerous publications and chapter reviews and has given numerous national and international presentations. His research has earned several awards from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, including the 2008 award for Best Oral Presentation and the 2009 Poster Prize award.
Dr. Singer is a member of several medical organizations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Reproductive Investigation and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility and a 2019, 2018, and 2017 Castle Connolly Best Doctor Award winner.
“He explained everything patiently and thoroughly. I texted him over a weekend with a question to which he responded instantly. He is very smart and has exceptional bedside manner. Dr. Singer is always smiling and enthusiastic but also realistic about the whole process,” shared a patient.
More about Dr. Tomer Singer
Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
Dr. Singer: I have wanted to become a doctor since I was 5. My parents struggled with infertility for years and my mom conceived after using injectable hormones and an artificial insemination. As a teenager, I took a basic life support course, volunteered in hospitals and was fascinated by the power of medicine in improving or curing medical conditions. My parents’ journey coupled with my early exposure to medicine instilled in me the desire to become a doctor. During medical school, I was immediately drawn to women’s health as it combined medical and surgical treatment and the option of empowering patients by educating them and discussing with them different topics beginning in their menstrual cycle and their reproductive options.
I love science and working with people so naturally I am drawn to the fascinating fields of reproductive medicine which have evolved tremendously since the first IVF baby was born in 1978. Being able to help women achieve their reproductive goals and their dreams of parenthood is both humbling and rewarding as a doctor.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Dr. Singer: I love music, tennis, playing the guitar, scuba diving and travelling with my wife and our three kids. I have travelled to Asia, Europe, South America and Africa and love meeting new people and new cultures, which is why I enjoy living in such a diverse city as New York. Also, as my patients and team members know, I love a good cup of coffee.
Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
Dr. Singer: I recently took care of a wounded warrior Marine who was shot while serving in Iraq. Despite being paralyzed and in a wheelchair coping with his physical challenges, he was supporting his partner for 2 long years during her struggle with infertility. I have witnessed firsthand this journey helping them become a stronger couple and better parents to their daughter Valentina who was born via IVF.
Who inspires you?
Dr. Singer: I am inspired by many people. Mostly, I am inspired by my patients who share their fertility stories and help other patients who struggle just like them. Two other people I am most inspired by are President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Elenore Roosevelt. FDR, despite his physical challenges was able to achieve his goals, just like many of our infertility patients. Elenore on the other hand, complemented FDR by providing the emotional and psychological support people need (and sometimes failed to acknowledge) when faced with a challenge.
What is your approach to patients who are struggling?
Dr. Singer: My approach is to listen to the patients, empathize with their struggle and work together towards achieving their goals while treating them as I would a friend or family member.
I am always optimistic and try to address my patients concerns and fears in a very transparent way providing them with the facts but also with the info and tools that will allow them to make the best treatment choice. I try to support and empower my patients with the information they need to guide them in making the right medical decisions for them.
What about SGF makes you the most proud?
Dr. Singer: I am very excited to become a member of the Shady Grove Fertility team. There is a special culture of transparency and professionalism that instils confidence in both patients and employees, and makes you feel “I got to the right place.”
The team members are passionate, collegial and most importantly knowledgeable and supportive of our patients, which helps this organization thrive and achieve the best clinical results while having the patients’ best interest always as the main focus.
How would you describe your personality?
Dr. Singer: My friends and patients have described me as optimistic, warm, passionate, inspiring and caring.
To learn more or schedule an appointment with an SGF physician, please call the New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or fill out this brief form.