About Anthony N. Imudia, M.D.
Anthony Imudia, M.D., 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 is seeing patients at SGF Tampa Bay’s Wesley Chapel and Westshore locations.
- Medical School: Universidad Latina De Panama
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Harvard Medical School
“Dr. Imudia along with his staff were extremely thorough and kind. My husband and I were lucky to meet him! He saved me!”
“Dr. Imudia is a great doctor, He knows what his doing, and good at it too.”
“Dr. Imudia has been my IVF physician since last year. He is phenomenal! From my initial consultation, I was impressed with not only his knowledge as an IVF specialist but at how professional and friendly he was/has been to me and my family. It’s always such a pleasure to see him…you can really tell that he truly puts his heart into helping women and couples conceive.”
“He is a very thorough doctor. Tells me his honest opinion and doesn’t sugar coat anything. He is always on time when I have an appointment. He is very professional and has perfect bed side manner. My husband and I experienced a miscarriage this past year and he was very comforting and sincere when he gave us the news. He sat with us and helped us decide what we should do next.”
“Dr. Imudia has been a wonderful Dr. My first cycle we started on a low dose for IVF meds and realized my body needed higher doses so we adjusted. When it came to round two Dr. Imudia really had a better understanding of how my body reacted to the meds and created a protocol that was best suited for me without having me be over stimulated.”
“Anthony Imudia is very thorough when explained then steps we needed to take to begin my IVF treatment. Knowing that he is confident in the success of the process we are in makes me fulfilled on my journey. He makes me feel like an individual by getting excited about goals being reached and steps forward. There is a lot of descriptive communication so I always know what to expect through the process.”
Q & A
Q: Where did your interest in reproductive endocrinology come from?
A: 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.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: I enjoy playing tennis, traveling, and volunteering my time for non-profit organization work in Africa.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: 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.
Q: Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
A: 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.
Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: 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.
Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: 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.
Q: What is on your bucket list?
A: 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.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: 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.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: 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.
Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?
A: My calmness and humility.
- Imudia AN, Detti L, Puscheck EE, Yelian FD, and Diamond MP. The prevalence of ureaplasma urealyticum, mycoplasma hominis, chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, and the rubella status of patients undergoing an initial infertility evaluation. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2008 Jan;25(1):43-46. PMID: 18202910
- Imudia AN, Kumar S, Saed GM, and Diamond MP. Pathogenesis of intra-abdominal and pelvic adhesion development (Review article). Semin Reprod Med. 2008 Jul;26(4):289-297. PMID: 18756406
- Kumar S, Shah JP, Bryant CS, Imudia AN, Cote ML, Ali-Fehmi R, Malone JM, and Morris RT. The Prevalence and Prognostic Impact of Lymph Node Metastasis in Malignant Germ Cell Tumors of the Ovary. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Aug;110(2):125-132. PMID: 18571705
- Imudia AN, Kilburn BA, Petkova A, Edwin SS, Romero R, and Armant DR. Expression of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HBEGF) in term chorionic villous explants and its role in trophoblast survival. Placenta. 2008 Sep;29(9):784-789. PMID: 18691754
- Awonuga A. O., MBBS; Rotas M., MD; Imudia AN, MD; Choi C., RPA-C; and Khulpateea N., MD. Recurrent Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma after Hysterectomy and Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008;278(4):373-376. PMID: 18259767
- Kumar S, Shah JP, Bryant CS, Imudia AN, Ali-Fehmi R, Malone JM, and Morris RT. Prognostic significance of keratinization in squamous cell cancer of Uterine Cervix –a population based study. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009;280(1):25-32. PMID: 19043726
- Kumar S, Shah JP, Bryant CS, Imudia AN, Morris RT and Malone JM. A comparison of invasive vulvar cancer in younger versus older women in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;200(5):e52-55. PMID: 19110228
- Kumar S, Shah JP, Bryant CS, Awonuga AO, Imudia AN, RUTERBUSCH JJ, Cote ML, Ali-Fehmi R, Morris RT and Malone JM. Second Neoplasms in survivors of endometrial cancer: Impact of radiation therapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 May;113(2):233-239. PMID: 19249081
- Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Dbouk T, Kumar S, Cordoba M, Diamond MP and Bahado-Singh RO. Incidence, trends, risk factors, indications for, and complications associated with cesarean hysterectomy: A 17-year experience from a single Institution. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2009;280(4):619-623. PMID: 19229546
- Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Dbouk T, Kumar S, Cordoba M, Diamond MP and Bahado-Singh RO. Racial disparity in the clinical determinants and outcomes of cesarean hysterectomy. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009;101(6):565-568. PMID: 19585924
- Imudia AN, Suzuki Y, Kilburn BA, Yelian FD, Diamond MP, Romero R, and Armant DR. Retrieval of trophoblast cells from the cervical canal for prediction of abnormal pregnancy: A pilot study. Hum Reprod. 2009;24(9):2086-2092. PMID: 19497946
- Awonuga AO, Imudia AN, Shavell VI, Diamond MP, and Puscheck EE. Failed Female Sterilization: Pathogenesis and Subsequent Contraceptive Options. J Reprod Med. 2009;54(9):541-547. PMID: 19947030
- Imudia AN, Kumar S, Diamond MP, DeCherney AH, and Armant DR. Transcervical retrieval of fetal cells in the practice of modern medicine: A review of the current literature and future direction. Fertil Steril. 2010;93(6):1725-30. PMID: 20056202
- Awonuga AO, Shavell VI, Imudia AN, Rotas M, Diamond MP, and Puscheck EE. Pathogenesis of Benign Metastasizing leiomyoma. A Review. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2010;65(3):189-95. PMID: 20214834
- Imudia AN, Hobson D, Awonuga AO, Diamond MP and Bahado-Singh RO. Determinants and complications of emergent cesarean hysterectomy: supracervical vs total hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;203(3):221.e1-5. PMID: 20537305
- Hobson DT, Imudia AN, Soto E, and Awonuga AO. Pregnancy Complicated by Recurrent Brain Abscess after Extraction of an Infected Tooth. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118:467-70. PMID: 21768856
- Al-Safi Z, Imudia AN, Hobson DT, Bahado-Singh RO and Awonuga AO. Delayed postpartum preeclampsia and eclampsia: demographics, clinical course, and complications. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118(5):1102-7. PMID: 21979459
- Filetti CL. Imudia AN, Al-Safi Z. Hobson DT, Awonuga AO, and Bahado-Singh RO. New Onset Delayed Postpartum Preeclampsia: Different Disorders? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012;25(7):957-60. PMID: 21740315
- Hobson DT, Imudia AN, Al-Safi Z, Shade G, Kruger M, Diamond MP and Awonuga AO.Comparative analysis of different laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 May;285(5):1353-61. PMID: 22124531
- Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Doyle JO, Kaimal AJ. Wright DL, Toth TL, and Styer AK. Peak serum estradiol level during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is associated with increased risk of small for gestational age and preeclampsia in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2012; 97(6):1374-79. PMID: 22494926
- Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Kaimal AJ. Wright DL, Styer AK and Toth TL. Elective cryopreservation of all embryos with subsequent cryothaw embryo transfer in patients at risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome reduces the risk of adverse obstetrical outcomes. A preliminary study. Fertil Steril. 2013 99(1):168-73. PMID: 23025881
- Imudia AN, Wang N, Tanaka Y, White YA, Woods DC, Tilly JL. Comparative gene expression profiling of adult mouse ovary-derived oogonial stem cells supports a distinct cellular identity. Fertil Steril. 2013; 100(5):1451-58. PMID: 23876535
- Imudia AN, Goldman RH, Awonuga AO, Wright DL, Styer AK, and Toth TL. The impact of supraphysiologic serum estradiol levels on peri-implantation embryo development and early pregnancy outcome following in vitro fertilization cycles J Assist Reprod Genet. 2014;31(1):65-71. PMID: 24193696
- Brady PC, Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Wright DL, Styer AK, and Toth TL. Pregnancies of Unknown Location after In Vitro Fertilization: Minimally Invasive Management with Karman Cannula Aspiration. Fertil Steril. 2014;101(2):420-6. PMID: 24331836
- Ying LY, Ying Y, Mayer J, Imudia AN, and Plosker SM. Embryo Transfer Catheter Contamination with Intravaginal Progesterone Preparations in a Simulated Embryo Transfer Model Impairs Mouse Embryo Development – Are there Implications for Human Embryo Transfer Technique? Reprod Sci. 2014 Feb. 10;21(8):1000-1005. PMID: 24516042
- Mikhail E, Scott L, Imudia AN and Hart S. Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy in the obese patient. Surg Technol Int. 2014 Nov;25:167-74. PMID: 25419953
- Mikhail E, Miladinovic B, Velanovich V, Finan MA, Hart S, and Imudia AN. The impact of obesity on the trends of routes of hysterectomy performed for benign indications in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr;125(4):912-8. PMID: 25935772
- Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Mogos MF, Hart S. Salihu HM and Imudia AN. National trends of adnexal surgeries at the time of hysterectomy for benign indication, United States 1998-2011. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov;213(5):713.e1-13. PMID: 25935772
- Patel S, Kilburn B, Imudia AN, Armant DR, and Skafar DF. Estradiol elicits pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects in human trophoblast cells. Biol Reprod. 2015 Sep;93(3):74. PMID: 26246219
- Mikhail E, Scott L, Miladinovic B, Imudia AN and Hart S. Association between Fellowship Training, Surgical Volume and Laparoscopic Suturing Techniques among Members of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Minim Invasive Surg.2016;2016:5459147. PMID: 26885389
- Mikhail E, Salemi J, Hart S and Imudia AN. Comparing Single and Dual Console Systems in the Robotic Surgical Training of Graduating OB/GYN Residents in the United States. Minim Invasive Surg. 2016;2016:519015. PMID: 26955485
- Imudia AN and Plosker S. The Past, Present, and Future of Preimplantation Genetic Testing. Clin Lab Med. 2016 Jun;36(2):385-99. PMID: 27235919
- Khan SN, Modi M, Hoyos LR, Imudia AN, Awonuga AO. Bone in the endometrium: A review. Int J Fertil Steril. 2016 Sep;10(2):154-61. PMID: 27441047
- Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Wyman A, Salihu HM, Imudia AN, and Hart S. Trends of Bilateral Salpingectomy during Vaginal Hysterectomy with and without Laparoscopic Assistance. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2016 Nov – Dec;23(7):1063-1069. PMID: 27448507
- Sarkar P, Mikhail E, Schickler R, Plosker S, Imudia AN. Optimal Order of Suc-cessive Office Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy for the Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol August 2017 August PMID: 28796688
- Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Salihu HM, Plosker S, Hart S, and Imudia AN. National Trends of Surgical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy in United States 1998-2011. (Submitted)