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J. RyanMartin, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
555 City Avenue
Suite 1170
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
865 Easton Road
Suite 290
Warrington, PA 18976
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Biography

About J. Ryan Martin, M.D.

Ryan Martin, M.D. earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He pursued his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University.

Dr Martin is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His interests include infertility, in vitro fertilization, pre genetic screening (PGS) and fertility preservation for oncologic or social reasons.

Dr. Martin is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and was an instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology (SREI), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP).

Dr. Martin serves as a reviewer for various scientific journals and has published many peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles on wide-ranging topics such as fertility preservation, fertility insurance mandates, and the biologic efficiency of reproduction.

Following a tragic injury at the age of 12 that left him paralyzed from the waist down, the highly competitive and determined athlete spent a good portion of his youth traveling an international circuit to compete in various tennis tournaments. He then turned his competitive nature into his pursuit to become a doctor. Dr. Martin became the first wheelchair-bound student to ever graduate from Yale Medical School. Watch his inspiring story of perseverance and determination.

After building a successful fertility practice in New Haven, CT, Dr. Martin and his family joined the Shady Grove Fertility family in the Philadelphia region in 2016.

Education
  • College: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Yale University
professional organizations
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
Q & A

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?

A:

A reproductive endocrinologist gave my class a lecture in my third year of medical school about treating infertility. He talked extensively about IVF and pre genetic screening of embryos and the ability to help change people’s lives for the better. After shadowing him in his clinic and watching him make so many couples’ dreams come true, I was inspired to become a reproductive endocrinologist.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

I am inspired by those who strive to help others. I am always amazed by doctors and nurses who bond with their patients and have the ability to put them at ease. I strive to be able to do that with my patients and make a difficult process as tolerable as possible.

Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?

A:

I enjoy playing tennis and scuba diving. I have always liked tennis because it requires strength, concentration, drive, and belief in yourself in order to be successful. Scuba diving is my favorite hobby because of the adventure, wildlife, and the brilliant colors and scenery.

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?

A:

Most people don’t know that I used to play professional wheelchair tennis on a world circuit before I went into medicine.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?

A:

I am so proud to be part of Shady Grove Fertility because of the outstanding care that is provided and by the amazing people who work here. It truly takes an entire team to make a practice succeed and to allow patients to have the best experience possible. It is clear that everyone at SGF knows what patients are going through and I am honored to be part of a great team.

Q: What's on your bucket list?

A:

I would love to go scuba diving with my wife and son in Bali and on the Great Barrier Reef. Going on a safari in Africa is also on my bucket list.

Q: Describe a time when you were inspired by a patient.

A:

I am inspired by my patients daily and their ability to make decisions under difficult situations.

Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?

A:

It is a tremendous honor to be able to help couples struggling with infertility. I believe that it is critical to provide patients with an accurate, honest medical opinion in order for them to make informed decisions about their reproductive options and future. Patients should have the autonomy to make decisions based on accurate information.

Q: How would you describe your personality?

A:

I am an honest, transparent person who thrives on relating with his patients. I believe it is the cornerstone of being a good physician. I am proud to be able to empathize with patients’ struggles and try to find humor where I can.

Reviews

Reviews

"Dr Martin and his entire team were amazing through our one and a half year long journey. They provided the best care we could of ever asked for which ultimately resulted in a successful pregnancy with twins. They were compassionate through our struggles and always gave us hope. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is struggling with infertility."

"You spend your teens and your 20's learning how NOT to get pregnant, but what "they" don't tell you is that getting pregnant can actually be much more difficult than you thought. When we found out that it was going to take us a few extra steps, we were devastated. Ultimately, we got pregnant spontaneously then miscarried. At that point we were referred to Dr. Martin, and I could not have been happier to end up in his office. His caring and compassionate staff welcomed us wholeheartedly and walked us through each step of our IVF process. Now, a year after that miscarriage, we are expecting our rainbow baby in January. If you know you might have trouble or even suspect you might have trouble achieving pregnancy, do yourself a favor and call Dr. Martin."

"Dr. Martin was patient, generous with his time, addressed all our questions, and provided detailed, clear information. He also had a good bedside manner."

"Dr. Martin is knowledgeable, professional and thorough. From our first appointment until our last, he has supported us and helped us the entire way. A difficult case from the beginning, Dr. Martin was forthright and honest with us in his analysis and our options. We are expecting our first child and would not be here if it were not for Dr. Martin and his staff."

"My husband and I have been working with Dr. Martin for several months. Throughout our 3 IUIs, egg retrieval, and transfer, we absolutely could not have imagined working with anyone else. Dr. Martin is one of the most caring, compassionate, and trustworthy physicians we've ever met. Although we are thrilled that our first transfer worked, we are incredibly sad to be discharging from his care. We strongly recommend Dr. Martin and his team at SGF!"

Publications

Publications

  • Martin JR, Lieber SB, McGrath J, Shanabough M, Horvath TL, Taylor HS (2011). Maternal Ghrelin Deficiency Compromises Reproduction in Female Progeny Through Altered Uterine Developmental Programming. Endocrinology,May;152(5):2060-6.
  • Martin JR, Seli E. (2011) Assisted reproduction in a patient with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome: Management of thrombophilia and consumptive coagulopathy. J Assist Reprod Genet, Mar;23(3):217-9.
  • Martin JR, Bromer JG, Sakkas D, Patrizio P. (2011) Insurance Coverage and IVF Outcomes: A US Perspective. Fertil Steril, Mar 1;95(3):964-969.
  • Martin JR, Patrizio P. (2010) Principles and Practice of Fertility Preservation; Whole Ovary Freezing. Donnay J. and Kim S. Cambridge University Press, 367-377.
  • Martin JR, Bromer JG, Sakkas D, Patrizio P. (2010) Live babies born per oocyte in a subpopulation of oocyte donors with repetitive reproductive success. Fertil Steril, Nov;94(6): 2064-2068.

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