About Tomer Singer, M.D., MBA
Tomer Singer, M.D., FACOG, MBA, earned his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, where he was later named Associate Professor, and his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management from Hofstra Zarb School of Business. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY.
Dr. Tomer Singer is currently Associate Professor at Zucker School of Medicine, New York and former Vice Chairman of Education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Lenox Hill Hospital. He also served as a residency program director in 2012-2019 training over 40 Ob/Gyn residents and many more medical students and fellows in reproductive medicine and medical endocrinology. In addition, as the director of egg freezing program at the Northwell Health system for 7 years he performed hundreds of medical egg freezing cycles for both cancer patients and women electively freezing their eggs.
Dr. Tomer Singer has produced numerous publications, chapter reviews and has given international and national presentations in the field of infertility and reproductive endocrinology, IVF, egg freezing and egg donation. He is double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Singer has performed hundreds of minimal invasive surgical procedures including laparoscopies and hysteroscopies.
Dr. Tomer Singer joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2019 and sees patients in SGF’s Manhattan, New York location.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Weill Cornell Medical College
- MBA: Zard School of Business, Hofstra University
Awards & Recognition
- Best Doctor Award Castle Connolly NY Metropolitan (2019, 2018, 2017)
- APGO Excellence in Teaching Award (2019)
- Teacher of the Year – Department of Ob/Gyn Lenox Hill Hospital 2018-2019
- CREOG National Teacher Award (2018)
- Best Chief Resident Research Award, Lenox Hill Hospital (2009)
- Best Oral Presentation, ACOG District II/NY, Annual meeting (2008)
- Poster Prize winner, ACOG District II/NY, Annual meeting (2009)
- The 19th Annual John O. Vieta Award, Lenox Hill Hospital, For Academic Excellence and Personal Achievement (2008)
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
- Society for Reproductive Investigation
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- Israeli Doctors of America, Founder
Q & A
Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
A: 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 my 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 had 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.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: I love music, tennis, playing the guitar, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with my wife and our three kids. I have traveled to Asia, Europe, South America and Africa and love meeting new people and new cultures, that’s why I enjoy living in such a diverse city as New York. As my patients and team members know, I love a good cup of coffee.
Q: Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
A: 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.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: I am inspired by many people. Mostly I am inspired by my patients who share their fertility stories and help other patients who just like them struggle. 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.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: My approach is to listen to the patients, empathize with their struggle and work together towards the achieving their goals while treating them as I would with a friend or a family.
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.
Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: 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 helped this organization thrive and achieve the best clinical results while having the patients’ best interest always as the main focus.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: My friends and patients have described me as optimistic, warm, passionate, inspiring and caring.
“Best doctor! Let’s start with the results: I met Dr. Singer in April and by June I was pregnant! This was after 2 unsuccessful rounds of IVF at a large clinic in NYC. Dr. Singer was a welcome breath of fresh air and gave me hope. I found IVF to be such a stressful experience, but knowing that I could fully trust my doctor and medical team made everything so much easier. I truly cannot recommend him and his staff enough! Hoping to go back to her for #2 soon.”
“We had such a great and positive experience with Dr Singer! We loved his positive energy and thorough explanation of the IVF process; we just had a healthy baby girl and we couldn’t have done it without his help! Thank you Dr. Singer!!”
“Dr. Singer is an incredible and compassionate Reproductive Endocrinologist. Struggling with infertility is obviously a stressful situation and Dr. Singer and his staff were absolutely amazing. Dr. Singer and his staff thoroughly explained each step of the process and were always available to answer questions. I had undergone two unsuccessful rounds of IVF at a large hospital in NYC prior to switching to Dr. Singer and am happy to report that I have a beautiful daughter thanks to Dr. Singer.”
“Dr Singer is wonderful and through. He made me and my husband comfortable and explained everything in detail. I trust him completely.”
“Dr. Singer and his entire staff are wonderful and caring. Dr. Singer is a professional, knowledgeable and devoted reproductive endocrinologist, and most importantly- he shows results!! He has an excellent bedside manner and has made a point to call me and check up on me personally after going through procedures and when I had a very difficult decision to make about my pregnancy.”
“Dr Singer is an incredible infertility professional. We came to him after almost 2 years of infertility treatments with 3 other doctors, including of an IVF treatment with another highly regarded doctor that did not succeeded. From the beginning, Dr Singer was extremely professional and gave us a very comfortable and assuring feeling. He was professional and sensitive through out of the whole process and the team in his clinic was great as well.”
“Very supportive, empathetic, friendly, and a great doctor.”
- Bristow SL, Morris JM, Peyser A, Gamma A, Singer T, Mullin C, Onel K, Hershlag A. Choosing an expanded carrier screening panel: comparing two panels at a single fertility center. Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Feb;38(2):225-232
- Peyser A, Singer T, Mullin C, Bristow SL, Gamma A, Onel K, Hershlag. A Comparing ethnicity-based and expanded carrier screening methods at a single fertility center reveals significant differences in carrier rates and carrier couple rates. Genet Med. 2018 Oct 16. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0331-y
- Peyser A, Singer T, Mullin C, Hershlag A. Reduction in the number of CGG repeats on the FMR1 gene in carriers of genetic disorders versus noncarriers. JBRA Assist Reprod.2017 Dec 1;21(4):327-329.
- Kudesia, R., Singer, T., Caputo, T.A., Holcomb, K.M., Kligman I, Rosenwaks I. Gupta, D. (2014). Reproductive and oncologic outcomes after progestin therapy for endometrial complex atypical hyperplasia or carcinoma. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Mar 2014, Volume 210(3):255
- T Singer, D Barad, N Gleicher. Correlation of antimüllerian hormone and baseline follicle-stimulating hormone levels. Fertility and Sterility. June 2009, 91(6):2616-9.
Other peer review publications
- T Singer, G Filmar, S Jormark, T Seckin, MY Divon. A Rare Case of Ovarian Cystic Lymphangioma. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010 Jan-Feb 17(1):97-9.
- IK Orbuch, R Atkin,GFilmar, T Singer, MY Divon. Laparoscopic Resection of Endometriosis in a Patient with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Using a Lap. Disc. J Minim. Invasive Gynecol. Jan-Feb 2010 17(1):107-9.
- N Feldman, K Delany, M Malikina, P Segarra, GR Tiller, T Singer, MY Divon. Restrictive Dermopathy: Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Sonographic Features. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. Sep 2008, 32(6):840-2.
- O Langer-Most, T Singer, I Buterman, A Monteagudo, I.E. Timor-Tritsch. J.Postpartum Management of Placenta Previa Accreta Left “In Situ”:The Role of 3-Dimensional Angiography Ultrasound. Med. Sep 2008 Sep; 27(9):1375-80.