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Ricardo A.Yazigi , M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Dulaney Center II
901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 616
Towson, MD 21204
201 Plumtree Road
Suite 201
Bel Air, MD 21015
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Biography

About ricardo a. yazigi, M.D.

Ricardo A. Yazigi, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago), graduating magna cum laude in 1978. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility and has more than 25 years of clinical experience. He did his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Sótero del Río Hospital, Chile, and at State University of New York at Nassau County Medical Center, NY. He pursued a research fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, CT, and a clinical fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Yazigi was the head of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Temple University School of Medicine, PA, from 1991 to 1997 and joined the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Fertility Center in Baltimore, MD, in 1997. He is currently assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Yazigi has published numerous scientific papers and has lectured both in the United States and abroad.

He has received a number of national and international research awards and is a member of national and international medical specialty societies. Dr. Yazigi has served as ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the Journal of Pelvic Surgery. He is trained in robotic surgery (da Vinci laparoscopy) for fertility surgical procedures.

Languages: English, Spanish.

Education
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sótero del Río Hospital (Chile) and at State University of New York at Nassau County Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Research Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Yale University
Awards & Recognition
  • American Registry's Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011-2012)
  • PatientsChoice.org's Patient's Choice Award (2010-2012)
  • Vitals.com's Top Ten Doctors (2012)
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Baltimore-Washington Area Reproductive Endocrinology Society
  • Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia
Q&A

Q & A

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

A:

Since I was a kid I’ve had a love for medicine and for babies. I also believe that family is what is most important in life. So the specialty of infertility was an obvious choice. Getting birth announcements from my patients puts a smile on my face and makes it all worth it.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

Although my initial inspiration came from other doctors in the family, I have found that my strongest inspiration comes from my patients, from their fertility journeys and from their hope

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?

A:

That it allows me to spend my professional life surrounded by the most skilled, the most caring, and the most committed people when it comes to helping patients to build a family

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

A:

I believe in the importance of tailoring medical and emotional treatment to each patient’s needs, respecting their desires and expectations. A nice relaxed attitude is also always helpful.

Q: What is on your bucket list?

A:

I would like to sail around the world with my most trusted skipper and companion, my wife.

Q: What about you would most surprise people?

A:

As a teenager, I played guitar in a rock band, sported an Afro hairstyle, and wore shiny polyester bell-bottoms.

Q: What is your pearl of wisdom?

A:

Do the right thing.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A:

Boating, sailing, skiing, and playing the electric guitar.

Since I was a kid I’ve had a love for medicine and for babies. I also believe that family is what is most important in life. So the specialty of infertility was an obvious choice.
Reviews

Reviews

"We came to Dr Yazigi for a second opinion in our fertility journey and he was much informative and helpful then our previous doctor. He explained the process in greater detail and as to why we needed to go this direction. We are very happy with Dr Yazigi so far and are glad we decided to get a second opinion."

"My HSG with Dr Yazigi - he made me feel so comfortable when I was a nervous wreck after all of the horror stories I read online. He was wonderful."

"We were so thrilled with the excellent communication that Dr. Yazigi provided. It was a very comfortable environment. He was so open to any questions we had and was very thorough. We found this experience to be drastically better than the previous fertility clinic we attended."

"Dr Yazigi is a wonderful, and kind physician. He has excellent manners. It has been an honor and a privilege to have him as our fertility physician. Thanks to him I have two beautiful girls. It has been a pleasure to know and work with him. There are no words to thank him."

"Drs Yazigi, Katz and McClamrock all particpated in my care and I cannot thank them enough for their kind and compassionate care. With them I felt a sense of hope that I had not previously felt such that no matter what our outcome, I knew we were in the right hands. The nurses, staff, ACS center staff should be commended for the exceptional job they do. I do not have enough words to express my appreciation. I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a patient of Shady Grove's in one of life's most stressful circumstances. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

"We chose the Towson, MD location and Dr. Yazigi to restart our journey. Dr, Yazigi's nurse Stephanie was assigned to us. It did not matter the distance we had to drive—almost 10 hours in one direction—we knew we were doing the right thing. In our first encounter we knew it was the best decision we could have taken. Love, compassion, attention, everything we could ever expect—and more—was provided to us."

"Dr Yazigi has helped my husband and I achieve pregnancy twice. We are blessed with a 3.5 year old daughter and 7 week old son. My experience with Shady Grove Fertility has been absolutely wonderful. From the moment I called to make my first appointment in 2012, I was in great hands and always had a plan. That was the best thing about Dr. Yazigi, he made sure our plan of action was the best way to achieve pregnancy. He made me feel very important like I was his only patient. Returning in 2015 as a hopeful second time mom, he knew exactly where to begin treatment and I got pregnant within the first month of returning to Shady Grove Fertility. He is wonderful Doctor who I would highly recommend to anyone struggling to achieve their dreams of becoming pregnant."

"My husband and I first went to see Dr. Yazigi in June of 2013. We were told to have children, only IVF would work for us. Hearing the diagnosis and option, we were both happy to have an answer, but also wondering will this work and can we do this? The staff at SGF was extremely helpful in helping us navigate the IVF process, always responsive to our many questions and concerns. They explained our financial options and the treatment thoroughly before we began treatment to make sure we understood every step. They were quick to follow-up on our appointments. Dr. Yazigi was a clam in a storm to us, providing some humor during stressful situations as well as easing us throughout the process. We now have 2 little boys with the help of SGF and we couldn't be more happier."

"I cannot say enough about Dr. Yazigi! He has been so wonderful from the very start of our journey which began a few of years ago. Tragically, we lost our precious baby girl at 9 weeks old due to an unknown genetic condition. Dr. Yazigi has been extremely empathetic and supportive through this horrific tragedy. He has been holding my hand and helping me to move forward. I wish there were more Doctors like Dr. Yazigi in this world. He is a wonderful Doctor, man and has truly become like family to me."

"I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Yazigi and the SGFC staff. They are very knowledgable and kind. Dr. Yazigi called me himself after a failed treatment cycle to deliver the news and talk next steps. I also appreciate that he made me aware of my options very early on, which allowed me to not waste time on treatments that weren't working for me, which ultimately got me pregnant faster."

"Dr. Yazigi and his team at Shady Grove Towson and Bel Air are extremely knowledgable and kind. I really appreciate Dr. Yazigi making me aware of my options early into the process, which ultimately led to be getting pregnant faster by not wasting time on treatments that weren't working."

Publications

Publications

  • Yazigi R and Quintero C. Disorders of prolactin secretion in the female: biological and clinical considerations. BioMedicina. 1999;2:135-40.
  • Liu J, Zheng X, Baramki T, Yazigi R, Compton G, Katz E. Ultrarapid detection of sex chromosomes with the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization with direct label DNA probes in single human blastomeres, spermatozoa, amniocytes, and lymphocytes. Fertil Steril. 1998;70:927-32.
  • Liu J, Tsai Y, Zheng X, Yazigi R, Baramki T, Compton G, Katz E. Feasibility study of repeated fluorescent in-situ hybridization in the same human blastomeres for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Mol Hum Reprod. 1998;4:972-77.
  • Liu J, Tsai Y, Zheng X, Baramki T, Yazigi R, Katz E. Potential use of repeated fluorescence in situ hybridization in the same human blastomeres for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Fertil Steril. 1998;70:729-733.
  • Yazigi R, Quintero C, Salameh W. Prolactin disorders. Fertil Steril. 1997;67:215-25.
  • Yazigi R, Quintero C. The effects of recreational drugs on male fertility. In Badalotti M, Teloken C, Petracco A, eds. Esterilidade e Infertilidade Humana. Porto Alegre, Brazil: Medsi; 1997.
  • Schlaff W, Yazigi R, Olive D, Williams D, Steinkampf M, Odem R. The empiric use of gonadotropin therapy and intrauterine insemination. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995;172:778-82.
  • Yazigi R, Quintero C, Scherzer W. Didelphic uterus, double vagina, unilateral vaginal obstruction with hematocolpos, and ipsilateral renal agenesis: the coexistence of endometriosis. A report of three cases. J Pelvic Surg. 1995;3:171-6.
  • Yazigi R, Chi M, Mastrogiannis D, Strickler R, Yang V, Lowry O. Enzyme activities and maturation in unstimulated and exogenous gonadotropin-stimulated human oocytes. Am J Physiol: Cell Physiol. 1993;264:C951-55.
  • Yazigi R, Odem R, Polakoski K. Demonstration of specific binding of cocaine to human spermatozoa. JAMA. 1991;266:1956-9.
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