J. Ryan Martin, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Martin should write the handbook on bedside manner because we have never met a Doctor who does it so well and with such grace.

There has never been a day where we didn’t have full faith and trust in Dr. Martin. Even when things didn’t go smoothly, we never felt alone or hopeless on this journey.

Dr. Martin is absolutely wonderful. We could not imagine going through this journey with anyone else.

Dr. Martin is one of the most caring, compassionate, and trustworthy physicians we’ve ever met.

I highly recommend Dr. Martin if you are seeking fertility care. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and most importantly sets realistic expectations.

Dr. Martin provided us with wonderful support, knowledge of our situation and his recommendations turned out to be exactly what we needed in order to realize our dream of having a baby.

The friendliness, professionalism, overall positivity and assistance from Dr. Martin’s office staff was truly unmatched.

Biography

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.

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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
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • 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.

Q&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.

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.

 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.

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

 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.

 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.

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

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.

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.

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December 7, 2021

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December 8, 2021

7:00 p.m.