Zoran Pavlovic, M.D.

Zoran Pavlovic, M.D. 

Board Eligible Board Eligible

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow


Zoran Pavlovic, M.D., is board eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Pavlovic earned his medical degree at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. From there, he completed his residency in OB/GYN at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, Dr. Pavlovic is a fellow at SGF Tampa Bay and the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital.  

Dr. Pavlovic’s interests center around reproductive surgery, IVF, fertility preservation, third party gestation and genetics. Dr. Pavlovic has contributed to numerous publications and presentations focusing on topics such as adenomyosis, artificial intelligence in reproductive technologies, endometriosis, and LGBTQ+ family building, among others. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the American Academy for Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).     

Dr. Pavlovic provides patient care at SGF Tampa Bay’s Westshore location where he approaches patient interaction with love, respect, understanding, and vulnerability. Always ready to learn and try new experiences, Dr. Pavlovic enjoys traveling the world, participating in cooking classes, and snowboarding through fresh powder.  

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital 
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Prize Poster Winner, 3rd place 2022 
  • Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) Surgical Scholars Track Fellow 
  • 1st Place Oral Research Presentation, Annual Chicago Gyn Society Resident and Fellow Research Competition, 2019 
  • 1st Place Oral Research Presentation, 44th Annual Rush Resident Research Symposium, 2019 
  • Rush University Medical Student Teaching Award, 2018 
  • American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 
  • American Medical Association 
  • American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) 
  • Pavlovic ZJ, Hsin-Yu Pai A, Hsiao TT, Yen CF, Alhasan H, Ozmen A, New EP, Guo X, Imudia AN, Guzeloglu-Kayisli O, Lockwood CJ, Kayisli UA. Dysregulated expression of GATA2 and GATA6 transcription factors in adenomyosis: implications for impaired endometrial receptivity. F S Sci. 2023 Nov 14:S2666-335X(23)00069-1. doi: 10.1016/j.xfss.2023.11.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37972693. 
  • Marquez K, Hoyos LR, Pavlovic ZJ. Mini-laparotomy myomectomy and the art of refinement. Fertil Steril. 2023 Dec;120(6):1179-1180. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2023.10.004. Epub 2023 Oct 8. PMID: 37816427. 
  • Jiang VS*, Pavlovic ZJ*, Hariton E. The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2023 Dec;50(4):747-762. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2023.09.003. Epub 2023 Sep 29. PMID: 37914492. 
  • Hariton E., Pavlovic Z., Fanton M., Jiang VS. “Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Ovarian Stimulation: A Tool for Improving Efficiency and Outcomes” Published online at Fertil Steril. 2023 May 19;S0015-0282(23)00519-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2023.05.148. PMID: 37211063. 
  • Pavlovic Z.J., Vest AN., Imudia AN. “Where does the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Subspecialist fit in the Spectrum of Gynecologic Surgeries” Published online in the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. June 6th, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1089/gyn.2022.0006. 
  • Mikhail E, Pavlovic ZJ, Al Jumaily M, Kheil MH, Moawad GN, Soares T. Robot-Assisted Surgery for Endometriosis Current and Future Perspectives. Surg Technol Int. 2022 Apr 12;40:sti40/1562. PMID: 35415833. 
  • Pavlovic Z.J., Sax M., Kim A., DeCherney A.H. Altered Evolution: Are Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialists Ready for the Genetically Engineered Future? J Assist Reprod Genet. 2020 Dec;37(12):2949-2954. doi: 10.1007/s10815-020-01963-8. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33047188; PMCID: PMC7714831. 
  • Kim AS, Sax MR, Pavlovic ZJ, Jabara SI, DeCherney AH. Lesbian Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction: Diverse, But Not Different. September 2020 – Volume 136 – Issue 3 – p 543-547 doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003921. 
  • Sax MR, Pavlovic ZJ, DeCherney AH. Inconsistent Mandated Access to Fertility Preservation: A Review of Relevant State Legislation. Obstetrics & Gynecology: April 2020 – Volume 135 – Issue 4 – p 848-851. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003758. 
  • Pavlovic, Z., Hammer, K.C., Raff, M. Patel P. et al. Comparison of perinatal outcomes between spontaneous vs. commissioned cycles in gestational carriers for single and same-sex male intended parents. J Assist Reprod Genet (March 4th, 2020). Volume 37 – Issue 4 – p 953-962. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-020-01728-3. 
  • Pavlovic Z.J., Sax M.R., Kim A.S., DeCherney A.H. Beyond the Semen Analysis: The Need for Improved Male Infertility and Andrology Training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowships. Published June 18, 2020 in Fertility and Sterility Dialog. Available from https://www.fertstertdialog.com/posts/beyond-the-semen-analysis-the-need-for-improved-male-infertility-and-andrology-training-in-reproductive-endocrinology-and-infertility-fellowships?room_id=101-consider-this 
  • K. C. Hammer MD, Z. Pavlovic MD, M. Raff MD, P. D. Bradley MS, C. Cobb MS, S. Elliot MD, L. Fogg PhD, J. Hirshfeld-Cytron MD/MSCI. Parent Perspective on Childhood Development After Assisted Reproductive Technology, A National Survey. Accepted on April 3rd, 2020 for publication in the Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences. 
  • Sax M.R., Pavlovic Z.J., Kim A.S., DeCherney A.H. Implications of Neuroactive Steroids in Mood Disorders and Contraceptive Development. Published March 10, 2020 in Fertility and Sterility Dialog. Available from https://www.fertstertdialog.com/rooms/101-consider-this/posts/61471-sax-consider-this. 
  • Jayakumaran, J., Pavlovic Z.J., Fuhrich, D., Wiercinski, K., Buffington, C., Caceres, A. Robotic single-site endometriosis resection using near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green: a prospective case series and review of literature. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2020, Feb; 14(1): 145–154. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 30937836. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-019-00951-0. 
  • Pavlovic Z.J., Ruz-Pau C, Parellada J. Legionnaire Disease. A Collection of Conditions Affecting the Lungs. Consultant 360, Volume 57, Issue 4 (April, 2017). https://www.consultant360.com/articles/collection-conditions-affecting-lungs?page=1 
  • Birs A, Joyce P H, Pavlovic ZJ, et al. (July 18, 2016) Diagnosis and Monitoring of Prostatic Lesions: A Comparison of Three Modalities: Multiparametric MRI, Fusion MRI/Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS), and Traditional TRUS. Cureus 8(7): e702. doi:10.7759/cureus.702 


I love people and I love science. Being within medicine seemed to be the perfect combination of those two passions. I grew up in a family that emigrated from Eastern Europe where there was a strong culture of service to others and a mother who preached love first and foremost. I feel that being a physician allows me to pay forward all the help and love I’ve received throughout my life. 

The field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility combined that which I am most passionate about in medicine from developing meaningful patient interactions and relationships to reproductive surgery, science, and technology. The opportunity to be a part of a team of clinicians, researchers, and patients who are working to elevate this field is a life goal worth pursuing. I can think of nothing more rewarding than gaining the trust of patients and helping them in their most intimate and vulnerable moments within their journey towards creating a family. 

Shady Grove Fertility represents the most patient focused, evidence based, individualized care where the entire spectrum of reproductive medicine can be offered. SGF also remains committed to improving, whether that is through patient-forward care, research endeavors, or the training of the next generation of infertility physicians. I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful team! 

I had the joy in medical school of taking care of a pediatric patient who, at his young age, had frequent intractable seizures even after multiple surgeries. Despite all his difficulties and setbacks, he always had a smile that would light up the room and showed everyone immense kindness. Even though he was mostly non-verbal, he had his own way of communicating where you understood him perfectly. He taught me that words aren’t needed to express one’s emotions and develop a real connection and that every human deserves love, respect, and understanding. He also displayed a resilience and desire to live life to the fullest that will be unforgettable and inspires me to be my best for others every day. 

I try to remember that everyone is going through their own unique journey in life with a multitude of trials and tribulations, and that I should never assume anything or judge anyone. No matter what the situation may be with a patient of mine, I aim to approach each of our interactions with love, respect, understanding and most importantly, vulnerability. Because if we come to one another with these tenants as the foundation of our interactions, there will be no obstacle or struggle that we cannot overcome. I’m here to help however I can during a patient’s difficult journey, and I will never forget that. 

I have been blessed to have two amazing and inspiring female figures within my life in my mother and my wife. My mother emigrated from Poland where she was a scientist to the United States where she had to restart her education while taking care of our family and me. She was able to obtain her PhD while raising me and teaching me the value of helping others. All the time I spent in her lab pipetting water into various beakers since she could not afford daycare probably jumpstarted my love for science! My wife is superhuman and able to juggle medical training and family responsibilities all while remaining focused on her patients and providing the best care. They’ve both inspired me to be an advocate within the field of women’s health and to always do my best for my patients. 

I would describe myself as genuine, empathetic, compassionate, and inquisitive. I smile often and believe that the glass is half full, but I’m also grounded and pragmatic when necessary. 

My wife and I love food and travel, and these are the things we spend the most time and resources on. After being inspired by the Chef’s Table episode on Francis Mallmann, it’s on our bucket list to take a group of close friends and family to his private island retreat on Lago la Plata in Argentinean Patagonia, to enjoy a week of wonderful food and even more amazing views. 

Traveling the world, experiencing new cultures and unique cuisines, cooking, settling down into a great book and being active outdoors are some of the hobbies I enjoy most. Whether it’s snowboarding through fresh powder in the backcountry after the season’s first big snow or participating in a cooking class in a foreign country where one discovers new flavors, there is so much to learn and experience in the world and I try to do as much as I can. 

Going on adventures with my wife and our amazing family and friends who are sprinkled around the world is what makes life worth living and such a joy. I also love music and probably spend more time listening to various types of music than being in silence. Since I have a passion for audio, I often spend my free time exploring new music/sounds, discovering unique artists, curating playlists, and crate-digging for unknown albums all in search of the perfect sounds and listening experiences.