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Alex Polotsky, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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Dr. Polotsky is extremely caring and thoughtful physician who along with his skills and professionalism and good sense of humor, he is simply awesome!

Biography

Alex Polotsky, M.D., M.Sc., FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is the Medical Director for SGF Colorado. Dr. Polotsky sees patients at SGF Colorado’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices. 

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • ASRM Star Award (recognizes members who have presented during at least nine of the ASRM Annual Meetings)
  • DewPoint Scholar (Division of Equity in Women’s & Perinatal Medicine)
  • Sponsor of 2015 SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award Winner, Dr. Zain Al-Safi
  • Invited member of the ASRM Strategic Research Task Force, Birmingham, AL (by invitation of ASRM President and Executive Director)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Research Committee member and Past Chair for the Nutrition Special Interest Group
  • Endocrine Society
  • SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) Research Committee member
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)
  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG), REI Board Examiner

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Q&A

During my second year in medical school, I got to attend a class in reproductive health, particularly reproductive hormones. The course leader ended up becoming my mentor. I became passionate about the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) for its unique combination of being a highly specialized medical field where I get to establish close and personal relationships with my patients.

When I first made up my mind that I wanted to go to medical school, I had a strong interest in becoming a general internal medicine doctor. But it was during my clinical rotations that I realized my first plan wasn’t the best plan for me. I knew then that I wanted to dedicate my expertise to a narrow specialty like REI when I am expected to an expert in all aspects of fertility care, rather than a broader specialty. What drew me to REI specifically is its unique combination of medical management and surgical procedures, as well as the psychological concerns of patients that you must prioritize.

I had the honor of working with a couple who now has three healthy and beautiful children. Unfortunately, after they welcomed their first child, the couple experienced secondary infertility and the heartache of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts. I was incredibly honored that this couple has even volunteered to be highlighted in a publicly available online story about our innovative system for secure storage of frozen embryos. One of the cornerstones of my philosophy is that patients should be in the driver’s seat as much as possible, so we worked together so that her first child could have a sibling.

Every patient’s comfort level is different, so I respect that when determining a treatment path forward. I like to give my patients options.

Paula Burger, a Holocaust survivor and artist who used a brilliant life motto in her memoirs: “Regret is a useless emotion.”

SGF is the perfect mix of clinical excellence and patient-centered care.

Living in Colorado, I like to get outside and explore the wilderness with my wife and five kids as much I we can, whether we’re skiing, biking, or hiking. I am also the self-appointed president of a 14er climbing club in my synagogue.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and making it to the summit is toward the top of my list! It wouldn’t be the first time I faced its terrain. I attempted to climb it back in 2017 but had to skip the summit because of altitude sickness. Next time, I’ll return better prepared.

I’m a pretty upbeat guy. The glass is always half-full!

I had a severe problem with stuttering as a kid.

Public events & seminars

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October 25, 2021

5:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021

7:00 p.m.