sally vitez fertility physician chesterbrook pa

Sally F. Vitez, M.D. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Amazing care! Dr. Quaas and his team are so proficient, professional, caring and understanding.

Shady Grove Fertility is the best in the country and the Carolinas. I was fortunate enough to find my way into SGF after poor care and treatment at another clinic. I needed a place where I felt seen, heard, and cared for. Dr. Mersereau, Wendy, and Ellie are the dream team!

If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would!! We love SGF Houston – Beaumont. Dr. Crochet has been nothing but the most wonderful doctor!

I absolutely love the Beaumont SGF location. Everyone in that office is passionate about helping you start your family. They have become like a family to my husband and I, and we could not be more satisfied with our care from them.

Dr. Schnell and her staff are absolutely amazing, curious and friendly. The nurses that we worked with answered all of our questions and were excited to have helped us get pregnant. I’d highly recommend them to anyone.

Dr. Davis was great! He has such a calm demeanor and is super informative. He was friendly and outgoing at all of my appointments and answered all my questions. I felt very confident and safe in his care.

Biography

Sally F. Vitez, M.D., earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Molecular Biology from Kenyon College. Following undergrad, she spent time in Arusha, Tanzania teaching high school students and volunteering in a local hospital. She then worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health prior to earning her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital where she was elected by faculty to serve as administrative chief resident. From there, she completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  

Dr. Vitez is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Her research interests include male fertility, preimplantation genetic testing, the impact of obesity and optimizing fertility treatment outcomes. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  

Dr. Vitez is committed to ensuring her patients feel heard, understood, and supported throughout their fertility journey.  

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and gynecology, Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York 
  • Fellowship: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  • Magee Women’s Research Institute Research Award Grant August 2022 
  • Distinction in service to the community Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2016 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)  
  • Vitez SF, Ahmed BH, Brieño-Enríquez M, Hwang K. The impact of obesity and subsequent weight loss through bariatric surgery on male fertility. F&S Reviews. 2022 Nov 8. 
  • Schointuch MN, Vitez SF, Sanfilippo JS. Evolving management strategies for patient service excellence: Is your practice up to speed? OBG Manag. 2021 October; 33(10): 46-49, 52 
  • Amrane, S., Vitez, S.F., Palmerola, K.L. and Lobo, R.A., 2020. Do lipid parameters change during clomiphene citrate or letrozole therapy in women being treated for infertility? A pilot study. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 
  • Winston, M., Zhou, A., Rand, C. M., Dunne, E. C., Warner, J. J., Volpe, L. J., … & Vitez, S. F. (2019). Pupillometry measures of autonomic nervous system regulation with advancing age in a healthy pediatric cohort. Clinical Autonomic Research, 1-9. 
  • Vitez, S. F., Forman, E. J., Williams, Z. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Early Pregnancy Loss. Seminars in Perinatology. December 20 2018. 
  • Palmerola, K. L., Vitez, S. F., Amrane, S., Fischer, C., & Forman, E. J. Minimizing mosaicism: Assessing rates of mosaicism after next generation sequencing (NGS) preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in conventional insemination (IVF) versus intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. October 2018. Journal Assisted Reproductive Genetics. 
  • Orfanelli, T., Kim, C. S., Vitez, S. F., Van Gurp, J., & Misra, N. (2016). A Case Report of Aggressive Angiomyxoma in Pregnancy: Do Hormones Play a Role?. Case reports in obstetrics and gynecology, 2016. 
  • Tse, J., Rand, C., Carroll, M., Charnay, A., Gordon, S., Morales, B., Vitez, S., Le, M. and WeeseMayer, D., 2016. Determining peripheral skin temperature: subjective versus objective measurements. Acta Paediatrica, 105(3). 
  • Charnay A, Antisdel-Lomaglio J, Zelko F, Rand C, Le M, Gordon S, Vitez S, et al. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome: Neurocognition Already Reduced in Preschool-Age Children. CHEST. September 2015. 
  • Sullivan, L. Bowne, S, Reeves, M. Vitez, S. et al. Prevalence of Mutations in eyeGENE Probands With a Diagnosis of Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa. IVOS. August 2013 

Q&A

For as long as I can remember, I was drawn to the idea of helping others. I felt a strong sense of empathy for those who were suffering and a desire to serve my community. I was first inspired to be a doctor in my junior year high school biology class. I was in complete awe of the complexity of the human body and saw an opportunity to combine my love for science with the chance to provide comfort, healing, and support to others. 

As an OB/GYN resident, I was initially drawn to the field of REI by my fascination with the complex interplay of the hormones that govern human reproduction. Yet, after spending time in the clinic, I became inspired by the patients. Their desire to have families — to become parents — was so strong, and their willingness to go through treatments and do whatever it takes made an indelible imprint on me. I wanted to help them. I have daughters of my own and I just knew that helping other people become parents was my path. 

The commitment to excellence in patient care. The practice’s emphasis on innovation, compassion, and personalized care aligns perfectly with my own values and professional goals. 

Every day I draw inspiration from the remarkable resilience and unwavering commitment displayed by my patients. I recently saw a patient in her late twenties; she was just married with dreams of soon starting a family. However, her journey took an unexpected turn when she received a breast cancer diagnosis, prompting her to present for fertility preservation prior to cancer therapy. What inspired me profoundly was the graceful acceptance of her diagnosis and her tenacity to pursue her family-building dreams despite this adversity. And perhaps most inspiring was the unwavering support she and her husband offered each other during this unforeseen and trying period. 

My approach is to understand each patient’s unique circumstances. I try to really listen carefully to each patient. That is the first and most important step. I believe in open and honest communication, providing my patients with a clear understanding of their options, and working collaboratively to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their needs and goals. 

I am compassionate, detail-oriented, and a good listener. I am committed to providing the best care for my patients while ensuring they feel heard, understood, and supported throughout their journey. I think my husband, parents, siblings, and friends would say I’m outgoing, hard-working and easy to talk to. And I love a good laugh. 

To hike Mount Kilimanjaro. Perhaps more attainable, to run the New York Marathon. 

I enjoy reading a good book, jogging, hiking, and spending quality time with my family. I also love a good Peloton ride. I love the beach and musical theater (I was Anita in West Side Story in high school). These activities help me to relax, recharge, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.