Ricardo A. Yazigi , M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Retired
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Yazigi was very understanding and welcoming since my husband and I were new to Shady Grove Fertility and the entire IVF process.

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.

We were so thrilled with the excellent communication that Dr. Yazigi provided. It was a very comfortable environment.

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.

I cannot thank Dr. Yazigi enough for his kind and compassionate care. With him 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.

Dr. Yazigi has helped my husband and I achieve pregnancy twice. The best thing about Dr. Yazigi – he made sure our plan of action was the best way to achieve pregnancy.


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.

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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.


  • 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
  • Vitals Patients Choice Award (2016)
  • American Registry’s Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011-2012)
  • PatientsChoice.org’s Patient’s Choice Award (2010-2012)
  • Vitals.com’s Top Ten Doctors (2012)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Baltimore-Washington Area Reproductive Endocrinology Society
  • Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia
  • 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.


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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Do the right thing.

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