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Partner at Illume Fertility

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz

Joshua Hurwitz, MD, is a Partner in Reproductive Endocrinology at Illume Fertility and is board-certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Hurwitz joined the practice in 2006 with a passion for patient care and teaching. In addition, he is Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital.

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"It is an incredible gift and privilege to be part of each patient’s journey. I meet them when they are at the toughest point in their lives and then help them get to the best part of their lives."

Get to Know Dr. Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. During residency training, Dr. Hurwitz was named Best Laparoscopic Surgeon and has received many teaching awards.

“It is truly satisfying to be part of such a great team here at Illume Fertility that is working towards our patients’ goals together.”

A Passion for Education & Teaching

After residency, he completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Hurwitz successfully launched several research programs related to reproductive aging and diminished ovarian reserve and has presented his research findings at many leading national and international fertility conferences. His research interests also include premature ovarian failure, oocyte cryopreservation, reproductive surgeries, embryo donation, and bioethics. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on reproductive aging, reproductive hormones, IVF, ultrasound, and bioethics.

As Division Director of REI at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Hurwitz is responsible for developing and implementing the division’s academic program, teaching residents, and giving lectures, as well as caring for infertility patients. Dr. Hurwitz began teaching residents at Danbury Hospital in its operating rooms and clinic, making his transition to director a natural progression. He continues to teach and implement the most advanced infertility therapies available, including endocrinological, surgical, genetic and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques.

patient testimonials

“Dr. Hurwitz is very positive and upbeat. He talks to me like he's my coach and our team is going to win. He was very sensitive to my loss. Setbacks are treated as a learning experience and we find the right next steps together."

“Dr. Hurwitz is compassionate, truthful and logical - which in my mind is exactly what you need when going through this. Everything is laid out effectively and there are no gaps or surprises in treatment.”

“Dr. Hurwitz is amazing. I wish all my doctors were like him. He treats me like he would his own family member. He has been there for us every step of the way, during all the ups and downs that come with infertility. He remains positive we will get the outcome we desire.”

Education and Honors

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2012
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2009
  • Vitals.com Most Compassionate Award, 2009
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2010
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011
  • Vitals.com Leading On-Time Doctor, 2010
  • Castle Connolly Top Doc, 2013-present

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Our team of eight board-certified reproductive endocrinologists are ready to help you create the family of your dreams. Take the first step by scheduling your consult today and learn how Illume Fertility can help you achieve your goals.

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