Spencer S. Richlin, MD, is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with extensive reproductive surgical experience. He is a partner at Illume Fertility, where he also serves as Surgical Director.
Fertility preservation and helping people make informed decisions about their reproductive timeline is an area of passion for Dr. Richlin.
"Women may not feel quite ready for family building at this stage in their life, but that doesn't mean they can't still take action right now," he explains. "Their eggs will never be better than they are today – and that's why we encourage freezing so there are options when they need them."
Dr. Richlin is passionate about educating patients regarding fertility preservation, especially those who have received a cancer diagnosis.
"With cancer, it is an entirely different motivation. We can provide an opportunity to a patient undergoing chemotherapy to retrieve eggs and create embryos or freeze their eggs," he says. "As they heal, they know those eggs and embryos are there for them when they're ready – giving them hope, energy, and purpose for the future".
Dr. Richlin is known for his enthusiastic and deeply compassionate demeanor. He learned early on in his career that being an excellent doctor and surgeon did not mean giving up empathy and kindness – a belief that is apparent in all his patient interactions.
He feels strongly about passing this learning on to the next generation of medical providers and continues his legacy of compassion by training the OB/GYN residents from Stamford Hospital and providing mentored clinical experience to students at Quinnipiac University Medical School.
Furthering his mission of giving back to the community, Dr. Richlin also focuses on advocacy in the field of fertility. He has been a regular attendee of RESOLVE's National Advocacy Day where he speaks to state representatives, sharing his experience with and conviction for Connecticut's state mandate and insurance coverage for fertility treatment.
Dr. Richlin is an invited writing member for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG Seventh Edition for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. This program is a well-respected study tool for residents as well as a reference for those currently in practice and interested in staying informed of clinical data and information relevant to the obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology fields.
In addition, Dr. Richlin hosts his own podcast, Fertility Now, which tackles fertility-related issues with weekly expert guests!
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.