Meet Dr. Barry Witt, the latest addition to Illume Fertility's physician team, and learn how his 30-year career as a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist will allow the practice serve even more patients.
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Introducing Fertility Expert Dr. Barry Witt
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Barry Witt, M.D. to our award-winning team of board-certified reproductive endocrinologists serving Westchester and Fairfield Counties.
Prior to joining Illume Fertility, Dr. Witt practiced reproductive medicine at Greenwich Fertility in both New York and Connecticut, helping individuals and couples achieve their goals with his more than 30 years of expertise in the field.
His joining of the Illume Fertility physician team reflects his continued commitment to serving hopeful parents in the area through diagnostic and therapeutic fertility care.
"For over 20 years, I have known Dr. Barry Witt and respected the exceptional quality of care he provides his patients; we are thrilled to have Dr. Witt joining our already robust team," says Dr. Mark Leondires, Founder and Medical Director at Illume Fertility. "Dr. Witt brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will fit in wonderfully to our patient-centered care model."
A History of Expertise in the Field
After a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Witt has held successive academic appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and Yale School of Medicine.
He directed the Donor Oocyte Program at Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health, where he was also Program Director for IVF.
In addition, Dr. Witt served as Medical Director for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) at Greenwich Fertility for numerous years, as a physician at the NYU Fertility Center and later, at Yale.
Medical Areas of Interest
Throughout his 30 year career in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Witt has explored all facets of the field. Here are a few of his areas of special interest:
- Egg freezing
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)
- Reproductive surgery
- Donor conception
- Gestational surrogacy
Professional Affiliations & Clinical Research
Dr. Witt is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the New York Obstetrical Society.
Over his distinguished career, Dr. Witt has received many awards and honors and has published numerous scientific articles in his specialty.
He also serves on several national committees.
Get to Know Dr. Barry Witt
As an expert in reproductive medicine who has helped build countless local families, Dr. Witt looks forward to the holiday season each year, knowing he will receive cards and updates from many of the grateful parents he has worked with.
"It used to be pictures of babies, but now it’s pictures of 20-year olds who are going off to college," says Dr. Witt. "It’s obviously incredible to help bring a life into the world, but in the long-term, it’s about creating human beings who are going off to impact the world."
What inspired his career?
Dr. Witt feels that working in reproductive endocrinology is both personally and scientifically rewarding, and enjoys the fast-paced, ever-evolving nature of the field.
"Obstetrics has been around for millennia, but reproductive endocrinology is much newer and cutting-edge," he says. "I enjoy being a part of the dramatic improvements we have made over the years in terms of in vitro fertilization, genetic testing, and fertility preservation," he says.
On his future at Illume Fertility:
"I am honored to join the talented team at Illume Fertility, and I look forward to continuing to serve both Westchester and Fairfield Counties with a high level of personalized, state-of-the-art care," says Dr. Witt.
His decision to join Illume Fertility was propelled by the practice's commitment to patient experience and advancing inclusive fertility and family-building care in the community.
"Illume is unique in that it pairs world-class fertility treatment with individualized emotional support and integrative programs such as nutrition, yoga and acupuncture," Dr. Witt says. "Becoming part of the team at Illume Fertility will allow me to help even more hopeful parents with a wider array of resources to support their personal journeys."
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Sierra Dehmler is Illume Fertility’s Content Marketing Manager - and also a fertility patient herself. Combining empathy gained on her personal journey with her professional experience in marketing and content creation, she aims to empower and support other fertility patients by demystifying the fertility treatment process.