Our Physicians

At CT Fertility, we emphasize a team approach to your treatment.

We work closely with you, drawing upon the extensive experience of our specialist physicians, nurses, expert laboratory team, and support staff. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with a question or concern, even the smallest one. We are here to help you!

Fertility Specialist Dr. Melvin H. Thornton, II    Melvin H. Thornton, II MD

Medical Director

Dr. Thornton’s expertise in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility combined with his warm nature ensures that each of his patients feels cared for and supported throughout their experience. He recognizes the stressful nature of infertility treatment and brings a compassionate touch to every interaction. Known for his calm demeanor, his patients frequently describe him as a reassuring and personable physician who truly cares. Dr. Thornton takes pride in being part of such a transformative experience in his patients’ lives, and is committed to guiding them through both the challenges and the successes. He places an emphasis on individualized care and focuses on helping each patient determine the path that is right for them as they go through the journey of creating their family.  Read More


 Fertility specialist Dr. Joao De Pinho    Joao De Pinho, MD


Joao De Pinho, MD is Portuguese and is well-versed in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, as well as some German and some Italian.  After graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to complete  an advanced fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University in NYC. He participated in multiple research projects and authored numerous publications in Obstetrics, Oncologic Gynecology, Urogynecology, Reproductive Medicine; as well as original works in the areas of Infertility, ethics of egg donor programs, HIV and reproduction, and the development of new egg freezing techniques.  Read More