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CT Fertility- Melvin Thornton, MD

About Dr. Thornton


 

Dr. Thornton’s expertise in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility combined with his warm nature ensures that each of his intended parents 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 intended parents 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 intended parents’ 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 intended parent determine the path that is right for them as they go through the journey of creating their family.

Dr. Thornton has extensive experience in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology that includes 15 years as the Medical Director of the Columbia University IVF program and nine years as Director of their donor egg program. In addition to his practical medical experience, he has devoted countless hours to sharing his passion for RE by teaching and mentoring medical students, fellows, and residents as an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia. Dr. Thornton is proud to have taught and mentored more than 45 REI Fellowship MD’s, many of whom practice in the New York Metro area.

Recognizing the ever-changing nature of RE, Dr. Thornton actively publishes. He has published more than 30 papers, written several book chapters and presented nearly 40 abstracts at professional conferences on topics related to women’s health and reproduction. Dr. Thornton believes that staying at the forefront of what’s happening in the industry enables him to provide the best care possible for his intended parents.

Expertise & Special Interest

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

  • Donor Egg IVF
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Male Infertility

EDUCATION

  • Medical Doctor
    • Washington University School of Medicine
    • St. Louis, MO
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • University of Southern California Medical Center
    • Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    • University of Southern California Medical Center
    • Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship in Gynecologic Pelvic Surgery
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • Cleveland, OH

CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Certified: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG)
  • Member: American Society for Reproductive Medicine