Posts by John Petrozza, MD
Exploring Advances in Fertility Research and Access to Care
In this video, John Petrozza, MD, chief of reproductive medicine at the Fertility Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the latest fertility research from the center including perfluorinated compounds and how different populations access fertility care.
Virtual Innovations Allow Continuity of Fertility Care During COVID
In this video, John Petrozza, MD, chief, Reproductive Medicine at the Fertility Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discusses virtual innovations by the department that provide continuity of fertility care and enable the Fertility Center to accommodate our patients during COVID-19.
Fertility Treatment Innovations Address Care Amid COVID-19
The Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center is innovating treatment with virtual visits and consultations, building on modifications that provided continuity and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can a Smartphone App for Male Infertility Improve Fertility Care?
A smartphone app that conducts automated image analysis of sperm is poised to deliver accurate results, expand access to care and improve male infertility care.
Smartphone-based System Automates Semen Sample Analysis
Fertility researchers have created an inexpensive, smartphone-based automated system for investigating male factor infertility.
Marijuana Smoking Linked to Higher Sperm Concentration, Count
Marijuana smoking appears to have a positive effect on spermatogenesis and other aspects of testicular function, according to researchers from the EARTH Study.
The EARTH Study: Examining the Impact of Environment, Diet and Lifestyle on Human Reproduction
The EARTH Study is the largest of its kind, investigating the impact of more than 50 biomarkers on reproductive health through almost 20 years of continuous NIH funding.
I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I matriculated to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for medical school, and in 1988, also participated in a summer internhsip at the NIH working with the development of a rapid diagnostic skin test for people infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, before starting my clinical years. I completed my internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LBJ Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston. I finally left Texas and ventured to the northeast, where I did my fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New England Medical Center (NEMC) / Tufts Medical School. I stayed on staff at NEMC for 6 years before moving to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Over my career, I have focused on the surgical aspect of infertility and reproduction. This includes endometriosis, fibroids, surgical repair of uterine anomalies and scar tissue, and repair of damaged fallopian tubes. I also co-direct the Mass General Integrated Fibroid Program. I have a strong interest in fertility treatment outcomes, reproductive surgery outcomes, environmental factors and reproduction, diversity in reproductive health care treatments.