Dr. Geoffrey Sher, Executive Medical Director and co-founder of SIRM, is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and has been influential in the births of more than 16,000 IVF babies. Over the last 26 years, Dr. Sher has helped fashion the entire field of ART. After training under "The Fathers of IVF" Dr. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, Dr. Sher established the first private IVF program in the United States in 1982. He later expanded his practice to include a number of centers throughout California before founding the first SIRM - in Las Vegas.
Currently more than 60% of the patients/couples seeking treatment by Dr. Sher have previously experienced numerous IVF failures and most travel from out of state/country for treatment by him. In one record-setting case, a couple journeyed from Melbourne, Australia, after experiencing 22 consecutive IVF failures. After a single IVF attempt, the couple finally had a baby!
Over the past 26 years, Dr. Geoffrey Sher and his medical team have been on the leading edge of IVF research. Each significant breakthrough has been incorporated into SIRM treatment protocols - lending the benefit of those many years' of IVF experience to every SIRM office. Some of Dr Sher's most notable breakthroughs include:
Dr. Sher has had extensive coverage on television as well as media and public recognition as an outspoken consumer advocate.
Dr. Sher has more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts to his credit. He has authored one of the most widely read books on IVF, In Vitro Fertilization, the A.R.T. of Making Babies The completely revised third edition was released in 2005 and is available at most bookstores as well as through ordering it from Amazon.com (Click here). In Vitro Fertilization, the A.R.T. of Making Babies is very comprehensive, current and covers the entire spectrum of the advanced infertility field.
Dr. Sher continues to "push the envelope" always looking for new ways to improve the IVF field - thus helping couples to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. He consistently provides the utmost personal, compassionate and state-of-the-art care. Under his leadership, the number of SIRM centers has grown to ten (10), situated all over the United States. Other SIRM programs are being planned for the U.S. and Abroad. Though independently owned and geographically separate from each other, all SIRM offices share the same vision, philosophy and cutting-edge medical techniques and protocols. They also share the same goal --- to help couples go From Infertility To Family.