Dream Fertility Team Ushers in a New Era for Sher Institute St. Louis

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Infertility Expert Geoffrey Sher, MD Joins Emerging Star Molina Dayal, MD to help area patients go from Infertility to Family

Dr. Geoffrey Sher and Dr. Molina Dayal

Dr. Geoffrey Sher and Dr. Molina Dayal

"I am excited to be back in St. Louis and to be joined by such a talented, dynamic physician as Dr. Dayal." - Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

Geoffrey Sher MD, a pioneer in the field of infertility and Co-founder of the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM), announced today that he will establish a residence in St. Louis to care for patients and lead the Institute’s St. Louis office.

Joining Dr. Sher at SIRM St. Louis will be Molina Dayal MD, MPH, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist (RE) with ten years’ experience in the field. Dr. Dayal is the only female RE in private practice in the Greater St. Louis area.

As part of this transition, Peter Ahlering, MD will be departing SIRM St. Louis in January after an 11-year tenure as medical director. Dr. Ahlering trained under Dr. Sher and, along with the SIRM management and clinical teams helped establish SIRM St. Louis as one of the premier fertility treatment programs in the nation.

Dr. Sher will become acting Medical Director at SIRM-St Louis upon Dr. Ahlering's departure. Dr. Sher and Dr. Dayal will begin seeing patients on December 15th.

To introduce themselves to the local patient community, Dr. Sher and Dr. Dayal will be hosting a free, educational seminar on December 16, 2012. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with Dr. Sher and Dr. Dayal one on one. Topics of discussion will include:

  •     What makes IVF succeed or fail
  •     Immune issues that affect IVF outcome
  •     Diagnosis and treatment of genetic issues in IVF
  •     Making IVF more affordable

As has become the custom at SIRM seminars, Dr. Sher and Dr. Dayal will be donating a free IVF treatment package to one couple in attendance. Over the past three years, SIRM has donated more than 50 free IVF cycles (valued at more than $10,000 each) at seminars across the United States.

“More than a decade ago, I helped establish the St. Louis Sher Institute practice by implementing the founding principles of SIRM; compassionate, personalized care and breakthrough science. I have seen the practice grow into the outstanding program it is today” said Dr. Sher. “Now I have come full circle. I am excited to be back in St. Louis and to be joined by such a talented, dynamic physician as Dr. Dayal. I look forward to working alongside her in helping local patients go from infertility to family. “

About Geoffrey Sher, MD:
Dr. Sher is a world-renowned leader in the field of infertility and In Vitro Fertilization. He established the first private IVF clinic in the United States 30 years ago and has been influential in the births of more than 18,000 babies through his clinics. Dr. Sher has helped pioneer many breakthroughs in the field of reproductive medicine that have become standard practice in the industry. Patients from around the world seek him out for his knowledge and expertise in treating difficult cases. (Read more about Geoffrey Sher, MD)

About Molina Dayal, MD:
Dr. Dayal is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) with nearly a decade of experience in the field of infertility and IVF. She received her undergraduate, medical, and public health degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dayal has authored numerous scientific publications and has received several scientific awards. She has been selected by her peers as one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors for the past five years, as a Patient’s Choice Award recipient for the past five years, and as a Consumer’s Research Council Top Doctor for the last six years.

In addition to the above credentials, Dr. Dayal has unique expertise in the area of male infertility, continuing the legacy for SIRM St. Louis in this arena.

“I am excited about what is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with one of the visionary leaders in the field of Reproductive Medicine in Dr. Sher,” said Dr. Dayal. “I am confident that together we can make a profound difference in the lives of many couples in the St. Louis area and beyond, helping them achieve their dream of creating of family.”

Dr. Dayal herself is a mother who herself has experienced reproductive issues and has undergone many of the same treatments as her patients; this gives her a unique perspective and connection with those that she treats. (Read more about Molina Dayal, MD)

About the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM)
The Sher Institute is a national network of fertility clinics specializing in cutting-edge technology, personalized treatment and compassionate care. There are 8 Sher Institute locations across the United States including fertility clinics in New York City and Westchester, NY; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; St. Louis, MO; Peoria, IL; Asbury, NJ and Bethlehem, PA. All Sher Institute offices operate under the same standards and protocols.

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