Mark Perloe, M.D. Earns Distinguished 2017 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award

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Dr. Mark Perloe, founder of Georgia Reproductive Specialists who recently merged with Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) under the new name SGF Atlanta, was presented with the 2017 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award at the fifth annual Southern Regional PCOS Awareness Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Mark Perloe, founder of Georgia Reproductive Specialists

I am deeply honored to receive this recognition & share this award with all of the men & women who advocate on behalf of those with PCOS

The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to advocacy and public policy efforts that expand access to resources and support for women and girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the most neglected, underfunded, and underdiagnosed areas of health.

Dr. Perloe is a reproductive endocrinologist with over 30 years of extensive experience performing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and treating conditions related to infertility including PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, and polycystic ovary syndrome. He has published research in medical journals including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Southern Medical Journal, Human Reproduction, and the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Perloe is the co-author of Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems and is the creator of IVF.com.

Most recently, Dr. Perloe, who founded Georgia Reproductive Specialists—the third largest IVF practice in the Greater Atlanta region—in 2000, and fellow (GRS) physicians and team members joined forces with Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), which has 25 locations throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Combining the successful clinical, scientific, and operational approaches of SGF and GRS under the brand SGF Atlanta, provides an exceptional opportunity to bring enhanced fertility services to more patients in Atlanta and surrounding areas.

"Dr. Perloe is one of the country's leading physician-advocates for women and girls with PCOS and a shining example for other healthcare providers. He has been our champion and a true supporter since PCOS Challenge expanded to Atlanta," says Sasha Ottey, PCOS Challenge Executive Director. "Dr. Perloe was instrumental in the advent of the PCOS Awareness Symposium and was our first partner and sponsor of the event. He is a genuine PCOS advocate with vast knowledge about the disorder and the complex challenges that women with PCOS face. He dedicates much of his time to increasing PCOS awareness. We are pleased to present Dr. Perloe with this award and are excited about his continued commitment to work with us on legislative and community advocacy efforts to improve the lives of those with PCOS."

“I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with women and girls with PCOS throughout my career, as well as many people and organizations who have worked equally hard or harder to raise awareness within the community. I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and share this award with all of the men and women who advocate on behalf of those with PCOS. I look forward to continuing our efforts on behalf of those affected by PCOS to help them achieve a better quality of life and, for many, to help them conceive,” remarks Dr. Perloe.

About the Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award
PCOS Challenge named the advocacy leadership award in honor of Dr. Ricardo Azziz, an international authority on polycystic ovary syndrome and one of the country's most impactful advocates for the PCOS patient community. For the past 25 years, Dr. Azziz has developed an internationally recognized research program which has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, generated over 500 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews; over 300 abstracts and presentations at national meetings; and nine texts. Dr. Azziz has made major contributions to the field through his research and clinical work as well as his support and advocacy for PCOS patients. Dr. Azziz has been instrumental in enabling events like PCOS Challenge's Awareness Symposia to happen across the country, educating over 1,000 PCOS patients and healthcare professionals a year. PCOS Challenge recognizes the significance of Dr. Azziz's contributions to the PCOS movement with this award.

About SGF Atlanta
SGF Atlanta, formerly Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS), is part of the Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) international network of state-of-the-art infertility care and IVF centers, offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest in the United States. SGF Atlanta offers a full range of reproductive medicine and fertility treatments, including diagnostic testing and treatment options from simple drug therapy and surgical procedures to assisted reproductive technologies (ART), for both men and women. The board certified physicians of SGF Atlanta offer more than 100 years of combined experience in reproductive medicine and infertility treatment and are experts in female and male reproductive disorders. The staff of over 40 includes skilled and experienced clinical and technical professionals, embryologists, counselors, and administrators who care for patients in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, GA. In addition, the renowned clinical laboratory staff of scientists is credited with developing cutting-edge techniques used by infertility specialists around the world. The SGF Atlanta on-site diagnostic laboratory is fully accredited and features the most advanced technology used in in vitro fertilization, thorough semen and hormone analysis, sperm preparation, and the assisted reproductive technologies. A personalized medical team, led by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, ensures that patients receive the highest possible medical care, specialized support programs, educational resources, and financial management options. For more information about SGF Atlanta or to schedule an appointment with an SGF Atlanta physician, call 404-843-2229 or visit IVF.com. For more information about Shady Grove Fertility, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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