Bruce Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, HCLD
Founder & Medical Director
A well-known and respected fertility research pioneer, board certified reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Shapiro founded The Fertility Center of Las Vegas in 1988. His commitment to ongoing innovation has made The Fertility Center of Las Vegas one of America’s leading forces advancing the science and practice of reproductive endocrinology, but it’s his friendly and caring bedside manner that has helped make The Fertility Center of Las Vegas an Oasis of Hope for people needing medical help to grow their families.
Dr. Shapiro’s commitment to his patients has led to the development of new techniques to make IVF safer and more effective. His award-winning research has been widely published in respected medical journals, and some of the procedures he has helped innovate have been adopted as the standard of care by physicians around the world. For example, he was one of the first U.S. physicians to perform and report on blastocyst transfer, which allows the transfer of fewer embryos to the uterus while maintaining high pregnancy rates and reducing the risk of multiple pregnancy (twins or greater). This procedure, and Dr. Shapiro’s many other innovations, have greatly improved the chances of IVF success for countless men and women hoping to have a baby.
Dr. Shapiro completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital, finished his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In addition to his work at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Shapiro remains on the faculty as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and residents.