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All 5 Fertility Specialists at RMACT Voted Top Doctors Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on January 4th, 2016

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All 5 Fertility Specialists at RMACT Voted Top Doctors

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Fertility Specialists CTWhat a way to start 2016 – all of the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) doctors are top fertility doctors! Read below for what that means, in terms of the award that they all just won.

What RMACT Fertility Patients Are Saying

Listening to patients, in Ladies Night In and in Fertile Yoga, and on Ladies Night In Online, we already know how our patients feel about the RMACT doctors. Here are a few things that our patients, (who have not had babies yet) have said about our doctors:

“ I may be in the hospital for Christmas but the end goal is a great reason to do that! My doctor, nurse and patient navigator went above and beyond to get this done this year, and I'm incredibly grateful.”


“Having doctors that truly care is what separates RMACT from the rest! I am blessed to have found them. Happy New Year to all!!”


“What other doctors return my phone calls themselves? Even the hard ones?”


“The doctors at RMACT make sure that I know that they care about my becoming pregnant. It means the world to me to have them on my team.”


“My husband and I would like to thank all the doctors at RMACT, more than just 'doctors' to us for sure!! Thank you!”

Why Keep Going Back to a Fertility Practice? 

Our doctors go above and beyond. They are compassionate. They are thoughtful. They are attentive. They make phone calls at eight o’clock at night or on the weekends. They follow up. They care.

It’s not easy to keep coming back to a fertility practice. Fertility treatment cycles include medications, procedures, doctor’s visits, time off from work and often out of pocket expenses. These are not winning arguments to keep coming back. And fertility cycles don’t always work the first time. It’s discouraging, at best.

Our doctors help you keep coming back. Because they know with clinical excellence, carried throughout RMACT, that your dreams are possible. That having a baby is possible.

That’s why they do what they do. To make your dreams come true.

Congratulations to all of the doctors at RMACT. Thank you for your dedication to being top doctors. And top human beings as well. ~ Lisa Rosenthal

All Five Fertility Specialists at RMACT are Castle Connolly “2016 Top Fertility Doctors”

Fairfield County’s Leading Fertility Practice is Recognized by Peers for Their Excellence in Infertility Treatment, Pregnancy Success Rates and Patient Care

The complete team of Board Certified reproductive endocrinologists at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has earned the accolade “Top Doctor.” Moffly Media publishes the list of Top Doctors in Fairfield County in the January/February issues of Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Westport and Stamford magazines.  Dr. Mark Leondires, Dr. Spencer Richlin, Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, Dr. Cynthia Murdock and Dr. Shaun Williams have each been chosen by their peers for the 2016 list based on their exceptional patient care and stand-out results.

Moffly Media’s list is compiled by the renowned healthcare research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which conducts a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment of local doctors by their peers. Not only is it an honor for an entire practice to be selected for this designation, but Dr. Leondires, Dr. Richlin and Dr. Williams were also chosen as a Top Doctor in numerous previous years.

“We are proud that over the past 12 years our fertility team at RMACT has become an integral part of the community,” says Dr. Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. “We have a connection with our patients, which motivates us to provide the best fertility care possible. That’s what drives us and I believe it is the secret to achieving our impressive pregnancy rates.”

RMACT is a leader in the fertility field with a live birth rate significantly higher for women under 35 with thawed, non-donor cycles; RMACT has a live birth rate of 66% (84/127) as compared to 44% nationally, according to the latest report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). SART, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for gathering, verifying and distributing data from fertility practices nationwide, released its latest report for all U.S.-based in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs. A full list of data for RMACT and other practices is available at www.sart.org. Please note a comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because a patient’s medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

Unlike most fertility practices, RMACT approaches fertility care by treating the whole patient. Before embarking on medically advanced assisted reproductive technologies such as genetic screening and in vitro fertilization (IVF), the RMACT team encourages patients to improve their overall health. Factors such as body mass index (BMI), blood sugar levels and stress or anxiety can affect hormone production and reproductive health. RMACT offers a robust nutrition program, support groups, acupuncture, yoga, emotional support, complimentary classes and counseling – for individuals and couples – through its Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program.


About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.


About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.