CT Fertility Specialist, Dr. Joshua Hurwitz - PCOS Program Leader
Meet CT Fertility Specialist Dr. Joshua Hurwitz
Continuing on the path of meeting the excellent, award winning board certified reproductive endocrinologists of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), here is our CT fertility specialist Dr. Joshua Hurwitz. Dr. Hurwitz is well known with his patients as a doctor that is firmly on their side, supporting them whatever their decisions about fertility treatment. Very quietly, he has been tireless in fertility preservation, (providing services for women about to go through fertility-threatening cancer treatment), as well as heading RMACT's PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Program. Learn more about Dr. Hurwitz below. Thanks for reading! ~Lisa Rosenthal
Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Joshua Hurwitz is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, (infertility specialist) at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) who joined the practice in 2006 with a passion for patient care and teaching. In addition, he is Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital.
He is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist: Infertility Specialist – Connecticut & New York As Division Director of REI, Dr. Hurwitz is responsible for developing and implementing the division’s academic program, teaching residents, and giving lectures, as well as caring for infertility patients. Dr. Hurwitz has been teaching residents at Danbury Hospital in the operating rooms, clinic and RMACT’s private office for over three years, making his transition to director a natural progression.
He will continue teaching and implementing the most advanced infertility therapies available, including endocrinological, surgical, genetic and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.
Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. During residency training, Dr. Hurwitz was named Best Laparoscopic Surgeon, and has received many teaching awards. After residency, he completed a three year fellowhip in reproductive endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Hurwitz successfully launched several research programs related to reproductive aging and diminished ovarian reserve and has presented his research findings at many leading national and international fertility conferences. His research interests also include premature ovarian failure, oocyte cryopreservation, reproductive surgeries, embryo donation, and bioethics. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on reproductive aging, reproductive hormones, IVF, ultrasound, and bioethics. Dr. Hurwitz is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is also currently Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Contact us to book an appointment with infertility specialist Dr. Hurwitz.
See interview clips of Dr. Hurwitz from “A Simple Dream,” a four-part series that explores science, surrogacy and a couple’s quest for a child from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Dr. Joshua Hurwitz | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Program Leader
Dr. Hurwitz heads our PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) program, with his usual passion and dedication.
“Too many of our patients come to us in their late 20’s or 30’s when they are having trouble getting pregnant,” says Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, who is leading the RMACT Pediatric Adolescent Program. “These patients have been suffering with PCOS symptoms for years, sometimes since puberty. PCOS often goes undiagnosed, which leaves the patient vulnerable to frustration and long-term health issues. We want to reach these patients earlier and help them manage their PCOS; we want to reach them in their teens.”
RMACT’s Adolescent PCOS Program provides a three-pronged approach for PCOS patients: nutrition, hormone management, and education. Early detection enables patients to manage their condition and limit the long-term affects of PCOS, including diabetes, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, endometrial cancer, hypertension, thyroid issues, sleep apnea, and later on, infertility. Each patient is cared for by a complete PCOS team: Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz; Carolyn Gundell, M.S.; Monica Moore, nurse practitioner; Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C; Eloise Downs, registered nurse.
Contact us to book an appointment with infertility specialist Dr. Hurwitz.
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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.