About Dr. Spencer Richlin
Fertility preservation and helping women make informed decisions about their reproductive timeline is an area of passion for Dr. Richlin. "Many women are not ready for family building at this stage in their life, but that doesn't mean they can't act right now," he explains. "Their eggs will never be better than they are today – and that's why we encourage freezing so there are options when they need them." He also encourages discussions of fertility preservation with those that have received a cancer diagnosis. "With cancer, it is an entirely different motivation. We can provide an opportunity to a patient undergoing chemotherapy to retrieve eggs and create embryos or freeze their eggs," he says. "As they heal, they know those eggs and embryos are there for them when they're ready – giving them hope, energy and purpose for the future".
Dr. Richlin is known for his enthusiastic and deeply compassionate demeanor. He learned early on in his career that being an excellent doctor and surgeon did not mean giving up empathy and kindness – a belief that is apparent in all his patient interactions. He feels strongly about passing this learning on to the next generation of medical providers and continues his legacy of compassion by training the OB/GYN residents from Stamford Hospital and providing mentored clinical experience to students at Quinnipiac University Medical School.