Glenn Schattman, MD,
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY
About The Expert
Dr. Glenn Schattman is a specialist in infertility and reproductive surgery. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College.
While a leading figure in the use of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, Dr. Schattman is particularly experienced in advanced methods of correcting common causes of infertility including blocked fallopian tubes, adhesions or scar tissue, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. He is one of the first GYN surgeons using the robot for conditions that would normally require an open surgical procedure, including fibroids and reversal of prior tubal ligation. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients address several conditions including infertility, pain, endometrial polyps and fibroids, endometriosis and other disabling conditions.
Dr. Schattman’s main focus over the past few years has been in the area of fertility preservation. Research to understand the effects of cancer treatment on future reproduction and develop new methods to minimize the negative impact of lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation treatments are currently being performed at The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. Dr. Schattman is the principal investigator on a number of IRB and FDA-approved research protocols developing innovative techniques to improve future outcomes after cancer treatments. Additionally, Dr. Schattman is invited both nationally as well as internationally to lecture on this topic. The center for fertility preservation currently is performing research on stimulation protocols for breast cancer patients, egg and embryo freezing and ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation.
Dr. Schattman earned a BS degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1983. He received an MD degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 1987. Dr. Schattman completed his residency at the George Washington University Medical Center in 1991 and went on to the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College where he finished his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.