Dr Geoffrey Sher has announced that he will be retiring in 2018 after some 35 years in the field of Assisted Reproduction. During that time he has been influential in the births of more than 18000 babies.
His career started when he trained under the IVF pioneers Dr Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, going on to establish the first private IVF program in the United States, then founding the first Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) in Las Vegas.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Geoffrey Sher and his medical team have been on the leading edge of IVF research. Read more on some of Dr Sher’s most notable breakthroughs here
Lisa A. Stark recently wrote an article in DAVID Magazine about Dr Geoffrey Sher’s outstanding career remarking that he has a whole host of achievements, accolades and awards under his belt.
In Stark’s interview, Sher explains his reasons for announcing this ahead of time and why he now feels the time is right to retire.
Sher says “I am announcing my retirement in advance, out of respect for my patients. I want to give them the opportunity to make plans for treatment. Many come from all over the globe. Others have frozen embryos and eggs.”
What makes this interview particularly poignant is that Lisa Stark is mother to two of the 18,000 babies that this incredible man has helped bring into the world.
When Stark outlines the many favourable terms that have been used to describe the doctor such as ‘trailblazer’ and ‘saviour’ – you can’t help but think of the tens of thousands of his patients who have been gifted with a family and how they will all be forever thankful to him.
When Ms Stark asks Dr Sher what he has learned, one of the things he reflects upon is not being able to help more people.
He says: “For the couples who were unsuccessful, I always wonder what I could have done differently.”
Next month, Dr Geoffrey Sher is holding a free fertility seminar taking place on Tuesday, September 19th, from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Opportunity Village Englestad Campus in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Sher Fertility Las Vegas, it provides the opportunity to meet Dr Geoffrey Sher and Dr Mark Severino who, between them, have more than 60 years of infertility experience. If you are based in the US and have questions that you would like answers to, the doctors welcome them.
By attending the seminar you will also be entered into a draw for a free IVF cycle worth over US$15,000. There are also more discounts and offers for all attendees.
More details on the event can be found here
IVF babble certainly wish Dr Geoffrey Sher the most wonderful adventures in his much deserved and upcoming retirement. We will all miss you.