The Fertility Preservation Program of Pittsburgh was established at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009. Our multidisciplinary working group includes key stake holders at Magee-Womens Research InstituteMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program is committed to

  1. Educating patients and their physicians about the reproductive consequences of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer or other conditions
  2. Providing state of the art reproductive technologies to preserve fertility for women, men, girls, and boys
  3. Responsibly translating new reproductive technologies from the laboratory to the clinic

We provide the following services for our patients:

Please call our dedicated fertility preservation phone line at (412)641-7475 to speak to a nurse or visit our website to learn more about the options for preserving your fertility.


Contact Details:

Kyle E. Orwig, PhD, Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Kathrin Gassei, PhD, Program Coordinator
Phone: 412-641-2700

Julie Seifert, CRNP, Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 412-641-7475
Joe Sanfilippo, MD, Director, Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Scott Kauma, MD, Clinical Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Shweta Nayak, MD, Director of Outreach, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Glenn Cannon, MD, Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Services Offered: 

  • Egg (Oocyte) Banking, Embryo Banking, Ovarian tissue cryopreservation, Ovarian Transposition, Ovary transplantation, Sperm banking, Testicular tissue cryopreservation

Target Sex: 

  • Not sex-specific


UPMC Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Avenue
15213 Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US

Email Address: 


+1 412 641 7475


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