Introducing | Albany IVF



Choosing a fertility clinic is an important decision in your family-building journey. With so many options, it’s essential that you place your trust in a qualified provider with proven history of fertility success. At our new Syracuse fertility center, we offer our patients the most experienced fertility doctors, high success rates and innovative technologies that can help to make your dream a reality.


Why We Are Different



Our Syracuse fertility clinic considers healthy, live births as the most significant indicator of fertility success. Our sole mission is to help fertility patients in Syracuse bring home a healthy and happy child. Our exceptional birth rates speak to that – and are among the best in the nation.

Chance of taking home a baby at
our fertility center; 2014


A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful, as patient medical characteristics and treatment approaches may vary from clinic to clinic. (


Our Syracuse fertility center combines the best science and customized care, which means no wasted IUI and IVF cycles.


Our extensive cycle volume, treatment data and library of fertility analysis allow us to both diagnose and solve hundreds of difficult and rare reproductive cases.


Every fertility case and every person is completely different. Our customized model of care tailors our treatments to your own unique case.


In 2016, our Albany fertility Center was designated by The Clinical Sciences Institute (CSI) of Optum as an Infertility Center of Excellence. We are the only fertility center in the Syracuse/Albany/Schenectady areas to hold this designation.


Our fertility teams in Syracuse and Albany believe that continual, open communication is a crucial aspect of fertility care. Our mission is to guide, encourage, and be by your side for every step of your journey to parenthood.


Our national network of clinics are responsible for more than 75,000 babies born since 1986.


We take pride in our commitment to reproductive science and technologies. Our embryologists and lab only utilize the best incubators made by Minc™. These have been shown to improve IVF success rates via their ability to grow healthier embryos.


Our network of fertility centers perform more than 500 single embryo transfers (eSET) each year, enabling our fertility doctors to consistently achieve high IVF success rates with a low multiple birth rate.


With more than 30 scientific directors, lab directors, embryologists and andrologists, we are the only fertility center in Syracuse and Albany in the area has the capability to improve on our success rates and lab technologies.


Our Syracuse Fertility Team

na-MichaelAlperMichael Alper, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Syracuse Fertility Center
Dr. Michael Alper co-founded Boston IVF in 1986 is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

na-AlanPenziasAlan Penzias, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Syracuse Fertility Center
Dr. Alan Penzias is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

SoniaElgueroSonia Elguero, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Albany Fertility Center
Boston IVF – The Albany Center’s lead reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist.

na-StevenBayerSteven Bayer, MD
Medical Director & Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Albany Fertility Center
The Medical Director of Boston IVF — The Albany Center, Dr. Bayer is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Marsha FormanMarsha Forman, Msc, MSPH
Laboratory Administrator & Embryologist
The Albany Fertility Center
Marsha began her career at Boston IVF — The Albany Center in 1999 and oversees the endocrine, andrology and embryology laboratories.

Michelle CioffiMichelle Cioffi, LPN
Fertility Nurse
The Syracuse Fertility Center
Michelle Cioffi, LPN works closely with our team of fertility physicians assisting with many IVF and IUI transfers, blood draws and IV’s.

michaelAlperBrent Barrett, Ph.D.

Science and Laboratory Director
The Albany Fertility Center
Boston IVF’s national embryology laboratory Director, Dr. Barrett responsible for laboratory protocols, and overall quality control. He has more than 15 years’ experience working with oocytes and embryos.

michaelAlperDenny Sakkas, Ph.D.

Scientific Director
The Albany Fertility Center
Dr. Sakkas has extensive experience in clinical IVF research and is internationally recognized for his work with investigating many aspects of gamete and embryo biology.


Syracuse Fertility Treatment Options


Our fertility experts will be by your side every step of the way. They will answer any questions you have and develop a personalized plan that will be right for you.


With a ride range of research, treatment data and access to a library of fertility analysis, our physicians have solved hundreds of difficult and rare reproductive cases.


In coordination with our Albany Laboratory, Boston IVF at Upstate Medical University offers a full range of fertility options to get you pregnant. Some of our fertility treatment options include:


Also known as artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination, IUI is a fertility procedure that is administered close to home at our Syracuse fertility center.


Syracuse Fertility Services

In-vitro Fertilization (IVF)

For patients needing advanced fertility care, our IVF process is a treatment that can help you grow your family.

LGBTQ Fertility Options

Here at our Syracuse Fertility Center our sole mission is to treat you with the respect you deserve, to be by your side every step of the way, and help everyone experience the joys of parenthood.


Our Syracuse PCOS fertility team utilize resources of our national research and network to get you the treatment you deserve.

Endometriosis Treatment

Boston IVF at SUNY Medical University has the tools to diagnose and successfully treat minimal to severe endometriosis. Our expert physicians will recommend the best course of treatment.

Fertility Acupuncture

Our in-house fertility acupuncture program in Albany affords our patients take advantage of acupuncture sessions just prior to and following IUI and IVF treatments Pre/post, which has shown to improve success rates.


Have any questions about your fertility?

Our Syracuse fertility team is here to answer any question, big or small. Whether it’s a second opinion, future treatment advice, or just to talk don’t hesitate to contact us at 315.703.3050 or via email using the contact form below. We are here for you whenever you need us!