George Patounakis, M.D., Ph.D.

George Patounakis, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. George Patounakis received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University’s College of Engineering. He then earned his Masters of Philosophy and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University before receiving his doctorate in Electrical Engineering with Distinction. His doctoral thesis work was on low-cost integrated DNA microarray platforms, which resulted in a U.S. patent. He subsequently desired to have a more direct impact on health and attended medical school.

Dr. Patounakis received his M.D. from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School while attending the school on a full academic scholarship. He also received numerous academic excellence awards in addition to the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence, which was the school’s highest student honor. During medical school, he worked on research in the area of genetic variants (SNPs) and their influence on IVF outcomes.

Dr. Patounakis completed his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he served as Administrative Chief Resident. Currently, he is a Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include the impact of mitochondria on infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, poor responders to ovarian stimulation, genetic influences on infertility, and mathematical modeling of IVF cycles. He is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. Patounakis enjoys spending time with his family and working on his culinary skills as a hobby.

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