Gianpiero Palermo, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
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Gianpiero Palermo, M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Profile Photo of Gianpiero Palermo, M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English, Italian

About

Personal Statement

"The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine has been dedicated to assisted fertilization to treat severe male factor infertility. The extensive research carried out on the male gamete and the early fertilization process has been translated to the treatment of couples suffering from all forms of fertilization related infertility with a commitment to fulfill their childwish"

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Expertise

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Andrology
  • Reproductive Genetics
  • Female Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Egg Freezing
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Semen Analysis
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Biography

Dr. Gianpiero D. Palermo is a Professor of Embryology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Blavatnik Family Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. He received his B.Sc. from Lyceum “Vincenzo Lilla” in Franacavilla, Fontana, Italy; received his medical degree from the Universityof Bari in Bari, Italy; and received his Ph.D. in Reproduction and Developmentfrom Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of both the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as well as the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Furthermore, he has been the Director of Assisted Fertilization and Andrology at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine since 1993.

Dr. Palermo was the first to describe intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a solution to complete and unexpected fertilization failure with in vitro fertilization and male factor infertility, in 1992. Since then, it has become the most utilized assisted reproductive technology in the world.

Dr. Palermo lectures both nationally and internationally and has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 30 book chapters, multiple textbooks, and over 440 abstracts presented at congresses across the world. He also serves as a reviewer for multiple high-impact journals, including The Lancet, Nature, Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive Biomedicine Online and the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics where he has also served as an editor.

Dr. Palermo specializes in the assessment and treatment of the infertile man, including sophisticated, non-traditional sperm preparation techniques and the correction of fertilization failure.

You may also visit http://www.ivf.org and http://www.icsicenter.com/ CRM's patient resource website, for more information.

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

1986- Serono Prize from the Association for Scientific Research in the Field of Reproductive Medicine for the project: "Chromosomal analysis of human embryos", November 7-8, Bologna, Italy.

1992- Serono Award of the International Symposium on Preimplantation Genetics and Assisted Fertilization: "Pregnancies obtained after assisted fertilization by intracytoplasmic injection in couples with severe andrological infertility", February 21-22, Brussels, Belgium.

1995- Buckeye State of the Art Lecture, American Society of Andrology, 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting. April 1-4, 1995. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

1995- The Barbara Eck Menning Founders Award, National Resolve, October 19, 1995, New York, New York, USA.

1996- The Schakman Lecture. May 2, 1996. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. "The Impact of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection on the Assisted Reproductive Technologies".

1999- The Kokopelli Ball Award - FRÄBEL. The American Fertility Association (AFA) recognition for continuing dedication and support to individuals experiencing infertility. October 7, 1999, New York, New York, USA.

2009- Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine. Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center and Brandeis University recognized scientists in academia, medicine, or industry whose work had outstanding scientific content and significant practical consequences in the biomedical sciences. November 16, 2009, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

2010- The Crystal Tube Award. Russian Annual National Award created in honor of the achievements in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. December 11, 2010, Moscow, Russia.

2011- Francavilla Fontana Illustrious Citizen Award. An award created in honor of the outstanding citizens born from Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi, Italy in providing special services to society. 700 Anniversario della Nascita della Città di Francavilla (1310-2010). July 12, 2011, Francavilla Fontana, Italy.

2011- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2000, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. September 16, 2011. New York, USA.

2013- Stella d'Oro Accademica. The "Academic Gold Star" award is conferred to a candidate that demonstrates unselfish behavior, highly regarded by his colleagues in his profession, and have high morals and professional character. The award is given on behalf of the Cardinale Giuseppe Renato Imperiali of the Accademia Imperiali Libero Sodalizio Letterario e Scientifico. July 16, 2013. Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi, Italy.

2013- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2003, at the ASRM’s Annual Meeting. September 6, 2013. New York, USA.

2014- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2004, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. September 5, 2014. New York, USA.

2015- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2005, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 21, 2015. New York, USA.

2016- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2006, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 19, 2016. New York, USA.

2017-  The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2007, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. November 1, 2017. New York, USA.

2018- 40th Anniversary of IVF Award. Given to the person who reported the first successful ICSI at the 31st Annual UC San Diego In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer Conference. July 31, 2018. California, USA.

2018- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2008, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 6, 2018. New York, USA.

2018- The Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Prize Paper. The SMRU selected one paper presented at ASRM for a prize award. October 6, 2018.

2019- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2009, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 17, 2019. New York, USA.

2020- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2010, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 17, 2020. New York, USA.

2021- The ASRM Star Award. The Star Award is given to ASRM member, nominated by their peers, who have continuously contributed 10 or more years of presentation, beginning in 2011, at the ASRM's Annual Meeting. October 17, 2021. New York, USA.

 

Credentials

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Reproductive Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Embryology in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Blavatnik Family Professor of Reproductive Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Monash University (Australia), 2005
  • M.D., University of Bari Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy), 1993
  • M.S., Free University of Bruxelles (Belgium), 1990

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • CIGNA
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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