Fethiye Sinem Karipcin, MD
Inspired by a lecture in her fourth year of medical school, Sinem Karipcin, MD combined her scientific passion for genetics and endocrinology and the emotional appeal of women's health care to specialize in reproductive endocrinology. Board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Karipcin completed her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine after completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas at Galveston. After her fellowship, Dr. Karipcin established a successful practice in Miami. She is among the nation’s top-ranked fertility doctors and was named in New York 2020 Super Doctors list.
In addition to being an exceptional clinician, Dr. Karipcin has been involved in innovative clinical research in her field at Yale, Harvard and Cornell. She published in the field’s foremost peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Karipcin is an expert in decreasing the risk of genetically heritable diseases and has been an invited speaker in national and international meetings to speak about her area of expertise. She is the Director of the Pre-Pregnancy Genetics Program. She leads a multidisciplinary team consisting of world leaders in Genetics to increase the awareness and accessibility of Pre-implantation Genetic Testing to alleviate the suffering from severe genetic diseases. Dr. Karipcin and her program have ongoing research in the field of pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT).
Dr. Karipcin is an active member of and abstract reviewer for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Investigation and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS). She has chaired the PCRS 2019 and 2020 Awards Committees. She is elected to serve as a director in PCRS Board for 2021-2024. She is an active member of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Human Reproduction, highest impact journal in her field, and was awarded the top reviewer certificate in 2018 for her excellent contribution. She has also received multiple honors and teaching awards. Before joining Columbia University, she was a clinical assistant professor at University of Miami and Florida International University.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- Fertility Preservation
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pre-implantation Genetic Testing
- Reproductive Genetics
- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- MD, Ankara University Medical School
- Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
- Residency: 2012 University Of Texas Medical Branch
- Fellowship: 2015 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
- Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Honors & Awards
- New York 2020 Super Doctors Award (rising star)
- Top Reviewer Certificate, Human Reproduction, March 2018
- Resident and Fellow Research Night Outstanding Fellow Paper Award, New York Obstetrical Society, April 2014
- Outstanding Achievement in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility(REI) Award , University of Texas Medical Branch(UTMB) at Galveston, June 2012
- Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB at Galveston, June 2011
- Prize Winner Abstract in Endometriosis category, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), November 2010
- Resident Research Day, Outstanding Research Achievement Award , UTMB at Galveston, May 2010
- Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB at Galveston, June 2010
- Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB in Galveston, June 2009
- Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
- Reproductive Genetic Testing
- Elias RT, Pereira N, Karipcin FS, Rosenwaks Z, Spandorfer SD., Impact of newly diagnosed endometrial polyps during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation on IVF outcomes. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Jan 8. pii: S1553-4650(15)00008-4.
- Borahay MA, Lu F, Ozpolat B, Tekedereli I, Gurates B, Karipcin S, Kilic G. MÃ¼llerian Inhibiting Substance Suppresses Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis and Autophagy in Endometriosis Cells In Vitro. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 2013:361489.
- Karipcin FS, Moragianni VA, Milette B, Kinzer DR, Thornton KL, Barrett B, Penzias A. Effect of Steroid and Antibiotic Treatment during Assisted Hatching on IVF Outcomes. Human Fertility. 2012;15(4):205-9.
- Karipcin FS, Hossain A , Phelps. JY. A Legal-Ethical Analysis of Reproductive Endocrinologists' Right to Refuse Ovulation Induction to Patients with Diminished Ovarian Reserve.
- Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2011 Nov;28(11):1105-9.
- Borahay MA, Harirah HM, Olson G, Kilic GS, Karipcin S, Hankins GDV. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Hemoperitoneum, and Reversible Ischemic Neurological Deficit Complicating Anaphylaxis to Prophylactic Antibiotics during Ceserean Delivery: A Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Perinatology Reports 2011; 1(1): 015-020.
- Karipcin FS, Ensari TA, Kayisli UA, Guzel E, Kallen CB, Seli E. The mRNA-Binding Protein HuR is Regulated in the Menstrual Cycle and Repressed in Ectopic Endometrium. Reproductive Sciences 2011;18(2):145-55.
- Karipcin FS, Hossain A., Phelps JY. Liability Risks Associated with Mismanagement of Sperm Specimens. The Journal of Clinical Embryology 2010,12(4): 29-32.