Vitaly Kushnir, MD, FACOG
“I am committed to providing the highest quality fertility care while ensuring access to all patients and advancing the field of reproductive medicine”
Education and Memberships
- REI Fellowship – Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- OBGYN Residency – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
- Medical Degree – Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Biochemistry Bachelor of Science Degree – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Kushnir is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Investigation, Endocrine Society and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
An internationally recognized fertility specialist Dr. Kushnir has authored over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts in leading medical journals and many book chapters on topics in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Kushnir serves as a clinical Associate Professor of OBGYN at the University of California Irvine (UCI) and holds hospital admitting privileges at UCI Medical Center.
Prior to relocating to California, he practiced for a number of years in New York City. He served as the Director of Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and as an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital where he performed surgery. Dr. Kushnir also previously served as clinical Assistant Professor of OBGYN at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He previously served as a consultant for the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Junior Fellow Chair of ACOG’s New Jersey Section. Dr. Kushnir is dual board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Awards and Recognition
Dr. Kushnir has been a recipient of numerous awards including NY Top Doctors award recognizing his achievements in clinical practice, and Excellence in Research award at Emory University recognizing his research on the role of mitochondria in female reproductive aging.
Dr. Kushnir has treated thousands of patients from all over the world for a variety of fertility issues. His focus has been on advanced reproductive age, low ovarian reserve and third party reproduction. Dr. Kushnir works closely with the urologist at UCI to treat couples with severe male factor infertility.
Dr. Kushnir is a vocal advocate for reform of IVF outcome reporting systems of the CDC and SART, to ensure that patients have access to accurate, and transparent data regarding performance of IVF centers.
Dr. Kushnir speaks English and Russian.