The Donor Branch of FCLV

Bruce Shapiro MD, PhD

Meet Bruce Shapiro MD, the founder of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

The Fertility Center of Las Vegas and our Las Vegas egg donation center are home to Bruce Shapiro MD, an award-winning and world-renowned fertility doctor. He founded The Fertility Center of Las Vegas as the city’s first infertility practice. Under his direction, the practice has grown from a successful local facility to a major national and international influencer in the field of reproductive endocrinology.

A look at the education and training of Bruce Shapiro MD

Bruce Shapiro MD is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital, finished his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University and earned his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

This impressive medical training has allowed Bruce Shapiro MD to become a highly respected fertility specialist. Both egg donors and hopeful parents who visit our Las Vegas egg donation center can rest assured that they will receive world-class care.

Bruce Shapiro MD performs industry-changing research

Bruce Shapiro MD is famous for performing and publishing research that advances the field of reproductive medicine. He has developed techniques that make in vitro fertilization (IVF) safer and more effective.

  • He was one of the first physicians to perform and report on blastocyst transfer in the United States. This procedure allows for the transfer of fewer embryos into the uterus while maintaining high pregnancy rates and reducing the risk of high order multiple pregnancy (triplets and greater).
  • He was also instrumental in developing techniques for post-thaw extended culture (PTEC) following fertilized oocyte cryopreservation. This research demonstrated the importance of embryo-endometrial synchrony for implantation.

Our Las Vegas fertility specialist was among the first in the world to standardize the use of GnRH agonist triggers in high responders undergoing ovarian stimulation. This practice has virtually eliminated ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). His work has improved IVF success rates and reduced the risk of complications in patients who have had previous IVF failures and/or OHSS.

In addition to his work at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Bruce Shapiro MD is the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and residents.

To schedule an appointment with Bruce Shapiro MD, contact our Las Vegas egg donation center. Our team is happy to guide you on your egg donation journey.