James Goldfarb, M.D.


Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joined University Hospitals Staff: December 2010


  • Medical School: The Ohio State University (1973)
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology: University Hospitals, Cleveland (1974-1978)
  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: University Hospitals, Cleveland (1978-1980)

Professional Accomplishments:

  • First in vitro fertilization birth in Ohio (1983)
  • World’s first in vitro fertilization/ surrogate birth (1986)
  • Ohio’s first birth from Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis(PGD) (2004)
  • First case in the world utilizing PGD for Congenital Pseudohypoparathyroidism (2005)
  • First program in region to have birth resulting from combination of frozen eggs and frozen sperm (2009)

Professional Societies:

  • Immediate Past President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • National Coalition of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART)
  • Co-founder, Partnership for Families Program
  • Advisor, Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Fertile Hope Program

Special Interests:

  • Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Fertility in cancer patients

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (216) 285-5028.

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