RMACT is one of just 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. Selection into this exclusive group is based on key measures of success that evaluate a center’s experience level or volume, its overall live birth rate and its low triplets-or-higher birth rate. The Center of Excellence distinction indicates that RMACT meets the highest national standards for clinical fertility and laboratory services. And, all fertility doctors at our fertility centers are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Partnering with In Vitro Sciences places RMACT among the top 25 percent of fertility centers in the country and gives our patients access to the highest level of treatment available, improving their chances of building a family. As an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence, RMACT is a member of and reports its success rates to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), under the auspices of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and meets standards established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).
In addition to offering access to premiere fertility care, the In Vitro Sciences Centers of Excellence program also enables RMACT to provide patients who lack adequate infertility coverage access to special financing for advanced procedures. These include Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles using donor eggs or sperm. Eligible patients can choose to pay for one cycle at a time or, if undergoing IVF, a multiple cycle refund program called the IVF Financial Share Program.
RMACT is proud to be an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence serving Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut as well as Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York. Please contact us for more information about what the In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence program can mean to you on your path to fertility.
Dr. Mark P. Leondires
Medical Director and lead physician with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, Dr. Leondires is Board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He was recently selected for Best Doctors in America, as chosen through a doctor peer-review process. Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 represents the top five percent of physicians across the country.
Prior to joining RMA, he most recently served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the Combined Federal Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. While under his direction, the ART Program was one of the most successful in the Washington DC area and in the top tenth percentile nationally. During this time he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and clinical faculty for the Combined Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. His professional society memberships include the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and history from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After completion of his training, he fulfilled his military obligation by serving as the ART Director for the largest and most successful program in the military health care system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Along with numerous teaching and research activities, Dr. Leondires has published numerous articles in professional medical journals, as well as abstracts and book chapters. His research interests include endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, the role of hormones in brain function, and reduction in higher-order multiple gestations.
Dr. Spencer S. Richlin
Dr. Spencer Richlin is Surgical Director and a Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). In addition, he is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Richlin is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics / Gynecology.
Dr. Richlin has been with RMACT since 2004. Before this, he served on the faculty of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in California, as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is a member of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Richlin has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters, and is the lead author of the IVF section in Danforth’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9th Edition. He coauthored with Dr Leondires the “Infertility” chapter in the text “Avoiding Common Errors in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This text was released in 2011.
Dr Richlin received his undergraduate degree in psychology from The University of California at Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He completed two internships, in Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics. Dr. Richlin served his residency at The Stamford Hospital in Stamford Connecticut from 1995-1999, where he was named Berlex Best Teaching Resident. He then completed his subspecialty fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at Emory University’s School of Medicine in Georgia.
Dr. Richlin is a 2011 US News Top Doctor and a Castle Connolly 2011 New York Metro Top Doctor. In addition, he was voted by his peer’s as one of the 2012 Castle Connolly Top Doctors in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Fairfield County.
Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz
Dr. Joshua Hurwitz is a staff physician and infertility specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) who joined the practice in 2006 with a passion for patient care and teaching. In addition, he is Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital. He is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
As Division Director of REI, Dr. Hurwitz is responsible for developing and implementing the division’s academic program, teaching residents, and giving lectures, as well as caring for infertility patients. Dr. Hurwitz has been teaching residents at Danbury Hospital in the operating rooms, clinic and RMACT’s private office for over three years, making his transition to director a natural progression. He will continue teaching and implementing the most advanced infertility therapies available, including endocrinological, surgical, genetic and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques.
He received his undergraduate degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. During residency training, Dr. Hurwitz was named Best Laparoscopic Surgeon, and has received many teaching awards.
After residency, he completed a three-year fellowhip in reproductive endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Hurwitz successfully launched several research programs related to reproductive aging and diminished ovarian reserve and has presented his research findings at many leading national and international fertility conferences. His research interests also include premature ovarian failure, oocyte cryopreservation, reproductive surgeries, embryo donation, and bioethics. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on reproductive aging, reproductive hormones, IVF, ultrasound, and bioethics.
Dr. Hurwitz is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is also currently Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Cynthia Murdock
Dr. Cynthia Murdock is a staff physician and a specialist in Reproductive Medicine & Infertility at RMA. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Murdock earned a BA in biology at Cornell University and an MD at Creighton University School of Medicine where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her residency at Creighton University Medical Center where she was named Berlex Best Teaching Resident. In 2003 she completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.
An experienced researcher, Dr. Murdock has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed studies and presented at several of the most prestigious conferences in the field of reproductive medicine. The focus of much of her research has been on estrogen receptors, hypothalamic neuron function, and precocious puberty.
Dr. Murdock is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Murdock was previously an assistant clinical professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and a staff physician with Reproductive Health Specialists at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of OB-GYN at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.
Dr. Scott is a national leader in IVF and one of only a handful of physicians who is certified by the American Board of Bio-analysis as a high complexity laboratory director. This makes him uniquely suited to integrate both the clinical and laboratory protocols in an IVF program. As Laboratory and Practice Director at RMA, Dr. Scott is responsible for IVF outcomes. While he does not see patients at RMA of Connecticut, all laboratory procedures and protocols are under his direction.
Dr. Scott is a founding partner of Reproductive Medicine Associates in Morristown, New Jersey. He completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the Jones Institute in Norfolk, Virginia, after receiving his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia Medical School. He was Clinical Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship Program at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and previously founded the first IVF program in the federal government at Wilford Hall Medical School in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Scott has completed more than 15,000 IVF cycles. He is an award winning researcher and author of more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts, serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen peer review journals, and has lectured on his research to reproductive endocrinologists worldwide. He has received more than a dozen awards for excellence in clinical and laboratory research. Dr. Scott is a recognized leader in the areas of ovulation induction for assisted reproduction, implantation, ovarian reserve screening, and oocyte donation.
IUI Program (Intrauterine Insemination)
- Ovulation Induction or Superovulation
- Artifical Insemination
IVF Program (Invitro Fertilitzation)
- ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
- PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
- ESET - Elective Single Embryo Transfer
- FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
Egg Donation Program
- Become an Egg Donor
- Anonymous Egg Donation
- Identified Egg Donation
Integrated Fertility Wellness
- Couple/Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Infertility Support Groups
No Tubal Reversals
- Elevated FSH
- Endocrine Disorders
- Ovarian Dysfunction
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Uterine Polyps
- Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS)
Male Factor Infertility
- Sperm Abnormalities
Fertility Treatment Financing:
Fertility Treatment (IVF & IUI) Costs
- IVF Opportunity Plan
- IUI Opportunity Plan
Other Financial Options
- Integramed / Attain IVF Program
- Fertility Treatment Financing
Other Fertility Services:
- Fertility Seminars
- PCOS Clinics
- Nutrition Clinics
- LGBT Family Building
- Nutritional Counseling