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Alan Stewart Penzias, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentObstetrics Gynecology & Repro. Bio.
AddressHarvard Medical School
Boston IVF
130 Second Avenue
Waltham MA 02451
Phone781/434-6500
Fax617/434-6501

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  1. Choi B, Bosch E, Lannon BM, Leveille MC, Wong WH, Leader A, Pellicer A, Penzias AS, Yao MW. Personalized prediction of first-cycle in vitro fertilization success. Fertil Steril. 2013 Jun; 99(7):1905-11.
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  2. Karipcin FS, Moragianni VA, Milette B, Kinzer DR, Thornton KL, Barrett B, Penzias AS. Effect of steroid and antibiotic treatment during assisted hatching on IVF outcomes. Hum Fertil (Camb). 2012 Dec; 15(4):205-9.
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  3. Malizia BA, Dodge LE, Penzias AS, Hacker MR. The cumulative probability of liveborn multiples after in vitro fertilization: a cohort study of more than 10,000 women. Fertil Steril. 2013 Feb; 99(2):393-9.
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  4. Lannon BM, Choi B, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, Malizia BA, Barrett CB, Wong WH, Yao MW, Penzias AS. Predicting personalized multiple birth risks after in vitro fertilization-double embryo transfer. Fertil Steril. 2012 Jul; 98(1):69-76.
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  5. Penzias AS. Recurrent IVF failure: other factors. Fertil Steril. 2012 May; 97(5):1033-8.
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  6. Stern JE, Hickman TN, Kinzer D, Penzias AS, Ball GD, Gibbons WE. Can the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System (SART CORS) be used to accurately report clinic total reproductive potential (TRP)? Fertil Steril. 2012 Apr; 97(4):886-9.
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  7. Penzias AS. Improving results with assisted reproductive technologies: individualized patient-tailored strategies for ovulation induction. Reprod Biomed Online. 2011 Feb; 22 Suppl 1:S83-6.
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  8. Savchev SI, Moragianni VA, Senger D, Penzias AS, Thornton K, Usheva A. Follicular fluid-specific distribution of vascular endothelial growth factor isoforms and sFlt-1 in patients undergoing IVF and their correlation with treatment outcomes. Reprod Sci. 2010 Nov; 17(11):1036-42.
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  9. Eaton JL, Hacker MR, Barrett CB, Thornton KL, Penzias AS. Influence of embryo sex on development to the blastocyst stage and euploidy. Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1; 95(3):936-9.
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  10. Sneeringer R, Penzias AS, Barrett B, Usheva A. High levels of mineralocorticoids in preovulatory follicular fluid could contribute to oocyte development. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jan; 95(1):182-7.
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  11. Moragianni VA, Penzias AS. Cumulative live-birth rates after assisted reproductive technology. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 22(3):189-92.
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  12. Smith LP, Hughes MR, Thirumoorthi I, Proud VK, Penzias AS. Avoiding transmitting identified mutations to offspring using preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 2):460-2.
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  13. Eaton JL, Hacker MR, Barrett CB, Thornton KL, Penzias AS. Influence of patient age on the association between euploidy and day-3 embryo morphology. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jun; 94(1):365-7.
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  14. Smith LP, Nierstenhoefer M, Yoo SW, Penzias AS, Tobiasch E, Usheva A. The bile acid synthesis pathway is present and functional in the human ovary. PLoS One. 2009; 4(10):e7333.
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  15. Malizia BA, Wook YS, Penzias AS, Usheva A. The human ovarian follicular fluid level of interleukin-8 is associated with follicular size and patient age. Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb; 93(2):537-43.
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  16. Von Wald T, Monisova Y, Hacker MR, Yoo SW, Penzias AS, Reindollar RR, Usheva A. Age-related variations in follicular apolipoproteins may influence human oocyte maturation and fertility potential. Fertil Steril. 2010 May 1; 93(7):2354-61.
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  17. Malizia BA, Hacker MR, Penzias AS. Cumulative live-birth rates after in vitro fertilization. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 15; 360(3):236-43.
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  18. Eaton JL, Hacker MR, Harris D, Thornton KL, Penzias AS. Assessment of day-3 morphology and euploidy for individual chromosomes in embryos that develop to the blastocyst stage. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jun; 91(6):2432-6.
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  19. Dovey S, Sneeringer RM, Penzias AS. Clomiphene citrate and intrauterine insemination: analysis of more than 4100 cycles. Fertil Steril. 2008 Dec; 90(6):2281-6.
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  20. Penzias AS. Subfertility, fecundability, and the impact of laparoscopy on conception rates. Fertil Steril. 2005 Dec; 84(6):1579-80.
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  21. Penzias AS. Improving results with assisted reproductive technologies: individualized patient-tailored strategies for ovulation induction. Reprod Biomed Online. 2004 Jul; 9(1):43-6.
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  22. Lalwani S, Timmreck L, Friedman R, Penzias A, Alper M, Reindollar RH. Variations in individual physician success rates within an in vitro fertilization program might be due to patient demographics. Fertil Steril. 2004 Apr; 81(4):944-6.
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  23. Penzias AS. When and why does the dream die? Or does it? Fertil Steril. 2004 Feb; 81(2):274-5.
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  24. Penzias AS, Alper MM. Luteal support with vaginal micronized progesterone gel in assisted reproduction. Reprod Biomed Online. 2003 Apr-May; 6(3):287-95.
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  25. Penzias AS. Luteal phase support. Fertil Steril. 2002 Feb; 77(2):318-23.
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  26. Schwartz LB, Naftolin F, Lyttle CR, Penzias AS, Meaddough EL, Kliman HJ. Mouse ascites golgi (MAG) mucin expression and regulation by progesterone in the rat uterus. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2001 Jul-Aug; 8(4):216-23.
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  27. Penzias AS. Infertility. Contemporary office-based evaluation and treatment. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2000 Sep; 27(3):473-86.
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  28. Sohn SH, Penzias AS, Emmi AM, Dubey AK, Layman LC, Reindollar RH, DeCherney AH. Administration of progesterone before oocyte retrieval negatively affects the implantation rate. Fertil Steril. 1999 Jan; 71(1):11-4.
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  29. Kaufman GE, Malone FD, Harvey-Wilkes KB, Chelmow D, Penzias AS, D'Alton ME. Neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with triplet pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Mar; 91(3):342-8.
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  30. Dubey AK, Penzias AS, Reindollar RH, Ducibella T. Technical and physiological aspects associated with the lower fertilization following intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in human. Theriogenology. 1998 Jan 1; 49(1):33-41.
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  31. Dubey AK, Penzias AS, Emmi AE, Layman LC, Reindollar RH, Ducibella T. Failed fertilization after intracytoplasmic sperm injection: the extent of paternal and maternal chromatin decondensation. Fertil Steril. 1997 Oct; 68(4):714-7.
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  32. Gross V, Dubey A, Penzias AS, Layman L, Reindollar R, Ducibella T. Biochemical study of individual zonae from human oocytes that failed to undergo fertilization in intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Mol Hum Reprod. 1996 Dec; 2(12):959-65.
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  33. Penzias AS, DeCherney AH. Is there ever a role for tubal surgery? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Apr; 174(4):1218-21; discussion 1221-3.
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  34. Ducibella T, Dubey A, Gross V, Emmi A, Penzias AS, Layman L, Reindollar R. A zona biochemical change and spontaneous cortical granule loss in eggs that fail to fertilize in in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 1995 Dec; 64(6):1154-61.
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  35. Dubey AK, Wang HA, Duffy P, Penzias AS. The correlation between follicular measurements, oocyte morphology, and fertilization rates in an in vitro fertilization program. Fertil Steril. 1995 Oct; 64(4):787-90.
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  36. Penzias AS, Goodman SR, Rossi G, Shamma FN, Aten RF, Behrman HR, Jones EE. Preliminary evidence that GnRH has the properties of a growth hormone-releasing factor in vivo in the rat. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 1995 Jul-Aug; 2(4):623-9.
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  37. Shamma FN, Rossi G, HajHassan L, Penzias AS, Connoly-Diamond M, Jones E, Diamond MP. The effect of Norplant on glucose metabolism under hyperglycemic hyperinsulinemic conditions. Fertil Steril. 1995 Apr; 63(4):767-72.
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  38. Chelmow D, Penzias AS, Kaufman G, Cetrulo C. Costs of triplet pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Feb; 172(2 Pt 1):677-82.
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  39. Penzias AS, Emmi AM, Dubey AK, Layman LC, DeCherney AH, Reindollar RH. Ultrasound prediction of follicle volume: is the mean diameter reflective? Fertil Steril. 1994 Dec; 62(6):1274-6.
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  40. Chelmow D, Gates E, Penzias AS. Laparoscopic diagnosis and methotrexate treatment of an ovarian pregnancy: a case report. Fertil Steril. 1994 Oct; 62(4):879-81.
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  41. Penzias AS, DeCherney AH. Clinical review 55: Advances in clinical in vitro fertilization. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1994 Mar; 78(3):503-8.
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  42. Penzias AS, Lee G, Seifer DB, Shamma FN, DeCherney AH, Reindollar RH, Jones EE. Aberrant estradiol flare despite gonadotropin-releasing hormone-agonist-induced suppression is associated with impaired implantation. Fertil Steril. 1994 Mar; 61(3):558-60.
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  43. Seifer DB, Charland C, Berlinsky D, Penzias AS, Haning RV, Naftolin F, Barker BE. Proliferative index of human luteinized granulosa cells varies as a function of ovarian reserve. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Dec; 169(6):1531-5.
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  44. Rossi G, Sherwin RS, Penzias AS, Lapaczewski P, Jacob RJ, Shulman GI, Diamond MP. Temporal changes in insulin resistance and secretion in 24-h-fasted conscious pregnant rats. Am J Physiol. 1993 Dec; 265(6 Pt 1):E845-51.
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  45. Penzias AS, Rossi G, Gutmann JN, Haj-Hassan L, Leykin L, Diamond MP. Dichloroacetic acid accelerates initial development of 2-cell murine embryos in vitro. Metabolism. 1993 Sep; 42(9):1077-80.
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  46. Penzias AS, Gutmann JN, Shamma FN, LaMorte AI, DeCherney AH. Ovulation induction with GnRH agonist and human menopausal gonadotropins: response in patients with one versus two ovaries. Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud. 1993 Sep-Oct; 38(5):270-3.
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  47. Gutmann JN, Burtis WJ, Dreyer BE, Andrade-Gordon P, Penzias AS, Polan ML, Insogna KL. Human granulosa-luteal cells secrete parathyroid hormone-related protein in vivo and in vitro. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1993 May; 76(5):1314-8.
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  48. Seifer DB, MacLaughlin DT, Penzias AS, Behrman HR, Asmundson L, Donahoe PK, Haning RV, Flynn SD. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist-induced differences in granulosa cell cycle kinetics are associated with alterations in follicular fluid m├╝llerian-inhibiting substance and androgen content. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1993 Mar; 76(3):711-4.
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  49. Seifer DB, Honig J, Penzias AS, Lavy G, Nadkarni PM, Jones EE, DeCherney AH, Flynn SD. Flow cytometric analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid in human granulosa cells as a function of chronological age and ovulation induction regimen. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1992 Aug; 75(2):636-40.
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  50. Penzias AS, Shamma FN, Gutmann JN, Seifer DB, DeCherney AH, Lavy G. Luteinizing response to human chorionic gonadotropin does not predict outcome in gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist-suppressed/human menopausal gonadotropin-stimulated in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1992 Jun; 9(3):244-7.
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  51. Penzias AS, Shamma FN, Gutmann JN, Jones EE, DeCherney AH, Lavy G. Nafarelin versus leuprolide in ovulation induction for in vitro fertilization: a randomized clinical trial. Obstet Gynecol. 1992 May; 79(5 ( Pt 1)):739-42.
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  52. Penzias AS, Jones EE, Seifer DB, Grifo JA, Thatcher SS, DeCherney AH. Baseline ovarian cysts do not affect clinical response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 1992 May; 57(5):1017-21.
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  53. Shamma FN, Penzias AS, Thatcher S, DeCherney AH, Lavy G. Corpus luteum function in successful in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertil Steril. 1992 May; 57(5):1107-9.
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  54. Penzias AS, Huang PL. Imaging in ectopic pregnancy. J Reprod Med. 1992 Jan; 37(1):47-53.
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  55. Alper MM, Sperling A, Penzias AS. Laparoscopic salpingectomy using conventional laparoscopy equipment. Int J Fertil. 1992 Jan-Feb; 37(1):26-8.
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  56. Penzias AS, Alper MM, Oskowitz SP, Berger MJ, Thompson IE. Comparison of unilateral and bilateral tubal transfer in gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT). J In Vitro Fert Embryo Transf. 1991 Oct; 8(5):276-8.
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  57. Penzias AS, Gutmann JN, Seifer DB, DeCherney AH. Facial and neck paresthesia associated with nafarelin administration. Fertil Steril. 1991 Aug; 56(2):357-8.
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  58. Penzias AS, Alper MM, Oskowitz SP, Berger MJ, Thompson IE. Gamete intrafallopian transfer: assessment of the optimal number of oocytes to transfer. Fertil Steril. 1991 Feb; 55(2):311-3.
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  59. Penzias AS, Thompson IE, Alper MM, Oskowitz SP, Berger MJ. Successful use of gamete intrafallopian transfer does not reverse the decline in fertility in women over 40 years of age. Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Jan; 77(1):37-9.
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  60. Sachs BP, Penzias AS, Brown DA, Driscoll SG, Jewett JF. Cancer-related maternal mortality in Massachusetts, 1954-1985. Gynecol Oncol. 1990 Mar; 36(3):395-400.
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  61. Penzias AS, Treisman O. Vitamin K-dependent clotting factor deficiency in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Sep; 72(3 Pt 2):452-4.
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