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Michael M. Alper, M.D.

TitleAssociate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentObstetrics Gynecology & Repro. Bio.
AddressBoston Ivf-the Waltham Center
40 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Waltham MA 02451
Phone781/434-6501
Fax781/434-6501

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  1. Alper MM. Experience with ISO quality control in assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril. 2013 Dec; 100(6):1503-8.
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  2. Domar AD, Alper MM. Acupuncture-placebo? Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct; 100(4):e21.
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  3. Egli D, Chen AE, Saphier G, Powers D, Alper M, Katz K, Berger B, Goland R, Leibel RL, Melton DA, Eggan K. Impracticality of egg donor recruitment in the absence of compensation. Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Oct 4; 9(4):293-4.
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  4. Domar AD, Rooney KL, Wiegand B, Orav EJ, Alper MM, Berger BM, Nikolovski J. Impact of a group mind/body intervention on pregnancy rates in IVF patients. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun; 95(7):2269-73.
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  5. Fauser BC, Alper MM, Ledger W, Schoolcraft WB, Zandvliet A, Mannaerts BM. Pharmacokinetics and follicular dynamics of corifollitropin alfa versus recombinant FSH during ovarian stimulation for IVF. Reprod Biomed Online. 2011 Feb; 22 Suppl 1:S23-31.
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  6. Fauser BC, Alper MM, Ledger W, Schoolcraft WB, Zandvliet A, Mannaerts BM. Pharmacokinetics and follicular dynamics of corifollitropin alfa versus recombinant FSH during ovarian stimulation for IVF. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Nov; 21(5):593-601.
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  7. Domar AD, Smith K, Conboy L, Iannone M, Alper M. A prospective investigation into the reasons why insured United States patients drop out of in vitro fertilization treatment. Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep; 94(4):1457-9.
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  8. Reindollar RH, Regan MM, Neumann PJ, Levine BS, Thornton KL, Alper MM, Goldman MB. A randomized clinical trial to evaluate optimal treatment for unexplained infertility: the fast track and standard treatment (FASTT) trial. Fertil Steril. 2010 Aug; 94(3):888-99.
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  9. Alper MM, Smith LP, Sills ES. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: current views on pathophysiology, risk factors, prevention, and management. J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. 2009; 6:3.
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  10. Sills ES, Alper MM, Walsh AP. Ovarian reserve screening in infertility: practical applications and theoretical directions for research. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Sep; 146(1):30-6.
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  11. Smith LP, Hacker MR, Alper MM. Patients with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome can be managed safely with aggressive outpatient transvaginal paracentesis. Fertil Steril. 2009 Dec; 92(6):1953-9.
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  12. Alper M, Meyer R, Dekkers C, Ezcurra D, Schertz J, Kelly E. Assessment of the biopotency of follitropin alfa and lutropin alfa combined in one injection: a comparative trial in Sprague-Dawley rats. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2008; 6:31.
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  13. Meldrum DR, Scott RT, Levy MJ, Alper MM, Noyes N. Oral contraceptive pretreatment in women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation in ganirelix acetate cycles may, for a subset of patients, be associated with low serum luteinizing hormone levels, reduced ovarian response to gonadotropins, and early pregnancy loss. Fertil Steril. 2009 May; 91(5):1963-5.
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  14. Domar AD, Meshay I, Kelliher J, Alper M, Powers RD. The impact of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization outcome. Fertil Steril. 2009 Mar; 91(3):723-6.
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  15. Sneeringer R, Klipstein S, Ryley DA, Alper MM, Reindollar RH. Pregnancy loss in the first in vitro fertilization cycle is not predictive of subsequent delivery in women over 40 years. Fertil Steril. 2008 Feb; 89(2):364-7.
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  16. Keck C, Fischer R, Baukloh V, Alper M. Staff management in the in vitro fertilization laboratory. Fertil Steril. 2005 Dec; 84(6):1786-8.
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  17. Klipstein S, Regan M, Ryley DA, Goldman MB, Alper MM, Reindollar RH. One last chance for pregnancy: a review of 2,705 in vitro fertilization cycles initiated in women age 40 years and above. Fertil Steril. 2005 Aug; 84(2):435-45.
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  18. Ryley DA, Moorman DW, Hecht JL, Alper MM. A mesothelial cyst of the round ligament presenting as an inguinal hernia after gonadotropin stimulation for in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2004 Oct; 82(4):944-6.
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  19. 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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  20. Klipstein S, Reindollar RH, Regan MM, Alper MM. Initiation of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist ganirelix for in vitro fertilization cycles in which the lead follicle is >14 mm. Fertil Steril. 2004 Mar; 81(3):714-5.
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  21. Alper MM. In vitro fertilization outcomes: why doesn't anyone get it? Fertil Steril. 2004 Mar; 81(3):514-6, discussion 526.
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  22. 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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  23. Alper MM, Brinsden PR, Fischer R, Wikland M. Is your IVF programme good? Hum Reprod. 2002 Jan; 17(1):8-10.
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  24. Klipstein S, Reindollar RH, Regan MM, Alper MM. Gender bias in the disposition of frozen embryos. Fertil Steril. 2001 Dec; 76(6):1181-4.
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  25. Alper MM, Brinsden P, Fischer R, Wikland M. To blastocyst or not to blastocyst? That is the question. Hum Reprod. 2001 Apr; 16(4):617-9.
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  26. Minaretzis D, Harris D, Alper MM, Mortola JF, Berger MJ, Power D. Multivariate analysis of factors predictive of successful live births in in vitro fertilization (IVF) suggests strategies to improve IVF outcome. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1998 Jul; 15(6):365-71.
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  27. Morgentaler A, Fung MY, Harris DH, Powers RD, Alper MM. Sperm morphology and in vitro fertilization outcome: a direct comparison of World Health Organization and strict criteria methodologies. Fertil Steril. 1995 Dec; 64(6):1177-82.
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  28. Bopp BL, Alper MM, Thompson IE, Mortola J. Success rates with gamete intrafallopian transfer and in vitro fertilization in women of advanced maternal age. Fertil Steril. 1995 Jun; 63(6):1278-83.
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  29. Minaretzis D, Alper MM, Oskowitz SP, Lobel SM, Mortola JF, Pavlou SN. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist versus agonist administration in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation: cycle performance and in vitro steroidogenesis of granulosa-lutein cells. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 May; 172(5):1518-25.
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  30. Oskowitz SP, Berger MJ, Mullen L, Smalky M, Alper M, Thompson I. Safety of a freestanding surgical unit for the assisted reproductive technologies. Fertil Steril. 1995 Apr; 63(4):874-9.
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  31. Alper MM, Halvorson L, Lasley B, Mortola J. Relationship between urinary estrone conjugates as measured by enzyme immunoassay and serum estradiol in women receiving gonadotropins for in vitro fertilization. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1994 Sep; 11(8):405-8.
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  32. Bastuba MD, Alper MM, Oates RD. Fertility and the use of assisted reproductive techniques in the adult male exstrophy/epispadias patient. Fertil Steril. 1993 Oct; 60(4):733-6.
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  33. Pierce ET, Smalky M, Alper MM, Hunter JA, Amrhein RL, Pierce EC. Comparison of pregnancy rates following gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) under general anesthesia with thiopental sodium or propofol. J Clin Anesth. 1992 Sep-Oct; 4(5):394-8.
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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Alper MM, Oskowitz SP, Berger MJ, Thompson IE, Whitmyer J, Powers RD. Pregnancy after gamete intrafallopian transfer in a woman with primary infertility and in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol. A case report. J Reprod Med. 1988 May; 33(5):489-91.
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  39. Alper MM, Seibel MM, Oskowitz SP, Taymor ML. Comparison of follicular fluid hormones in patients with one or two ovaries participating in a program of in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 1987 Jul; 48(1):94-7.
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  40. Alper MM, Garner PR. Elevated serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels in patients with insulin resistance, hirsutism, and acanthosis nigricans. Fertil Steril. 1987 Feb; 47(2):255-8.
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  41. Alper MM, Garner PR, Seibel MM. Premature ovarian failure. Current concepts. J Reprod Med. 1986 Aug; 31(8):699-708.
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  42. Berger MJ, Alper MM. Intractable primary infertility in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero. J Reprod Med. 1986 Apr; 31(4):231-5.
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  43. Alper MM, Jolly EE, Garner PR. Pregnancies after premature ovarian failure. Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Mar; 67(3 Suppl):59S-62S.
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  44. Alper MM, Lee GS, Seibel MM, Smith D, Oskowitz SP, Ransil BJ, Taymor ML. The relationship of semen parameters to fertilization in patients participating in a program of in vitro fertilization. J In Vitro Fert Embryo Transf. 1985 Dec; 2(4):217-23.
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  45. Alper MM, Seibel MM, Oskowitz SP, Smith BD, Ransil BJ, Taymor ML. Comparison of follicular response in patients with one or two ovaries in a program of in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 1985 Nov; 44(5):652-5.
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  46. Alper MM, Garner PR, Spence JE. Coexistence of gonadal dysgenesis and uterine aplasia. A case report. J Reprod Med. 1985 Mar; 30(3):232-4.
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  47. Alper M, Cohen WR. Pulmonary edema associated with ritodrine and dexamethasone treatment of threatened premature labor. A case report. J Reprod Med. 1983 May; 28(5):349-52.
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