USF Health forms new affiliation with Shady Grove Fertility

USF Health is transitioning its in vitro fertilization (IVF) services and affiliating with  Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a premier fertility and IVF organization with locations throughout Florida, as well as Georgia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC. Starting today, new patients may schedule an appointment at any of the SGF Tampa locations by calling the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or submitting this brief online form. USF staff members are contacting current USF Health IVF patients to inform them about the affiliation and address any questions. Patients may also reach a SGF Patient Liaison directly by calling 813-906-2285.

Patients will benefit from this new affiliation, which combines clinical expertise with academic teaching by way of a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship training program led by USF’s newly appointed Division Director and newly instated SGF-assigned physician, Anthony Imudia, MD.

“I am incredibly proud to not only accept the position of Fellowship Director at USF Health but also to join the SGF family. I have long admired SGF’s ability to integrate their three primary missions—to provide excellence in clinical services, to teach, and to conduct research, and I think tremendous opportunities to improve patient outcomes will come from aligning these two programs,” Dr. Imudia said.

Dr. Imudia will remain as teaching faculty member with USF Health while providing patient care with SGF.

“We are thrilled that the affiliation with SGF allows USF to strengthen our academic mission of the USF Health Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the unique training opportunity it presents for fellows and residents. As well, the coordination of research and other activities will offer access for patients within the USF Health network, a national leader in clinical practice. Ultimately, it provides more care options for patients,” said Judette Louis, MD, MPH, associate professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

SGF Tampa’s new Wesley Chapel location joins its existing two locations in Tampa—Westshore and Brandon. The SGF Tampa practice was formed in 2018, and provides convenient access to highly specialized fertility care, including diagnostic testing and low- and high-tech treatment options, such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg treatment, egg freezing, oncofertility and LGBTQ family building.

“I am very pleased that this affiliation will enhance our core missions of teaching, research and clinical care, as the only academic medical center in the Tampa Bay region,” said Mark Moseley, Chief Clinical Officer for USF Health. “Due to this joint effort, we are able to continue to provide the highest quality care and help make life better for our IVF patients and their families.”

“As a former USF Health physician, I’m particularly honored to extend this unique affiliation. I believe it will offer patients a great advantage on their road to parenthood, as well as enhance the training opportunities of medical students and resident physicians at USF,” said Shayne Plosker, MD, board certified reproductive endocrinologist, an IVF specialist with SGF, and former professor and Division Director of USF-IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Imudia will see patients in SGF Tampa’s Wesley Chapel and Westshore locations.