Dr. Glenn L. Schattman is an Associate Professor at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) of Weill Cornell Medical College. He earned his B.S. degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1983, his medical degree in 1987 from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, and in 1991, he completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Schattman completed his training with a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell and joined the Center’s faculty in 1993.
From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Schattman was both Chair of the Practice Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and a member of the ASRM Practice Committee. During that time, he helped develop and publish many opinions, including guidelines on the number of embryos to be transferred as well as the committee opinion on the use of preimplantation genetic testing in ART. As President of SART from 2011 to 2012, Dr. Schattman’s goal was to standardize the reporting of ART outcomes to accommodate the many changes introduced into the practice of ART over the years. This also included the standardization of reporting fertility preservation cycles, embryo banking and other practices in order to link embryos to the cycle of origin so that accurate reporting and cumulative live birth rates could be calculated from each cycle of stimulation.
Dr. Schattman’s current work is focused on fertility preservation for cancer patients, both before and after treatment. Quality of life in cancer survivors includes the ability and option of having a family. He was a founding member of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation and now serves as its Chairman. Education and access to fertility preservation information and services are a critical part of the organization’s mission. Dr. Schattman supported the development of “Fertility Scout,” the only geo-location–enabled clinic locator to help patients find fertility preservation resources close to home. He is also involved in research on ovarian tissue cryopreservation and improving tissue re-vascularization to reduce the stress and follicle loss associated with transplantation.
Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows is also a large part of Dr. Schattman’s role at Weill Cornell. In addition to receiving a “Best Doctor” award, he has been honored for his teaching with the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award and the Best Teacher Award at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center.