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Center for Human Reproduction

Center for Human Reproduction
Average: 3.8 (5 votes)5 1
21 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021


Medical Director
Norbert Gleicher
Lab Director
Ho-Joon Lee
Lab Director Education: 

The Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) is a premier fertility clinic in New York, NY, and is one of the first IVF centers established in the United States. CHR has gained national and international recognition as the infertility center of last resort for patients from all over the world, as CHR physicians gained expertise in treating the most difficult and complex cases of infertility.

While offering all aspects of modern infertility care, CHR has, through extensive research efforts, developed special knowledge and expertise in treating diminished ovarian reserve, a classic finding in older women or in younger women with prematurely aging ovaries. Approximately one half of all patients come to CHR’s Manhattan, New York City, location from other states and overseas. CHR has developed an international following thanks to its expertise in treating the most difficult cases of infertility. Treatment of premature ovarian aging (POA) is only one such areas of CHR expertise.

CHR's renowned physicians have continuously led the way in advances in reproductive medicine. They are extensively published in fertility research and are regularly invited to present their infertility research at conferences around the world.

In March 2005, CHR announced a dramatic improvement in response to ovarian stimulation after supplementation with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in a scientific report in the April 2005 issue of Fertility and Sterility. Since then, CHR's fertility experts have continued to work with women with diminished ovarian reserve and have developed effective IVF treatment protocols augmented with DHEA supplementation.

CHR is not only a comprehensive IVF center in New York for both female infertility and male infertility, but also a research and educational organization. CHR’s rigorous fertility research program has led to many breakthroughs that are applicable to clinical fertility treatments, and CHR has been organizing one of the largest Continuing Medical Education lecture series in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility for over 20 years.


Fertility Treatment: 

The Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) specializes in in vitro fertilization (IVF), treatment for premature ovarian aging and many other infertility treatments. Offerings include gynecoradiology, hysterosonogram, frozen donor eggs and treatment of male infertility. CHR also has one of the largest egg donor programs in the world and offers fertility patients shared risk programs.

The Center for Human Reproduction offers fertility treatment services at the New York fertility clinic that include:

List of Fertility Treatments: 
Donor egg
Donor sperm
Egg freezing
Embryo adoption
Embryo freezing and storage
Embryo transfer
Fertility drugs
Fertility workup
Gender selection
ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)
IUI (intrauterine insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Ovulation Induction
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
Semen analysis

Conditions Treated: 

The fertility doctors at the Center for Human Reproduction in New York, NY, diagnose and treat the following infertility conditions, including:

List of Conditions Treated: 
Female infertility
Male infertility
Miscarriage/Recurrent Miscarriage
Ovulatory Dysfunction
Pelvic abnormalities
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premature ovarian failure
Unexplained infertility
Uterine fibroids
Clinical Trials: 

The Center for Human Reproduction in New York is committed to fertility research and education. As a leading fertility center focused with rigorous fertility research program, CHR is always conducting multiple fertility studies. For information on current clinical trials, contact the fertility clinic directly.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in New York, New York performed 299 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) 64 41 54 74 66 73 32.8 19.5 14.8 5.4 3.0 0.0

IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in New York, New York performed 35 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) 9 13 6 2 5 2 1 / 9 4 / 13 1 / 6 1 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 2
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in New York, New York to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 131 donor egg cycles in that year; 60 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 71 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Medical Offices for Human Reproduction, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) 60 55.0 71 25.4

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics


Paying for Fertility Treatment: 

The Center for Human Reproduction accepts several forms of payment for services rendered. If you do not have adequate insurance, the following means of payment are available to you:

  • Cash, Check or Money Order
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Shared Cost (Refund) Program - a payment option in which qualified patients and their physicians share in the financial risk. CHR offers three different Shared Cost programs. One is the traditional IVF- refund program, which is also extended to egg donor cycles. In a second refund program, CHR offers traditional pre-IVF treatment for a number of cycles, though the fertility center no longer recommends such a treatment approach because of its high risk for multiple births. And finally, in a third program that is not a refund program, CHR offers up to one year of traditional treatment at a preset price.

Patients with PPO Out-of-Network

As long as a patient has infertility benefits, even if CHR is NOT in their insurance provider network, the patient usually has OUT OF NETWORK BENEFITS. The patient's insurance usually reimburses at 60% plus deductible if any. This means the patient will only need to pay the deductible plus 20%. For further clarification, please contact CHR.

Self Pay

If you are uninsured or fail to provide CHR with adequate billing information, you will be considered a self-pay patient. We do offer, special, discounted IVF Pricing for self-pay patients. Self-pay patients are responsible for full payment of services rendered. Self-pay accounts not receiving payment within 30 days will be considered past due and subject to immediate collection activity.


Members of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) are subject to specific procedures that require you to present your plan identification card upon registration. Whether or not CHR is contracted with your HMO/PPO, an authorization to receive services is usually required. Prior to your registration, you should have obtained any necessary authorizations or certifications. Failure to present this information and the necessary authorizations/certifications may make you ineligible for coverage under you plan. You are responsible for the immediate payment of any balance due on your account after payment has been received from your HMO/PPO.

CHR offers a full service-billing department and will bill your commercial insurance carrier if you have provided us with all necessary policy information at the time of registration. If you do not have the necessary billing information, you will be considered a "self-pay" patient and will be responsible for payment of the balance due on your account. It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary authorizations and/or certifications prior to services being rendered.
Additional Information

For a complete listing of the insurance companies which CHR is contracted with, visit CHR's website.


Billing and Receptionist

Your rating: 15 1
Good doctors HORRIBLE billing department!!! I was a patient of Dr. Rauch, THREE times she asked the billing department to communicate with me regarding IVF treatment payments and they DIDN'T. I complained to Dr. Rauch, she seem surprised and assured me that they would call...well they didn't. I made several visits to Dr. Rauch offices and in all my visits I paid my co-payments. Months later, I got billed for those same visits asking for more money, If I made a $20 co-payment, now I had to pay $10 more of each visit I made. I changed to Dr. Cohen, (because, Dr. Rauch's office in Queens closed). The same thing happened again. No calls from billing. After complaining to Dr. Cohen, his nurse gave me specific names Latasha (billing dep. supervisor, Fearn and Joe). I called several times asking for them. Some days the answer was: we close at 4pm, so they are gone, other times, we close at 5pm so they will call you back, other days they would take messages for me and pass them on, other days I was sent to a voice message machine... Common denominator: NO ANSWER OR CALLS BACK FROM BILLING!!!! I found other sites with patients as recent as September 2016 complaining about the same. Because of THEM (billing) and not the doctors, I am taking my business elsewhere. See link attached (scroll all the way to bottom to read reviews). It's quite concerning what is said in here: https://www.fertilityauthority.com/profiles/clinics/center-human-reprodu...

Expecting in June

Your rating: 55 1
I am expecting in June. After many failed attempts at other fertility centers I am so glad to have found CHR. The doctors and nurses were wonderful!

Disappointed in Consultation

Your rating: 15 1
I was looking for a fertility clinic who specialized in women over 40 (per their website) using their own eggs for IFV, as a local clinic recommended donor eggs. I basically threw away 450 dollars for a phone consultation. The doctor spent 20 minutes asking me about my history and my occupation which was already previously provided to them and another 10 minutes telling me the low risk of getting pregnant with my own eggs and the high risk of birth defects. I told him that his advice was contradicting the information on their website about their treatment with DHEA but that did not stop him from trying to discourage me from using my eggs. Please don't waste your money!

Not Satisfied....

Your rating: 15 1
After failed IVF treatment, no calls no any other offers. I do not understand, Why it is so expensive. Only 3 Visits, all major work done by us, like stimulating shots. And 30-40% hope only for such investment to fill your body with all hormones and of cause they have a side effects. Now We have Fibroid grown up. Planing to go To Moscow. We are not afraid of having no insurance there, here in NY anyway you sign a paper which says they are not responsible for any sides.

i must say i agree with what

Your rating: 25 1
i must say i agree with what everyone is saying rude front desk staff and poor communication between patient and doctor. i was never even assigned a nurse.

I don't recommend...

Your rating: 25 1
Front desk- rude...!! I basically stop going there because of the front desk lady....she does not listen but says whats in her mind only. While I was still on the phone she said to another person 'I can't deal with this...' after I said 'I can not come between 7-10 am because of my work schedule.' wish I knew her name but she didn't want to tell her name, of course. The management may not know that the front desk lady made a client change her mind to find other clinics that day. Wish they hire someone who smiles at you and make you feel comfortable. Failure system... Doctors are busy so you will not see them except ultrasound time or the actual procedure time... no explanation to you unless you ask them. Nurses- some are very nice.. polish nurse and maria, Philippine nurse.. nurses are your only resources to communicate to the doctors. my designated nurse was not that good communicator. If you don't ask questions she will expect you to know everything. I admit the waiting time was pretty short. The polish nurse tried to accommodate with my schedule. Thank you for that. But I have impression of Dr. sees me as a money source. I guess it is a part of this country health care system failure. But as a person who come here to conceive, I didn't get comfortable feelings. When I did my first IUI procedure, they let me go in 1-2mins.. didn't get much rest after the procedure. I know some places, they let you rest on the procedure table at least 10mins and perform ultrasound to show you how big the follicles are... I don't expect to get another ultrasound but at list give me some words or explanations... or something like 'good luck' from that dr's mouth. Also, I didn't even know ovulation happens 2-3 days later after the HCG injection. I had my IUI procedure 10 hours after my injection. If they tell me that, I would wait one more day... They don't tell you anything unless you ask them. I feel like I just waste my time/energy/and money. I am sorry for the bad reviews for all the work you did for me. I think you can do better.... I hope this help you think about what you could have done better for the patients....


Your rating: 15 1
Very disappointed! People at a front desk a very unprofessional, especially Justina Masiello, very rude! After 17 days of not receiving my result, they telling me that I have to pay $0,75 per page, otherwise I will not receive them (I had only one test and it costs $98...and they didn't want to send result because of $0,75)!?!??!?!??! When I went to in a hospital, and lost half of my very important day, they find out - its THEM mistake because they didn't even try to open my folder before I got there and check my information's! They had my e-mail and they had just to send as a e-mail, with no charge. At least I expected apologize which I never got! Shame!

Honest Doctor

Your rating: 55 1
Friendly staff, but most of all I found my doctor to be honest, compassionate and extremely helpful in providing pertinent info for the difficult and stressful procedure.

In doubt about this clinic

Your rating: 25 1
I am in doubt. I feel like this clinic is like a commercial fabric. You get one talk with a doctor then assigned to a nurse. The nurse is very hard to reach. Never on the phone en you get very short responds on email, and she does not respond to all the questions. It feels like the nurses are very very bush. And every time they talk about another doctor so not one doctor has the overview of my results. I have on on estradiol and provera for three months and i dont hear anything. I have also been taking dhea and coq10, which i have to buy from their website, although different name, veeeeeeery expensive! 700 dollar for three monts. Does anybody have succes with this center for human reproduction/ doctor gleichner, or barad or kushnir?

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