Dr Melvin H. Thornton - Founder, Reproductive Specialist - American Fertility Services

Dr Melvin H. Thornton

Dr Melvin H. Thornton

Melvin H. Thornton MD

Dr Thornton has over 20 years’ experience in the fertility field, including 15 years with the Columbia University IVF program as Medical Director and as Director of their donor egg program.

His patients describe him as a reassuring, caring, and personable physician. Dr Thornton has dedicated many years and countless hours to teaching and mentoring medical students, fellows, and residents as an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia.

He has published more than 50 papers, written several book chapters and presented nearly 100 abstracts at professional conferences on topics related to women’s health and reproduction.

Expertise & Special Interest
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Donor Egg IVF
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Fertility Preservation
• Male Infertility

Medical Degree:
• Washington University School of Medicine
• St. Louis, MO

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

Certifications & Professional Affiliations
• Board Certified: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
• Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Fellow: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FACOG)
• Member: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
• University of Southern California, Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
• Fellowship in Gynecologic Pelvic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Insurance and Out-Of-Network Benefits

American Fertility Services understands the financial burden of fertility treatment.

Currently we are working to become in-network providers with Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In the meantime, our experienced team of financial counselors can help you understand and maximize your out-of-network insurance benefits.

If you want to speak with a financial counselor about your out-of-network options, or be notified when AFS begins accepting insurance from your provider, please fill out this form.

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Our main facility
100 Putnam Green, Greenwich, 06830, CT
Phone: (+1) 203 774-9900, Fax: (+1) 203 900-0660

International locations
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