Sherman Silber, MD

World-renowned male infertility expert and fertility pioneer

Dr-SilberDr. Sherman Silber is a renowned pioneer in male infertility, reproductive microsurgeries and ovarian tissue transfer. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on IVF, sperm retrieval, ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection), vasectomy reversal, and tubal ligation reversal. He has contributed major scientific breakthroughs to our understanding and successful treatment of male and female sterility.

Dr. Silber has several “world-firsts” to his credit including the world’s first microsurgical vasectomy reversal, testicle transplant and ovary transplant. Along with his colleagues in Brussels, he developed the TESE-ICSI technique for retrieving a few sperms from hopelessly sterile men and achieving normal pregnancies with them. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Silber have worked to treat the most difficult IVF cases from all over the world.

Dr. Silber is the author of three medical textbooks, four consumer books (including the best-selling How to Get Pregnant series), and more than 200 scientific papers on human infertility and reproduction. He has appeared on Donahue, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Oprah Show, ABC Nightly News with Peter Jennings, Nightline with Ted Koppel, and talk shows with Gary Collins. He has been a consultant for The Joan Rivers Show and ABC News, and a regular contributor to KMOX, WOR and NPR radio. Dr. Silber was one of four physicians picked to be on the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment study to help infertile couples in the United States.

Dr. Silber attended medical school at the University of Michigan and went on to pursue post-graduate training first at Stanford University, and then at the University of Michigan. From 1967 to 1969, he provided medical care via the U.S. Public Health Service to Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts. Later he taught at the University of Melbourne Medical School in Australia and at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. He is the director of the St. Louis Fertility Center and a consultant in male infertility at New Hope Fertility Center in New York City. In addition, he is an active member of the Belgian IVF team that pioneered the ICSI procedure and a professor and scientific collaborator at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.