Laboratory Design Team

Alan Coppeman, MD


Dr. Alan Copperman is Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is an experienced and respected clinician and has published numerous award-winning papers and textbook chapters on infertility, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and pelvic surgery. In addition, he has presented research findings and scientific data at both national and international meetings. Dr. Copperman is frequently quoted in the media, both in print (the New York Times, The Daily News, Parenting Magazine, etc) and on local and national television and news shows (including Anderson Cooper 360º and 20/20). New York Magazine has recognized Dr. Copperman as one of its Best Doctors five years in a row from 2002 to 2006, and the American Fertility Association awarded him its 2003 Family Building Award. Dr. Copperman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from New York Medical College. After earning his degree in medicine, Dr. Copperman completed residency in Ob/Gyn at Yale-New Haven Hospital, then continued his training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York as the Martin J. Clyman Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Copperman is board certified in both Ob/Gyn and reproductive endocrinology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Lawrence Grunfeld, MD


Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and is a clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Grunfeld received his medical degree at Mount Sinai and his OB/GYN training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed fellowships in reproductive medicine at both the Albert Einstein Medical College and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Grunfeld served as Director of Fellowship Training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he has been performing IVF procedures since 1986. Dr. Grunfeld is well known in the field of infertility for his expertise in sonography, reproductive surgery, and in vitro fertilization. He has authored dozens of significant articles in these fields and lectures extensively on infertility. Dr. Grunfeld is recognized for achieving high success rates with IVF, ICSI, ovum donation, and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). New York Magazine has recognized him as one of the Best Doctors in New York in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Dr. Grunfeld received the American Fertility Association Family Building Award in 2001, and the A.T.I.M.E community service award in 2005. He was featured in the documentary “And Baby Makes Two.”

Tanmoy Mukherjee, MD


Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, a board certified gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, is Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Division of Reproductive Endocrinology. He completed his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he received the Leo M. Davidoff Society Award as well as the Schulman Award, and his fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. The author of numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Mukherjee is also the recipient of the prestigious Society of Reproductive Surgeons Award for his outstanding research related to the effects of hydrosalpinx fluid on the outcome of in vitro fertilization.In addition to his expertise in in vitro fertilization, egg donation and other assisted reproductive techniques, Dr. Mukherjee has expertise in a wide array of medical and surgical treatments for the management of endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, and abnormalities of the fallopian tubes. He has lectured and written extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with recurrent spontaneous abortions. Dr. Mukherjee has had numerous television appearances that include the Fox News Channel’s “Healthwatch.”

Benjamin Sandler, MD


Dr. Benjamin Sandler is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is the former Director of the Center for Fertility and Assisted Reproduction in New Jersey. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Sandler received his training at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, where he completed his residency in gynecology and obstetrics and continued his subspecialty fellowship training in infertility and reproductive medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sandler is well recognized for his role in creating and popularizing many current in vitro fertilization protocols. Dr. Sandler has authored several book chapters and articles on infertility and has lectured at both national and international meetings. He was the co-author of prize-winning papers in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the prestigious American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual meetings in 1990, 1991,1998, and 2005. Dr. Sandler was selected for inclusion in the NY Metro Guide: How to Find the Best Doctors, and was recognized by New York Woman Magazine in 1991 and the Better Living Magazine in 2004 as one of the best infertility specialists in New York. New York Magazine repeatedly has championed Dr. Sandler as one of the Best Doctors of New York in their annual edition of 2004, 2005, and 2006. He received the American Fertility Association Family Building Award in 2001 for his years of dedication and commitment to the treatment of couples experiencing infertility. Dr. Sandler serves on the medical advisory board of the American fertility Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Richard T. Scott, Jr., MD FACOG HCLD


Dr. Scott is a national leader in IVF and one of only a handful of physicians who is certified by the American Board of Bio-analysis as a high complexity laboratory director. This makes him uniquely suited to integrate both the clinical and laboratory protocols in an IVF program. As Laboratory and Practice Director at RMA, Dr. Scott is responsible for IVF outcomes. While he does not see patients at RMA of Texas, all laboratory procedures and protocols are under his direction.