About Dr. Stephanie Thompson, CCRM Fertility’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
Dr. Thompson is an award-winning reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS), a CCRM Fertility network clinic. She is an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Thompson received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC and her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University Medical Center and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.
Her special interests within the field include health and wellness in fertility patients and oocyte cryopreservation. Dr. Thompson has received many honors throughout her academic career, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and has actively contributed to the scientific literature in the field of Reproductive
Dr. Thompson was featured in the MSNBC documentary “Stories We Tell – The Fertility Secret” that examines infertility issues in the BIPOC community.
“As a Black woman working in reproductive endocrinology, I have personally witnessed the challenges that many Black women and others in the BIPOC community face when navigating their own fertility journeys. These challenges range from mistrust of physicians to concerns about egg donor diversity and maternal health complications, among others. This is why I am so deeply passionate and excited about CCRM Fertility’s commitment to advocating and supporting fertility issues that directly impact the Black community. With the incredible science and technology available today around family planning, this field is truly one of the most exciting areas in medicine. I firmly believe that CCRM Fertility’s Black Fertility Matters Fund will play an important role in propelling the industry and our society forward by helping to grow more families of color.” — Dr. Thompson