Peter McGovern, M.D.
Peter McGovern, M.D. is the Medical Director of University Reproductive Associates (URA) and Codirector of both the Gamete Donation and In Vitro Fertilization Programs there. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and Associate Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Director at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. McGovern has been in private practice since 1992 and is a board-certified physician in both obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. McGovern is a Founding Partner of University Reproductive Associates.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
- Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
- Board Certified, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
- B.S., Siena College, Loudonville, NY
- M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
- OB/GYN Residency: NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY
- REI Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Anovulation/Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy/hysteroscopy)
- Microscopic tubal sterilization reversal
- Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
- St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
- HUMC Mountainside, Montclair, NJ
- University Hospital Rutgers, Newark, NJ
- Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
- Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1999-2012
- Director, REI Fellowship Program, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1996–2012
- Associate REI Fellowship Director, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 2012–present
- Principal Investigator for the National Institutes of Health–funded National Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network (clinical research in infertility)
- Coinvestigator for the National Institutes of Health-funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study (clinical research in menopause)
- Board Member for REI Subspecialty, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013–2018
- Founder, Anonymous Egg Donation Program at UMDNJ-Newark
- Oral Board examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Lymon J. Barton Memorial Obstetrics Forceps Award as Graduating Honor Resident, New York University Medical Center, New York
- Golden Apple Award for resident teaching, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Gold Foundation Humanitarian Award, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Dr. McGovern cofounded University Reproductive Associates in 2003.
My Personal Philosophy:
“I pride myself on my persistence and absolute dedication to achieving the highest success possible for every patient. My colleagues and I do NOT practice formulaic medicine, but instead recognize the unique nature of each patient/couple. And we always tailor our treatments specifically to their unique medical situation and personal needs.
“Our group has long pursued research into ways to maximize safety and minimize risks to mother and baby resulting from infertility treatments. While some IVF programs focus only on getting a quick clinical pregnancy, our ultimate goal is a healthy term baby and mother.
“I maintain a very keen interest in the problem of recurrent miscarriages and a sincere dedication to achieving the best possible result for women struggling with this frustrating condition. In coordination with our colleagues in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Genetics and Hematology Departments at Hackensack University Medical Center, URA offers the sophisticated testing to diagnose and treat this tragic health problem. A major issue for many couples with recurrent miscarriage is to avoid being placed on unproven and dangerous therapies. At URA, we critically examine the medical literature to ensure that we prescribe safe and proven treatments.
“I am Associate Director of the REI Fellowship Program, which remains the ONLY NJ-based REI Fellowship Program. Everyone knows that only the leading medical centers in the country are allowed the privilege of training the next generation of specialists, and URA is extremely proud of this unique accomplishment. This three-year intensive course of education trains obstetrician/gynecologists in specialized endoscopic surgery and microsurgery, IVF, clinical and laboratory research in infertility, embryology, and reproductive medicine. As a direct result of participating in Fellow training and research, my colleagues and I are on top of all leading advances in reproductive medicine and are able to consistently offer our patients the most cutting-edge treatments available anywhere. This is how we achieve such amazing success rates for our patients.
“My mission is to give you the highest probability for a successful and healthy pregnancy.”