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Carla DiGirolamo, MD, PhD

Reproductive Endocrinologist

 

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Dr. DiGirolamo is double Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She specializes in all aspects of infertility care.

Dr. DiGirolamo completed her Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship Training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was previously a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She completed her Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women and Infants’ Hospital at Brown University Medical School. She earned her MD degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a PhD from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now known as Drexel University). She graduated Magna cum Laude from Northeastern University and is a native of Massachusetts.

In addition to her expertise in the treatment of infertility and procreative management, Dr. DiGirolamo is also a certified Fitness Professional. She teaches group fitness at multiple fitness centers in the central Massachusetts and greater Boston areas. Having participated in the fitness industry as either an athlete or an instructor for more than 30 years, she has experience in the lifestyle and nutritional needs and challenges of both athletes and individuals simply seeking to improve their general health and fitness. “So many times patients ask me what else they can do to improve their chances of conceiving beyond the testing and medical treatment. Being as healthy as you can be physically and mentally goes a long way to fuel the positive energy that can make the experience of conception and pregnancy successful and rewarding.”

Dr. DiGirolamo sees patients at the Waltham, Westborough, and Milford locations.

Why Did You Become a Fertility Expert?
I wanted to make a difference in my patients’ lives, as I think any physician wants to do. But helping patients to build their families is a special and thrilling life milestone that is such a privilege to be a part of.

What About Boston IVF & IVF New England Makes You Proud?
The partnership formed between Boston IVF and IVF New England is an epic event in the Fertility industry. With that partnership, we have been able to provide greater access to state-of-the-art technology with expertise that is second to none, at price points that are affordable for patients. It has been an amazing experience being part of the coming together of these two great practices.

What is Your Approach to Patient Care? 
I am all about staying in a couple’s comfort zone. Every couple I see has different challenges and experiences, so I individualize a couple’s care so that they are comfortable with whatever path we take together. I see my relationship with my patients as a partnership with my role being to identify the issues and to offer plan of care options with a medical recommendation. From there, we can together modify the options to suit the full scope of the couple's needs and circumstances.

Have Any Patients Truly Inspired You?
I have met some truly amazing people in my 10+ years in this field. One patient, in particular, whom I have been seeing for 2-3 years has experienced a journey that has not only involved her plans to build a family, but also finding herself as a person through some very unique and emotionally challenging situations. Her journey, and that of many others, has shaped the way I practice to this day.

What makes working at Boston IVF & IVF New England so great? 
The people. We have the most dedicated staff who care deeply about doing a good job and providing the best patient care possible. They are true professionals.

How Do You Spend Your Free Time?
I have been a part of the fitness industry either as a member or a fitness professional for 30 years. I am  a certified instructor for two group fitness formats- BodyCombat and BodyPump by Les Mills and actively teach at several prominent fitness clubs in the greater Boston area. I also do Crossfit when I'm not teaching. With this experience in both fitness and nutrition, my special interest is in the reproductive needs of athletes. I also collaborate with a sports nutritionist who has been in the field for more than 25 years and has published books on the special nutritional needs of athletes.

Where is the one place in the world you would like to travel? 
Australia.

What music do you enjoy listening to?
I have a very diverse taste in music. You will find anything from Whitesnake to Frank Sinatra in my iPod playlist. However, you will not find anything from the classical genre.

How Would You Describe Your Personality? 
I am very genuine and straightforward. My patients appreciate that I am honest with them about their situation and trust that I won't lead them down a futile path. But at the same time, I will exhaust every possible option in the safest, most effective way to achieve their goals.

What's the Most Recent Book You've Read?
I am not a big book reader...my preference is journals and magazines. Most recently, I  subscribed to Crossfit Journal.

ASK RHONDA
Have questions about your fertility? Need info on available treatments or just general advice on where to begin? Don't hesitate to call or email Rhonda! For 30 years, she has been a phone call (888-300-2483) or email away and the perfect resource if you need answers.

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