Hugh Melnick MD, FACOG

Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists


Dr. Hugh Melnick

Hugh Melnick MD, FACOG

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Hugh D. Melnick, M.D. is a reproductive endocrinologist who has been treating patients with thyroid and fertility problems since 1976. He is considered a pioneer in the field of outpatient IVF treatment. Dr. Melnick is also well known as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions, which, when undiagnosed and untreated, have a negative effect on fertility and pregnancy outcomes.

Dr. Melnick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he later served as director of both the Endocrinology clinic and the postgraduate medical course on Human Endocrinology. Dr. Melnick served as a research fellow in the Department of Experimental Pathology at the University of Birmingham in England and spent two years as an attending physician at the New York Fertility Research Foundation.

In 1983, Dr. Melnick founded Advanced Fertility Services, which was the first outpatient In Vitro Fertilization center in New York City. He is the author of THE PREGNANCY PRESCRIPTION, volumes I and II, which is a popular reference guide for couples struggling with infertility. He has lectured on topics related to Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Melnick’s passion is helping people suffering with Hypothyroidism, which is either undiagnosed or inadequately treated, rid themselves of the debilitating symptoms that prevent them from leading productive, healthy and joyful lives. During his many years of practice, he developed a clinical approach to treating patients with Hypothyroidism which is totally different from that of the TSH-driven endocrinologists. He strongly believes that Hypothyroidism is a condition that is best diagnosed and treated clinically and treated with natural prescription thyroid medications, basing dosage on the patient’s symptoms rather than on the results of their TSH levels.

In addition to many years of experience helping infertile couples conceive, Dr. Melnick has a great deal of experience with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. He was the coauthor of the first paper published on PRP therapy in the field of gynecology, appearing in the Journal of Women’s Health Care in 2014. Dr. Melnick is one of the first physicians in the world to use platelet rich plasma as a treatment for age related infertility, egg quality issues and the reversal of menopause.


  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Research Fellowship: Department of Experimental Pathology at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

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