Catha Fischer MD, FACOG


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia REI Fellowship
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, OBGYN Resident
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD
  • Yale School of Medicine, OGBYN Research Fellow
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Research Fellow
  • Lead Investigator in ‘Toward Clinical Use of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy’ Poster at ASRM 2017

catha fischer, mdDr. Catha Fischer is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, fellowship trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Originally from New York City, Dr. Fischer graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Women’s Studies. She then attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she concentrated in women’s reproductive health and published numerous papers on the effects of endometriosis on women’s health. Venturing away from NYC to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fischer continued to focus on reproductive medicine presenting her work at conferences and continuing to publish work in diverse areas of the field. Still more importantly, Dr. Fischer’s cumulative experience in residency only strengthened her resolve to become a specialist in reproductive medicine: consulting with a young woman cured of breast cancer but left with no ovarian reserve due to treatments, consoling a close friend going through time-consuming IUI cycle after cycle without success, listening to a mentor who had frozen her eggs years before speak about how unsure she was about the probability of having a child–these experiences and others like them confirmed for Dr. Fischer her desire to become a member of the reproductive medicine field. She began fellowship for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital to finally realize this goal.

Dr. Fischer is committed to offering evidenced-based, personalized care for women and couples at RMA New Jersey. She has research interest in genetic disorders, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, diminished ovarian reserve, fertility preservation and egg freezing. Joining a center that offers its patients the best chance of success while leading the field with cutting edge research and advancing patient care everywhere represents the fulfillment of a long worked-for dream.

But above all, Dr. Fischer empathizes with the women and couples who are working hard to balance their busy lives with fertility struggles: “I am thrilled to be a part of the RMA New Jersey team. I know how hard, how exhausting fertility struggles can be. I understand how difficult it can be to squeeze the demands of a diagnosis and treatment into the rest of your life. I will do everything I can to make this journey as easy on my patients as possible.”

Dr. Fischer lives in Manhattan with her husband; their two young children; and their dog, Seaver. In her free time, she enjoys reading almost as much as sleeping.


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