About Dr. Michael D. Birnbaum
Dr. Michael D. Birnbaum is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and fertility specialist servicing the Philadelphia area and is committed to ensuring that when nature fails you can still get the best quality medical assistance to achieve a healthy pregnancy & a new baby. Dr. Birnbaum has compiled information on all aspects of infertility and reproductive medicine, including not only infertility but Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Menopause, and all other Endocrine and Gynecologic problems that affect not only a woman’s ability to have a baby but her ability to function normally and he hopes this web site will be a valuable resource that will find to be very detailed on all aspects of fertility medicine.
I was born in Syracuse, N.Y. and attended public school there.
I graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts with a degree in Chemistry.
I attended the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. I graduated with the Doctor of Medicine degree- CUM LAUDE. I graduated first in my class.
I was an intern at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and my internship was followed by a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, also at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Following my residency, I completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
I then served 2 years with the United States Navy and was head of the Infertility Section at the Naval Hospital, Boston, MA, where I also served as the Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Following my discharge from the Navy, I was in a group private practice for several years in Northeast Philadelphia. I did general Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
After I left the group, I have been in solo practice. My practice is devoted mainly to Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Menopausal disorders, and Complicated Gynecology. I also provide routine GYN care for those women who wish to come to me for that reason.
I have been involved in many research projects over the years and for a long time, my principal area of interest was androgen disorders in women. I have published numerous papers in the medical literature concerning androgen disorders that relate to the disease we would now call Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome.
In conjunction with my research, I presented a paper on androgen disorders in women at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. I was awarded first prize for the best scientific paper at that meeting.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (formerly the American Fertility Society). I am a Charter Member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. I am a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.
In 1984, I was elected a Charter Member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. This is a special organization created within the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Its membership is restricted to those infertility specialists in the United States and abroad who have demonstrated that they possess the necessary qualifications and skills to be considered specialists in the field of reconstructive pelvic surgery. At the current time, there are only approximately 1200 members throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world.
In 1989, the Endometriosis Association based in Milwaukee asked me to become one of it’s National Advisors.
I am a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society. I am the only Gynecologist in the Philadelphia area who is a member.
In 1996, I was certified by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy as having fulfilled the requirements of the Council and demonstrating that I possess special skills in advanced operative laparoscopy and advanced operative hysteroscopy.
In 1997, I was elected a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologists.
In 2006, I opened the Breyer MedSpa having recognized that for women who suffer the problems created by too much male hormone production, hormonal therapy alone will not completely alleviate the cosmetic issues and other therapies such as laser hair removal is necessary.