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Dr. Peter Klatsky
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Dr. Peter Klatsky is a Fertility Specialist, board certified in both Infertility & Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is an Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His scientific accomplishments include single cell molecular genetic analysis and clinical research resulting in numerous invited presentations and publications.

He has founded two social enterprises focused on improving health in the developing world. He has worked as a public health and human rights advocate in Southeast Asia, the Amazon, Africa and New York. His current work in East Africa uses mobile phone networks to enhance emergency communication, transport and mobile money reimbursements for skilled and emergency obstetric care. He is also producing a documentary highlighting the social and medical challenges facing infertile women in the developing world.

Dr. Klatsky graduated from Amherst College; The Mount Sinai School of Medicine; received an M.P.H. at Columbia University; completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and an Infertility fellowship at Brown University.

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Vaccines and 3-Parent Babies: Why People No Longer Trust Their Doctors

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 11:24 AM

The recent measles outbreak, and the choice by affluent and otherwise intelligent parents to take risks with their children's health by denying them vaccines (against all reasonable medical advice) underscores a lack of trust people have in the medical system.

This is totally understandable, given how medicine and science...

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Fixing the VA: An Opportunity for Health Care in the US

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:09 AM

The new VA Secretary has an opportunity not only fix the VA, but to innovate and lead in delivering healthcare in the U.S. Here are some places to start:

• Focus on keeping people healthy and productive, not just repairing the sick.

• Use social and military networks...

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Dems and Republicans Block Prevention of Firearm Violence

(7) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 2:45 PM

In the wake of too many gun tragedies, we need to do more than just talk if we want to understand how to prevent gun violence. Remarkably, lawmakers have done worse than nothing on this issue. Both Democrats and Republicans have gone out of their way to block efforts to...

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A Duchess, Morning Sickness, and Royal Implications... Twins? A Baby Girl?

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Many admirers of the Kate Middleton were both happy to hear that she is pregnant and concerned about her health. Having treated many women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), I imagine she is appreciative if not in a good mood to receive the well wishes of her many admirers.

The symptoms...

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Et Tu, Brute?

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 1:00 AM

Apparently the director of the HHS thinks it's safer for an 11-year-old to get pregnant than to take two pills that physicians think are safe?

Kathleen Sebelius, director of the HHS, has no formal scientific or medical training, but overruled a thoughtful decision by the FDA that would have helped...

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Vote Today and Save a Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 7:21 AM

Today you have a vote that can save a life, perhaps hundreds. Just ask a patient of ours who recently confided that her life was saved by a new health policy in Massachusetts. Like the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--or Obamacare as critics call it--the Massachusetts legislation helped everyone get the...

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The Doctors Recommendations Don't Matter... not if you can't afford them

(5) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 7:48 AM

With all the debate about guidelines for mammograms, pap smears, and PSA testing, one fact is lost... guidelines don't matter if you don't have the money to follow them. Across the country, people are going without needed care. This reality is readily apparent in both our clinics and hospitals.

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Haiti and Health Care Reform - A Tale of Two Americas

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 6:10 PM

Last week, Americans once again demonstrated our incredible generosity and kindness, giving in record numbers to support relief efforts in Haiti. As desperate images of Haitian suffering and calamity filled our television and computer screens, we donated on-line and through cell phones.

Meanwhile, images from Haiti were briefly interrupted to...

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When Less Is More... Mammography and Paps

(118) Comments | Posted November 22, 2009 | 8:16 PM

Last week, leading experts correctly challenged long held practices in women's health. Despite the evidence, doctors and patients, as well as political and community leaders hotly debated these recommendations. My heart sank when Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Health and Human Services (HHS) weighed in and suggested that women ignore...

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HIV Vaccine: No Silver Bullet Yet

(18) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 12:35 PM

There is nothing I would like better than to wake up and learn of a new and effective HIV vaccine (except maybe a malaria vaccine), so I was excited to hear of a successful vaccine trial this morning. Multiple news agencies reported that a vaccine reduced the risk of HIV...

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Karl Rove: Head in the Sand on Healthcare

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 11:33 AM

I was stunned to read that Karl Rove, former chief of staff and architect of the Bush administration, recently estimated the country's rate of uninsured to be at "about 2 percent" in a Wall Street Journal editorial. The accurate number was 16 percent in 2006 (a number that...

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Why the AMA Doesn't Speak for Me

(6) Comments | Posted June 17, 2009 | 5:39 AM

This week President Obama addressed a meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), amid media reports that the AMA will oppose the president's call for a public health insurance option.

Over the last 50 years, the AMA has stood on the...

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The Great Potential of Stem Cells

(15) Comments | Posted March 9, 2009 | 1:03 AM

Science was good to us in the last century: 100 years ago we learned to put patients to sleep for surgery and then reliably wake them up afterwards; 60 years ago we started producing antibiotics; the last 30 years heralded a better understanding of genetics, cancer and heart disease, as...

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Healthcare: Its Still the Economy Stupid!

(34) Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 9:37 AM

President Obama is right to focus on healthcare as part of the economic crisis. Critics of his initial healthcare proposals argue that his goals for healthcare "reform" are taking our emphasis off of the economy. This view is narrow-minded and short sighted. We cannot fix the economy without addressing healthcare....

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Preventing Octuplets: an insider's view

(11) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 7:25 AM

Preventing Octuplets: An insider's perspective...

Tuesday morning, as I cared for a patient going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at our infertility center, I cringed at an interview with Ms. Suleman, the now famous mother of octuplets. This case casts our field in a terrible light. I am pleased that...

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Leading Healthcare Change: No Room for Politics as Usual

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 12:01 PM

The decision by Tom Daschle to withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) amidst partisan discord and objections is very concerning. The work of the HHS is too important to be politicized. Too often politics has played a decisive role in who fills this important position....

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Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

(378) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 10:32 AM

A Doctor's Take on the Stimulus Package

One cannot help but wonder whether congressional Republicans actually want to maintain the current rates of abortion, teen pregnancy, unnecessary public spending, or decreased productivity. Their policy on contraception suggests that they do.

House Republicans dogmatically refused to vote for any stimulus...

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