Meet Our Experts
Dr. Dan Griffin, Reproductive Endocrinologist/Fertility Expert
Dr. Daniel Griffin completed medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
He continued on to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, followed by his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
He is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Click here to watch Dr. Griffin’s video.
Dr. Alan Penzias, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Alan Penzias is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and has been in practice for over 25 years.
He is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he is the Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles, reviews, chapters, abstracts and books in the field of infertility. In 2012, along with Dr. Michael Alper, he co-authored “The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility,” which has been labeled “the premier resource” in the field of fertility.
Dr. Steven Bayer, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Steven Bayer is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He specializes in all aspects of infertility care. In addition to his role at Boston IVF, he is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches the next generation of fertility experts and performs crucial research that focuses on the identification of factors that affect IVF success and ovulation induction protocols for IVF.
He has published numerous articles and book chapters – and is the author of “The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility” – which is widely considered the preeminent print resource in the field of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Bayer received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Ohio State University and his residency training at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He then completed his research fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Prior to joining Boston IVF, Dr. Bayer was Director of the in Vitro Fertilization Program at New England Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts Medical School.
He is a member of several professional societies, including the Boston Obstetrical Society, New England Fertility Society, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, among others.
Dr. Michael Alper, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Michael Alper co-founded Boston IVF in 1986. He is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, the Medical Director of Boston IVF, and has been in practice for over 30 years. He is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.
In 2012, along with Dr. Alan Penzias, he co-authored “The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility,” which has been labeled “the premier resource” in the field of fertility.
Dr. Alper grew up in Canada and received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from McGill University in Montreal. Following medical school, he spent an internship year at the University of Toronto before being accepted to the Harvard Medical School Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. After completing his OB/GYN residency, Dr. Alper returned to Canada to focus on clinical research in reproductive medicine at the University of Ottawa. Subsequently, he returned to Boston to complete his research fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
IVF technology was in its very early stages in 1986 when Dr. Alper co-founded Boston IVF, one of the nation’s first free-standing IVF centers. The goal was to transform state-of-the-art technologies into a patient-centered, outpatient setting.
Dr. Alper has lead Boston IVF as its Medical Director for over 20 years and remains instrumental in helping to make it one of the most well-respected, academically-affiliated IVF centers in the world.
Valerie Topper, CNM, Nurse Practitioner
Valerie Topper is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. Following nursing school, Valerie attended Frontier Nursing University to pursue her degree in Midwifery. Valerie graduated from Frontier as a Certified Nurse-Midwife with a Post Masters in Women’s Health. Valerie has a passion for all areas of Women’s Health, but she has a personal draw and interest to infertility.
Valerie has worked alongside Dr Griffin since November 2017, specifically working with new patient’s treatment plans, performing diagnostic procedures and conducting trimester obstetric ultrasounds.