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Wendy S. Vitek, M.D.

Wendy S. Vitek, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Strong Fertility Center

500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Dr. Vitek combines her clinical expertise, kindness, and compassion with state-of-the-art technologies to meet her patients' individual needs. After earning her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Vitek completed a residency in obstetrics and gyneco...
Dr. Vitek combines her clinical expertise, kindness, and compassion with state-of-the-art technologies to meet her patients' individual needs. After earning her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Vitek completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island before relocating to the Rochester area with her family.

As the Director of the Strong Fertility Center's Fertility Preservation Program, established in 2009, she is expanding this program to provide fertility preservation options for individuals facing loss of fertility due to cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. She is editor of the "Textbook of Oncofertility Research and Practice".

Dr. Vitek's extensive experience includes infertility treatments of all types, including ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization .

Dr. Vitek's research interests include infertility treatments in obesity, PCOS, fertility preservation and adolescent reproductive issues.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve:The National Infertility Association.

Certified Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. 2009 - 2012

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. 2006 - 2009

Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. 2005 - 2006


MD | University of Rochester. 2005


Valor Performance Leadership Coaching: 2022-2023. 2022 - 2023

Faculty Educator of the Month. 2020

SREI Prize Paper. 2018

URMC/Susan B. Anthony Center Women's Faculty Development Program, Developing From Witihin. 2017 - 2018

Second Year Medical Student Teaching Commendation. 2017

Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. 2016

Teaching Commendation for Second Year Medical Student Teaching During the 2012-2013 Academic Year. 2014

CREST (Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training) Scholar. 2013 - 2015

Top Fellow Teacher of the Year. 2012

Excellence-in-Teaching, Resident Medical Education. 2011

Top Fellow Teacher of the Year. 2010

Excellence -in-Teaching, Medical Student Education. 2010

Administrative Chief Resident. 2008 - 2009

Bayer HealthCare Best Teaching Resident. 2007

Alpha-Omega-Alpha Inductee. 2007

Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee. 2005

Dr. George Trombetta Award-Excellence in Ob/Gyn clerkship. 2005

Outstanding Community Service Award. 2003

International Medicine Scholarship. 2002

Summa Cum Laude Graduate. 2001


Clinical Trials

A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Pivotal Study of the May Health System in Transvaginal Ablation of Ovarian Tissue Under Ultrasound Guidance in Women With Infertility Due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Lead Researcher: Wendy S Vitek

The purpose of this research is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medical device for the treatment of infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). You may be eligible for this study if you are 18 - 40 y...


Journal Articles

Moderate and increased physical activity is not detrimental to live birth rates among women with unexplained infertility and obesity.

Vitek WS, Sun F, Cardozo E, Hoeger KM, Hansen KR, Santoro N, Zhang H, Legro RS

F&S reports.. 2023 September 4 (3):308-312. Epub 06/24/2023.

Resolution of Hyperandrogenism, Insulin Resistance and Acanthosis Nigricans (HAIR-AN) Syndrome After Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Lewin Z, Vitek WS, O'Malley W, Astapova O

JCEM case reports.. 2023 January 1 (1):luac030. Epub 01/17/2023.

Preconception health optimization in women with polycystic ovary syndrome - how to find the time?

Lennon C, Voss K, Vitek WS

Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity.. 2022 December 129 (6):541-546. Epub 10/11/2022.

When the personal becomes political: The impact of the Dobbs decision on women with cancer.

Meisel JL, Harrington A, Whaley N, Vitek W, O'Regan RM

Cancer.. 2022 November 7 Epub 11/07/2022.

Worth the wait? Preconception weight reduction in women and men with obesity and infertility: a narrative review.

Vitek WS, Hoeger KM

Fertility and sterility.. 2022 September 118 (3):447-455. Epub 1900 01 01.

Virtual Compared With In-Clinic Transvaginal Ultrasonography for Ovarian Reserve Assessment.

Chung EH, Petishnok LC, Conyers JM, Schimer DA, Vitek WS, Harris AL, Brown MA, Jolin JA, Karmon A, Styer AK

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2022 April 1139 (4):561-570. Epub 03/10/2022.

Preconception ovarian reserve and placenta-mediated pregnancy complications among infertile women.

Vitek W, Oh J, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Christianson MS, Styer AK, Polotsky AJ, Diamond MP, Cedars MI,

Pregnancy hypertension.. 2022 February 227 :193-196. Epub 02/02/2022.

Adolescent Fertility Preservation: Where Do We Stand Now.

Alur-Gupta S, Vu M, Vitek W

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2021 October 22 Epub 10/22/2021.

Natural vs. programmed cycles for frozen embryo transfer: study protocol for an investigator-initiated, randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial.

Baksh S, Casper A, Christianson MS, Devine K, Doody KJ, Ehrhardt S, Hansen KR, Lathi RB, Timbo F, Usadi R, Vitek W, Shade DM, Segars J, Baker VL,

Trials.. 2021 September 2722 (1):660. Epub 09/27/2021.

A View from the past into our collective future: the oncofertility consortium vision statement.

Woodruff TK, Ataman-Millhouse L, Acharya KS, Almeida-Santos T, Anazodo A, Anderson RA, Appiah L, Bader J, Becktell K, Brannigan RE, Breech L, Bourlon MT, Bumbuliene Ž, Burns K, Campo-Engelstein L, Campos JR, Centola GM, Chehin MB, Chen D, De Vos M, Duncan FE, El-Damen A, Fair D, Famuyiwa Y, Fechner PY, Fontoura P, Frias O, Gerkowicz SA, Ginsberg J, Gracia CR, Goldman K, Gomez-Lobo V, Hazelrigg B, Hsieh MH, Hoyos LR, Hoyos-Martinez A, Jach R, Jassem J, Javed M, Jayasinghe Y, Jeelani R, Jeruss JS, Kaul-Mahajan N, Keim-Malpass J, Ketterl TG, Khrouf M, Kimelman D, Kusuhara A, Kutteh WH, Laronda MM, Lee JR, Lehmann V, Letourneau JM, McGinnis LK, McMahon E, Meacham LR, Mijangos MFV, Moravek M, Nahata L, Ogweno GM, Orwig KE, Pavone ME, Peccatori FA, Pesce RI, Pulaski H, Quinn G, Quintana R, Quintana T, de Carvalho BR, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reinecke J, Reis FM, Rios J, Rhoton-Vlasak AS, Rodriguez-Wallberg KA, Roeca C, Rotz SJ, Rowell E, Salama M, Saraf AJ, Scarella A, Schafer-Kalkhoff T, Schmidt D, Senapati S, Shah D, Shikanov A, Shnorhavorian M, Skiles JL, Smith JF, Smith K, Sobral F, Stimpert K, Su HI, Sugimoto K, Suzuki N, Thakur M, Victorson D, Viale L, Vitek W, Wallace WH, Wartella EA, Westphal LM, Whiteside S, Wilcox LH, Wyns C, Xiao S, Xu J, Zelinski M

Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.. 2021 January 38 (1):3-15. Epub 01/06/2021.

Weight Cycling in Women: Adaptation or Risk?

Carey KJ, Vitek W

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2020 December 7 Epub 12/07/2020.

Short-term weight change and live birth among women with unexplained infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome undergoing ovulation induction.

Vitek W, Sun F, Hoeger KM, Santoro N, Diamond MP, Zhang H, Legro RS

Fertility and sterility.. 2020 October 6 Epub 10/06/2020.

Guilty by association? What we can glean from the relationship between the oxidative stress makers and ovarian reserve?

Vitek WS, Sroga-Rios J

Fertility and sterility.. 2020 September 114 (3):519. Epub 08/20/2020.

Embryo cryopreservation and utilization in the United States from 2004-2013.

Christianson MS, Stern JE, Sun F, Zhang H, Styer AK, Vitek W, Polotsky AJ

F&S reports.. 2020 September 1 (2):71-77. Epub 09/28/2020.

Lower antimüllerian hormone is associated with lower oocyte yield but not live-birth rate among women with obesity.

Vitek W, Sun F, Baker VL, Styer AK, Christianson MS, Stern JE, Zhang H, Polotsky AJ

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2020 April 222 (4):363.e1-363.e7. Epub 10/04/2019.

Trying to conceive? Track your cycle-any method will do.

Barrett ES, Vitek W

Fertility and sterility.. 2019 November 112 (5):815-816. Epub 1900 01 01.

Letrozole versus clomiphene in polycystic ovary syndrome-more than one way to crack an egg.

Vitek W, Hoeger K

Fertility and sterility.. 2019 March 111 (3):469-470. Epub 02/02/2019.

Comparison of sonohysterography to hysterosalpingogram for tubal patency assessment in a multicenter fertility treatment trial among women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Christianson MS, Legro RS, Jin S, Eisenberg E, Diamond MP, Hansen KR, Vitek W, Styer AK, Casson P, Coutifaris C, Christman GM, Alvero R, Puscheck EE, Christy AY, Sun F, Zhang H, Polotsky AJ, Santoro N

Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.. 2018 December 35 (12):2173-2180. Epub 09/07/2018.

The National Physicians Cooperative: transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond.

Smith BM, Duncan FE, Ataman L, Smith K, Quinn GP, Chang RJ, Finlayson C, Orwig K, Valli-Pulaski H, Moravek MB, Zelinski MB, Irene Su H, Vitek W, Smith JF, Jeruss JS, Gracia C, Coutifaris C, Shah D, Nahata L, Gomez-Lobo V, Appiah LC, Brannigan RE, Gillis V, Gradishar W, Javed A, Rhoton-Vlasak AS, Kondapalli LA, Neuber E, Ginsberg JP, Muller CH, Hirshfeld-Cytron J, Kutteh WH, Lindheim SR, Cherven B, Meacham LR, Rao P, Torno L, Sender LS, Vadaparampil ST, Skiles JL, Schafer-Kalkhoff T, Frias OJ, Byrne J, Westphal LM, Schust DJ, Klosky JL, McCracken KA, Ting A, Khan Z, Granberg C, Lockart B, Scoccia B, Laronda MM, Mersereau JE, Marsh C, Pavone ME, Woodruff TK

Future oncology.. 2018 December 14 (29):3059-3072. Epub 11/26/2018.

Allostatic load, a measure of chronic physiological stress, is associated with pregnancy outcomes, but not fertility, among women with unexplained infertility.

Barrett ES, Vitek W, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Legro RS, Alvero R, Baker V, Bates GW, Casson P, Coutifaris C, Eisenberg E, Hansen K, Krawetz S, Robinson R, Rosen M, Usadi R, Zhang H, Santoro N, Diamond M

Human reproduction.. 2018 September 133 (9):1757-1766. Epub 1900 01 01.

Assessment of serum HE4 levels throughout the normal menstrual cycle.

Moore RG, Plante B, Hartnett E, Mitchel J, Raker CA, Vitek W, Eklund E, Lambert-Messerlian G

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2017 July 217 (1):53.e1-53.e9. Epub 02/22/2017.

Fertility, Contraception, and Novel Reproductive Technologies in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Ahmed SB, Vitek WS, Holley JL

Seminars in nephrology.. 2017 July 37 (4):327-336. Epub 1900 01 01.

Association of uterine fibroids and pregnancy outcomes after ovarian stimulation-intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility.

Styer AK, Jin S, Liu D, Wang B, Polotsky AJ, Christianson MS, Vitek W, Engmann L, Hansen K, Wild R, Legro RS, Coutifaris C, Alvero R, Robinson RD, Casson P, Christman GM, Christy A, Diamond MP, Eisenberg E, Zhang H, Santoro N,

Fertility and sterility.. 2017 March 107 (3):756-762.e3. Epub 01/12/2017.

Treatment strategies for infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Vitek W, Hoeger K, Legro RS

Minerva ginecologica.. 2016 August 68 (4):450-7. Epub 01/14/2016.

Factors associated with the use of elective single-embryo transfer and pregnancy outcomes in the United States, 2004-2012.

Styer AK, Luke B, Vitek W, Christianson MS, Baker VL, Christy AY, Polotsky AJ

Fertility and sterility.. 2016 July 106 (1):80-89. Epub 03/18/2016.

Off-label drug use in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Vitek W, Alur S, Hoeger KM

Fertility and sterility.. 2015 March 103 (3):605-11. Epub 1900 01 01.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists for the preservation of ovarian function among women with breast cancer who did not use tamoxifen after chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Vitek WS, Shayne M, Hoeger K, Han Y, Messing S, Fung C

Fertility and sterility.. 2014 September 102 (3):808-815.e1. Epub 07/17/2014.

Metformin and other insulin sensitizers in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Bhagavath B, Vitek W, Queenan J, Hoeger K

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2014 July 32 (4):323-30. Epub 06/11/2014.

Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence.

Vitek W, Hoeger KM

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2014 May 32 (3):214-21. Epub 04/08/2014.

Management of the first in vitro fertilization cycle for unexplained infertility: a cost-effectiveness analysis of split in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

Vitek WS, Galárraga O, Klatsky PC, Robins JC, Carson SA, Blazar AS

Fertility and sterility.. 2013 November 100 (5):1381-8. Epub 07/19/2013.

Estrogen-suppressed in vitro maturation: a novel approach to in vitro maturation.

Vitek WS, Witmyer J, Carson SA, Robins JC

Fertility and sterility.. 2013 June 99 (7):1886-90. Epub 03/18/2013.

In vitro maturation

Vitek W; Robins JC.

The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. 2013; 15: 215-9.

Perceptions and acceptance of immunization during pregnancy.

Moniz MH, Vitek WS, Akers A, Meyn LA, Beigi RH

The Journal of reproductive medicine.. 2013 58 (9-10):383-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Xq;autosome translocation in POF: Xq27.2 deletion resulting in haploinsufficiency for SPANX.

Vitek WS, Pagidas K, Gu G, Pepperell JR, Simpson JL, Tantravahi U, Plante BJ

Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics.. 2012 January 29 (1):63-6. Epub 11/10/2011.

Vaccine Eligibility and Acceptance among Ambulatory Obstetric and Gynecologic Patients

Vitek W; Akers A; Meyn LA; Switzer GE; Lee BY; Beigi RH.

Vaccine. 2011; 29(11): 2024-8.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist or human chorionic gonadotropin for final oocyte maturation in an oocyte donor program

Erb TM; Vitek W; Wakim, ANG.

Fertility and Sterility. 2010; 93(2): 374-8.

Efficacy of mifepristone followed on the same day by misoprostol for early termination of pregnancy: report of a randomized trial

Creinin MD; Schwartz JL; Pymar HC; Fink, W.

BJOG. 2001; 108(5): 469-73.


Oncofertility research and practice: a multidisciplinary approach (2019)

Authors: Editor: Woodruff TK. Co Editors: Vitek, W, Shah, D.

Publisher: Cham. Springer Nature 2019

Oncofertility research and practice: a multidisciplinary approach (2019)

Chapter: Fertility preservation in a transgender man, Woodruff TK

Authors: Higgins OM, Benjamin AR, Greenberg KB, Vitek WS

Publisher: Cham: Springer Nature 2019

Textbook of Assisted Reproduction (2018)

Chapter: Recent advances in fertility preservation

Authors: Shah S, Vitek WS

Publisher: Springer 2018

The Little Book of Menopause: Living with challenges of breast cancer (2018)

Chapter: Fertility preservaiton and cancer care

Authors: Vitek WS

Publisher: University of Rochester 2018

Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13th Edition (2017)

Chapter: Estrogens, Progestins and the Female Reproductive Tract

Authors: Levin ER, Vitek W, Hammes SR

Publisher: Goodman and Gilman's 2017

Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care (2016)

Chapter: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Authors: Vitek, W, Hoeger K

Publisher: American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists Monograph 2016

Tarascon Adult Endocrinology Pocketbook. (2013)

Chapter: Female Infertility In: MJ Laufgraben, Gopalakrishnam G (eds)

Authors: Vitek W

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA, 2013

The University of Rochester Medical Center, Peri-FACTS Education Program (2013) (2013)

Chapter: Article: Endometriosis-Associated Infertility, Case #1066 GYN

Authors: Alam P. Vitek W

Publisher: The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2013

How to Improve Your IVF Success Rate:An Evidence-Based Review of Adjuncts to IVF (2011)

Chapter: Embryo transfer - does position matter?

Authors: Vitek W, Carson SA

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2011

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Patient Comments

Dr. Vitek is amazing. She took the time to answer my questions in detail.

Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Vitek is super professional and displays such professionalism and genuine concern. I wish she could be my PCP. Many physicians could learn empathy from her. She's one of the best!

Dec 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Great provider!!!

Apr 04, 2023

I could not be happier with the care provided. Dr Vitek always goes above and beyond and her bedside manner is so comforting.

Mar 30, 2023

The provider reviewed my health history ahead of time, and came with questions. Exceptional care.

Mar 29, 2023

I feel that Dr. Vitek was very honest and open with information regarding my treatment.

Feb 25, 2023

I had a good experience with them.

Jul 15, 2022

Very helpful and attentive

Jun 27, 2022

I felt very safe and not judged.

May 11, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Vitek is the best fertility specialist I have seen till now.

Apr 27, 2022


Dr. Vitek, has been nothing but amazing throughout this entire process. She has always shown such great compassion for both my husband and myself. She is always quick to answer any questions we may have. She has a way of always putting me at ease during these trying times. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through this process.

Feb 24, 2022