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INFERTILITY EXPERT

Dr. Akerman is an expert in Infertility, including gestational surrogacy and oocyte donation.


Dr. Akerman is originally from Argentina and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. He is Diplomate Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Akerman graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992. He completed an Internship in Pathology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, in 1993. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1997 in Missouri, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999.

Dr. Akerman is a member of numerous scientific societies including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Miami Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. In 2015, he became the President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (FSREI).

He is an active speaker at numerous international fertility meetings.

Dr. Akerman is married to a pathologist and together they have 3 children. He enjoys traveling all over the world with his entire family. And as an avid sports fan he especially enjoys traveling to attend special sports events. (i.e. The World Cup)


Diagnosis & Treatment


Dr. Akerman will provide you the most comprehensive guidance and assistance to identify the main cause’s infertility and appropriate treatment according to diagnosis.



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Higher Education

Nicolas Avellaneda National College
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bachelor in Biological Sciences, 1976 – 1980

University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Medical Doctor, 1981 – 1986

University of California at Irvine
Irvine, California
English as a Second Language, 1987

University/Hospital Appointments
Residency:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bernardino Rivadavia Hospital
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988 – 1992

Internship:

Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center – AECOM
New York, New York, 1992 – 1993

Residency:

Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, 1993 – 1997

Fellowship:

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky,
1997 – 1999

Academic Appointments:

• Teaching Assistant, Department of Physiology
University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, 1983 – 1984

• Teaching Assistant, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, 1990 – 1992

• Teaching Assistant, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Nursing School Bernardino Rivadavia Hospital,
University of Buenos Aires, 1991 – 1992

• Teaching Assistant, Department of Physician Assistant Education
School of Allied Health Professions, Saint Louis University

• Health Sciences Center, 1995 – 1997 Lecturer Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1997 – 1999

Licensure and Certification
M.D. Licensure:

• Argentina

• Florida

• Missouri

• Kentucky

Board Certification:

• ECFMG

• FLEX

• American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certified January 2001 – Present

• Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Certified April 2002 – Present

Professional Organizations
Society Memberships:

• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1993 – present

• American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 1997 - present

• Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 1997 – present

• Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, 1997 – present

• Society of Reproductive Surgeons, 2006 - present

• Florida Obstetric and Gynecology Society, 2002 – present

• The Miami Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, 2002 - present

• College of American Pathologists, 1992 – present

Committee Membership:

• Jefferson County Medical Society

• International Medical Committee, 1998

• Surgical Park Center, Miami - Florida

• Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Advisory Board. 2007- present

Honors and Awards

Medical Doctor Honor Degree (due to high average score)
University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, 1987

Resident Teacher Award (for excellence in medical education)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1997

Petrie Memorial Award (for excellence in medical research)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1997

Outstanding Teaching Fellow
Resident Class 1999
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Honorary International Member
Asociacion de Gincecologia y Obstetricia de Guatemala
Guatemala, Guatemala, July 2001

Honorary Foreign Fellow
Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas
Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 2001

Honorary International Member
Sociedad Dominicana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 2002

Honorary International Member
Sociedad Salvadoreña de Endoscopia y Reproduccion
San Salvador, El Salvador, February 2003

Honorary Foreign Fellow
Sociedad Argentina de Endometriosis
Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2006

Ad Hoc Reviewer Scientific Journals:
Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic
Laparoscopists, 1997

Publications
Publications (peer review):

• da Costa S, Vico C, Jofre F, Battista C, Akerman F. Our experience in CIN II / Invasive Cervical Carcinoma in young pregnant patients. Obstetricia y Ginecología Latinoamericana. 1988;46:32-34

• Vico C, Pagani L, Akerman F. Invasive Cervical Carcinoma in young patients. Obstetricia y Ginecología Latinoamericana. 1998;46:30-32

• Battista C, Jofre F, Akerman F. Metastasis of unknown Adenocarcinoma in Pregnancy. Revista de SOGBA 1990;21:341

• Matzkin R, Battista C, Akerman F. Adolescence and Pregnancy. Revista del Hospital Rivadavia 1991;96:19-22

• Akerman F, Lei Z, Rao C, Nakajima S. A Case of Spontaneous Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome with a Potential Mutation in the hCG/LH Receptor Gene. Fertility & Sterility. August 2000 74;2:403-404

• Akerman F, Lei Z, Rao C. Human umbilical cord and fetal membranes co-express leptin and its receptor genes. Gynecological Endocrinology. August 2002 16;4:299-306

• Risch P, Akerman F, Carrillo AJ, Cook CL, Eblen AC, Nakajima ST, Swanson ML. Embryo cleavage rate improves after Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) when the Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) concentration is reduced from 10% to 7.5%. Fertility & Sterility. 72;3:Suppl.1,S192

Review Articles:
InVitro Fertilization and Multiple Gestation.
Louisville Medicine 1998;45:539

Book Chapters:

• Normal and Abnormal Lactation
Joseph S. Sanfilippo and Fernando M. Akerman in Gall S, Ed Principles and Practice of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy. 3rd Edition 1998 Appleton & Lange

• Endoscopic Complications in Reproductive Medicine
Joseph S. Sanfilippo and Fernando M. Akerman in De Cherney A, Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America. 11;1:107-1210

• Endometriosis y Aborto Espontaneo
Fernando M. Akerman
In Luis Auge, Felipe Jofre, Endometriosis: Fundamentos etiopatogénicos, diagnostico y tratamiento. 1st Edition Corpus

Presentations

Apoptosis and Cervical Cancer. Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine. June, 1997. St. Louis, MO

Hormone Replacement Therapy. Medical Staff
Grand Rounds. Gibson General Hospital. October, 1997. Princeton, IN

Hormone Replacement Therapy. Medical Staff
Grand Rounds. Jenny Stewart Medical Center. December, 1997. Hopskinville, KY

Endometriosis. Medical Staff Grand Rounds.
Gibson General Hospital. October, 1998. Princeton, IN

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds.
University of Louisville. School of Medicine. November, 1998. Louisville, KY

OHSS
VII World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology Internationa Society of Gynecological Endocrinology April 1999. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ovulation Induction
Centro de Infertilidad Costa Rica July 2001. San Jose, Costa Rica

Ovulation Induction
Hospital de la Mujer July 2001. San Salvador, El Salvador

Anatomic Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity by Hysteroscopy, HSG and SIS.
XXIX Congreso Nacional de Ginecología y Obstetrícia July 2001. Guatemala City, Guatemala

Blastocyst Transfer
XXIX Congreso Nacional de Ginecología y Obstetrícia July 2001. Guatemala City, Guatemala

OHSS
XXIX Congreso Nacional de Ginecología y Obstetrícia July 2001. Guatemala City, Guatemala

GIFT
XXIII Post Graduate International Course Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas October 2001. Guayaquil, Ecuador

Anatomic Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity by Hysteroscopy, HSG and SIS.
XXIII Post Graduate International Course Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas October 2001. Guayaquil, Ecuador

OHSS
XXIII Post Graduate International Course Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas October 2001. Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ovulation Induction in Poor Responders XXIII Post Graduate International Course
Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas October 2001. Guayaquil, Ecuador

Advances in Gynecologic Laparoscopy
XXIII Post Graduate International Course Sociedad de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Guayas October 2001. Guayaquil, Ecuador

Blastocyst Transfer
XVI Annual meeting Sociedad Dominicana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia March 2002. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Anatomic Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity by Hysteroscopy, HSG and SIS.
I International Congress - Hospital del Valle September 2002. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Ovulation Induction
International Congress - Hospital del Valle September 2002. San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Ovulation Induction in Poor Responders
XI Symposium of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Reproduction Sociedad Salvadorena de Endoscopia Ginecologica y Reproduccion January 2003, San Salvador, El Salvador

Medical Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy
XI Symposium of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Reproduction Sociedad Salvadorena de Endoscopia Ginecologica y Reproduccion January 2003, San Salvador, El Salvador

Blastocyst Transfer
XI Symposium of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Reproduction Sociedad Salvadorena de Endoscopia Ginecologica y Reproduccion January 2003, San Salvador, El Salvador

OHSS
XII Symposium of of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Reproduction Sociedad Salvadorena de Endoscopia Ginecologica y Reproduccion February 2004, San Salvador, El Salvador

Anatomic Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity by Hysteroscopy, HSG and SIS
XII Symposium of of Gynecologic Endoscopy and Reproduction Sociedad Salvadorena de Endoscopia Ginecologica y Reproduccion February 2004, San Salvador, El Salvador

Surgical Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy
II International Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy Asociacion de Endoscopia Ginecologica de Guatemala February 2004, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Surgical Management of Endometriosis
II International Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy Asociacion de Endoscopia Ginecologica de Guatemala February 2004, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Salpingectomy for Hydrosalpinx previous to IVF
II International Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy Asociacion de Endoscopia Ginecologica de Guatemala February 2004, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Assisted Reproductive Technologies
II Congreso Medico Internacional San Miguel Medical Association September 2005, San Miguel, El Salvador

Human Clonation
II Congreso Medico Internacional San Miguel Medical Association September 2005, San Miguel, El Salvador

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
II Congreso Medico Internacional San Miguel Medical Association September 2005, San Miguel, El Salvador

Advances in Infertility
Grand Rounds, Servicio de Ginecologia Hospital Rivadavia, Universidad de Buenos Aires December 2006, Buenos Aires, Argentina

OHSS
XIX International Cuban Medical Congress Colegio Medico Cubano Libre June 2007.Miami, Florida

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