Sinem Karipcin, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Throughout medical school, the profound experiences of patients facing reproductive choices deeply influenced Dr. Sinem Karipcin, inspiring her to blend her scientific interests in genetics and endocrinology with her commitment to empowering women through reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Karipcin is an expert in reducing the risk of genetically heritable diseases.

Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Karipcin completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine, following her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas at Galveston. With over ten years of expertise in fertility and genetics, Dr. Sinem Karipcin joined Columbia University in 2019 as the Founding Director of the Pre-Pregnancy Genetics Program. This program includes specialists from multiple disciplines, aiming to empower families at risk of passing on genetic diseases to make informed reproductive decisions.

Dr. Karipcin actively participates in the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine's PGT interest group. Along with leading the Pre-Pregnancy Genetics Program, she also conducts ongoing research in the field of Reproductive Genetics.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Pre-Pregnancy Genetics Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • French
  • Turkish


  • Female

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5 Columbus Cir
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New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Fertility Benefit Plan

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Ankara University Medical School
  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
  • Residency: 2012 University Of Texas Medical Branch
  • Fellowship: 2015 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

Committees, Societies, Councils

  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS), 2017- present
  • Miami Ob&Gyn Society, 2015- present
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), 2014- present
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), 2014- present
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), 2014- present
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), 2010- present
  • American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL), 2010- present
  • American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), 2008- present
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), 2008- present

Board Certifications

  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • New York 2020 Super Doctors Award (rising star)
  • Top Reviewer Certificate, Human Reproduction, March 2018
  • Resident and Fellow Research Night Outstanding Fellow Paper Award, New York Obstetrical Society, April 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility(REI) Award , University of Texas Medical Branch(UTMB) at Galveston, June 2012
  • Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB at Galveston, June 2011
  • Prize Winner Abstract in Endometriosis category, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), November 2010
  • Resident Research Day, Outstanding Research Achievement Award , UTMB at Galveston, May 2010
  • Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB at Galveston, June 2010
  • Ob&Gyn Golden Apple Teaching Award, UTMB in Galveston, June 2009


Research Interests

  • Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
  • Reproductive Genetic Testing

Selected Publications

  • Elias RT, Pereira N, Karipcin FS, Rosenwaks Z, Spandorfer SD., Impact of newly diagnosed endometrial polyps during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation on IVF outcomes. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Jan 8. pii: S1553-4650(15)00008-4.
  • Borahay MA, Lu F, Ozpolat B, Tekedereli I, Gurates B, Karipcin S, Kilic G. Müllerian Inhibiting Substance Suppresses Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis and Autophagy in Endometriosis Cells In Vitro. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 2013:361489.
  • Karipcin FS, Moragianni VA, Milette B, Kinzer DR, Thornton KL, Barrett B, Penzias A. Effect of Steroid and Antibiotic Treatment during Assisted Hatching on IVF Outcomes. Human Fertility. 2012;15(4):205-9.
  • Karipcin FS, Hossain A , Phelps. JY. A Legal-Ethical Analysis of Reproductive Endocrinologists' Right to Refuse Ovulation Induction to Patients with Diminished Ovarian Reserve.
  • Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2011 Nov;28(11):1105-9.
  • Borahay MA, Harirah HM, Olson G, Kilic GS, Karipcin S, Hankins GDV. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Hemoperitoneum, and Reversible Ischemic Neurological Deficit Complicating Anaphylaxis to Prophylactic Antibiotics during Ceserean Delivery: A Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Perinatology Reports 2011; 1(1): 015-020.
  • Karipcin FS, Ensari TA, Kayisli UA, Guzel E, Kallen CB, Seli E. The mRNA-Binding Protein HuR is Regulated in the Menstrual Cycle and Repressed in Ectopic Endometrium. Reproductive Sciences 2011;18(2):145-55.
  • Karipcin FS, Hossain A., Phelps JY. Liability Risks Associated with Mismanagement of Sperm Specimens. The Journal of Clinical Embryology 2010,12(4): 29-32.