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Alex Polotsky, MD

Professor and Division Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
Secondary Appointment, Division of Reproductive Sciences


​MD (2000), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

MSc in Clinical Research Methods (2007), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY


Mail Stop B198-3, A01, Room 4421
Phone: (303) 724 2053
Fax:   (303) 724 2061

Polotsky Lab
Dr. Polotsky completed his undergraduate studies at University of Maryland and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and his fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Polotsky has earned his Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His thesis explored the links between the adolescent obesity and reduced lifetime fertility. Dr. Polotsky joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 2010 and has been Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Director since 2012. He actively publishes in many areas of reproductive endocrinology. He recently co-authored a chapter on nutrition, the pubertal transition and body weight for the Yen and Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology, one of the most recommended books in the field of Reproductive Medicine.

1) Bradford AP, Jones K, Kechris K, Chosich J, Montague M, Warren WC, May MC, Al-Safi Z, Kuokkanen S, Appt SE, Polotsky AJ. Joint MiRNA/mRNA Expression Profiling Reveals Changes Consistent with Development of Dysfunctional Corpus Luteum after Weight Gain. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 10;10(8):e0135163.

2) Polotsky AJ, Allshouse AA, Casson PR, Coutifaris C, Diamond MP, Christman GM, Schlaff WD, Alvero R, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H, Legro RS; Reproductive Medicine Network. Impact of Male and Female Weight, Smoking, and Intercourse Frequency on Live Birth in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun;100(6):2405-12