Hi, I’m Shane Lipskind, and I’m the medical director at ACFS. As a double board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialist, I feel incredibly fortunate to have gravitated toward one of the most dynamic and compelling fields in all of medicine. If you’re reading this page, it’s likely that you understand why. While the science of reproductive medicine is undeniably fascinating in its own right, it was the promise of helping patients to fulfill their dreams of family and a better quality of life that inspired me to become a reproductive endocrinologist. I ultimately completed a 3-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and devoted myself to acquiring the skills and expertise necessary to provide the highest level of reproductive care. There, I gained broad and in-depth first-hand experience in the evaluation and treatment of infertility and reproductive disorders. I developed special interests in endometriosis, fibroids, premature ovarian insufficiency/failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothalamic amenorrhea, preimplantation genetic testing, and advanced laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and computer-assisted (robotic) surgery. As a consultant at our partner hospitals, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, I also learned to care for pediatric and adolescent girls in need of specialized gynecologic care and to deliver emergency fertility preservation services to patients facing a diagnosis of cancer.
In 2013, I returned to the Phoenix Valley to join the outstanding team at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies in providing reproductive surgery and assisted reproductive technologies services. ACFS strives to stay on the cutting edge of our field and is always seeking to integrate scientific discovery with the practice of everyday medicine. Moreover, I am sure that you will find, as I did, that ACFS is a practice that truly cares about its patients. It was that special blend of empathy and medical excellence that made me a believer in this amazing practice.
After delaying marriage and kids for so many years due to education, training, and careers, my wife and I reluctantly came to learn what it was like to be unable to have children on our own. Fortunately, the talented clinical and laboratory team at ACFS helped us through our own IVF journey. The result was our beautiful daughter, Gianna, who is now one of many shining examples of why we do what we do. The experience of going through IVF as a patient taught me new levels of empathy for the patients that we serve and reminds me to be humble, passionate, and completely devoted to each patient’s cause.
In 2019, I became the Medical Director at ACFS, which was an incredible honor for me. With this important responsibility, I will continue to build upon the history and success of this groundbreaking practice by making our services more patient-friendly, more affordable, and more effective than ever before. I hope that you will visit ACFS and give us the opportunity to support and guide you through your fertility journey. I would be truly honored to become your physician and look forward to working with you.