Donor Concierge is proud to partner with CT Fertility, one of the nation’s leading centers of excellence in fertility treatment.
CT Fertility strives to provide all patients every available option for building their family. For the last 25 years this clinic has been widely recognized throughout Europe and the U.S. as a preeminent fertility center for advanced reproductive care of infertile couples, singles and same-sex couples.
Drs. Thornton and DePinho take great pride in partnering with, guiding and empowering their patients to achieve their unique family building goals. Based in a brand-new facility in beautiful Trumbull, CT, just 90 minutes north of New York City, CT Fertility also has offices in Manhattan, and announced an expansion into Europe with a new office in Barcelona, Spain. By expanding our capacity and presence, CT Fertility hope to bring new family building options to patients around the world.
CT Fertility has helped over 5000 patients achieve their dream of having a child. The clinic is a leader in surrogacy, completing 400 surrogacy cycles every year.
Dr. Melvin H. Thornton II, MD - Medical Director
Dr. Thornton’s expertise in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility combined with his warm nature ensures that each of his intended parents feels cared for and supported throughout their experience. He recognizes the stressful nature of infertility treatment and brings a compassionate touch to every interaction. Known for his calm demeanor, his intended parents frequently describe him as a reassuring and personable physician who truly cares. Dr. Thornton takes pride in being part of such a transformative experience in his intended parents’ lives, and is committed to guiding them through both the challenges and the successes. He places an emphasis on individualized care and focuses on helping each intended parent determine the path that is right for them as they go through the journey of creating their family.
Dr. Thornton has a stellar resume that includes 15 years with the Columbia University IVF program as Medical Director. In addition, he spent 9 years as Director of their donor egg program. His patients describe him as a reassuring, caring, and personable physician. Dr. Thornton has dedicated many years and countless hours to teaching and mentoring medical students, fellows, and residents as an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia. He has published more than 30 papers, written several book chapters and presented nearly 40 abstracts at professional conferences on topics related to women’s health and reproduction.
Dr. Joao De Pinho, MD
Dr. De Pinho puts great emphasis on personalized care, believing that every patient’s path to parenthood is unique. As a father himself, he is passionate about helping patients build their families. Dr. De Pinho completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine and followed with his advanced fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University in New York. He has authored numerous articles on Obstetrics, Oncologic Gynecology, Urogynecology, and Reproductive Medicine. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of Infertility, ethics of egg donor programs, HIV and reproduction, and the development of new egg freezing techniques.
Dr. De Pinho is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, as well as some German and some Italian. Dr. De Pinho is one of CT Fertility’s experts in general infertility, male infertility, donor and surrogacy. His most passionate and particular area of interest is surrogacy around the world which makes CT Fertility the natural and perfect fit for Dr. De Pinho.
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