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Peter G McGovern, MD Email Peter McGovern

Reproductive Endocrinology
    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
    • Specialty
    • Reproductive Endocrinology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

Peter G. McGovern, MD, is the Resident Research Program Director and a Faculty Attending Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West; he is also Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Previously, he was a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and REI Fellowship Director at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. Among many notable accomplishments, Dr. McGovern was a steering-committee member of the NIH-funded National Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network from 2000-2007. While in this role, he served as the network’s principal investigator at UMDNJ, leading research on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its interaction with infertility therapy. The randomized, controlled trial evaluated pregnancy rates in 626 women with PCOS who were treated with clomiphene citrate (Clomid), metformin (Glucophage), or the combination. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, this groundbreaking research conclusively demonstrated that clomiphene citrate was the superior therapeutic option. From 2001-2005, Dr. McGovern served as UMDNJ site co-investigator for the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative, which answered many questions about the role of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women. In addition, he is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology and in the reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialty. He is a reviewer for the journals Fertility and Sterility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and is an associate editor of Fertility and Sterility. He serves on the Content Review Committee for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and is the Clinical Director for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) which is responsible for oversight of all IVF centers in the USA.


Reproductive Endocrinology
Obstetrics & Gynecology


MD, New York University School of Medicine

Internship, OB/GYN
Bellevue Hospital

Residency, OB/GYN
Bellevue Hospital

Fellowship, Repro. Endocrinology
UMDNJ - University Hospital