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Meet Infertility Specialist Michelle Catenacci, MD

Dr. Michelle Catenacci is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist.

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Dr. Michelle Catenacci Dr. Catenacci was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan. She went to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit and then moved to Ohio for post-graduate training.

Her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology was done at MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She then stayed at the Cleveland Clinic to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

She is board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

An experienced minimally invasive surgeon

Dr. Catenacci has had extensive training in the most up-to-date minimally invasive surgical techniques with experience in operative hysteroscopy for treatment of fibroids, uterine septums, and uterine adhesions. She is experienced with both traditional laparoscopy and robotic surgery in the treatment of uterine fibroids.

"I was fortunate to train with some of the leaders in reproductive surgery," says Dr. Catenacci. "Having such a strong surgical background is becoming more unusual in our field. I find it rewarding to be able to tackle challenging cases in the operating room."

In addition to laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Catenacci has had significant experience in tubal reanastamosis. "I understand that IVF may not be for all patients and I feel that this is an important service to offer our patients."

Academic accomplishments

Dr. Catenacci has had multiple publications in the field of reproductive medicine. These include articles pertaining to endometriosis and infertility and the use of robotics in reproductive surgery.

She has written book chapters and has given several national presentations. These presentations have included both research abstracts and surgical technique videos and have garnered her recognition at national conferences.

Details about Dr. Catenacci's research projects

Philosophy about infertility treatment

I find treating patients with infertility extremely rewarding. I understand the difficulties of infertility and work to support my patients throughout this difficult journey. Being able to help my patients achieve a healthy pregnancy is the best part of my job and what drew me to the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Undergraduate Education

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
B.S. in Biological Sciences 2000
Cum Laude

Medical Education

Wayne State University Medical School
Detroit, MI
M.D. 2005

Residency Training

MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Residency in OB/GYN
Completed 6/2009

Infertility Fellowship Training

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Completed 6/2012