Cary L. Dicken, MD

01 Jan

Dr. Cary L. Dicken’s Blog: Fertility Straight Talk

The following are the latest posts from Dr. Cary L. Dicken’s blog, Fertility Straight Talk. In her blog, Dr. Dicken discusses fertility issues and offers insights to patients:

What to Expect During Your First Fertility Doctor Appointment
On Stopping the Pill and Periods
Why Didn’t My IVF Cycle Work
What’s the Deal with hCG
Confronting the Biological Clock
The Truth About Ovarian Reserve

Read more of Dr. Dicken’s blog, Fertility Straight Talk.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Resident Research Award, Columbia University
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award
  • Pfizer President’s Presenter Award

Patients Testimonials about Dr. Dicken

“Wonderful, caring, everything you need as you are dealing with infertility”

“I was very nervous initially about this entire process, but I must say that Dr. Dicken is one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and compassionate physicians I’ve ever met. She made my spouse and I feel at ease from the beginning and during every appointment thereafter. She is very patient and caring.”

“Dr. Dicken is a very caring physician with wonderful bedside manner. She does a great job of explaining medical information to non-physicians. I highly recommend her!”

“Gentle, good listener, explains everything very clearly, and open to questions. Definitely recommend her.”

About Dr. Cary L. Dicken
Sher Fertility Institute New York

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Dr. Cary L. Dicken is part of our Sher Fertility Institute New York team. She comes to Sher-NY from Columbia University Center for Women’s Reproductive Care and is a long-time colleague of Dr. Tortoriello. Dr. Dicken attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her residency at Columbia University Ob/Gyn, and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Montefiore Medical Center.

She has more than 20 published papers and presentations to her credit and has special expertise and interest in the following areas:

  • Poor Responders
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Repetitive IVF Failure

Dr. Cary Dicken’s philosophy and approach to treatment in her own words:

“Assisting patients with their fertility is like no other field of medicine – understanding and addressing the emotional component is just as important as mastering the physiology and technology of reproductive medicine. I make a point of attending to how stressful infertility can be, and believe it is equally important to ease my patients’ fears about their fertility as it is to search for potential causes.

“I will always remain optimistic with my patients as I never want a patient to lose hope on achieving pregnancy. While being caring and compassionate, I am also honest and upfront. I want my patients to have a realistic understanding of challenges they may face. My goal is to educate patients about fertility testing and treatment and to guide them to choose their best option.”



  • Mohammad Nazimul Hoque says:

    We are 6 yes married couple.our infertility final diagnosis is tubal block.we are from Bangladesh.we are taking treatment from cmc,vellore,India.they suggested for IVF and august 2013 session we have attended after Two number embryo transfer finaly blood test result came negative.again they have suggested to attend Ivf April 2014 and now these session also two number embryo transfer and 23rd April will be blood test.if it is failed we want to do Ivf from your centre.and we want to meet with you in newyork I.e we want to travel USA and seeking your appointment.

    Mohammad Nazimul Hoque
    Jahan man il
    Bholagiri asrom road,mohadevpur,Sitakund,Chittagong

    • Geoffrey Sher says:

      Thank you Mohammed. I would be delighted to try and assist here. To get the “ball rolling” you, your wife and I need to consult. Please call 702-699-7437 to arrange a Skype with me so we can discuss your case in detail.

      Finally, perhaps you would be interested in accessing my new book (recently released). It is the 4th edition (and a re-write) of “In Vitro Fertilization, the ART of Making Babies”. The book is available through “” as a down-load or in book form. It can also be obtained from most bookstores.

      Geoff Sher

      P.S: Please go to
      To view a video-tutorial by Linda Vignapiano RN, Clinical Manager at SIRM-Las Vegas.