USC Fertility

Meghan Smith, MD

Meghan Smith, MD

Post Graduate Training

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 2017 – present

USC Keck School of Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Program Director: Richard J. Paulson, MD

Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013- 2017

NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York NY
Chairman: David L. Keefe, MD
Program Director: Abigail Winkel, MD


2008 – 2013 New York University School of Medicine; New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2013
2004 – 2008 New York University; New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts – Major: Chemistry, Minor: History
Magna Cum Laude, 3.83 overall GPA
2000 – 2004 West High School; Knoxville, TN
Graduate with Honors


USMLE Step 1 Passed 2010
USMLE Step 2 Passed 2012
USMLE Step 3 Passed 2014

Teaching Experience

2012 – present Private tutor, self employed
2012 Biochemistry Teaching Assistant
New York University, Under Dr. Burt Goldberg
2007- 2008 Biochemistry and Experimental Biochemistry Teaching Assistant
New York University, Under Dr. Burt Goldberg
2007 Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant
New York University, Under Dr. Morris Fishman

Honors and Awards

2016 Mortimer Levitz Best Resident Research Paper, NYU School of
Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016
2008 University Athletic Association (UAA) All- Conference Second Team
at First Doubles
2007- 2008 Selected Captain for 2007-2008 NYU Varsity Tennis Team
2007 UAA All-Conference First Team at Second Doubles, Second Team at
Third Singles
2007 French Book Award (Highest Honors) for Intermediate French II
2006 French Book Award (Highest Honors) for Intermediate French I
2005 Selected Most Valuable Player (MVP) for 2004 – 2005 Seasons for
NYU Varsity Tennis Team
2005 Selected UAA Player of the Week (Women’s Tennis) for week of
February 14, 2005
2004- 2008 Dean’s List, NYU College of Arts and Sciences
2004- 2008 President’s Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee Honor Roll

Work and Volunteer Experience

2009 Nanny, to family of Roberto and Maria Giovanna Marsella
2009 – present Regular Babysitter, family of Brian and Harlan Saroken
2008 – present Volunteer and Committee Chair of Patient Education, NYC Free Clinic
2008 – 2009 Course Liaison, NYU SoM, Molecular Basis of Medicine and Cellular Basis of Medicine
2007 – present Regular Babysitter, family of TJ and Courtenay Carella
2007 Camp Illahee Cabin Counselor, Brevard, NC
2006 – present Regular Babysitter, family of Colbert and Mary Cannon
2006 Volunteer, Bellevue Hospital’s Project Health Care
2005 – 2007 Volunteer, Bellevue Hospital’s Reach Out and Read Program

Extra-Curricular Activities

2004- 2008 NYU Women’s Varsity Tennis Team, Captain during 2007-2008
2002- 2004 United States Tennis Association Nationally Ranked Junior Tennis Player


  • Distance Running
  • Tennis
  • Cookies for Kids Cancer Charity; Every Mother Counts Charity


Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Grifo J, Adler A, Lee HL, Morin SJ, Smith M, Lu L, Hodes-Wertz B, McCaffrey C, Berkeley A, Munne S. Deliveries from trophectoderm biopsied, fresh and vitrified blastocysts derived from polar body biopsied, vitrified oocytes. Reprod Biomed Online. 2015 Aug;31(2):210-6.
  • Hodes-Wertz, B, Druckenmiller S, Smith M, Noyes N. What do reproductive-age women who undergo oocyte cryopreservation think about the process as a means to preserve fertility? Fertil Steril. 2013 100(5):1343-9.
  • Noyes N, Melzer K, Druckenmiller S, Fino ME, Smith M, Knopman JM. Experiences in fertility preservation: lessons learned to ensure that fertility and reproductive autonomy remain options for cancer survivors. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 30(10):1263-7.
  • Knopman JM, Grifo JA, Novetsky AP, Smith MB, Berkeley AS. Is bigger better: The association between follicle size and live birth rate following IVF? Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012, 2, 361-366.

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Smith, M, Hodes-Wertz B, Grifo JA, Goldman KN. Are the Biggest Losing? Analyzing the Effect of Body Mass Index on Pregnancy Rates in Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles. Oral presentation to be presented to American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2016.
  • Smith, M, Blakemore J, McCulloh DH, Grifo JA, Licciardi F, Hodes-Wertz B. Is Knowledge Power? Does Use Of Preimplantation Genetic Screening in Autologous In Vitro Fertilization Cycles Change Dispositino Time To Donor Egg? Poster presented to Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 64th Annual Meeting, 2016.
  • Hodes-Wertz B, Smith M, Lee HL, Adler A, Grifo JA. Thawed Euploid Embryo Transfer Leads To Better Pregnancy Outcomes, Improved Miscarriage Rates, and No Electively Terminated Aneuploid Pregnancies Compared To Fresh IVF Or Frozen Embryo Transer. Poster presented to American Society of Reproductive Medicine. 70th Annual Meeting. 2014.
  • Smith, M, Araya Y, Levy N. A1C as easy as 1,2,3: Decreasing lag time between A1C Checks in Bellevue’s diabetics. Poster presented to NYU Department of Medicine Research Day, 2013.
  • Noyes N, Melzer K, Fino ME, Druckenmiller S, Smith M, Knopman JM. Behind the cure: what do patients “choose” when given the “choice.” Poster presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting, 2012.
  • Javitt A, Smith M, Zhang J, Grifo JA, Levitz M, Javitt NB. Oocyte Matuation: Biologic Role of Sterol Intermediates. Poster presented to Society For Gynecologic Investigation. 59th Annual Meeting, 2012. Poster presented to NYU Department of Medicine, Research Day, 2012.
  • Smith MB, Licciardi F. The Secret To Success: Identifying Factors That Predict a Positive IVF Outcome In Patients Over 42 Years Old. Poster presented to American Society of Reproductive Medicne, 67th Annual Meeting, 2011.