Shayne Plosker, MD

Associate Professor, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

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Academic Phone: (813) 259-0962

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  • MD, University Of Western Ontario, 1982

Academic Philosophy

"Our philosophy is to lead in developing and applying the latest medical advances to improve patient access to outstanding infertility care. We strive to instill in our residents a passion for learning and in depth knowledge of our field."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • On the social side, our current research involves identifying factors that influence patients' decisions about seeking infertility care, and what kind of treatment they undertake. We seek to expand the availability of infertility treatment, by reducing the number of embryos transferred, in order to decrease the risk of multiple gestation. On the biological side, we have an interest in identifying factors that lead to an optimal embryo transfer technique. Currently, we are looking at the effects of progesterone on embryo development, and implications of these effects on embryo transfer technique.


  • Ingram-Spellacy Society Founding Member (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Member, 1989 - Present)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Member, 1987 - Present)
  • Society of Reproductive Surgeons (Member, 1987 - Present)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Member, 1987 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Schickler, RL.Hoffman, MS.Plosker, SM. Elevated human chorionic gonadotropin and hyperandrogenemia in a woman with Müllerian agenesis. Obstetrics and gynecology. 123(2 Pt 2 Suppl 2) : 465-8, 2014.
  • Ying, LY.Ying, Y.Mayer, J.Imudia, AN.Plosker, SM. Embryo Transfer Catheter Contamination With Intravaginal Progesterone Preparations in a Simulated Embryo Transfer Model Impairs Mouse Embryo Development: Are There Implications for Human Embryo Transfer Technique? Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). 21(8) : 1000-1005, 2014.
  • Kessler, LM.Craig, BM.Plosker, SM.Reed, DR.Quinn, GP. Infertility evaluation and treatment among women in the United States. Fertility and sterility. 100(4) : 1025-32, 2013.
  • Lee, MC.Gray, J.Han, HS.Plosker, S. Fertility and reproductive considerations in premenopausal patients with breast cancer. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. 17(3) : 162-72, 2010.
  • Silberstein, T.Saphier, O.van Voorhis, BJ.Plosker, SM. Endometrial polyps in reproductive-age fertile and infertile women. The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ. 8(3) : 192-5, 2006.
  • Plosker, SM. Refining embryo transfer. Fertility and sterility. 84(4) : 1056; author reply 1056-7, 2005.
  • Silberstein, T.Trimarchi, JR.Shackelton, R.Weitzen, S.Frankfurter, D.Plosker, S. Ultrasound-guided miduterine cavity embryo transfer is associated with a decreased incidence of retained embryos in the transfer catheter. Fertility and sterility. 84(5) : 1510-2, 2005.
  • Silberstein, T.Weitzen, S.Frankfurter, D.Trimarchi, JR.Keefe, DL.Plosker, SM. Cannulation of a resistant internal os with the malleable outer sheath of a coaxial soft embryo transfer catheter does not affect in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer outcome. Fertility and sterility. 82(5) : 1402-6, 2004.
  • Frishman, GN.Spencer, PK.Weitzen, S.Plosker, S.Shafi, F. The use of intrauterine lidocaine to minimize pain during hysterosalpingography: a randomized trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 103(6) : 1261-6, 2004.
  • Plosker, SM. Polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance. Medicine and health, Rhode Island. 86(1) : 12-5, 2003.
  • Plosker, SM.Rabinovici, J.Montalvo, M.Jaffe, RB. Endogenous catecholamines suppress thyrotropin secretion during the early follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 80(8) : 2530-3, 1995.
  • Plosker, SM.Jacobson, W.Amato, P. Predicting and optimizing success in an intra-uterine insemination programme. Human reproduction (Oxford, England). 9(11) : 2014-21, 1994.
  • Plosker, SM. How expert is the "single expert?". Fertility and sterility. 60(3) : 586; author reply 586-8, 1993.
  • Fujimoto, VY.Spencer, SJ.Rabinovici, J.Plosker, S.Jaffe, RB. Endogenous catecholamines augment the inhibitory effect of opioids on luteinizing hormone secretion during the midluteal phase. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 169(6) : 1524-30, 1993.
  • Plosker, SM.Rabinovici, J.Jaffe, RB. Inhibition of endogenous catecholamine synthesis augments early follicular phase luteinizing hormone secretion. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 73(3) : 549-54, 1991.
  • Jaffe, RB.Plosker, S.Marshall, L.Martin, MC. Neuromodulatory regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulsatile discharge in women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 163(5 Pt 2) : 1727-31, 1990.
  • Plosker, SM.Marshall, LA.Martin, MC.Jaffe, RB. Opioid, catecholamine, and steroid interaction in prolactin and gonadotropin regulation. Obstetrical & gynecological survey. 45(7) : 441-53, 1990.


  • US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors (Nationwide - 2011)
  • President’s Club of the University of South Florida (President’s Council - 2011)
  • Top Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women & Infants’ Hospital - 2006)
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Brown Medical School - 2006)
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Brown Medical School - 2005)
  • Top Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women & Infants’ Hospital - 2004)
  • Top Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women & Infants' Hospital, - 2003)
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award (Brown Medical School - 2003)
  • Wyeth Award for Excellence (University of Western Ontario - 1986)
  • Wyeth Award for Excellence (University of Western Ontario - 1985)