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First row -- Christine Kilfoyl, RN Joy Taylor, RN Farideh Aljallad, LPN, Dr. Shayne Plosker, Lucy Lam, Lab Assistant, Marlene Bravo, Sonographer, Alison Rodriguez, RN, Dr. Anthony Imudia
Second row ---Dr. James Mayer, Robyn Burke, MA, Ivette Irizarry, Administrative Secretary, Dr. Ying Ying, Embryologist

Director, USF IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology


MD, University of Western Toronto

Professional Training

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Plosker joined the Morsani College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006 as associate professor and director of the IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology Division, when the IVF program at USF was resurrected. Under his stewardship, USF IVF has grown rapidly and will perform in excess of 250 IVF procedures in 2011 at Tampa General Hospital. Since the inception of the program in 2006, USF IVF has expanded to include offices at the STC building across from Tampa General Hospital, the Morsani Medical Office building on the main USF campus, Sarasota, and Lakeland. Dr. Plosker has published articles on optimizing embryo transfer techniques, intrauterine insemination, and fertility preservation. Dr. Plosker received his medical degree from The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. His fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility was conducted at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Plosker has been designated as being in the top 10% of infertility subspecialists in America by the US News and World Report since 2010. In 2014 he was the recipient of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics And Gynecology National Faculty Award For Promoting High Standards in Education in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


MD, Tulane University

Professional Training

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of South Florida

Dr. Mayer received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Tulane University. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, and is board certified. Dr. Mayer also completed the first fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USF. After completing his fellowship, he was invited to remain as a full time faculty member and is an Associate Professor in the Ob/Gyn Department, Division of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at USF. In addition to a very active clinical practice, he is the Director of Undergraduate Women's Healthcare Education for the USF College of Medicine and is the Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tampa General Hospital.

College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor

Professional Training

Residency: OB/GYN, Wayne State University (Detroit Medical Center)
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School)

Dr. Imudia received his undergraduate and medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Latina University in Panama City, Panama. He then completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, where he received multiple awards before undergoing fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of South Florida, Dr. Imudia did extensive research in the characterization of ovarian stem cells with Dr. Jonathan Tilly and hopes to pioneer the use of this technology as a fertility preservation option in patients undergoing cancer treatment. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in all aspect of women's health and has presented his work in many national and international conferences.

He is committed to delivering compassionate and personalized care to his patients using the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment. He has special interest in the optimization of obstetrical outcomes in pregnancies resulting from in vitro fertilization through the application of elective single embryo transfer and more controlled ovarian stimulation protocols, treatment of fibroids and endometriosis through minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Dr. Imudia is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
USF IVF Laboratory Director


PhD, Reproductive Biology, University of Hong Kong
Master of Medicine, ZheJiang University
Bachelor of Pharmacy, ZheJiang University

Dr. Ying obtained his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and Master's degree in Medicine from Zhejiang University, China. After finishing his Ph. D. in Reproductive Biology at the University of Hong Kong, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri. He is one of the pioneers in identifying novel genes that guide and regulate embryonic cells to form primordial germ cells in mammals. From 2000-2004, he served as a supervisor in IVF Laboratory of Women Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. During his tenure at Brown University, Dr. Ying worked with Dr. David Keefe to establish one of the largest preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) programs in the country. In July 2006, Dr. Ying relocated to Tampa to become USF IVF's laboratory director as assistant professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology.