Shayne Plosker

Shayne Plosker, MD

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa FL 33606

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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. such as looking at the effects of progesterone on embryo development, and implications of these effects on embryo transfer technique. We are involved in a multicenter NIH Reproductive Medicine Network study of optimal treatment of persistent pregnancy of unknown location.


  • 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

  • Sarkar P, Mikhail E, Schickler R, Plosker S, Imudia AN. Optimal Order of Successive Office Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy for the Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics and gynecology. 130(3) : 565-572, 2017.
  • Imudia AN, Plosker S. The Past, Present, and Future of Preimplantation Genetic Testing. Clinics in laboratory medicine. 36(2) : 385-99, 2016.
  • Al Sawah E, Plosker SM, Mikhail E. Laparoscopic Hemi-hysterectomy and Trachelectomy in a Case of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome. Surgical Technology International. , 2016.
  • Wells KJ, Gordon JR, Su HI, Plosker S, Quinn GP. Ethical considerations for informed consent in infertility research: The use of electronic health records. Advances in medical ethics. 2, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Plosker,SM. Effect of gastric bypass surgery on endocrine and metabolic abnormalities in polycystic ovary syndrome—preliminary findings and future challenges Surgery for Obesity & Related Diseases. 10(5) : 792-794, 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics And (American College of OACOG Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics And Gynecology - 2014)
  • President’s Club of the University of South Florida (President’s Council - 2011)
  • US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors (Nationwide - 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)
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award (Brown Medical School - 2003)
  • Top Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women & Infants' Hospital, - 2003)
  • Wyeth Award for Excellence (University of Western Ontario - 1986)
  • Wyeth Award for Excellence (University of Western Ontario - 1985)