Morsani College of Medicine

Clinical Education

Fellows participate actively in caring for patients with infertility, reproductive endocrine and urologic disorders, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis, in a collaborative environment. In January 2020, University of South Florida in vitro fertilization services partnered with Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a premier fertility and IVF organization. Fellows and patients benefit from this new affiliation, which combines clinical expertise with academic teaching. For more details on this relationship, please read the SGF announcement here

The outpatient and advanced reproductive technology (ART) rotation of the fellows will occur at Shady Grove Fertility Tampa Bay (SGF) which is housed on the third floor of a three story medical office building which contains imaging and an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) on the first floor, clinic area for General Ob/Gyn physicians on the 2nd floor and clinic area for Maternal fetal medicine (MFM) practice on the third floor.

The SGF office opened in summer 2019 and has a brand new state of the art facility with full service embryology laboratory that is equipped with the latest technology that provides patients every advantage on their quest to conceive, including a HEPA-filtered clean ventilation systems, heated work stations that stimulate in vivo environment, anti-vibration tables, highly sophisticated inverted microscopes and advanced incubators.

The over 10,000 square foot space located in 5016 West Cypress Street Suite 302, Tampa FL 33607 has the following amenities:

  • One MD office
  • Three consultation rooms
  • A fourth room with a circular table that can function as a consult room, room for financial specialist to meet with patients, etc.
  • Blood draw/phlebotomy area
  • Four exam rooms
    • Two exam rooms each with its own ultrasound (two ultrasounds total in the exam/monitoring area)
    • Two other exam rooms without ultrasounds used for IUI procedures, endometrial biopsies, etc.
  • Andrology Lab Area
  • Endocrine Blood Analyzer
  • Office space/work space for the embryologists and andrologists
  • Fully equipped embryology lab as described above
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center with
    • Procedure room with equipment to administer IV sedation, pass through window to embryology lab, where egg retrievals and hysteroscopies are performed
    • Embryo transfer room with monitor for patients to see their embryo just before it is drawn up by embryologist into transfer catheter
    • Third room with C-ARM to perform HSG procedures on site
    • Three patient bays for pre-procedure and recovery post procedure
    • Hysteroscopy equipment for diagnostic hysteroscopy as well as procedures such as polypectomy, division of Asherman, division of uterine septum, etc.

There are currently 3 Shady Grove locations in Tampa Bay area:

Westshore – Located in the new facility described above, this is the main clinical location. All egg retrieval and embryo transfers are performed at this location. This is also the site where Dr. Celso Silva sees his patients in clinic.

Wesley Chapel – Our newest location, located in a popular suburb just North of the city, is where you will work with Dr. Anthony Imudia in clinic seeing new patients and performing ultrasounds.

Brandon – Hop on the Expressway for a short ride to beautiful Brandon, where you will see patients with Dr. Shayne Plosker.

In addition, other clinical learning sites through the University of South Florida include:

Center for Fibroid & Endometriosis Research & Treatment (CFERT) University of South Florida, South Tampa Center

This specialized center serves as a regional referral center for women from the entire Southeast for evaluation and treatment of uterine fibroids and endometriosis. In our clinic, we see new referral and follow up patients, and even perform in office hysteroscopy. Many of our patients will require surgery, which is performed at Tampa General Hospital. In cases of deep infiltrating endometriosis, we have a collaborative relationship with USF Urology and Colorectal surgery teams.

Here, you can watch an interview with our endometriosis specialist, Dr. Emad Mikhail, who is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS), as well as Dr. Lucas Wiegand (Urology), and Dr. Jamie Sanchez (Colorectal surgery), who are all part of our CFERT team:

Tampa General Hospital

This hospital conveniently located in downtown Tampa on Davis Island is right across the street from the University of South Florida South Tampa Center. This is where our inpatient surgeries are performed. The hospital is also home to the OB-GYN Residency program where there is high volume and diverse pathology, and you get to work with both residents and medical students.

Surgery

Fellows are exposed to a large number of in-and out-patient surgical opportunities, including robotic, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and open approaches. Office exposure includes new and follow-up patient evaluations, including performing office hysteroscopy and hysterosalpingography.

All fellow’s activity is supervised by one of our clinical faculty, with the intention of ensuring that fellows master the routine and fine points of all aspects of surgical and office procedures. 

Research

Fellows also receive hands-on training in performing basic science, clinical, and translational research, and have access to a large collection of clinical patient data. The research curriculum and experience have sufficient flexibility to accommodate different levels of interest and expertise among individual fellows. Training and experience in basic science research is available in one of our laboratories at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Please also see our separate section on “Research experience.”