Margareta D. Pisarska, MD

OB/GYN-Reproductive Endocrinology

Office: 310-423-9964Available 24/7: 1-800-CEDARS-1
  • SPECIALTY
  • CLINICAL AREAS
  • PROVIDER INFO
  • EDUCATION
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
  • ACHIEVEMENTS
  • PATIENT RATINGS & COMMENTS

Office location

Mark Goodson Building,
3104239964
Suite 1002 444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles
CA
90048

Specialties

  • OB/GYN-Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Clinical Areas

    • Egg Donor Program (Oocyte)
    • Fertility Preservation
    • Hysteroscopic Surgery / Surgeries (Hysteroscopy)
    • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    • Infertility (Fertility Disorders) - Female
    • Infertility (Fertility Disorders) - Male
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    Provider Info

    GENDER

    Female

    LANGUAGES

    English

    EXPERIENCE

    26 years

    Education

    • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
      Medical School - Completed 1992
    • Lenox Hill Hospital
      Residency - Completed 1996

    Research

    The research laboratory of Margareta D. Pisarska, MD, investigates the role of differences in the genetics and epigenetics of pregnancies conceived from couples with infertility, including those conceived through in vitro fertilization. The Pisarska lab also investigates the role of alterations in implantation and their role on adverse pregnancy outcomes. Lab members look at how transcriptional regulation is affected by genetics and epigenetics during early implantation in ongoing pregnancies in order to better understand how these changes lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Another area of investigation in the laboratory involves transcriptional regulation in the ovary. The lab is looking at how certain transcription factors regulate follicle/egg development and premature loss leading to subsequent infertility. Specifically, the Pisarska lab is investigating the role of FOXL2, a transcription factor associated with premature ovarian failure.

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Jackson S, Hong C, Wang ET, Alexander C, Gregory KD, Pisarska MD. Pregnancy outcomes in very advanced maternal age pregnancies: the impact of assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril. 2015 Jan;103(1):76-80.
    • Conway D, Patel S, Liem J, Fan K, Jalian J, Williams III J, Pisarska MD. The Risk of Cytogenetic Abnormalities in the Late First Trimester in Pregnancies Conceived Through Assisted Reproduction Fertil Steril 2011. Feb; 95 (2) 503-506.
    • Kuo FT, Fan K, Bentsi-Barnes I, Barlow GM, Pisarska MD. Mouse Forkhead L2 (FOXL2) maintains repression of FSH-dependent genes in the granulosa cell. Reproduction 2012 Oct;144(4):485-494.
    • Kuo F, Fan K, Bentsi-Barnes I, Barlow G, Pisarska MD. Mutant Forkhead L2 (FOXL2) proteins associated with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) likely Dimerize with wild type FOXL2, leading to altered regulation of Genes associated with Granulosa Cell Differentiation. Endocrinology. 2011 Oct;152(10):3917-3929.
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    Achievements

    Board Certifications

    • Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

    Awards & Activities

    • Chairperson, Patient Education Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine - 2012-present
    • Patient Education Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine - 2012-present
    • Ad-Hoc Reviewer: National Institutes of Health - 2007-present
    • Best Doctors in America - 2007-present
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    Ratings

    Average Rating:
    4.8 / 5
    32 Ratings

    Rating Breakdown

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    Comments

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Sep 25, 2018

    Dr. Pisarska is one of the best doctor at Cedars-Sinai. Extremely knowledgeable and very nice and helpful in explaining all my options and medications. My experience with Dr Pisarska was beyond my belief.

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton Aug 13, 2018

    Great doctor! Makes the whole experience comfortable

    By Cedars-Sinai Patienton May 01, 2018

    She is a great listener and explains things to you and is very patient. Great doctor

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