Dr. Michael Toaff is an internationally recognized reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include ovarian dysfunction, sex steroid biochemistry, pelvic infectious diseases, imaging of the reproductive system, and intratubal insemination for refractory infertility of female or male origin. Dr. Toaff’s renowned surgical skills include microsurgery for tubal reconstruction; advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery; and major pelvic reconstructive surgery, most notably myomectomy, surgical treatment of adenomyosis without hysterectomy, pelvic reconstruction in the treatment of chronic PID, and advanced endometriosis. Dr. Toaff also specializes in total reconstruction of the pelvic floor (without hysterectomy) in the treatment of uterine and vaginal prolapse.
Dr. Toaff received his medical degree from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel in 1968. He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hakiryah Maternity Hospital of Tel Aviv University; in addition, he received his Master’s degree in medical sciences. In 1980 he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has served as the Director of the OB/GYN residency program and was an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia until 1998. A diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Toaff is a member of several medical societies including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the prestigious Endocrine Society.
In his private practice, Dr. Toaff has achieved national prominence with his success in uterine-sparing myomectomy. He has operated on many women from the U.S. and abroad, who seek his care because of his experience in preserving the uterus in difficult cases with a very low incidence of complications.
Dr. Toaff has lectured around the world and published extensively in the fields of reproductive endocrinology and gynecology, authoring or co-authoring over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. Recently, he published his experience with intratubal insemination (ITI) in the leading journal Fertility and Sterility. ITI, in Dr. Toaff’s hands, achieved pregnancy rates comparable to GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), without laparoscopy or anesthesia, with no complications, and at about one-fourth of the cost of GIFT.