Physician Profile

David W. Schmidt, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Ultrasound Medicine, Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
Office Locations:

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
2 Batterson Park Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
50 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06106

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
4 Shaws Cove
Suite 201
New London, CT 06320

Board Certifications:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolUnion CollegeBiology
Medical SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineObstetrics and Gynecology: A Prospective Comparison Between Two Regimens of Misoprostol for Second Trimester Pregnancy Termination for Genetic Abnormalities. Single center randomized, prospective clinical study comparing the efficacy of two medical regimens for second trimester pregnancy terminations.
PostdoctoralUniversity of ConnecticutDepartment of Animal Science, Center for Regenerative Biology/Transgenic Animal Facility. Research period dedicated to learning theory and technical skill required for bovine cloning. Experience with nuclear transfer, fusion, activation and embryo culture. Independent research conducted with respect to bovine oocyte vitrification and effects of cytoskeletal stabilstabilizing agents. Research conducted under supervision of Xiangzhong (Jerry) Yang, Ph.D.
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineReproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Patients' Choice Award
America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists AwardConsumer's Research Council of America
Berlex Poundacion Junior Faculty Development Workshop
Dorfman Award, Awarded to the Graduating Resident for Excellence in Patient CareUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Wyeth-Ayerst Resident ReporterAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine
Award to the Graduating Medical Student Showing Outstanding Aptitude, Ability, and Interest in the Specialty of Obstetrics and GynecologyConnecticut Society of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.7 GPAUnion College
Orazio DiMauro Scholarship for Academic Performance, 1993 to 1997
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Research Interests:

Ongoing clinical research in the area of infertility and reproductive endocrinology. Supervision and mentorship of clinical fellows and residents with various research projects during their training.

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

A randomized trial of microdose leuprolide acetate protocol versus luteal phase ganirelix protocol in predicted poor responders. DiLuigi, Andrea J; Engmann, Lawrence; Schmidt, David W; Benadiva, Claudio A; Nulsen, John C. (2011). Fertility and sterility, 8, (95), 2531-3.

In vitro fertilization outcomes in patients experiencing a premature rise in luteinizing hormone during a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist cycle. Kummer, Nicole E; Weitzman, Vanessa N; Benadiva, Claudio A; Schmidt, David W; Engmann, Lawrence L; Nulsen, John C. (2011). Fertility and sterility, 8, (95), 2592-4.

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist to induce final oocyte maturation prevents the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in high-risk patients and leads to improved clinical outcomes compared with coasting. DiLuigi, Andrea J; Engmann, Lawrence; Schmidt, David W; Maier, Donald B; Nulsen, John C; Benadiva, Claudio A. (2010). Fertility and sterility, 3, (94), 1111-4.

Transfer of two versus three embryos in women less than 40 years old undergoing frozen transfer cycles. Berin, Inna; Engmann, Lawrence L; Benadiva, Claudio A; Schmidt, David W; Nulsen, John C; Maier, Donald B. (2010). Fertility and sterility, 2, (93), 355-9.

The effect of luteal phase vaginal estradiol supplementation on the success of in vitro fertilization treatment: a prospective randomized study. Engmann, Lawrence; DiLuigi, Andrea; Schmidt, David; Benadiva, Claudio; Maier, Donald; Nulsen, John. (2008). Fertility and sterility, 3, (89), 554-61.