WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – Mark P. Trolice, M.D., director of The IVF CenterSM, joined PCOS advocates from across the country to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to address the considerable gaps in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) care and research. The event, PCOS Advocacy Day, brought together PCOS patients, supporters, researchers, healthcare providers, celebrities and industry professionals who are urging their Members of Congress to make PCOS a public health priority.
PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in women, affecting 6-10% of all reproductive-aged women. It is one of the most critical, under-diagnosed and underfunded areas of health. PCOS can lead to lifelong complications including depression, infertility, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases.
“I am honored to be part of a voice for the millions of women negatively impacted by PCOS throughout the United States,” said Dr. Trolice. “PCOS takes an enormous personal and economic toll on patients and the healthcare system as a whole. There is an urgent need for increased PCOS research and treatment options to improve and save lives. PCOS should be part of a greater conversation to prevent conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and maternal and fetal death. We urgently need to close the gaps in knowledge and care.”
Countries such as Australia, China, and India, among others, have already recognized the severe and pervasive nature of PCOS and have committed to investing in treatment research, resources, and programs. Similar efforts are needed in the U.S to prevent the devastating effects and psychosocial impact of the disorder.
About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE, is Director of The IVF CenterSM in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.
He is double Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant numerous publications and been appointed a reviewer in many leading medical journals and textbooks. He has lectured at numerous physician and patient seminars around the country and advocates on Capitol Hill for infertility insurance coverage, research funding, and awareness. In addition, he is interviewed regularly on TV news/talk shows, radio, podcasts, print/online magazines and newspapers on reproductive health topics. In January of 2019, he launched a podcast entitled “The Fertility Health Podcast” featuring discussions with national experts on pertinent infertility and reproductive medicine topics. His current book on the infertility journey will be published by Harvard Common Press in the Fall of 2019.
About The IVF CenterSM
The IVF CenterSM is an independently owned and operated fertility clinic specializing in all things in vitro fertilization (IVF) established in 2003. With more than 20 years of experience, Mark P. Trolice, M.D., a board certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, provides individualized and supportive care to patients along every step of their journey. The clinic consistently achieves live birth success rates higher than the national average.
For more information about The IVF CenterSM, visit TheIVFcenter.com.