Joel Amidon – Medical Student Mentored by Dr. Servy
By Dr. Edouard Servy|April 8th, 2015|
Joel Amidon, a fourth-year medical student, is working with Dr. Servy in our Augusta office.
Mr. Amidon grew up in Rome, New York and decided to become a doctor after being a part of a Global Public Health study abroad program which allowed him to see all the different ways that physicians can make an impact on the lives of others.
He started an elective rotation at Servy Institute of Reproductive Endocrinology (S.I.R.E) after he developed a passion for endocrinology, women’s health, and obstetrics and gynecology.
While he has been with SIRE, he has been exposed to the various methods and techniques of fertility and hormone replacement therapy. When he finishes medical school, he plans to work in either Internal Medicine with a focus on endocrinology and hormone replacement or obstetrics and gynecology.
In the meantime, he has written an intriguing paper about the issue of what people choose to do with their frozen embryos after they have completed their family building. Mr. Amidon discusses this quandary in his paper titled “Embryo Donation: New Approaches to Participation.” It turns out that he is correct on one large point. Compensation for cryopreservation expenses is frequently done. Additional compensation might be allowed in the future.
See the original blog post here: Joel Amidon
About the Author: Dr. Edouard Servy
Edouard Servy, MD, is the founder of Servy Fertility Institute and an expert in infertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery. He is also trained in Internal Medicine with a focus on Endocrinology and metabolic disease. As a recipient of the highly prized Irene Bernard grant, Dr. Servy came to Augusta, Georgia, in 1969 for a research fellowship under endocrinology pioneers Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt and Dr. Virendra Mahesh. After completing his training, Dr. Servy established his private practice in Augusta. Dr. Servy’s lab was responsible for the first intrauterine insemination and the first IVF-embryo transfer at blastocyst stage in the United States, as well as the first live birth after cryopreservation at the blastocyst stage following ICSI in the world.