Dr. Mark Sauer
Since 1995, Dr. Mark Sauer has been chief of reproductive endocrinology and vice chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He was appointed to the level of tenured professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons the same year.
Since 1997, he has distinguished himself by building one of the largest in vitro fertilization programs in the country, performing over 1,500 cycles of IVF per year. He also has focused on ways to assist men who are infected with HIV in having healthy children without fear of infecting their spouses or children.
Sauer is best known for his groundbreaking work in establishing pregnancies in women following natural menopause. While an associate professor at the University of Southern California (USC), he headed the egg donation program that established the first pregnancies in women who were in their 40s, 50s and 60s. His work was published in the renowned New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and Lancet. He was credited as being a pioneer in reproductive research and has been interviewed by Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and People, as well as television programs such as “Dateline,” “Charlie Rose,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” “The CBS Sunday Morning Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Today” and others.
As a researcher, teacher and clinician, Sauer has trained hundreds of young physicians in reproductive medicine. He has published hundreds of peer-reviewed medical publications, made hundreds of presentations at medical meetings throughout the world, authored 40 medical textbook chapters, written two medical textbooks and delivered over 200 speeches at medical centers and conferences. He also has served as a board examiner for both obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Sauer graduated Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. degree in biology from Washington University in 1976. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he was elected into the honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated with honors in 1980. His residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his specialty training also were completed there. He completed his subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology at the University of California in Los Angeles, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.
Sauer and his wife, Lynda, have four children.