When choosing a fertility clinic it is important to know your options. Finding the right doctor that understands and prioritizes your unique family-building needs will enhance your chances of a successful outcome. Get to know Dr. Danielle Vitiello!
What is your background and education?
I joined Fertility Center of New England in 2008 from Yale-New Haven Hospital, where I was on the faculty of Yale University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I graduated with honors in Chemistry from Boston University and received my medical degree from the University of Vermont where I also received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics. I completed my internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and continued at Yale to complete my fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
What is your personal philosophy on being a doctor?
The physician marries science and humanism. My goal is to care for patients and am honored to play a small part in their family building. I am part: educator, hand holder, scientist, teacher, parent, shoulder, entertainer, and guide. But I am always human. Medicine requires figuring out how the science applies to individual situations. I strive to have my patients understand the science behind the care which allows one to advocate naturally.
What should patients expect when they first meet with you?
It starts with a conversation. I am candid and kind. I want to know about you the person – certainly we will cover the medical history as we develop our relationship. I anticipate we will learn from each other. I hope to resolve fears with regard to fertility diagnosis and treatment.
What do you expect from the future of fertility care?
The science of fertility and related treatments continues to advance. We hope to build healthy families. Reproductive decisions should remain the discussions of patients and their providers.
What is a favorite hobby outside of work?
Travel, exercise, and family time.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Appreciate the smalls of life.