New York Reproductive Wellness Welcomes Dr. Merhi in New York City!

Posted on June 22, 2015 by NYRW

Dr. Zapantis and the staff at New York Reproductive Wellness are excited to welcome Dr. Zaher Merhi to their team!

Dr. Merhi is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Merhi’s areas of expertise include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), minimal stimulation IVF and natural IVF for women with low ovarian reserve.

Dr. Zapantis and Dr. Mehri have known and worked together for more than eight years as assistant professors at NYU School of Medicine in New York, NY and reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT.

Dr. Merhi serves as a chair, moderator, reviewer and member of many professional organizations and societies, including:

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • New England Fertility Society (NEFS)
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Dr. Merhi’s completed his postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Merhi is committed to a compassionate approach with his patients and strives to build strong, lasting relationships. He believes that in order to make his patients feel comfortable, it is crucial to build relationships on trust and understanding, treating every patient and tailoring their care to their specific needs.

“I’m fully committed to my patients. I take the time to get to know each patient as an individual, complete a thorough fertility evaluation, and help each woman conceive with a healthy baby. I’ve helped hundreds of patients have successful births. I treat each patient as if she is my only patient,” says Dr. Merhi.

Dr. Merhi understands that infertility can be a stressful and challenging time in the lives of those trying to conceive, and he strives to put his patients at ease with superior care and concern.

In addition to his commitment to personalized case, Dr. Merhi is an active researcher and the recipient of many awards. He has published more than 60 manuscripts in respected medical journals — like the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction — and continues to present his research at national and international scientific conferences. His research has been featured on many media outlets, including ABC News, Medscape and

Dr. Merhi will be practicing out of our new location in New York City, which will be opening in the near future. If you or someone you know is struggling to conceive a child and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Merhi, give us a call today at (516) 757-7673.



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