Erkan Buyuk, MD

Dr. Erkan Buyuk

Dr. Erkan Buyuk is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility (REI) specialist who practices at RMA of New York’s Eastside office. Prior to joining RMA of New York in 2019, Dr. Buyuk served as the Director of the Fertility Preservation Program and Reproductive Tissue Bank at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Buyuk received his medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed an Ob/Gyn residency at Marmara University Hospital in Turkey, a research fellowship at Cornell University, a second residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in REI at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Buyuk has demonstrated a sustained commitment to both patient care and to research. He has authored over 100 abstracts and peer-reviewed publications focusing on a variety of reproductive health topics, including the role of hormones in ovarian reserve and aging and the effect of obesity and diet on ovarian function. Dr. Buyuk’s scientific contributions have received several awards, including the Society for Reproductive Investigation/Bayer Award in 2018 and the Prize Paper at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting in 2019. He was also part of the team that pioneered the ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation and published the creation of the first embryo in the world following ovarian tissue freezing and autotransplantation.

Dr. Buyuk is committed to teaching and training future REI physicians. He served as REI Fellowship Director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is currently an examiner for the REI Certifying Exam of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Buyuk is an experienced and talented reproductive surgeon, and a respected mentor to medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Buyuk is an active member in many professional societies, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Investigation, and the American Congress for Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Languages Spoken: English(fluent), French(fluent), Turkish(fluent), Spanish(conversant)

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Obehi Asemota, Kimberley Thornton, Zaher Merhi, Dara S. Berger, Lyda Williams, Yoshinori Seki, Xiu Quan Du, Sangita Jindal, Maureen J. Charron, Erkan Buyuk. Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 plays a role in ovarian dysfunction related to high-fat diet-induced obesity.
Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, June 30, 2020

Kimberly Thornton, Zaher Merhi, Sangita Jindal, Michelle Goldsammler, Maureen J Charron, Erkan Buyuk. Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs could alter ovarian function in mice.)
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, June 15, 2020.

Zaher Merhi, Ali A. Bazzi, Elizabeth A. Bonney, Erkan Buyuk. Role of adiponectin in ovarian follicular development and ovarian reserve.
Biomedical Reports, May 17, 2019

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