- Undergraduate: McGill University, Canada
- Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons with Honors, Ireland
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Passionate about clinical research. Authored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies and regularly present our research at national and international conferences. Enjoys using our large database of outcomes to answer timely clinical questions to further scientific and clinical knowledge within the field.
- Avid user of social media (Instagram: @lucky.sekhon) as a tool for educating, advocating for social justice and change, and to provide support for and connect with people struggling with infertility and/or seeking to better understand their bodies and reproductive health.
- Founded non-profit called Doctors for Fertility, with other reproductive endocrinologists across the country, to advocate and lobby for access to full spectrum reproductive care. Passionate about reproductive rights and autonomy.
- Preimplantation genetic testing: PGT has revolutionized how we practice IVF - allowing for selection of embryos with high reproductive potential, lowering the chance of miscarriage and the risk of multiple (twin) pregnancy by allowing for the transfer of single embryos at a time, without compromising overall outcome.
- Fertility preservation: The ability to preserve one’s fertility and take control of their reproductive timeline via egg/embryo freezing is empowering to be set up for success, should fertility issues arise later in life.
- Mental health: Infertility is recognized to be a significant source of stress - physically, emotionally, and from an interpersonal standpoint.
Dr. Sekhon actively uses her Instagram platform to inform her followers of topics in reproductive healthy and dispel circulating myths about fertility and IVF. In addition to her social media prowess, Dr. Sekhon lends her expertise to numerous digital outlets, publications, and media channels, including the ACLU, CNN, NBC, Business Insider, Forbes, Allure, InStyle, Healthline, Giddy, and Well+Good to name a few.
- Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Clinical Professor
- Studied and trained in Canada, US and EU - also a citizen of each
- Lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 2 daughters
- Underwent fertility preservation and treatment, gaining a deep understanding of the process from both a professional and personal perspective
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Dr. Sekhon has been named a Rising Star by SuperDoctors each year since 2022. She is also a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Sekhon’s has received numerous accolades for her academic research, including the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Fellow in Training Research Award and the New York Obstetrical Society Fellow Research Award.
Lucky Sekhon, MD, Joseph A. Lee, BA, Eric Flisser, MD, Alan B. Copperman, MD, Daniel Stein, MD.
Blastocyst Vitrification, Cryostorage and warming does not impact embryo transfer success, infant birthweight or timing of delivery.
Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2018.
Nola S. Herlihy, Lucky Sekhon, Joseph A. Lee, Daniel Stein, Alan B. Copperman, Matthew A. Lederman Caring for BRCA Carriers Strategies to Promote Health and Preserve Fertility
Journal of Women’s Health and Gynecology, March 08, 2018
Lucky Sekhon, MD, Kathryn Shaia, MD, Anthony Santistevan MS, Karen Hunter Cohn PhD, Joseph A. Lee, BA, Piraye Yurttas Beim, PhD, Alan B. Copperman, MD. The cumulative dose of gonadotropins used for controlled ovarian stimulation does not influence the odds of embryonic aneuploidy in patients with normal ovarian response.
JARG. March 2017