Our Experts

Physician Profile

412-692-6677 Phone
412-692-8584 Fax

Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD

Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD
Job Title Director, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital
3420 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-692-6677 Phone
412-692-8584 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1973 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Ill.


1977 Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y.


1979 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.


  • Hellenic Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Program Committee 2014
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Sports Medicine
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • The Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Board of Governors of The Chicago Medical School
  • Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Chatham University
  • Federation Internationale de Gynecologie, Infantile et Juvenile
  • International Federal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy, Charter Member
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Louisville Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention, Inc. (NOAPP)
  • NICHD Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Research Think Tank
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Charter Member
  • The Pittsburgh Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • Society of Adolescent Medicine
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists
  • Society for Reproductive Surgeons, Founding Member
  • Turner Syndrome Society of the United States
  • US International Foundation for Studies in Reproductive, Inc., Charter Member
  • 9th World Congress on Juvenile and Adolescent Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 10th World Congress on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology  

Board Certifications

  • Robotic Surgery Certification
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Diplomate
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate


  • 2009-2011 Top Doctors in Pittsburgh
  • 2008-2009 Who’s Who in Healthcare
  • 2007-2009 America’s Top Doctors
  • 2005-2009 Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2000, 2005, 2006 Who’s Who in America
  • 1998-2001 American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award
  • 1997, 2005, 2006 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 1996 American Biographical Institute Man of the Year
  • 1995-1996 Who’s Who in South and Southwest, 24th Edition
  • 1992 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1992-1995, 1997, 2000 The Best Doctors in America (for Women)
  • 1991 Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
  • 1990 Chicago Medical School, Distinguished Alumnus


  • Homa L, Thomas S, Sanfilippo J. Primary amenorrhea with transverse vaginal septum and scant hematocolpos: A case report.  Open Journal of Pediatrics, 2012, 2, 87-91.
  • Erb TM, Schneider C, Mucko SE, Sanfilippo JS et al
    Paracrine & Epigenetic Control of Trophectoderm Differentiation from Human Embryonic Stem Cells:  The Role of Bone Morphogenic Protein 4 and Histone Deacetylases. Stem Cells Dev. 2011 Mar 17.
  • Sanfilippo JS. Emergency contraception, the bottom line.
     Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. 2011 Feb;24(1):1.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Fertility in Cancer patients
Last Update
October 14, 2014
  • Increase/Decrease Text Size
  • Print This Page
Last Update
October 14, 2014