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Claudio Benadiva, M.D., H.C.L.D.

"Our wide range of services and focus on clinical excellence let us treat couples worldwide. In our specialty, the world becomes very small and distance is no longer a barrier to good care."

Director and lead physician, Dr. Claudio Benadiva is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UConn Health, a Fellow of the American College of Ob/Gyn, and is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Benadiva is among the very few physicians who are certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a high complexity laboratory director, making him uniquely suited to integrate both clinical and laboratory protocols in an IVF program. He has been awarded “Best Doctor in America” every year since 2001. In 2004, Dr. Benadiva received the prestigious “Family Building Award” from the American Fertility Association and has regularly been selected by The Consumers’ Research Council in America to be included in their Guide to America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has been awarded “Top Docs for Women” by Connecticut Magazine, and “Greater Hartford’s Top Docs” by Hartford Magazine every year since 2004. He has also received the ASRM 2012 Star Award, presented at the ASRM 68th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Dr. Claudio Benadiva has also been voted a Castle Connolly and a Connecticut Magazine Top Doctor in both 2023 and 2024!

Dr. Benadiva graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 1981 and completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at UConn Health. He completed fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Benadiva has done extensive research in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology since 1986. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally, with a special interest in ovulation induction for IVF, PGD, and methods for prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

Welcome to My Team


IVF Nurse
Helen Christodlous
(844) 467-3483 x8009
Clinic Nurse
Jen Morin
(844) 467-3483 x8028
Medical Assistant
Masiell Otero
Financial Service Rep
Christine Guarda
(844) 467-3483 x8021