Michael H. Fakih, M.D.

Michael H. Fakih, M.D.

A partner of IVF Michigan, Dr. Fakih is recognized worldwide as a leader in his field. His innovative GIFT technique - using the woman's follicular fluid to treat sperm and serve as a transfer medium - has revolutionized the procedure. The improvement nearly doubles the success rate of the GIFT procedure.

A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Dr. Fakih completed residencies at that university’s medical center, as well as Vanderbilt University’s Hospital in Tennessee. He completed two fellowships in reproductive endocrinology and infertility - one at Yale University, and another at the Medical Center of South Carolina.

In addition to his role at IVF Michigan, he holds the following appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.
  • Associate Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc.
  • Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc.
  • Chairman, Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Saginaw General Hospital.
  • Program Director, In Vitro Fertilization, Saginaw General Hospital.

Dr. Fakih has published over 20 journal articles, and he has 25 abstracts presented at national meetings including the Superior Selected Abstract “Interleukin - 1 Activity is elevated in the Peritoneal Fluid of Patients with Mild Endometriosis”, Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Atlanta, 1987.

Dr. Fakih is a member of:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Gyn. Laparoscopists
  • American-Canadian Endometriosis Association
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Michigan Society of Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
  • Society for Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)