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Dr. Cary Dicken-Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine

About Dr. Dicken


Dr. Cary L. Dicken is part of our Sher Fertility Institute New York team. She comes to Sher Fertility Institute New York from Columbia University Center for Women’s Reproductive Care and is a long-time colleague of Dr. Tortoriello. Dr. Dicken attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her residency at Columbia University Ob/Gyn, and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Montefiore Medical Center.

She has more than 20 published papers and presentations to her credit and has special expertise and interest in the following areas:

  • Poor Responders/ Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Irregular Periods
  • Repetitive IVF Failure

Dr. Cary Dicken’s philosophy and approach to treatment in her own words:

“Assisting patients with their fertility is like no other field of medicine – understanding and addressing the emotional component is just as important as mastering the physiology and technology of reproductive medicine. I make a point of attending to how stressful infertility can be, and believe it is equally important to ease my patients’ fears about their fertility as it is to search for potential causes.

“I will always remain optimistic with my patients as I never want a patient to lose hope on achieving pregnancy. While being caring and compassionate, I am also honest and upfront. I want my patients to have a realistic understanding of challenges they may face. My goal is to educate patients about fertility testing and treatment and to guide them to choose their best option.”

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Resident Research Award, Columbia University
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award
  • Pfizer President’s Presenter Award

Patients Say..

“Wonderful, caring, everything you need as you are dealing with infertility”

“I was very nervous initially about this entire process, but I must say that Dr. Dicken is one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and compassionate physicians I’ve ever met. She made my spouse and I feel at ease from the beginning and during every appointment thereafter. She is very patient and caring.”

“Dr. Dicken is a very caring physician with wonderful bedside manner. She does a great job of explaining medical information to non-physicians. I highly recommend her!”

“Gentle, good listener, explains everything very clearly, and open to questions. Definitely recommend her.”

“Our experience with SHER Institute, and specifically with Dr. Dicken, was outstanding. My husband and I immediately liked her professional yet personal approach. Dr. Dicken always took time to listen to our concerns and to answer our questions. We liked that we could communicate by email with her and her staff, in addition to the in-person visits. Appointments always went smoothly with minimal waiting time, which made it possible for me to combine the IVF process with a full time job. We could not be more thankful to Dr. Dicken for making our dream of becoming parents a reality. Thank you!”