Meet Dr. John Schnorr
Dr. John Schnorr is a founding partner and the Medical Director of Coastal Fertility Specialists. Dr. Schnorr also serves as the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schnorr has been in Charleston for over 20 years and is proud of the high quality patient care Coastal Fertility Specialists is providing across the Southeast.
Dr. Schnorr is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist trained at the world-renowned Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Schnorr completed medical school at the University of Arizona, an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Virginia and a Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia.
Experience and Awards
Dr. Schnorr is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). Dr. Schnorr is dedicated to teaching and is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina and the recipient of the 2003 APGO Excellence in Resident Training Award. Dr. Schnorr has been on the “Best Doctors in America” lists from 2002-present.
Get to Know Dr. Schnorr
Through Dr. Schnorr’s very specialized training he has been able to treat thousands of couples with assisted reproductive technologies including IVF, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and donor egg treatments. This large amount of IVF experience enables Dr. Schnorr to maximize pregnancy rates by individualizing patient care through the selection of the best ovarian stimulation protocols and embryo culture techniques.
Awards and Research
Dr. Schnorr has received national awards for his pioneering research in ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation to help women with malignant diseases avoid premature ovarian failure. Dr. Schnorr’s work in ovarian tissue cryopreservation and ovarian transplantation was awarded the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s highest award, “General Program Prize Paper” in San Diego, California, October 2000 and was published in Human Reproduction, January 2002. He continues to present and publish numerous manuscripts and book chapters on a variety of topics including ovarian tissue transplantation, embryo cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization, egg donation and ethics in medicine.
Dr. Schnorr has developed an ovarian tissue transplantation program at the Medical University of South Carolina and is conducting cutting edge research into oocyte cryopreservation. Through those efforts, Dr. Schnorr is proud to be the physician responsible for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd live births from oocyte cryopreservation in the state of South Carolina in 2011 and 2012.
More recently, Dr. Schnorr created a software platform called Cycle Clarity which has the ability to perform 3D ultrasounds of the ovary using artificial intelligence to identify and measure each of the developing follicles within the ovary. The magical part of the platform is it can perform the ultrasound in 20 seconds compared with the normal 10 minute ultrasound and it measures each of the follicles in a standardized format for the clinical team. This platform allows the physicians to review the ultrasounds in their entirety anytime 24/7 to ensure the best decisions are being made for the patient. Cycle Clarity is FDA approved for use across the United States and is proudly used at Coastal Fertility Specialists. www.cycleclarity.com
Dr. Schnorr has been married to his wife, Susan, for the past 30 years and has two daughters, Jessica and Courtney. They had infertility challenges completing their family and understand the challenges you are going through. His three girls are the light of his life…