Dr. Alexis Masbou, whose first name actually means “helper of mankind”, comes to Kofinas Fertility Group with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility field. When Dr. Masbou is ‘off the clock’, she enjoys traveling and the chance to immerse herself in other cultures, as well as watching and playing sports.
"I have always been an advocate for women’s health and women’s issues, only bolstered by my high school education at a local all-girls high school with a focus on service and social justice. When I was considering medical school, I knew I wanted to practice obstetrics and gynecology, but I wasn’t sure where I should focus my energy and where I could most be of service. I decided to volunteer at Planned Parenthood and at the same time I began conducting research at an IVF lab at Johns Hopkins Hospital. It was during this summer where I encountered my first doctor-patient visit, and as fate would have it, I joined a reproductive endocrinologist counseling a couple on their fertility options. I was inspired by this physician’s ability to help a couple plan to become a family, aided by the microscopic miracles being performed in the embryology lab. I was touched by the special bond such physicians shared with their patients. And, in terms of the science, I was hooked."
"Reproductive endocrinology and infertility is a fascinating medical subspecialty that is evolving at an unparalleled speed. The quality of research produced each year is astounding, allowing our patients to benefit from the latest advances in science, while drawing upon the knowledge from giants in the field. We are constantly learning more about what it takes to create a healthy pregnancy - unraveling this mystery is a humbling experience, and I am truly honored to practice in this ever-changing field."
"I am a friendly, approachable person who genuinely cares for my patients as if they were my family. It is important that my patients know they can feel comfortable discussing any questions or concerns with me and that our interaction should be one of mutual respect. I will always present information in the most compassionate and straight-forward manner. It is possible to maintain hope and a sense of humor throughout this process, and I will do my best to make that happen while coming up with a clear treatment plan that meets you where you are at as a patient."
"In working with me, my patients will gain an ally who will fight to make their hopes become reality. I understand how taxing and hopeless navigating fertility can seem at times, but I will support you by taking your progress personally. I am also a lifelong learner in the medical field, and that means I will use my training and evolving knowledge of medicine to help you build your family."
"I am lucky to work at a practice with like-minded colleagues who are devoted to helping patients and love their work! To the team I bring my own compassion, loyalty and diligence, as well as several years spent already honing my skills in this field. My first name actually means “helper of mankind” and I couldn’t agree more – I have always wanted to assist others in need and feel completely at home in this role with both my colleagues and patients."
"I am a native New Yorker from a close family, and also have very close and long-term friendships, and these relationship strengths transfer in my work with my patients. I enjoy traveling and the chance to immerse myself in other cultures, as well as watching and playing sports. I have also faced infertility personally and through friends and family. As a support for those close to me who are going through infertility as well as with my own journey, I know how difficult it can be, and these experiences, along with my training at premier institutions, allow me to take the best care of my patients."