MELISSA C. YIH, MD, FACOG
With almost 15 years’ experience in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Dr. Yih has established herself as a trusted infertility specialist in the Princeton, NJ area. “Since the age of 7, I knew I wanted to be a doctor,” says Dr. Yih. “I have always had a strong desire to help people. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients, hearing their stories, and being a part of their family building decisions.”
Dr. Yih, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Obstetrician and Gynecologist, earned her medical degree from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and then went on to pursue her passion for Reproductive Medicine at The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. “This field challenges us physicians on many different levels,” says Dr. Yih. “Its daily interactive patient care, clinical and surgical intervention, and technical advances in science cognitively stimulate your mind. I feel constantly engaged and lucky to have this career.”
“A big part of what I love about my job is being able to help my patients understand what they’re doing and why they are doing it,” she says. Dr. Yih spends a great deal of time working together with her patients, helping them feel like they’re a part of their fertility treatment. She says, “Patients often come to me feeling overwhelmed by the whole infertility process. It can leave them feeling a loss of control and it’s important for me to help them gain back some of that control along the way.”
Dr. Yih grew up just over the Hudson River in Hyde Park, New York. During her teen years, she was gifted with the experience of another culture when her family moved to Japan. She traveled all over Asia and Europe appreciating each experience and cultivating her love for cooking. Today, Dr. Yih collects cookbooks and enjoys finding new, healthy recipes to share with her own family.
A Giants and Steeler enthusiast, Dr. Yih’s family loves watching football together. In her spare time she tries to keep current by reading the newspaper every day. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, gardening, biking, and playing tennis.
Dr. Yih’s areas of specialty include improving infertility diagnosis and treatment, particularly in the areas of fertility preservation for patients diagnosed with cancer (oncology), adolescent gynecology and gestational surrogacy. She has authored and contributed to numerous published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Seminars in Reproductive Medicine.