Thomas Molinaro, M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA of New Jersey

RMA New Jersey

Thomas Molinaro, M.D.

Biography

Dr. Thomas A. Molinaro, MD, MSCE is an attending physician at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey where he serves as lead physician of Eatontown office and Clinical Assistant Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Molinaro graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and then pursued a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University.

He went on to graduate medical school at New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. During fellowship, Dr. Molinaro completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through an NIH sponsored grant. While at the University of Pennsylvania he was awarded the Mikuta Award for Professionalism in Medicine as well as the Touchstone Award for excellence in research. Upon graduating from Fellowship, he joined Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey as an attending physician.

Dr. Molinaro is double board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He serves as Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Reproductive Genetics and Fertility and Sterility


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Education and Training

BS Loyola College, MD (1996)
MS Georgetown University (1997)
MD New Jersey Medical School (2002)
MSCE University of Pennsylvania (2009)
Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2006)
Fellowship University of Pennsylvania (2009)

Honors and recognition

Monmouth Medical Center APGO Excellence in Teaching Award 2015 2015
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists GYN Practice Subcomittee on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 2011-2014
Joseph Touchstone Award for Excellence in Research in Reproduction & Women’s Health 2009
Awarded By The Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health, University of Pennsylvania 2009
Outstanding Reviewer Recognition 2009
Awarded By Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2009
John J. Mikuta Award for Excellence in Professionalism in Women’s Health 2008
Department of OBGYN, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2008
T-32 Reproductive Epidemiology Training Grant: 5-T32-HD007440-12 07/07-06/09
Awarded By The National Institutes of Health and The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Pennsylvania 07/07 – 06/09
Administrative Chief Resident 06/05 – 06/06
Awarded By Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 06/05 – 06/06
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 06/05 – 06/06
Summer Cancer Research Training Award 06/99 – 08/99
Awarded By The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 06/99 – 08/99
Pre-Doctoral Cancer Research Training Award 06/97 – 08/98
Awarded By National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 06/97 – 08/98

Publications


  • Embryonic aneuploidy does not differ among genetic ancestry according to continental origin as determined by ancestry informative markers.
    Franasiak JM, Olcha M, Shastri S, Molinaro T, Congdon H, Treff NR, Scott RT
    Hum Reprod, 31(10):2391-5, 2016.

  • CYP1A1 3801T>C polymorphism implicated in altered xenobiotic metabolism is not associated with variations in sperm production and function as measured by total motile sperm and fertilization rates with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
    Franasiak JM, Barnett R, Molinaro T, Gabriele D, Gartmond TD, Treff NR, Scott RT.
    Fertil Steril. 106(2):481-6, 2016.

  • Genotypically determined ancestry across an infertile population: ovarian reserve and response parameters are not influenced by continental origin.
    Olcha M, Franasiak JM, Shastri S, Molinaro T, Congdon H, Treff NR, Scott RT.
    Fertil Steril, 106(2):475-80. 2016.

  • Free vitamin D does not vary through the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
    Franasiak JM, Wang X, Molinaro T, Green K, Sun W, Werner MD, Juneau CR, Scott RT.
    Endocrine, 53(1):322-6, 2016.

  • Sequential versus Monophasic Media Impact Trial (SuMMIT): a paired randomized controlled trial comparing a sequential media system to a monophasic medium.
    Werner MD, Hong KH, Franasiak JM, Forman EJ, Reda CV, Molinaro T, Upham KM, Scott RT.
    Fertil Steril, 105(5):1215-21, 2016.

  • CYP1A1 3801T>C polymorphism implicated in altered xenobiotic metabolism is not associated with variations in sperm production and function as measured by total motile sperm and fertilization rates with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
    Franasiak JM, Barnett R, Molinaro T, Gabriele D, Gartmond TD, Treff NR, Scott
    RT.
    Fertil Steril. 2016 Apr 23. pii: S0015-0282(16)61063-4.

  • Genotypically determined ancestry across an infertile population: ovarian reserve and response parameters are not influenced by continental origin.
    Olcha M, Franasiak JM, Shastri S, Molinaro T, Congdon H, Treff NR, Scott RT
    Fertil Steril. 2016 Apr 14.

  • Following declining human chorionic gonadotropin values in pregnancies of unknown location: when is it safe to stop?
    Cameron KE, Senapati S, Sammel MD, Chung K, Takacs P, Molinaro T, Barnhart KT.
    Fertil Steril, 105(4):953-7, 2016.

  • Blastocyst transfer is not associated with increased rates of monozygotic twins when controlling for embryo cohort quality.
    Franasiak JM, Dondik Y, Molinaro TA, Hong KH, Forman EJ, Werner MD, Upham KM, Scott RT.
    Fertil Steril. 2015 Jan;103(1):95-100.


  • Vitamin D levels do not affect IVF outcomes following the transfer of euploid blastocysts.
    Franasiak JM, Molinaro TA, Dubell EK, Scott KL, Ruiz AR, Forman EJ, Werner MD, Hong KH, Scott RT.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Oct 11. -5.

  • Defining the "sweet spot" for administered luteinizing hormone-to-follicle-stimulating hormone gonadotropin ratios during ovarian stimulation to protect against a clinically significant late follicular increase in progesterone: an analysis of 10,280 first in vitro fertilization cycles.
    Werner MD, Forman EJ, Hong KH, Franasiak JM, Molinaro T, Scott RT.
    Fertil Steril. 2014 Aug 20

  • A decrease in serum estradiol levels after human chorionic gonadotrophin administration predicts significantly lower clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in in vitro fertilization cycles.
    Kondapalli LA, Molinaro TA, Sammel MD, Dokras A.
    Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep;27(9):2690-7.

  • Ovarian stimulation and low birth weight in newborns conceived through in vitro fertilization.
    Kalra SK, Ratcliffe SJ, Coutifaris C, Molinaro T, Barnhart KT.
    Obstet Gynecol, 118(4):863-71, 2011.

  • Donor Sperm Insemination Cycles: Are Two Inseminations Better Than One?
    Chavkin D, Molinaro T, Roe A, Sammel M, Dokras A.
    J Androl. 2011 Jun 2.

  • Pregnancy of unknown location: a consensus statement of nomenclature, definitions, and outcome.
    Barnhart K, van Mello NM, Bourne T, Kirk E, Van Calster B, Bottomley C, Chung K, Condous G, Goldstein S, Hajenius PJ, Mol BW, Molinaro T, O'Flynn O'Brien KL, Husicka R, Sammel M, Timmerman D.
    Fertil Steril. 2010 Oct 12.

  • Does a prediction model for pregnancy of unknown location developed in the UK validate on a US population?
    Barnhart KT, Sammel MD, Appleby D, Rausch M, Molinaro T, Van Calster B, Kirk E, Condous G, Van Huffel S, Timmerman D, Bourne T.
    Hum Reprod, 25(10):2434-40, 2010.

  • Prediction of location of a nonviable pregnancy when ultrasound is nondiagnostic.
    Shaunik A, Kulp J, Molinaro TA, Appleby D, Sammel MD, Barnhart K.
    OP35.04: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 34(S1):175, 2009.

  • A Strict Infertility Diagnosis Has Poor Agreement with the Clinical Diagnosis Entered Into SART.
    Molinaro TA, Shaunik A, Lin K, Sammel M, Barnhart KT.
    Fertil Steril, 92(6): 2088-90, 2009.

  • Genomic instability in gadd45-deficient mice.
    Hollander, M.C., Sheikh, M.S., Bulavin, D., Lundgren, K., Zhan, Q., Henmueller, L., Sheehy, R., Molinaro, T.A., Kim, K.E., Tolosa, E., Ashwell, J.D., Rosenberg, M., S-Fernandez, P., Morgan, W.F., Deng, C., Fornace, A.J.
    Nature Genetics 23:176-184, 1999.

  • The Menstrual Cycle. The National Medical Series for Independent Study.
    Molinaro T, Gracia CR.
    6th ed. S. Pfeifer (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 19: 205-214, 2008.

  • Amenorrhea. The National Medical Series for Independent Study.
    Molinaro T, Gracia CR.
    6th ed. S. Pfeifer (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 20: 215-226, 2008.

  • Pelvic Pain. The National Medical Series for Independent Study
    Molinaro T, Tureck, RT
    6th ed. S. Pfeifer (eds.). Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 22: 215-226, 2008.

  • In Vitro Fertilization and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome.
    Kansal Kalra S, Molinaro T.
    Semin Reprod Med, 26 (5):423-35, 2008.

  • Abdominal pregnancy, cesarean scar pregnancy, and heterotopic pregnancy.
    Molinaro TA, Barnhart KT.
    UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2007.

  • Ectopic Pregnancies in Unusual Locations.
    Molinaro TA, Barnhart KT.
    Semin Reprod Med, 25(2):123-30, 2007.


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