Lubna Pal, MD,MSc,MRCOG,MBBS

Specialty

Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Endocrinology

Conditions & Treatments

Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Infertility, Low Bone Mineral Density, Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Obesity & Reproductive Dysfunction, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, Perimenopause, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Caring for a woman means caring for an entire community, says Lubna Pal, MBBS (a medical degree awarded in several countries outside of the U.S.), MS. Dr. Pal, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, honed this perspective growing up in Pakistan, where her mother was an an obstetrician-gynecologist and her father a surgeon.

“In the developing world, as a woman’s health provider, you’re not just addressing a woman’s health, you’re taking care of the entire family,” she says. “Reproductive endocrinology and infertility appealed to me not just because of the exciting changes in the field, but because, going back to my roots, family building is so critical. Making a difference for couples who are struggling to conceive does more than impact the couple. To me, the implications are societal.”

Dr. Pal, whose expertise lies in the management of infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and menopause, says that developing a strong relationship with patients is critical to healing. “You have to be there emotionally for them, to stay the course, through the highs and lows,” she says. “You have to be candid. You have to be sensitive. And you have to be genuine.”

Infertility management, she points out, requires a particularly sensitive yet direct approach. “The majority of the time, you are dealing with healthy, young couples, who may be under a tremendous emotional burden,” she says. “When treating infertility with existing technologies and current knowledge, even in the best scenarios the treatment fails 50 percent of the time. Your commitment to the patient needs to be absolute, so that if a cycle fails, they know you did the best that anyone could do.”

Dr. Pal is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine.         

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English;Punjabi;Urdu

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

200 West Campus Drive
Orange, CT 06477

Get Directions

Fax
(203) 764-5619

Yale Fertility Center

125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880

Get Directions

Fax
(203) 341-8914

Yale Fertility Center

190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06912

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Fax
(203) 341-8914

Yale Fertility Center

385 Church Street
Suite 102
Guilford, CT 06437

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Fax
(203) 453-6402

Education & Training

Education

Dow Medical College

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA;Albert Einstein Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare